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7 Dehydration Myths, Busted

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Every single cell in the human body needs water to function properly. We need water to regulate our temperature, to cushion and protect joints and org...

4 Of The Worst Foods And Drinks For Hydration

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.31.2013 | Healthy Living

When the mercury rises, it's natural to feel a little parched. But with sky-high temps, harmless thirst can in some instances become a more serious he...

25 Lessons I Learned From My Bout With The Flu

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 03.16.2013 | Women
Joanne Tombrakos

You see, I got hit. Hard. For the better part of the last week I was forced to remove myself from normal, daily life. I am one of those left flat out by this year's so-called "epidemic." I had a lot of time to think while I lay in a fetal position in my darkened bedroom.

Ask Healthy Living: How Much Water Should I Drink?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living

Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Hav...

Why Do I Need To Drink Fluids When I'm Sick?

Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living

By Our bodies are made up primarily of water, which is vital to pretty much every system we have -- digestive, circulatory, you name ...

Hot Yoga Kicked My Ass, And I Liked It

Valerie Frankel | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Valerie Frankel

I tried Bikram yoga. Twenty-six poses in 90 minutes in a room heated to 104 degrees. My first three sessions were horrible, okay and great, in that order. After my triumphant third session -- I got through every pose, no light-headedness or true misery -- I thought, "Hot yoga is my bitch."

Airplanes and Alcohol

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 11.13.2012 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

Alcohol can do strange things to you at 35,000 feet, so it's worth thinking through your decision about whether or not to throw back a cocktail or three.

Is Fever Dangerous in Children?

Howard J. Bennett, M.D. | Posted 11.12.2012 | Parents
Howard J. Bennett, M.D.

What should parents do when their child comes down with a fever?

5 Summer Health Myths Busted

EatingWell | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living

When it comes to health and natural remedies, it's enticing to grab onto juicy half-truths and hearsay. The most persistent nutrition myths are those that contain at least some truth. Here are five common summer health myths to watch out for, as reported in EatingWell.

How Heat Affects Your Weight Loss

Cheryl Forberg, RD | Posted 10.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Forberg, RD

In hot weather your body is prone to dehydration, and this actually can have an effect on your metabolism.

Teen Hospitalized For Addiction To Coke -- No, The Other Kind

Posted 07.12.2012 | Home

18 year old Zoe Cross really loves Coke -- so much that she has been drinking around 18 pints of it a day for the last four years. The Sun reporte...

Water: The Power Nutrient

Carrie Wiatt, M.S. | Posted 07.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Carrie Wiatt, M.S.

Here it is, the easiest, most important step that you can take to improve your diet and get healthy: Drink more water! Water gives your skin a glow, naturally flushes your body of toxins, and may even reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Stanford Grad Dies in Cave as World Peace Experiment Stumbles

Derek Rose | Posted 07.22.2012 | Weird News
Derek Rose

McNally, 39, an internationally known yoga teacher and spiritual guide who co-founded the retreat, was near death herself when she used a cell phone to call for help, according to witness accounts.

How Much Water Do You Really Need? What Hydration Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living

You hear the "rules" thrown around all the time: Drink eight glasses of water a day. Drink half your body weight in water a day. If you're already thi...

The Real Reason You're In A Bad Mood

Healthland, TIME | Posted 01.19.2012 | Women

Feeling cranky, fatigued and unable to focus? You might just need a drink of water, according to new research. The small study, published in the Jo...

Catherine Pearson

Coconut Water Not the Magic Hydration Bullet It's Claimed To Be: Study | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.01.2011 | Healthy Living

A new consumer report analyzing coconut water claims it is not all it's cracked up to be, finding that two of the three most popular brands had far fe...

Can Water Help Me Lose Weight ... And 7 Other Hydration Questions Answered

EatingWell | Posted 10.03.2011 | Healthy Living

Do you really need eight glasses of water every day? Should you filter your tap water? Get answers to these questions and more -- including if vitamin-spiked water is worth it.

Why You Might Be Dangerously Dehydrated

EatingWell | Posted 09.21.2011 | Healthy Living

When her eyes finally fluttered back open, EMTs were rolling her stretcher from an ambulance into Anne Arundel Medical Center's ER and she was being pumped with intravenous fluids.

Catherine Pearson

Summer Hydration Mysteries Solved | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living

With the Fourth of July just days away, it's official: Summer is in full-swing. For many, the upcoming weekend represents a welcome opportunity to f...

Summer Fitness Tricks From An Olympian

Natasha Hastings | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Natasha Hastings

There are plenty of ways to enjoy the summer heat without diverting from your healthy journey.

A Tale of Two Rural Health Facilities

Hrishikesh Srinagesh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hrishikesh Srinagesh

Two experiences which led to short hospitalizations showed me how medicine can be practiced so differently in the U.S. and India.

Be Heard by the BLM: Urge an End to Wild Horse Roundups

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Over the past 10 years, the BLM has removed some 74,000 wild horses and burros from the range, and it intends to remove a total of 12,000 horses this year. The program is costly, illogical, and has also had tragic consequences.

How To Stay Hydrated In The Summer (VIDEO)

ICYOU | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

One simple and effective way to improve your health is to stay hydrated - this is even more important in light of this summer's extreme heat wave. Wat...

Rating the Rations: A Taste Test of Freeze-Dried Hiking Foods

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Avital Andrews

We recruited six young adults from Leadership Excellence, to blind taste an array of commercially produced freeze-dried fare. Our volunteers sampled 15 entrees and five desserts and scored them on a scale of 1 to 10.

7 Reasons Why Crying Is Good for You - DivineCaroline | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Tears are just one of many miracles we taken them for granted every day. Here are seven ways tears heal us physiologically, psychologically, and spiri...