How Does Daylight Saving Time Affect Your Health?

On March 12, most of us (unless you live in Arizona or Hawaii) will set our clocks ahead one hour. Losing an hour of sleep to gain an extra hour of sunlight may seem like a small change, but springing forward interrupts your circadian rhythm — or your sleep-wake cycle.  Your body has to adjust […]




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What Does Obamacare Uncertainty Mean For You?

March 8, 2017 — House Republicans have unveiled their replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act. The bill, called the American Health Care Act, keeps a number of the current law’s provisions in place but dramatically changes others. Markup of the bill by two House committees will start Wednesday. Republicans have set a deadline for […]




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Soy May Be Protective for Breast Cancer Survivors

TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The pros and cons of soy for breast cancer patients have been debated for years. Now, research involving more than 6,200 breast cancer survivors finds that those who ate the most soy had a lower risk of death from all causes during the nearly 10-year follow-up period. “We […]




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Chrissy Teigen Shares Her Struggle With Postpartum Depression

As a supermodel, cookbook author, and mother, and the wife of singer/songwriter John Legend, Chrissy Teigen seems to have it all — as well as a terrific sense of humor.       But the 31-year-old host of Lip Sync Battle recently revealed she has been struggling with a serious health issue. “I’ll just say […]




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Evanger’s Dog Food Recall Expanded

Evanger’s Dog Food Recall Expanded March 7, 2017 — Evanger’s is expanding its recall of Hunk of Beef dog food and also recalling its Braised Beef and Against the Grain: Pulled Beef dog foods. The 12 oz. cans of dog food may be contaminated with pentobarbital, which can cause drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, […]




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Obesity May Raise Girls’ Risk of Asthma, Allergies

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Obese girls may face a significantly higher risk for developing allergies, a new study suggests. But the researchers found the opposite was true for obese boys: They may actually face a slightly diminished risk for asthma, food allergies and eczema when compared to normal-weight boys. “We found a […]




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Can Social Media Leave You Socially Isolated?

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Young people who spend a lot of time on social media — websites designed to bring people together — seem to be more isolated, new research suggests. Ironically, the researchers found that the heaviest users of social media had about twice the odds of feeling socially isolated compared […]




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Do ‘Early Birds’ Get the Healthier Worm?

FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Early birds may have a leg up over night owls when it comes to health and weight, new research suggests. Investigators in Finland found that morning people tend to eat better and earlier in the day than late-to-bed types. The result: a higher risk of obesity for the […]




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Urine Present in all Pools: Study

March 3, 2017 — Here’s something to think about the next time you dive into a pool. Researchers tested 31 pools and hot tubs in Canada and found evidence of urine in all of them. On average, there were 8 gallons of urine in a 110,000-gallon pool and 18.5 gallons of urine in a 220,000-gallon […]




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Brain Training for Cancer Survivors’ Nerve Damage

FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Learning to control their brain waves with a type of training called neurofeedback seems to help cancer survivors ease symptoms of chemotherapy-caused nerve damage, a new study suggests. Chemotherapy can damage nerves that control sensation and movement in the arms and legs. This condition — called chronic chemotherapy-induced […]




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Baby Rattles Recalled: Possible Choking Hazard

March 3, 2017 — Hundreds of thousands of baby rattles have been recalled in the United States and Canada due to a possible choking hazard. A clear plastic disc on the outside of the ball-shaped Kids II Oball Rattle can break and the small beads inside the disc pose a choking hazard to young children, […]




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5 Morning Habits Health Experts Swear By

{{#each webmd_rendition.content.wbmd_asset.content_section.cons_slideshow.slide_group}} {{/each}} Every morning, the choices you make can set the tone for your entire day and affect your health, for better or worse. Unfortunately, we all know how easy it is to get off track when you feel pulled in a million directions as soon as the alarm goes off.  Still, creating healthy […]




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