Healthy Living Topics


Gut Check: Hospital Infections May Come From Patients Themselves

Researchers found most hospital-acquired infections originate from patients’ own bodies, often from their large intestines, home to hundreds of different bacterial strains.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Why Is Mixing Drugs So Dangerous?

Mixing drugs without a doctor’s approval is never a good idea. Yes, that includes alcohol. Here’s why.

By Lara DeSanto

Medical Care on a Cruise: What to Know

A former cruise ship doctor explains what you can expect if you need medical care on the ocean.

By Elizabeth Millard

How to Avoid Injury When Doing Yard Work

Consider what lifting and movements will be required in order to avoid injury with these tips.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Will the Future in Dieting be Guided by Genetics?

Struggling to lose weight? Science may soon be able to match a diet to your personal genetics.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

To Lower Risk of Diabetes Commit to Diet and Exercise

If you need a strong motivator to get you to realize that preventing type 2 diabetes is hugely possible and within your grasp, despite being at high risk, then the latest study is a true cheerleader. The 15-year study, which looked at preventing diab...

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Ways to Prevent Constipation

Try these easy tips to get your system moving again.

By Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

Food Additives That Can Kill Your Mood

You are probably aware of the physical impact food can have on your body, but what about the psychological? Even when you think you are eating a nutritious snack, chances are that there are hidden additives that could be harming your nervous system – ...

By Amanda Page

Are These Detoxing Plants In Your Home?

Want cleaner air to breathe in your abode? These plants are top-rated to help ease indoor pollution.

By Amanda Page

(INFOGRAPHIC) 10 Fashion Trends That Are Bad For Your Health

Everyone likes to look good and try out new fashion trends, but sometimes it can cost more than money. Here are 10 fashions to avoid. _ (click image to enlarge)_

By Amanda Page