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California Takes A Strong Stand Against E-Cigarettes

AP | Anna Almendrala | January 28, 2015 | Healthy Living
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity. The California Department of Public Health released a report saying...

5 Smart Ways To Use Almonds

Sarah Klein | January 28, 2015 | Healthy Living
By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD In a previous post I listed almonds as one of six foods I eat every day. I adore them, and aside from being delicious and filling, research on the health and weight-loss...

This App Identifies Your Most Toxic Friends

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | January 27, 2015 | Technology
There are apps to track your sleep, your steps, and your pets -- but this may be the first that tells you which of your friends to cut loose.

Clinton Foundation To Help Make Anti-Overdose Drug Much More Affordable

Anna Almendrala | January 26, 2015 | Healthy Living
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Naloxone, a medication known as the “overdose antidote,” can reverse the effects of an overdose from opioid drugs like heroin, Vicodin, OxyContin and morphine. Although Naloxone has saved tens of thousands of lives, and has been approved for use against drug overdose by the Food and...

7 Reasons Women Lose Their Hair -- And 7 Fixes

Pam Masin | January 27, 2015 | OWN
Your ponytail is shrinking...or your part's getting wider...or there's more hair in the shower drain. Take heart -- you're not alone. According to New York City dermatologist Neil Sadick, MD, up to 80 percent of women will have some hair...

Harry Reid Undergoes Eye Surgery

AP | Igor Bobic | January 26, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid underwent surgery Monday to remove a blood clot in his right eye and repair bones in his face, injuries from an accident he suffered while exercising more than three weeks ago. A spokesman said the surgery was successful and doctors are optimistic...

How To Get An Actual Workout While You're Shoveling Snow

Sarah Klein | January 27, 2015 | Healthy Living
If you're one of the more than 35 million people staying inside thanks to Winter Storm Juno, you very well may be wondering: But what about my workout? Okay, you're probably more concerned about having enough food at home to survive being cooped up for a couple days...

5 Steps To Stronger, Leaner Arms

Refinery29 | Sarah Klein | January 26, 2015 | Healthy Living
This time of year, our arms are hidden under sweaters, blazers and any number of layers. But soon enough, it'll be time uncover your limbs -- and if you put in a little work now, they'll look amazing come spring. The key to stronger arms: the tricep muscle, the one...

Straight Women May Only Strive For Thinness If They Think Men Prefer It, Suggests Depressing Study

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | January 26, 2015 | Women
As women, the process of trying to attain body confidence can feel like running on a treadmill: For some of us, despite how many miles we clock, we never actually get anywhere. Now, researchers believe they've put a finger on a specific source of insecurity for heterosexual women -- namely,...

7 Things Not To Do If You're Working Out This Winter

Pam Masin | January 26, 2015 | OWN
Congrats on bravely deciding to keep exercising during the darkest, coldest, rainiest months. Now, before you head out... By Lynn Andriani 1. Don't Throw on an Old Pair of Sweats for a Twilight or Dusk Jog Exercising in the dark --...

When Doctors Told John Compton He Was Too Heavy For A Life-Saving Procedure, He Lost More Than 300 Pounds

Sarah Klein | January 26, 2015 | Healthy Living
Name: John Compton Age: 46 Height: 5'10" Before Weight: 487 pounds How I Gained It: I ate anything and everything. Nutritional values or portion control were never things I thought about. I could eat two-thirds of a large pizza or a pint of ice cream in one...

How To Work Out With A Friend Without Ruining Your Relationship

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | January 26, 2015 | Healthy Living
Many of us have that friend, the one who is always rushing off to the gym, heading out for a run, just getting home from yoga -- and always inviting you to come along. Before you begrudge her for trying, let's give her the benefit of the doubt and assume...

Here's One Reason Why You Shouldn't Keep Your Eyes Closed In Yoga Class

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | January 26, 2015 | Comedy
Open your eyes, people! Yoga classes can be an excellent way to get your mind and body in shape, but when you're feeling that relaxed and your eyes are closed for large periods of time, you really have no idea what is going on. One minute you're feeling tranquil, settling...

8 Things You Should Never Say To Yourself About Food

Sarah Klein | January 25, 2015 | Healthy Living
By Janet Helm for U.S. News Sometimes we're our own worst enemy when it comes to food. Those little things that we say to ourselves before or after we eat may be doing more harm than we even realize. Do you need to re-language your food thoughts? Here's...

How My Parents Divorce Shaped Me, From Jennifer Aniston (VIDEO)

Danielle Page | January 26, 2015 | MarloThomas
When asked what shaped Jennifer Aniston during her childhood, Jen said that her parent's divorce was a curveball that taught her how to get through hard times. "I was nine," Jen says, "and it was the first time I remember thinking, life is different. This is painful, and this is...

Jennifer Aniston's Exercise Routine (VIDEO)

Danielle Page | January 26, 2015 | MarloThomas
How does Jennifer Aniston stay in such amazing shape? "Honestly it's about moving your body every day, at least five days a week," she says. Since Jen gets bored easily with her workouts, she's always mixing it up! Jen switches between spinning, yoga, strength training and treadmill training, which includes...

Global Access To Health Care Is Now Better Than Ever Before

Anna Almendrala | January 23, 2015 | Healthy Living
Despite the fact that income inequality is rising around the world, health outcomes and access to health care are, paradoxically, becoming more and more equal. On a day-to-day or even year-to-year basis, it may not seem as if health care access is improving. But Dr. Christoph Benn of The...

Flu & Drug Resistance Are Next Pandemic Threats After Ebola

Reuters | January 23, 2015 | Healthy Living
By Ben Hirschler DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The worst-ever Ebola epidemic is waning, but after ravaging three West African nations and spreading fear from Dallas to Madrid, it has hammered home the message that the world needs a better detective system for emerging diseases. Risks posed by pandemic...

Why Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel Doesn't Believe In Annual Physical Exams

Anna Almendrala | January 23, 2015 | Healthy Living
Bioethicist Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel made waves earlier this month with his New York Times op-ed about how annual physical exams — arguably the cornerstone of preventive medicine — are a waste of time and money. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Emanuel continued to make...

Why Skipping The Flu Vaccine Could Harm Your Sense Of Smell

Reuters | January 23, 2015 | Healthy Living
By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) - In a small new study, skipping the flu vaccine was associated with a higher risk for trouble with a sense of smell or taste. Researchers say the results are preliminary, but since respiratory viruses are a common cause of a lost ability to smell,...
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