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Men's Sexual Health
(6 days ago) Sexual health refers to a state of well-being that lets a man fully participate in and enjoy sexual activity. A range of physical, psychological, interpersonal, and social factors influence a man's sexual health. Optimal male sexual health includes sexual desire (libido) and the ability to get and sustain an erection (erectile function).
Music and health
(3 days ago) Music and health. June 17, 2020. Music is a fundamental attribute of the human species. Virtually all cultures, from the most primitive to the most advanced, make music. It's been true through history, and it's true throughout an individual's lifespan. In tune or not, we humans sing and hum; in time or not, we clap and sway; in step or not, we
The best core exercises for older adults
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(7 days ago) Diagnosing symptoms like pain, inflammation, fatigue, rashes and a subpar mental state can lead to a better understanding of the true, underlying conditions impacting you. Here, you’ll find descriptions and details of common conditions like arthritis and joint pain, hypertension, high cholesterol, insomnia, forgetfulness, stress and anxiety
Dairy: Health food or health risk
(2 days ago) “Dairy isn’t necessary in the diet for optimal health, but for many people, it is the easiest way to get the calcium, vitamin D, and protein they need to keep their heart, muscles, and bones healthy and functioning properly,” says Vasanti Malik, nutrition research scientist with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Medical Dictionary of Health Terms: Q-Z
(2 days ago) Many mental health experts believe that reactions to these losses crop up later, often skewing a person’s response to an entirely different loss. unsaturated fat: Healthy dietary fats from plant sources such as vegetable oils, nuts, and whole grains, as well as from fatty fish. Includes monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat.
Always worried about your health
(5 days ago) Health anxiety is a condition that causes healthy people to worry that they are sick — even when they have no symptoms, or minor symptoms like a scratchy throat. "People with health anxiety for the most part tend to fear severe illness, such as HIV, cancer, or dementia.
Dental Health for Adults
(1 days ago) Dental Health for Adults highlights what you—and your dentist—can do to preserve and protect your teeth and gums. You’ll find how to address and arrest common gum issues. You’ll read about advances in detecting and treating cavities, options in replacing missing teeth, breakthroughs in cosmetic dentistry, the power of at-home dental care, and even how to take the stress out of a dental
Only the overworked die young
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Minding your memory
(4 days ago) Maintain a healthy weight, don't smoke, and keep blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels in line to help preserve cognitive function. A: Activity. Any cardio exercise, like walking, swimming, and playing sports, is good for brain health. "Cardio can increase energy in the brain by improving oxygen and blood flow," says Cho.
The sweet danger of sugar
(9 days ago) How sugar actually affects heart health is not completely understood, but it appears to have several indirect connections. For instance, high amounts of sugar overload the liver. "Your liver metabolizes sugar the same way as alcohol, and converts dietary carbohydrates to fat," says Dr. Hu. Over time, this can lead to a greater accumulation of
The importance of potassium
(4 days ago) Potassium is necessary for the normal functioning of all cells. It regulates the heartbeat, ensures proper function of the muscles and nerves, and is vital for synthesizing protein and metabolizing carbohydrates.Thousands of years ago, when humans roamed the earth gathering and hunting, potassium was abundant in the diet, while
All about inflammation
(9 days ago) But this can become a persistent state, even if the perceived threat isn't truly harmful to one's health. In autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, type 1 diabetes, ulcerative colitis, and multiple sclerosis, the body mistakenly reacts to its own tissues as if they were foreign, and produces damaging inflammation against them.
(3 days ago) Understanding antioxidants. January 31, 2019. Some vitamins and minerals — including vitamins C and E and the minerals copper, zinc, and selenium — serve as antioxidants, in addition to other vital roles. "Antioxidant" is a general term for any compound that can counteract unstable molecules called free radicals that damage DNA, cell
The right plant-based diet for you
(1 days ago) The Harvard Health Eating Plate is a helpful visual guide created by nutrition experts at Harvard School of Public Health and editors at Harvard Health Publishing. The meat of plant diets. The other question deals with a man's appetite for animal products. When it comes to your heart, are all animal foods off the table?
