Autoimmune Disease and Medication Heart Risk


For people diagnosed with certain autoimmune diseases, medications like antihistamines and antidepressants may increase the risk of fatal cardiac arrhythmias.


Why We Crave Sugar


Wondering why that iced custard doughnut holds such irresistible appeal? We've got the answers.


Heart Palpitations: Common Causes, and How to Cope


Do you get heart palpitations? Learn more about the common causes.


4 Ways to Prevent Getting a Cold


The average adult gets between two and four colds each year, and upper respiratory infections can take 10 days to get over. Here s four tips to ward off illness.


Does Juice Fasting Actually Work?


Juicing is promoted for everything from weight management to internal cleansing or "detoxing," but are there any real health benefits?


Is Your Water Supply Safe?


Contaminated water can turn staying hydrated into a serious health risk.


6 Tips to Detox From Social Media


Common-sense tips for cutting back or breaking away from overusing social media.


The Science of Hanger


Why do some of us get angry, grumpy, and irritable when we're hungry?


Orthorexia: The Other Eating Disorder


If your passion for "pure" or "clean" eating has left you with a diet so restrictive that it interferes with other aspects of your life, your eating plan may not be so healthy after all.


A Little Exercise, a Lot of Benefit


Exercise matters, but you don t have to run marathons to reap the heart health benefits. Learn more..


5 Symptoms That May Not Be What They Seem


These symptoms may look like one thing but could be the result of an unrelated diagnosis.


Does Your Office Suffer From Sick-Building Syndrome?


Could work literally be making you sick?


6 Healthy (and Simple) Supermarket Food Finds


You may equate eating healthy with lots of preparation and fuss. But Janet Brill says the latest array of foods on your grocery store shelves and in the produce section make it easier than ever to get lots of great nutrients in single-portioned foods and snacks.


What Are The Natural Juices To Prevent And Treat Anemia?


Anemia comes from an iron deficiency in the body. Anemia is a blood-related condition and women frequently suffer from it, mainly during periods of abundant menstruation or due to poor dietary choices.


The Best & Worst Foods for Your Cholesterol Levels


Want to lower your cholesterol levels? Here are 11 foods to eat, and several to avoid.


9 Easy Ways to Get More Z's


Can't get a good night's sleep? Follow these easy guidelines.


How Often Should You Wash Your Sheets?


Why do you need to change your sheets and pillowcases every week? Because, even if you shower every night and sleep alone, you're not the only one messing up your bed.


Anemia: The Most Common Nutritional Deficiency


Too little iron in the body can affect many body functions, but most physical signs and symptoms don't show up until iron deficiency anemia occurs.


All About Olives


The fruit of the olive tree has a long, rich history as a symbol of peace, new life, hope and honor.  These days, it is best known as a symbol of good health.


10 Habits That Hurt Your Eyes


If you smoke cigarettes or stare at a screen all day, you could be doing your peepers a disservice. Read on for eight more offenses.


Vitamin D and Alzheimer’s Disease: What’s the Connection?


Could getting enough vitamin D help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia?


7 Tips for Eating Clean


If you want to get the junk out of your diet once and for all, commit to eating as many fresh, unadulterated foods as possible. It can be done.


How Much Protein Do You Need?


Your protein needs change as you age. Find out how much of the nutrient you and your family members need.


8 Ways to Raise Your Heart Rate


When you strengthen your heart to function more efficiently, you increase the ability of your heart and respiratory system to deliver oxygen and nutrients to tissues and to remove wastes.


5 Worst Things You Can Do to Your Heart


Although heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S., it's often an avoidable problem.


5 Ways to Kick the Coffee Habit


Whether because of IBS, acid reflux, or anxiety, it might be time to put down your cup of joe.


4 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget


Follow these tips to start cutting food costs without compromising nutrition.


4 Best Picks for Winter Comfort


Get cozy with hearty winter vegetables that are filling, satisfying, and extremely healthy too.


5 Inexpensive Workouts


Try these creative ways to exercise that are good for your body and easy on your wallet.


The Health Benefits of Grape Seed Extract


A byproduct of the wine-making process, this supplement possesses powerful antioxidant power.


Walk for Fitness: Before, During, and After


Make the most of each step with these important tips.


The Real Reason You Don't Like Exercise


Science offers clues as to why some people look forward to exercise while others avoid it at all costs.


