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Coffee fiends, rejoice: Every cup of joe you guzzle could drive down your risk for heart problems, a new preliminary study suggests. "Drinking that cup of coffee that you love may be associated with decreased risk of stroke, heart failure...
How’s your tongue feeling today? That question might sound silly, but your tongue can actually tell you a lot about your health. Chances are that you hardly notice it half the time, but it might change colors or hurt...
You don’t usually take a second thought when you’re filling your lungs with fresh air. Breathing is an involuntary task, but asthma makes it hard for your body to get in that proper breath. During an attack, the airway...
Sunscreen makes me think of beach vacations and all-day summer picnics. It’s easy to forget that where most people live, the summer sun can be just as dangerous in our own backyards or gardens. We’re at risk for sunburn...
As a doctor, I get a lot of health questions both in my practice and in my email inbox. Today, I found one that I felt was particularly compelling that I’d like to share with you all: Hi, Dr. Manny,...
Everyone tries hard to lose weight. In fact, many will do almost anything to drop a few pounds and inches. Try as they might, sometimes people just cannot lose weight and usually they want to know exactly what they are...
President Obama and and First Lady Michelle Obama teamed up in a conference on Thursday to address cyberbullying, a growing problem in today’s generation of children. Cyberbullying affects half of all American teenagers, according to the National Crime Prevention...
It’s no mystery that stress can be a health killer. It can manifest instantly, but it can also grind you down over time. The Mayo Clinic describes the human stress response like this: “Your body is hard-wired to react...
Osteoporosis is a debilitating disease in which bones lose calcium and minerals and become fragile and less dense. People with osteoporosis have bones with a high likelihood of being fractured. Women are especially at risk for osteoporosis. There is...
Serious birth defects of the brain and spine called neural tube defects have fallen 35 percent in the United States since mandatory folic acid fortification of enriched grain products was introduced in 1998, federal officials reported Thursday. That decrease means...
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