Coronavirus outbreak and kids
(4 days ago) The journal Lancet Child & Adolescent Health published a study that looked at the long-term health effects of MIS-C on 46 children hospitalized with MIS-C between April and September 2020. All of the children had systemic inflammation; most also had problems related to gastrointestinal, heart, and kidney function, and clot formation.
Prescription-strength omega-3 fatty acids to prevent heart
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Cholesterol-lowering medications: PCSK9 inhibitors
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Living wills and health care proxies
(3 days ago) Living wills generally cover procedures that might be performed when a person is incapacitated or at the end of life, including artificial nutrition (tube feeding), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and mechanical ventilation. Specifying a health care proxy or preparing a living will, or both, can help ensure that your wishes regarding medical treatment are followed in the event you are
What is addiction
(7 days ago) When this struggle is causing suffering related to health, family, work, and other activities of everyday life, addiction might be involved. There are many routes for recovery, and the road may take time. Addiction is a chronic and often relapsing disorder. It is …
What is a silent stroke
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Should you try the keto diet
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Step up your walking game
(9 days ago) The simple activity of walking has so many powerful health benefits. Done correctly, it can be the key to losing weight, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, and boosting your memory, as well as reducing your risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer and more.
Tired of being fatigued
(Just Now) Mental health issues often drain energy levels. "You may suffer from depression or anxiety and not even know it," says Dr. Salamon. Fatigue warning signs. These clues suggest that your fatigue may stem from an underlying problem: waking up exhausted, even after a good night's sleep.
What is inflammation, and why is it
(1 days ago) In these cases, instead of moving in, healing the problem, and then returning to normal, the inflammation persists over time. It's thought that this chronic state of inflammation can lead to numerous health problems, including heart disease, arthritis, …
What meditation can do for your mind, mood, and health
(Just Now) Although the practice of meditation is thousands of years old, research on its health benefits is relatively new, but promising. A research review published in JAMA Internal Medicine in January 2014 found meditation helpful for relieving anxiety, pain, and depression. For depression, meditation was about as effective as an antidepressant.
Health coaching is effective. Should you try it
(6 days ago) People tend to hire health coaches to help them with a broad variety of health issues, such as weight loss, stress reduction, the management of chronic conditions, improving diet and exercise, tobacco cessation, addiction, and adjusting to a life-altering health event, like a heart attack. There is overlap between what a health coach does and
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(8 days ago) The right amount – and quality – of sleep is crucial for your health. This series will help you develop strategies to improve your sleep. 5-part Series | View Sample Focus on Back Pain. Back pain has many causes. Discover the exciting new information on treating and maintaining a healthy, pain-free back.
Is crying good for you
(2 days ago) Health benefits of crying. As a phenomenon that is unique to humans, crying is a natural response to a range of emotions, from deep sadness and grief to extreme happiness and joy. But is crying good for your health? The answer appears to be yes. Medical benefits of crying have been known as far back as the Classical era.
Staying one step ahead of toenail fungus
(5 days ago) An established fungal infection is hard to eradicate, but you can stop its spread and improve your toenail's appearance.Toenail fungus isn't a pressing health problem. Yet a fungal infection can ruin the appearance of your nails and cause pain as it lifts the nail away from the nail bed.
Anxiety: What it is, what to do
(9 days ago) This Special Health Report, Anxiety and Stress Disorders, discusses the latest and most effective treatment approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapies, psychotherapy, and medications. A special section delves into alternative treatments for anxiety, such as relaxation techniques, mindfulness meditation, and biofeedback.
Zero weight loss from zero calorie drinks
(6 days ago) Of course, there are other health concerns associated with artificial sweeteners, including a possible increase in the risk of certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, and kidney problems. The evidence for this isn’t strong enough to be sure, though.
Coconut oil: heart-healthy or just hype
(3 days ago) Health benefits for heart disease are still unsupported. When a friend told me about "the wonders of coconut oil," it sounded a bit like a Saturday Night Live sketch. It's a health food. It's a skin conditioner. You can use it in your hair. It's even great as a natural wood polish for your furniture! But wait, there's more!