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Just 10 Minutes of Sitting Slows Blood Flow in the Legs

Results of a small study suggest that sitting for just 10 minutes is enough to reduce blood flow in small blood vessels in the legs.

By Diane Domina

How Is Severe Asthma Diagnosed?

Poor treatment adherence and persistent triggers are often the most common causes of severe asthma.

By Stephanie Stephens

My TSH Says I’m Fine – Now What?

Sometimes, your TSH, and even your T3 and T4 tests don’t always give the full picture. If your tests come back “normal,” and you still feel like something is off, you may want to ask your doctor to consider these tests as well.

By Ask HealthCentral

Rare Disease Advocate Encourages Advocating for Your Disease

Candace H. Lerman is the 1 in 10 Americans with a rare disease. Learn how she’s brought attention to her condition through advocating in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill.

By Erin L. Boyle

Tracking HbA1C: Why So Many Are 'Doing It'

With the incidence of diabetes continuing to rise, more Americans are tracking their own levels.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

How to Organize Your Thyroid Bloodwork Results

The bloodwork results that are important to pay attention to, and how to keep all of those results organized.

By Mary Shomon

The Connection Between Your Heart and Thyroid

Thyroid problems are a common cause of heart-related symptoms and conditions that increase your risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke.

By Mary Shomon

How is C-reactive Protein Connected to Heart Disease?

Learn more about how this blood test can measure inflammation in the body and may be an indicator of other developing conditions.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Hypothyroidism vs. Hyperthyroidism: Blood Tests

Learn more about blood tests for thyroid disease, and about hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.

By Mary Shomon

Two Ways to Increase Oxygen and Blood Flow

When the body is properly oxygenated and blood is flowing freely, every organ in the body benefits. Exercise is great for this, but there are also some other alternative methods that can be even more effective for overall health. The two I’d like to ...

By Kara Bauer