Ulcerative Colitis vs. Crohn’s Disease: What’s the Difference?
Ulcerative Colitis vs. Crohn’s Disease: What’s the Difference?

Ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease can seem nearly identical at first glance: Both affect digestion, are fueled by inflammatory attacks on the gastrointestinal tract, and can cause similar symptoms, like frequent...

2 hrs 34 mins ago
6 Sexual Health Words You’re Probably Pronouncing Wrong
6 Sexual Health Words You’re Probably Pronouncing Wrong

It may be easy to sing the Salt-N-Pepa song “Let’s Talk About Sex” … but actually talking about sex is a different story. For some, the mention of any topic relating to the birds and the bees may cause some serious...

6 hrs 3 mins ago
8 Calorie-Burning Outdoor Activities to Try This Winter
8 Calorie-Burning Outdoor Activities to Try This Winter

If you’re one of those people who thinks exercise at the gym feels too much like—umm—exercise, you might think summer is your best season to get in shape. The warm weather allows you to run at the park, swim, take long...

December 12th, 3:41 PM EST
Genius Foods You Can Make in a Slow Cooker (That Aren’t Stew)
Genius Foods You Can Make in a Slow Cooker (That Aren’t Stew)

Picture your ideal dining lifestyle. Maybe you see yourself meal prepping every Sunday so you have breakfast, lunch, and dinner ready to go all week. Or maybe you have your own personal chef to do it for you. Or maybe for...

December 11th, 11:41 AM EST
3 Easy Swaps to Lighten Up Your Eggnog
3 Easy Swaps to Lighten Up Your Eggnog

Moderation is usually a good mantra for your everyday eating, but practicing moderation can be especially tricky during the holiday season. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, indulgent treats are basically handed to...

December 10th, 9:25 AM EST
What Is Ulcerative Colitis? Key Facts to Know
What Is Ulcerative Colitis? Key Facts to Know

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes irritation, swelling, and sores (ulcers) on the inner lining of the colon. Each year, 38,000 Americans are diagnosed with ulcerative colitis,...

December 7th, 12:56 PM EST
How Bad Is It to Sit at Your Desk All Day?
How Bad Is It to Sit at Your Desk All Day?

Increasing numbers of jobs take place at an office, so it’s no surprise that the vast majority of Americans spend their day glued to a desk chair. “Many Americans spend 80 percent or more of their day sitting,” says Kaliq...

December 7th, 9:06 AM EST
Why Filmmaker Elyse Fox Wants to Break the Stigma of Depression and Suicide
Why Filmmaker Elyse Fox Wants to Break the Stigma of Depression and Suicide

Elyse Fox, a filmmaker and mental health advocate, knows firsthand what happens when depression and anxiety go untreated. “When I was 23 and living in L.A., I felt really alone,” says Fox. “I was in a really toxic...

December 6th, 3:24 PM EST
5 Tips for Responsible Entertaining
5 Tips for Responsible Entertaining

As the holiday party season gets underway, the Distilled Spirits Council is sharing tips for hosting responsible holiday gatherings.

Sporting events dangerous for spectators, too
Sporting events dangerous for spectators, too

Serious sports injuries aren't confined to athletes -- spectators also run that risk, a new study finds.

More are seeking mental health care, but not always those who need it most
More are seeking mental health care, but not always those who need it most

A new report shows the rate of people with serious psychological distress is declining, and more folks are seeking mental health care on an outpatient basis

Tip the scale in your favor
Tip the scale in your favor

Whether you track your diet efforts on paper or with an app, frequent and consistent self-monitoring contributes to success. 

Too much time in the sun? Skin patch might tell
Too much time in the sun? Skin patch might tell

A new mint-sized, battery-free patch that alerts wearers to potentially harmful sunlight exposure in real time might become a powerful weapon in preventing skin cancer.

Pet Safety PSA: Keep This Holiday Decoration Away from Your Cat
Pet Safety PSA: Keep This Holiday Decoration Away from Your Cat

Having a cat in the house is always a liability to some extent. They knock your juice glasses off the counter, tip Christmas trees over, use your new couch as a scratching post, and take swipes at your feet when you walk...

December 6th, 8:59 AM EST
Toxic amounts of vitamin D spur dog food recall
Toxic amounts of vitamin D spur dog food recall

Eight brands of dry dog food have been recalled because of potentially deadly amounts of vitamin D, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Exactly what to do to soothe acute back pain at home
Exactly what to do to soothe acute back pain at home

Back pain is one of the most common ailments experienced by American adults. In terms of the number of doctor visits, lower back pain is second only to colds and flu. Here are the most common types of back pain.

