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Why De-Stressing in Front of the TV Could Backfire

SELF | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

If you're like me, the first place you want to go after a tough day at work is the couch. But it turns out, using media like TV and video games could actually be kind of a terrible way to deal with stress.

Looking For The Best Wellness Advice? Ask Your Elders

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Every day, new research emerges to help us decipher the best ways to live a long and healthy life. And while these findings can be interesting and enl...

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

SELF | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

No matter how old you are or where you live, there's a good chance that you could be deficient in vitamin D. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that an estimated 1 billion people worldwide have inadequate amounts of vitamin D in their blood.

Science Says... Stop Eating

Rachele M. Pojednic, Ed.M, M.S. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Comedy
Rachele M. Pojednic, Ed.M, M.S.

Based on the aggregate opinion of the experts, it has been determined that food is no longer safe to eat. It has become so manipulated, fabricated, and subjugated that there is simply nothing acceptable left for human consumption.

Health Study Shows It May Not Be Possible to Know Everything

Martha Lufkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Martha Lufkin

After I read that a new study had found health benefits from drinking coffee, I sprang from the table and brewed myself a cup of strong Yemeni espresso. I had downed almost the entire contents when the radio news came on. The broadcaster announced that a recent health study had discovered that if you drank too much coffee, it could kill you.

STUDY: Does Your 'Body Type' Predict Your Health?

Christina Huffington | Posted 01.30.2013 | Women

It turns out that "body type" is good for more than just finding out what style bathing suit a women's magazine says is best for your shape. A new...

Women With Depression Are Less Likely To Effectively Use Birth Control

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 12.17.2012 | Women

When you're suffering from depression, it is often difficult to get out of bed, let alone follow daily routines. A new study demonstrates that this di...

When Will African American Baby Boomers Be Counted

Beverly Mahone | Posted 10.20.2012 | Black Voices
Beverly Mahone

Rarely do I read any health studies or statistics exclusively for older black adults -- unless it has to do with sickle cell anemia. The overwhelming majority of those studies cater to older white adults.

Teen Obesity: Are High Schools To Blame?

Posted 01.01.2012 | Home

What keeps people from being able to lose weight? It's often said to be a lack of motivation, but for obese teens, the problem might be a lack of heal...

7 Ways Friends Keep You Healthy

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 07.02.2011 | Home

We all know how good a fun night out with a group of friends can feel -- and, turns out, it may actually be just as good for your body as it is for yo...

STUDY: LA County Ranks 26th of 56 In Health; Orange County In Top 10

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

New county health rankings for every state in the country were released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsi...

Health Care Concerns: Gap Between Blacks, Whites Widens In Chicago

chicagotribune.com | Deborah L. Shelton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A widening gulf in the health status of blacks and whites in Chicago comes even as disparities between the two races nationally have remained relative...

N.F.L. Players' Dementia: Higher Rate Of Dementia In Former Athletes, Study Finds

nytimes.com | ALAN SCHWARZ | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A study commissioned by the National Football League reports that Alzheimer's disease or similar memory-related diseases appear to have been diagnosed...

Eat Less, Live Longer, New Study Says

nytimes.com | Nicholas Wade | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A long-awaited study of aging in rhesus monkeys suggests, with some reservations, that people could in principle fend off the usual diseases of old ag...

Study: More Evidence Depression Is Hard On The Heart

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Severe depression may silently break a seemingly healthy woman's heart. Doctors have long known that depression is common after a h...

Low-carb? Low-fat? Study finds calories count more

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES — Low-fat, low-carb or high-protein? The kind of diet doesn't matter, scientists say. All that really counts is cutting calories and...

More Evidence Links Alcohol, Cancer In Women

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — A study of nearly 1.3 million British women offers yet more evidence that moderate alcohol consumption increases the risk of a hand...

Study: Diabetes Costs America $218 Billion A Year

AP | LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

TRENTON, N.J. — As diabetes is rapidly becoming one of the world's most common diseases, its financial cost is mounting, too, to well over $200 ...