Health

  • Heart Matters

    If you’re thinking, “Why should I worry about heart health?” here’s a reality check: A third of Americans already have some form of the condition. Even if you don’t have a family history of cardiovascular problems, you should take steps to protect your ticker. Why? Because your heart rules the health of every other system in your body.

    Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women. Try these 19 simple ways to lower your risk today.
    By Kate Hanley
  • Spot of Tea for Stress

    When the going gets tough, the tough get brewing, a notion legions of tea-loving Brits have subscribed to for centuries. Now, a City University of London study shows that putting a kettle on the stove and sipping tea in times of crisis or unrest can reduce stress—and even make you feel calmer than before the trauma.

    By Melaina Juntti
  • No More SAD

    Every winter, thousands are affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a depressive mood condition that sets in during the dark, winter months and lifts in the spring.

  • Achieve Your New Years Health Goals

    Every January 1, it’s the same deal. I’m eager to write out a resolution list and get started on my goals, because this year I will drop 10 pounds, stress less, save more money, and be the most giving person I can be.

    Lose weight, stress less, and find happiness in 2010
    By Erin Quinn
  • Heart Matters

    If you’re thinking, “Why should I worry about heart health?” here’s a reality check: A third of Americans already have some form of the condition. Even if you don’t have a family history of cardiovascular problems, you should take steps to protect your ticker. Why? Because your heart rules the health of every other system in your body.

    Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women. Try these 19 simple ways to lower your risk today.
    by Kate Hanley
  • Yeast Infection Protection

    If you’ve ever had a vaginal yeast infection, you’re all too familiar with the telltale symptoms that make it so miserable: itching, burning, swelling, painful urination, and an unpleasant white discharge.

    Natural ways to prevent and cure Candida
    By Larissa Long
  • Work Out Your Headache

    Does the holiday hustle make your head hurt? Forget the Tylenol and hit the gym instead: A recent study shows that after exercising three times a week for 12 weeks, people prone to headaches experienced fewer occurrences and less pain. But don’t skip the warm-up—diving right into a hard workout can actually trigger migraines.

    By Celia Shatzman
  • The Back Story

    A good friend of mine summed up back pain accurately and concisely: “I had it once and prayed to the heavens that it would never happen to me again.”
    On my couch, flat on my back, ice pack covering my lower back, barely able to move without torment, I could relate.

    One woman's mission to cure her aching back - without surgery or drugs.
    By Meghan Rabbitt
  • Cold School

    We know: You thought you’d be safe from cold and flu season this year. You ate your immune-boosting sweet potatoes, got plenty of sleep, and hit the echinacea at the first sign of a scratchy throat.

    'Tis The Season For The Sniffles. Bone Up With Our Feel-Better-Fast Cheat Sheet.
    By Brooke Benjamin
  • Nurse A Hangover, Naturally

    Overindulged at a holiday soiree? Here are five ways to ease your post-party pain:

    1. Honey. Studies show the sweet stuff can speed your body’s alcohol metabolism because of its high fructose content.

    By Marcy Franklin