5 Ways to Stay Active as You Age


Here's how to give your body the energy and strength it needs to stay healthy as you get older.


Positive Thinking May Hinder Your Health


You’ve got a negative attitude? Good. New research shows it may not be a bad thing—for your health.


Crunch on This for Better Brain Health


Carrots, celery, and peppers contain a compound called luteolin, which helps tame brain inflammation that could negatively affect memory.


Top Cancer-Fighting Foods


Which natural foods are the top standouts when it comes to boosting your cancer-fighting power?


Eight Digestive Health Myths


We separate fact from fiction for these common digestive misconceptions.


How to Keep Your Senses Sharp as You Age


Smell, taste, sight, hearing, and even touch. They can all dull over time, but there are steps you can take to keep them going strong.


A New Take on Heart Disease Risk


BMI is a popular tool to evaluate cardiac health, but it may not be the best one.


Seven Health Tips From the Teacher


Success in the classroom starts at home. Here's how to ensure your child is physically and emotionally prepared to take on the school day.


Four Ways to Beat Afternoon Fatigue


If you fight to stay alert and productive when 3:00 p.m. rolls around, here's how to overcome your lag.


The Germiest Public Places You Go Every Day


Public places are magnets for germs that cause the flu, viruses, and other illnesses. But that doesn't mean you have to stay home to avoid being exposed. Learn where the germs roam so you can take the right precautions.


Are Egg Yolks as Bad as Cigarettes?


New research says egg yolks may be rotten. Get the truth behind the headline.


Bounce Back From a Bad Eating Day


If you slip up and eat every diet no-no in sight, don't beat yourself up. Get back on track with these tips.


Signs of Aging May Predict Heart Problems


New research links looking older with cardiovascular issues. Here's how to tell if you're aging well, inside and out.


Morning vs. Night Shower: Which Is Better?


A morning shower to shake off grogginess or a sleep-inducing shower before bed? The experts weigh in.


How to Start Exercising When You’re Seriously Out of Shape


Everyone at every stage benefits from exercise, but it can be intimidating and overwhelming to take the first step. First things first.


Six Rules for Washing Fruits and Vegetables


Fruits and vegetables are some of the healthiest foods you can eat unless they're contaminated with dirt, pesticides, or harmful bacteria. So before you take your first bite, make sure you follow these six steps..


Raise Your Good Cholesterol Naturally


Here, simple ways to improve your numbers with no medication necessary.


How Healthy is Your Cooking Style?


Fried, sautéed, roasted, grilled. Here's how various cooking techniques stack up and why some are better than others when it comes to keeping you healthy.


How to Feel Full With Fewer Calories


These smart strategies offer a proven path to slimming down.


The Dirty Truth Behind Body Mass Index


The formula behind body mass index (BMI) can be tricky. It can help you know if the number on the scale is where it's supposed to be. However, BMI can't provide useful information about this.


Rice With a Side of Arsenic


A new study finds carcinogens in rice. Is there enough detected to cause widespread concern?


Could High Blood Pressure Be a Good Thing?


Surprisingly, for some senors, the answer may be "yes."


What Does Smoking Do to Your Heart?


Become aware of the startling statistics about lighting up. Get tips on putting down the cigarettes for good.


Here's How Your Friends Influence Your Weight


Here are five ways your circle of friends affects your waistline, for better or for worse.


Gum Disease, Heart Disease Connection


You've heard your oral health impacts your heart. Here's what the American Heart Association says now.


What You Should Know About Food Expiration Dates


Should you throw out a container of yogurt if you notice that the date on the package is a few days beyond the date you're planning on eating it? Well, it all depends on these factors.


Are You a Heavy or Light Sleeper?


Do you wake up at the slightest disturbance or are you the type that sleeps through the alarm each morning? Whichever way you roll, there are ways to work with your current sleep style.


Going Vegan: A Healthy Choice?


No meat, no poultry, no eggs, no fish, no dairy, no animal products of any kind. For some, a vegan diet is unimaginable; for others it is a path to good health.


Five Exercises for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


If the tingling, aching, and numbness of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is getting out of hand, five simple exercises might put relief right at your fingertips.


Eight Great Floor Exercises


Roll out the mat, and get down on the floor. Here are eight yoga and Pilates-inspired floor exercises to target your arms, legs, abs, glutes, and back.


Are Brown Foods Really Better?


