Diane Domina

Diane is a Senior Content Producer at Remedy Health Media. She writes the Daily Dose for HealthCentral and is the editorial director at HealthCommunities. Her goal is to contribute to a valuable, trustworthy, and informative experience for people who are searching for health information online.

Conditions Covered:Healthy Living, Food & Nutrition, Fitness & Exercise, Healthy Aging, Mental Health, Brain & Nerve Health

Latest by Diane Domina

Germy Stethoscopes in the ICU – and a Cleaning Solution

Your doctor’s stethoscope could be covered with potentially harmful bacteria — including Staphylococcus aureus, which can cause serious infections.

Kimberly-Clark Recalls Tampons That May Cause Illness

Kimberly-Clark issued a voluntary recall of certain tampons after receiving reports from consumers of the product unraveling or coming apart during removal.

The Mood-Boosting Effects of Exercise for Bipolar Disorder

People who are more physically active throughout the day have more perceived energy and a more positive mood, especially those with bipolar disorder.

Yes, You Can Ease Food Cravings: Here's How

Whether you desire salty snacks, savory foods, or sweet treats, cravings can wreak havoc on your healthy eating plan. There're several reasons why this is true.

Flu Shots: Racial Disparities in Teens Who Get Them

African-American teens get flu vaccines at lower rates than white or Hispanic adolescents and teens have lower flu shot rates than other age groups overall.

Multitasking and Stressed? It Shows in Your Eyes

Overworked, overwhelmed, overtired? If so, the size of your pupils may show it, according to a study examining the effects of multitasking on mental health.

How the Mediterranean Diet Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Women who follow a Mediterranean- diet high in plant foods and olive oil and low in meats and processed foods have a 25 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease than women who eat a typical American diet.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Raises Prostate Cancer Risk

Men with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at increased risk of developing prostate cancer, according to a study.

Incontinence Drug Can Relief Menopause-Related Hot Flashes

Researchers have found that the urinary incontinence medication oxybutynin can reduce the severity and frequency of hot flashes in menopausal women who aren't able to take hormone replacement therapy.

Wake Up! Too Much Sleep Could Harm Your Heart

While the adverse health effects of lack of sleep are well documented, a study suggests too much sleep may raise your risk for cardiovascular disease and death.