What’s Your Body Trying to Tell You? Your body alerts you to many aspects of your health. Your stomach growling tells you when to eat. A powerful yawn lets you know you’re tired. Your body gives off many other valuable signals, but requires technology to detect them. Scientists are looking for new ways to track [...]
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Don’t Let Apnea Steal Your Sweet Dreams Most people who have sleep apnea don’t realize it. That’s because this disorder only occurs during sleep. Sleep apnea is when you have pauses in breathing while you’re asleep. These pauses can last from seconds to minutes. You may have difficulty breathing a few times or dozens of [...]
How to Prevent and Avoid Voice Problems Whether answering the phone, chatting with coworkers, or even letting loose on karaoke nights, your voice helps you connect with others. It acts as a reflection of your personality, mood, and health. Experts estimate that nearly 18 million adults in the U.S. have voice problems. You can take [...]
Early Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Key Painful, swollen, and stiff joints can be a sign of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common forms. The pain and stiffness can interfere with your life at home and at work. For some people, the disease is mild, but for others it can be disabling. [...]
Keep Your Digestive Juices Flowing How much you eat alters more than your waistline. It also affects your body’s organs, starting with your pancreas. With each bite, your pancreas must release enough digestive juices and hormones for you to benefit from the food you eat. Putting too much stress on your pancreas—by too much eating, [...]
Exploring the Biology of Relationships Cuddles, kisses, and caring conversations. These are key ingredients of our close relationships. Scientists are finding that our links to others can have powerful effects on our health. Whether with romantic partners, family, friends, neighbors, or others, social connections can influence our biology and well-being. Wide-ranging research suggests that strong [...]
When the Clot Thickens Lots of things can cause pain and swelling in your leg. But if your symptoms stem from a blood clot deep in your leg, it can be dangerous. Blood clots can happen to anyone, anytime. But some people are at increased risk. Taking steps to reduce your chances of a blood [...]
Make Healthy Choices for Yourself and Your Baby You’re having a baby! Now what? When you’re about to be a new mom, it can feel like there’s a lot to do and learn. You’ll likely hear well-meaning advice from family, friends, and even total strangers. You may feel a mix of emotions. Whether you’re overjoyed [...]
Cast Toxins From Your Living Space Take a look around your home. Do you know what’s in your household goods and products? Some chemicals can harm your health if too much gets into your body. Becoming aware of potentially harmful substances and clearing them out can help keep you and your family healthy. “There’s a [...]
The Benefits of Daily Cleaning Between Teeth You may have seen or heard news stories suggesting that you can forget about flossing, since scientists lack solid evidence that you’ll benefit from cleaning between your teeth with a sturdy string. But many dentists may beg to differ. They’ve seen the teeth and gums of people who [...]