Whether it's an egg, a loaf of bread, or a type of sugar, brown foods somehow seem healthier, more natural. But are they?


Ten Simple Mood-Lifting Tips


If you are depressed, antidepressants aren’t the only solution.


Four Eating Habits That Boost Your Metabolism


Get tips on what to eat and when to eat in order to rev up your metabolism.


Why Fiber Is Essential to Your Digestive (and Overall) Health


Although dietary fiber is probably best known as a remedy to prevent or relieve constipation, it provides other important health benefits as well, including lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease.


Omega-3, Omega-6, Omega-9: The Basics


Omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids confer a variety of health benefits when consumed on a regular basis and in the right amounts.


Twenty Ways to Drink More Water


Set an alarm. Use a fancy glass. Hang a sign on your fridge. These are just a few ways to ensure you get your daily dose of H20.


Pass on Salt? Maybe Not


A new study questions the need for salt restrictions.


Why You Crave Sugar


If you're craving sugar, the problem may be more serious than merely trying to satisfy an occasional sweet tooth. You may be addicted to sugar.


Does Being a Workaholic Jeopardize Your Health?


Recognize the signs of being a workaholic and learn what to do to protect your health.


Five Habits of Daily Exercisers


Long-time exercisers say the reason they stick with fitness is because it's a habit. They plug it into their daily routine, much like brushing their teeth or reading the morning paper.


Eating While Standing: How It Can Harm Your Health


What difference does it make if you stand at a counter to eat, sit down at a table, or grab a bite on the run? Well, when it comes to your physical and mental health, it might make all the difference in the world.


Drink More Water, Be More Regular


When your body doesn't get enough fluids, especially water, the result can be hard, dry stools and chronic bouts of constipation.


Ten Biggest Workout Wreckers


According to the American Council on Exercise (ACE), ten big mistakes many people make while exercising at the gym can wreck their workout and lead to injury and pain.


Is Sea Salt Healthier than Table Salt?


You may have heard that sea salt is healthier than regular table salt because sea salt isn't as heavily processed. So are the benefits real, or is it just a matter of taste?


How to Turn Your Walk into a Workout


What's the least expensive and most convenient way to get a total workout? Lace up your sneakers and walk out the door. Turning your walk into a workout is easy. Just follow these steps.


Life Span Linked to Resting Heart Rate


A new study finds that heart disease patients' risk of suffering a major cardiovascular event can be measured by their resting heart rate.


Got Stress? Read This


Chronic stress is a villain that causes a host of problems ranging from sleep and digestive disorders to depression. Stress can affect your concentration, lead to weight gain (or loss), weaken the immune system and even contribute to heart disease.


The Heart Benefits of Walking


If heart health is your concern, take a hike--literally.


Seven Tips for Eating Clean


If you want to get the junk out of your diet once and for all, commit to eating as many fresh, local, unprocessed foods as possible. It may take a little extra effort on your part, but it can be done.


Using Ginger for Health


Ginger has been used as a medicine for thousands of years to treat a wide range of ailments from diarrhea to arthritis. Read on to learn more about this powerful herb that can be found in any grocery store across the country.


Treating Gum Disease Can Help Rheumatoid Arthritis


Sure, brushing your teeth can lead to a healthy mouth and even a healthy heart...but healthy joints? Quite possibly, according to a recent study.


The Five Germiest Spots in Your Home


Your home is crawling with bacteria. Where are the biggest hotspots?


The Blood Pressure-Alzheimer's Connection


Results from a study published in the journal Neurology suggest that high blood pressure may cause memory problems--and even raise the risk of Alzheimer's disease.


Heart-Healthy Cooking Oils


Which cooking oils are actually healthy for you and which ones you should steer clear of?


Grapes Could Help Fight Diabetes Complications


According to an article in ScienceDaily, a compound found in grape skin can protect blood vessels from the cellular damage that occurs when blood sugar levels are elevated.


Hot or Cold Cider this Winter?


Recent research at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine indicates that warm drinks in small amounts do not contribute to increased body temperature.


Natural Tips for Better Sleep


First you try opening the window, and toss and turn for a while. Then you get up and shut it. Maybe the pillow isn't fluffy enough, so you fluff it. Lying in bed and staring at the ceiling, you realize that, once again, you are not going to get any sleep tonight.


