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Fitness

The Secret to Really Sticking to Your Workouts

Pull out your calendars! Researchers say the trick to sticking to your workouts involves planning far in advance.

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Surgery

This Hysterectomy Procedure Could Spread Undetected Uterine Cancer, Finds Study

A recent Yale study warns that a specific minimally invasive surgery used to perform the common hysterectomy can increase the risk of death in women who had undetected uterine cancer.

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Cardio

Exercise Like Your Brain Depends on It

There’s a new reason we should all be working out regularly. A recent study found that physical fitness also helps us problem-solve and make smarter decisions.

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Risk Factors

Why It’s Time to Stop Vaping Now

The news is only getting worse for e-cigarettes, which the CDC has linked to more than 450 possible cases of lung disease. We’ve got the latest plus advice on how to stay safe.

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Risk Factors

'Open Sesame?' What You Need to Know About This Common Allergy

Being allergic to sesame may be more common than we thought—and you might not even be aware when you’re consuming it thanks to food labeling laws.

Woman lifting weights at the gym.
Cardio

There’s No Better Time Than Now for Older Adults to Hit the Gym

You don’t have to have decades of workouts under your belt to reap the muscle-building benefits, finds a new study.

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Healthy Aging

Have You Been Using Hormones to Manage Menopause for Too Long?

According to a new study, extended periods of time on hormone replacement therapy may increase breast cancer risk.

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Nutrition

Dark Chocolate for Depression? Science Says Yes

Good news for the chocoholics out there: New research finds that this yummy food may help those with depression symptoms.

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Self Care

A Super Fun Way to Blow Off Steam After Work

Tough day at the job? Stress relief may be a digital game download away, says new study.

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Treatment

There’s More Evidence on How Exercise Helps Depression Symptoms

A new study looks into why and how physical activity can boost your mood so much. Here’s what you should know.