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Meredith Melnick is the Editorial Director for HuffPost Healthy Living.

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12 Fitness Apps That Will Get You Moving

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 3:42 PM

Everything you need for a great fitness program is actually in the palm of your hand. Smartphone apps can help inspire your routine, track your progress and keep your nutrition sorted. Need to wind down after a tough bootcamp class? There's an app for that too. 

Here's a list of...

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Take Our Fitness Challenge To Move More And Feel Better

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2016 | 3:54 PM



Some people were born to exercise. They get up at 6 a.m. to get a run in before work, or push through the toughest day to make it to a Bootcamp class because it genuinely helps them feel better.


And then there's the rest...

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Mourning Prince? Here's Why Celebrity Deaths Can Feel So Personal

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2016 | 1:19 PM



Prince's untimely death Thursday at the age of 57 left fans shocked and in mourning. While many express their grief, others are surprised to experience a strong personal reaction: I didn’t know him, some have thought, so why am I this upset?


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HuffPost Is Hiring A Lifestyle Trends Writer

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2015 | 1:20 PM

Lifestyle Trends Writer

Are you a writer who lives and breathes wellness and lifestyle trends? Do you know your REM from your BMI? Do you have a love for surfacing and creating stories you would want to share with your friends? Are weekend hours A-OK in your book?

HuffPost...

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20 Scientifically Backed Ways To De-Stress Right Now

(48) Comments | Posted September 6, 2015 | 10:50 AM

What's your stress "tell?" For some, a quickened heart rate or a slight feeling of queasiness is enough to let them know they're getting anxious or overwhelmed. But just as a slight from your boss or bad news from a family member can get your stress hormones pumping and your...

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Why We're Launching 'Better Black Health'

(1) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 12:15 PM

The inequalities African Americans battle are plenty and severe -- but the widening health gap is arguably among one of the most crucial and inadequately addressed concerns.

Better Black Health hopes to help change that.

Today, HuffPost's Black Voices and Healthy Living are...

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Why We're Launching 'Better Black Health'

(46) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 12:15 PM

The inequalities African Americans battle are plenty and severe -- but the widening health gap is arguably among one of the most crucial and inadequately addressed concerns.

Better Black Health hopes to help change that.

Today, HuffPost's Black Voices and Healthy Living are...

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Why Getting Tested For HIV Could Help Your Whole Community

(59) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 2:09 PM

One of the biggest misconceptions about the AIDS epidemic in the United States is that it's over. This belief is also part of why the disease is so dangerous -- and why campaigns like this week's National HIV Testing Week are so necessary.

Nationally, 1.2 million Americans...

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How To Support A Transitioning Loved One

(1) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 10:29 PM

Bruce Jenner, the former Olympian who has become a reality TV star, revealed he is transgender Friday in a highly anticipated interview with Diane Sawyer.

"Yes, for all intents and purposes I am a woman," Jenner said on ABC's "20/20." "People look at me differently. They see you as...

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Morgellons Disease, Joni Mitchell's Condition: Yes, It's 'Real'

(319) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 10:25 PM

Iconic folk singer-songwriter, Joni Mitchell was hospitalized Tuesday after being found unconscious at her Los Angeles home. She has yet to disclose the cause, but Mitchell, 71, has discussed a number of health complaints in recent years, including Morgellons disease -- a mysterious illness that has been the...

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Allergy Myths: Don't Fall For These This Season

(77) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 12:30 PM

If the sniffles you're hearing at home or at work are any indication, it's allergy season. And, once again, it's looking like the worst season in history. If that sounds familiar, it is: increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and increasingly volatile weather patterns -- both consequences of...

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Jared Leto's Russian Cold Medicine Collection Is Comprehensive

(1) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 6:06 PM

In case you missed it, this weekend Jared Leto had a cold while visiting Moscow. Luckily, he (or someone on his staff) was able to collect an impressive array of Russian homeopathic and drugstore products in an effort to quell whatever ailed him:

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Everything You Need To Know About Getting An IUD

(60) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 6:41 AM

If you've considered birth control over the past few years, chances are you've had at least one friend wax enthusiastic about an intrauterine device, or IUD. The method, which is the most effective reversible form of contraception on the market, has grown exponentially in popularity over the last...

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2015 Could Be The Year Of Male Birth Control

(36) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 2:55 PM

We've come a long way since 1916, when Margaret Sanger defied decency laws and opened the first birth control clinic in the country. At the time, the primary methods of birth control were rhythm method (making a comeback!) and prayer. We don't have to tell you...

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Gloria Allred Introduces 3 New Bill Cosby Accusers, Criticizes Phylicia Rashad

(304) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 4:50 PM

In a Wednesday Jan. 7 press conference, lawyer Gloria Allred introduced three women who have come forward for the first time to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault.

Opening the conference, Allred criticized actress Phylicia Rashad, who played Cosby's wife on "The Cosby Show," for her recent statements

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Whole Grains Could Help You Live Longer

(7) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 4:41 PM

Don't ditch the bread just yet. A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health reveals that, counter to what low-carb enthusiasts would have you believe, eating whole grains improves health and may even help you live longer.

According to the study, each daily serving of whole...

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Madeleine Albright Is The Fitness Hero We Need In 2015

(3) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 8:37 AM

There are many reasons to admire Madeleine Albright: She's an accomplished diplomat, the first woman to become Secretary of State and a speaker of four (four!) languages.

According to at least one former pro athlete, her gym routine is yet another reason to look up to the stateswoman:

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What The NHL Mumps Outbreak Teaches Us About Immunity

(3) Comments | Posted December 24, 2014 | 9:43 AM

The unprecedented outbreak of mumps -- a contagious and occasionally dangerous virus -- in a professional sports league, the NHL, has led to player quarantines, cancelled events and, most recently, movement among NBA clubs that often share facilities to distance themselves from arenas and practice facilities also used...

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The 2014 Health Trends We Can't Wait To Leave Behind

(140) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 7:10 AM

If there's one thing that's constant year in and year out, it's wacky health trends. Every year has them, and 2014 was no exception. While we've certainly made advancements in medicine and mental health, when it comes to our faddish tendencies, we seem to be running in circles....

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Actually, There Were Many Paleo Diets

(99) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 1:24 PM

Paleoanthropologists are pretty amused by the faddish Paleo Diet. And now a review of studies on hominid evolution is using environmental and chemical evidence to prove, once and for all, that there was no such thing as "clean eating" during the Stone Age.

The research, published in The...

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