Ten Things You Probably Didn't Know About Your Body and Health


The things on this list will really surprise you. And you thought you knew it all.


When You Crave Salty Food


According to Bridget Doherty in an article published in Womens Health, when nothing but the saltiest french fry can satisfy, you may have a mineral deficiency.


The Truth About Colds and Flu


Winter is considered cold and flu season, but chills, dampness, and drafts don't cause colds and flu.


The Useful and Promising Appendix


For years scientist have thought of the appendix as a worthless artifact, good for only a potential lethal inflammation.


Fifteen Health Secrets of Lemons


Did you know the Ancient Egyptians believed that eating lemons and drinking lemon juice was an effective protection against a variety of poisons, and that recent research has confirmed this belief?




Just how much water does a person need on a daily basis? The typical answer is eight glasses of water that are eight oz’s each.


What's a Great Rate?


How much heavy breathing can you take?


Vitamin C May Prevent Arthritis in Bum Knees


Vitamin C may help prevent injured knees from developing arthritis and arthritic knees from getting worse.


Four Ways to Shed Belly Fat


If you really want to lose that stomach here is the way to do it.


Regular Exercise May Foil Prostrate Cancer


Active men with a high level of cardiovascular fitness are less likely to develop prostate cancer according to Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.


Soda, sweet drinks main source of calories in U.S.


Tufts researchers recently reported that while the leading source of calories in the average American diet used to be from white bread, that may have changed.


Can You Pinch An Inch?


Think you're fat? Don't believe your scale. It's probably giving you a good idea what you weigh, but that has little to do with whether you're too fat.


Running with Epilepsy


Epileptics must balance the benefits of running against the risk of a seizure on a busy street.


Drinking Grape Juice Improves Memory in Older Adults


One of the most dreaded problems associated with growing older is memory problems. But dementia and even plain old “senior moments” don’t have to be inevitable with age.


MS Hits Young Adults


Young adults are the group most likely to contract multiple sclerosis (MS).


Cure for Nail Biters


When a nervous habit crosses the line into self-destructive behavior, it's time to seek help.


A Dozen Foods You Don't Need to Buy Organic


Within the scientific community there is a growing concern that even small doses of pesticides and chemicals can affect people adversely. To help save money over the cost of organic fruits and vegetables some produce can be purchased non-organic.


All About Olive Oil


There's nothing confusing about the benefits of olive oil—it's tasty, loaded with good fat (monounsaturated), and known to help lower bad cholesterol.


Backing Up Menu Claims


Food on your grocer's shelves must now carry nutritional data to support claims of "light" or "healthy." Soon the choices on a restaurant menu may be held to a similar standard.


New Test for Moms-to-Be


A new test may detect nutritional shortcomings in pregnant women before the condition harms the fetus.


Aging Cure in Sight?


What most people call "aging" may often result simply from poor vision that's increasingly more easily corrected, say investigators at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.


Pull Down Those Shades


Don't put away your sunglasses when the sky gets overcast.


Workout Soreness Tip


A new exercise program usually feels pretty good—until the morning after. Now researchers at the University of Texas claim to have found a way to dull the aches and pains of overworked muscles, known to science as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS).


Fueling Up to Win


Coaches who tout "fire in the belly" as the key to victory may be at least partly right.


Help for Tiny Ears


Can breastfeeding prevent ear infections?




On a cool fall morning, Bill encountered an unexpected rain during his daily run. Dressed only in shorts and a sweatshirt, he was soon drenched. A brisk wind added to his misery and by the time he made it home, he was shaking uncontrollably and couldn't feel his fingers.


Color Me Deficient


Color blindness is not a black and white issue. It's very rare, actually, for people to just see white, black and gray and nothing else.


Be Involved in Medicine


Patients who take an active role in their health care wind up with better care, says Ladies' Home Journal. Here are some tips for getting the best care possible.


Why Eve Was Right


You've heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. There's more than that to staying healthy, but fresh fruit, considering that it tastes so good, also does a surprising amount of good things for your body, says Runner's World.


Running While Pregnant


Moms-to-be who want to keep up a running program are often frustrated by medicine's conventional exercise advice to pregnant women.


Fire in the Belly


If you've ever settled down after a big meal, and within minutes were up and running for the antacid, then you've "felt the burn"—heartburn.


The Value of Z-z-z-z’s


People nervous about a big presentation, test or athletic competition may be relieved to learn that losing a night's sleep is, in most cases, nothing to—well, to lose sleep over.


