The HealthCentral Editorial Team

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Latest by The HealthCentral Editorial Team

10 Foods to Avoid with Acid Reflux

Some foods and drinks are more likely to trigger reflux symptoms than others. We’ve compiled a list of 10 foods that you may want to avoid to feel your best.

7 Famous People with OCD

OCD is an anxiety disorder that causes unwanted and repeated obsessions or behaviors. Here are some successful celebrities who had, or have, OCD.

9 Unusual Phobias That People Really Have

Here is a list of nine things that enough people are frightened of that experts have classified them as bona fide phobias. What's on your list?

How to Lose the Antidepressant Weight Gain

Some research suggests that as many as 25 percent of those who take antidepressants gain significant weight. The solution? Specific dietary guidelines to make the brain increase its production of serotonin.

Real People, Real RA

Does life with RA mean all dreams must be deferred? Not at all. Meet men and women who have adapted and overcome to keep up with the hobbies, sports, and pursuits they love.

What to Know About Anxiety Medication

Benzodiazepine medication can be helpful for anxiety. They are quick-acting and effective. However, they aren't without risks. Here are ten things you should know about anxiety medication.

Everything You Need to Know About Restless Leg Syndrome

When we say everything, we mean everything. The four signs of RLS, what causes it, how it affects your sleep, and the treatments available.

8 Safe Candies for Kids with Food Allergies

Halloween is a time for fun, but kids with food allergies need to be careful about which candies they eat. Here’s what to add to your trick-or-treat cauldron.

Men, Boys, Mental Health, and Suicide

How we can encourage men and boys to discuss mental health topics such as depression and suicide, and why support is so important.

How Sleep-Deprived Are You?

The amount of sleep you need may have little to do with the amount you actually get. Use our Sleep Diagnostic tool to determine whether you need more sleep.