December 5th, 9:29 AM EST
Palliative care myths that patients and caregivers need to know
Palliative care myths that patients and caregivers need to know

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a serious illness, you know that coping with the condition and life changes is difficult enough. When you add on trying to understand the diagnosis and treatment options—and...

November 29th, 4:59 PM EST
Ho-oh-no: this popular holiday plant may be dangerous for pets
Ho-oh-no: this popular holiday plant may be dangerous for pets

Holiday decorations are a delight to humans, but they may be even more precious to your pets. Your cat will climb to the top of your Christmas tree within half an hour of its assembly, and there’s at least a 95 percent...

December 3rd, 8:29 AM EST
Should women take calcium supplements to prevent osteoporosis?
Should women take calcium supplements to prevent osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis affects 24.5 percent of women over the age of 65 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In that same age group, osteoporosis affects just 5 percent of men. Why the...

November 28th, 3:28 PM EST
5 safety tips to keep holiday candles from burning down the house
5 safety tips to keep holiday candles from burning down the house

If you’re a candle lover, you know that these wax miracles give your home a soothing ambiance and relaxing scent year-round. What many people don’t think about, however, is that each time you light that wick ablaze you’re...

December 4th, 5:29 PM EST
Diagnosing leukemia: signs and symptoms doctors look for
Diagnosing leukemia: signs and symptoms doctors look for

Leukemia is a type of blood cancer that affects blood stem cells in the bone marrow. Instead of maturing into healthy red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets, the blood stem cells become leukemia cells that...

November 19th, 5:58 PM EST
What's Palliative Care? Key Facts Patients and Caregivers Should Know
What's Palliative Care? Key Facts Patients and Caregivers Should Know

Getting diagnosed with a serious illness affects more than a person’s physical health. It can touch multiple areas of their life, including their emotional well-being, finances, and social and spiritual life. A patient’s...

November 27th, 12:59 PM EST
Best Cyber Monday Smartwatch Deals
Best Cyber Monday Smartwatch Deals

Cyber Monday is known for its awesome online sales. Smartwatches, fitness trackers .. they both will see deep discounts. Now is your chance to score a new wearable at rock bottom prices.

November 25th, 12:50 AM EST
The LG V40 ThinQ, G7 ThinQ, and Watch W7 are discounted for the holidays
The LG V40 ThinQ, G7 ThinQ, and Watch W7 are discounted for the holidays

LG announced a series of deals for the holiday season where you can buy the company's two flagship phones, the V40 ThinQ and G7 ThinQ, as well as its latest smartwatch, for between $150 and $200 off, depending on the device.

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How to use the ECG app, set up irregular rhythm notifications on the Apple Watch
How to use the ECG app, set up irregular rhythm notifications on the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch Series 4 is the best smartwatch iPhone owners can own, and it just got even better with the addition of the ECG app and ability to identify irregular heart rhythms. Here's how to set it all up.

23 hrs 4 mins ago
REI clearance sale extends discounts on Garmin, Fitbit, and GoPro devices
REI clearance sale extends discounts on Garmin, Fitbit, and GoPro devices

Beyond the things you typically expect to find at REI — like tents, skis, and jackets — there are tons of great deals on quality tech foryour outdoor adventures. From smartwatches to action cameras, here are the best tech...

December 11th, 2:25 PM EST
Hospital discharge at Christmastime may not be a gift for some
Hospital discharge at Christmastime may not be a gift for some

No one wants to spend the holidays in a hospital bed, but heading home might not be a good idea, new research suggests.

These fitness deals come just in time to work off those holiday calories
These fitness deals come just in time to work off those holiday calories

Finding the motivation to work out is one thing. Finding space at home to get in a few sets and reps can be an entire challenge in itself. Luckily for you, Walmart and Amazon both have space saving fitness machines and...

December 10th, 11:25 AM EST
Amazon is slashing its prices on an array of top blenders
Amazon is slashing its prices on an array of top blenders

Quality blenders from Vitamix to Ninja and more are on sale at Amazon — just in time to gift them for Christmas. They're great for preparing tasty treats, and as a kitchen staple, they make a great gift for the budding...

December 11th, 3:40 PM EST
Galaxy Watch vs. Apple Watch Series 4: Which one is the smartest?
Galaxy Watch vs. Apple Watch Series 4: Which one is the smartest?

The Samsung Galaxy Watch and the Apple Watch Series 4 are two of the best smartwatches available today. But which is better? We put the two watches head-to-head to find out which you should buy.

December 6th, 3:23 PM EST