How Exercise Goes To Your Head


Muscle contraction has always fascinated scientists. How the body changes stored chemical energy into mechanical energy is a trick with no visible gears or pistons. How does the body get mechanical movement out of potatoes and gravy and other food in the diet?


What is the immune system?


The immune system is the policing and protection system of the body.


Heart Disease


In America, heart disease is the leading killer of men and women alike. Despite all that medical science knows about how to prevent this disease, recent statistics show that over 954,000 people died of diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease) in the United States alone in 1994, up from 925,000 in 1992.




Headache is a big topic. I suspect that there are relatively few readers today who have not experienced headache.


Cayenne Pepper


Today some promote the use of cayenne to improve one's digestion, to stimulate circulation, and as an anti-inflammatory agent to treat sore and infected throats.


Black Cohosh


A clinical study of more than 700 women found that the use of a black cohosh preparation (Remifemin) produced a significant improvement in menopausal complaints.


Saint-John's Wort


Recently Saint-John's-wort has received a lot of attention as an herbal product that provides natural relief from depression.




Because of its antiemetic qualities ginger has proved to be a valuable aid in treating nausea and preventing the vomiting associated with motion sickness.


Why body odor reveals your true health habits: Here's how to reduce odor and enhance health


This month we're going to dive into a touchy subject: Body odor. I'm not going to dance around the subject, either, because body odor can actually be an important indicator of your overall health and dietary habits.

Escaping Addiction's Cycle


There is a far more important fact than all the ominous statistics, and it is this: those who are addicted to drugs or alcohol can change.


Think About Drinking Milk


As scientific investigators have traced the causes of heart disease, cancer, arthritis, migraines, and digestive problems, the least likely suspect had to be milk.


Fight Cancer With Fiber


New research confirms what nutritionists have said for years––eating lots of high-fiber foods is a great way to protect your health. That might sound like an outrageous claim. But according to researchers conducting the biggest-ever study into the relationship between diet and cancer, it’s the truth.


How to Deal With Stress At Work


Is your job stressing you out? Don’t feel alone. A recent Gallup poll shows only 14 percent of workers are dissatisfied with their job, while a whopping 34 percent are dissatisfied with how much stress they face at work.


Hypertension or High Blood Pressure


Perhaps 50 million Americans or more have elevated blood pressure. Despite improvements in awareness and treatment, as many as 35 percent of Americans with elevated pressures still are not even aware that they have a problem.


Eight True Remedies


Pure air, sunlight, abstemiousness, rest, exercise, proper diet, the use of water, trust in divine power--these are the true remedies. Every person should have a knowledge of nature's remedial agencies and how to apply them..


ABC's of Hepatitis


News of recent hepatitis A outbreaks in restaurants has focused attention on just one of three varieties of this liver disease. The others, hepatitis B and C, are not as easily transmitted but can be more dangerous.




Smoking is the most preventable cause of death in our society. During 1995,approximately 2.1 million people in developed countries died as a result of smoking. Tobacco use is responsible for nearly one in five deaths in the United States. Based on data from the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study II, it is estimated that 430,700 US deaths per year were attributable to smoking during 1990-1994.


Cholesterol and Children


Most people equate cholesterol problems and heart attacks with those of us from middle age and up. While the effects of eating fat and cholesterol will most likely manifest themselves in that age group, the eating patterns causing the problem start much earlier.


Eating Out


You won't always be able to prepare your own meals. Business lunches, family gatherings, and social events will draw you into restaurants, away from the secure low-fat kitchen that you've developed. Statistics show that up to half of our meals are eaten away from the home.




If you love desserts, you might think you're in for a rough time. But there's no reason why you have to forego dessert after a meal, or as a little snack, just because you're trying to lower your cholesterol, or lose weight for that matter. Like anything else, if you prepare desserts correctly -- and eat them in moderation -- they can be that extra treat you've been saving yourself for all day.




Don't go overboard on any one product or type of food. Fish is a good example. Some eaters make fish the main staple in their diet. Because it has less fat and cholesterol than meat, they feel they can eat as much as they want, as often as they want. Fish certainly can taste good, and can be prepared in a wide variety of ways. But let's take a closer look by comparing the approximate range of fat, cholesterol, and calories in fish, meat, and poultry.




