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Sarah Klein
Senior Editor, Health & Fitness; Certified Personal Trainer
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16 Disturbing Numbers That Prove Our Smoking Epidemic Is Far From Over

(18) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 8:29 AM

Every year, the American Cancer Society dubs the third Thursday of November the Great American Smokeout, a day of encouragement for smokers to kick the habit -- even just for one day.

Currently, about 18 percent of Americans say they smoke cigarettes -- a dramatic drop...

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Your Guide To Perfect Thanksgiving Portion Sizes

(15) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 5:29 PM

The average Thanksgiving dinner can set you back a whopping 4,500 calories -- more than double the amount you need in an entire day, according to the Calorie Control Council.

Not sure how to enjoy the day without wrecking havoc on your waistline? Keep calories in check without...

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10 Tips For Healthier Grocery Shopping, From The Nutrition Experts Who Know Best

(38) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 8:04 AM

The grocery store can be a tricky place.

Between the trendy buzzwords on packaging, the tempting low prices on processed food and the limited amount of time you'd like to spend reading nutrition labels, even the most knowledgable shoppers can end up making mistakes in his or her...

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How To Get Better Sleep With A Snorer

(14) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 8:22 AM

About a quarter of people who are married or live with someone say that they've lost sleep because of their bed partner, according to a 2005 National Sleep Foundation survey.

And one of the biggest culprits -- unsurprisingly -- is snoring.

"Today" show viewers sent in...

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What To Look For In The Perfect Pillow

(2) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 8:27 AM

When you bought your mattress, you probably put a considerable amount of thought into the purchase. The diversity of size, material, comfort and cost means that there's a lot to consider -- and it's not always an easy decision.

But when was the last time you gave your...

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The Dangerous Truth About The Expired Medicine In Your Cabinet

(5) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 8:15 AM

The question: Is it ever safe to use expired medications?

The answer: We've all come across that bottle in the farthest corner of the medicine cabinet. You haven't needed it for a while, but then you do, for whatever reason, and you realize it's expired. But does medicine actually go...

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A Timeline Of New York City's First Ebola Case

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 11:29 AM

The first confirmed case of Ebola in New York City understandably has city-dwellers on high alert. Health officials and infectious disease experts urge New Yorkers not to panic; Ebola is highly unlikely to spread to epidemic proportions in the city.

Still, one of the most effective tools officials...

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New York City Is Now Ebola-Free

(98) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 11:22 AM

New York City doctor Craig Spencer has been released from Bellevue Hospital Center after being deemed free of the Ebola virus.

"It's a very, very good day," Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a press conference Tuesday, at Bellevue Hospital Center. "Dr. Spencer is Ebola-free, and New York City is...

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Almost Half Of Adults Say They Don't Get Enough Sleep

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 6:46 AM

Nearly half of American adults say they don't get enough sleep, according to a new survey from the "Today" show.

The show's "Snooze or Lose" survey kicks off a week-long focus on sleep -- and why we're so lacking when it comes to getting those Zzs. Survey participants certainly value...

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What You Need To Know Before You Pop A Blister

(1) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 6:46 AM

The question: Can I pop this blister -- pretty please?

The answer: Blisters are among the most common problems runners face on the regular. The good news is most will go away in just a few days. The bad news is, in the meantime, they can range from...

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Den Körper kennen: 9 Dinge, die Sie garantiert noch nicht über Ihre innere Uhr wussten

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2014 | 2:46 PM

Der Wecker lässt sich problemlos auf Winterzeit umstellen, doch unser Körper braucht etwas länger, um die Umstellung zu verarbeiten. Und das ist auch gut so.

Unsere innere Uhr – fachsprachlich: Biorhythmus – ist eigentlich eine Reihe vom Gehirn gesteuerter Veränderungen, die in einem etwa 24-stündigen Zyklus ablaufen. Dieser Zyklus...

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8 Celebrities With Sleep Problems

(11) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 4:49 PM

While celebrities often seem immune to many of the health problems that plague us here in normal-town -- do they ever not look fabulous in a bikini? And when has someone ever walked the red carpet with a cold? -- there are several famous faces who have opened up about...

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Amber Vinson, Nurse Treated For Ebola, Defends Decision To Fly

(185) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 10:44 AM

Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola after treating Thomas Eric Duncan and the third person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., defended her controversial plane flight in a recent interview.

"I'm a nurse," Vinson, 29, told CNN's Don Lemon. "I care. I would not...

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Sitting All Day Can Make Everything Hurt, But There's A Way To Fix It

(17) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 8:38 AM

Typically, when we think about enduring an injury, we imagine we have to do something -- and usually do it wrong -- to bring on the pain.

But sometimes discomfort is due to doing nothing whatsoever. Case in point: Sitting at your sedentary desk job.

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Stats About Drowsy Driving Prove Being Tired Behind The Wheel Is More Serious Than You Think

(1) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 8:05 AM

You would never drive drunk -- but would you drive drowsy? Turns out, fatigue behind the wheel is actually just as dangerous.

That's why, once again, the National Sleep Foundation is raising awareness with its Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, this year taking place Nov. 2 to 9. The...

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Yes, You Can Be 'Big Boned' (But That's Not Why You're Overweight)

(11) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 8:23 AM

The question: I weigh more because I'm big boned... right?!

The answer: It's a classic excuse of sorts, to those of us worried about our weight. Maybe, just maybe, it's not fat nudging the number on the scale upwards, but bone.

But circulating images of alleged body scans...

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9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Your Body's Internal Clock

(16) Comments | Posted November 2, 2014 | 12:19 PM

Sure, you can adjust the time displayed on your alarm clock for the Daylight Saving Time change, but your body might not be so quick to take a hint. And you can thank your internal clock for that.

Internal clocks, technically called circadian rhythms, are actually a series of...

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How Too Little Sleep Affects Us At Every Age

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2014 | 10:43 AM

As an adult, you're used to the tell-tale signs of getting too little sleep: You're famished, emotional and in serious need of caffeine.

But it turns out a lack of sleep affects various age groups in different ways. Kids, for example, may be less likely to feel sluggish and feel...

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건강한 삶에 꼭 필요한 탄수화물 8

(1) Comments | Posted October 31, 2014 | 6:13 AM

탄수화물이 다이어트의 적이라고 생각했다면 오해를 풀라.

물론 저탄수화물 식생활이 체중감량과 심장질환을 예방하는 데 도움되는 건 사실이다. 그러나 탄수화물 없이는 건강한 신체도 없다는 사실을 기억하자.

탄수화물은 우리 몸과 두뇌에 꼭 필요한 기초 영양소다. 신체 활동에 필요한 동력을 제공하며 내장의 활동을 촉진한다. 게다가 사람의 감정에도...

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How Your Period Affects Your Sleep (INFOGRAPHIC)

(4) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 8:59 AM

As if cramps, headaches and bloating aren't enough, many women also have to slog through sleep problems in the days leading up to and during their periods.

In fact, according to the National Sleep Foundation, 23 percent of women report disrupted sleep in the week before menstruation, and...

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