Soups can provide a filling and nutritious meal, complete with vegetables, pasta, chicken or meat. Add bread and an appetizer to make an entire meal. While the soups presented in this month may take a little time to prepare, they are perfect foundations for your meal plans. They're low in fat and cholesterol, economical (the main ingredient is water!), and can be frozen for quick reheating at any time. Sounds like the perfect food.

07/2005 Light Meals for Healthy Arteries

If you don't feel like a heavy meal, try one of these light recipes. Most of the items can be eaten by themselves for a midday snack, or combined to form a complete light meal any time of the day.


Low-fat Low-cholestrol Baked Goods


Most articles contain recipes for healthy, enjoyable food. Unlike those given in diet books, you will see categories for milligrams of cholesterol and grams of fat, itemized for each item in the recipe. If you plan eating, exercise, and other behaviors accordingly, calories become unimportant.


Meal Plans


Until you're able to adjust your own recipes and eating habits, you can use the meal plans presented here as a guide. Each of these plans provide a full low-fat and low-cholesterol menu using products and ingredients that are easily found in local markets. Since each meal plan is just a guide, not a fixed diet, you might want to adjust or change it to suit your own needs and available products.


Getting Started With Good Staples


Reducing your dietary intake of fat and cholesterol is the safest, surest course of action. You'll probably be able to avoid drugs and medicine, or the possible side effects from suddenly increasing your amounts of fiber, niacin, or fish oils.


Challenging The Sociology of Eating


Consider the traditional approach to dieting, whether to lose weight or control cholesterol. You starve and, if committed, work out. You eat those little thin slices of low-fat low-cholesterol bread, and embarrass yourself with those “low cholesterol” meals while every one else is eating hamburgers and ice cream sundaes. After a few months you lose those  milligrams of cholesterol, looking forward to the day when you can eat anything you want again, in whatever quantities. But that's when you find out the bad news.

02/2005 To Burn Fat, How Fast?

Who burns more fat, the tortoise or the hare?


Leukemia Update


Leukemia is widely thought to be a nearly-always-fatal disease. The truth, however, offers a ray of hope, according to the Mayo Clinic Health Letter


12 Tips to Treat Colds and Flu the "Natural" Way

  With no cure in sight for the cold or the flu, current treatments can at best bring symptom relief or shorten the duration of those symptoms. You can take one of a variety of medications that may help relieve your symptoms. Or you can take the natural approach.


Common Indoor Pollutants


Recurring colds or allergies, chronic headaches, and overall sluggishness may be a symptom that your house is not well—literally.


Back Pain Remedies


Specialists recommend these exercises for preventing or remedying lower back problems, reports Natural Health.


Raising Calves at Home


Well-developed calf muscles add explosive power to your athletic performance, and balance and symmetry to your body's shape. Here's an exercise, courtesy of Shape magazine, to both strengthen the calves and help them look their best.


Simply Fruit


Winter fruits-- apples, bananas, pears are fine with me, but while they offer nourishment during the cold seasons, I can't say they cause my palate any excitement. It's summer's lush, ripe fruits that entice me far more.


Healthy Snacks


Instead of loading up on store-bought snacks, which are high in sodium and often high in fat (nearly all supermarket snack foods contain unhealthy partially hydrogenated fats), try these simple home-made snacks.


Learn to Love Sweat


"Women dew, men perspire, horses sweat." This Victorian exercise in euphemism is a perfect example of our culture's disdain for sweat—a bodily fluid that might lose its bad rep if people knew more about it.


Your Body's Guard


As you read this, you're being protected from an invading enemy by an army of millions—not the U.S. Army, but your body's immune system.


Easy on the Vitamins


Because of differences in individuals' metabolism, body weight and other factors, one person's overdose may cause no problems for another person.


The Injured Athlete

The most recent figures on sports injuries, as reported by American Health magazine, show 2.6 million Americans limping, groaning or being carried off fields, courts and streets each year.


No "Free Lunch


With packaged foods as much as with anything, the word "free" should set off alarms, warns Health Journal.


At a Loss for Words


You can't do much about some causes of laryngitis, but there are some steps you can take to protect your voice.


The World of Dreams


Furiously sparking neurons, memories continuously picked apart and reassembled in bizarre forms, rhythmic waves of electricity...that's the world of dreaming, and the more researchers learn about it, the more they're convinced that dream images aren't bizarre or random.