healthy living

Prepping for Cold Season

What to do about that runny nose and cough.

December 11, 2017

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Don’t Believe Everything You Read

In the age of constantly changing health news, it pays to look behind the headlines.

December 4, 2017

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Preventing and Reversing Cognitive Decline

Heads up. A new book outlines a protocol to stop the progression of Alzheimer’s and reverse memory loss.

November 27, 2017

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Eat Your (Whole-Grain) Fiber

Not all fiber is created equal.

November 20, 2017

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Numb Fingers or Toes? You Could Have Raynaud’s.

The onset of chilly weather can spur an attack.

November 13, 2017

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Your Vintage is Showing: Alcohol and Aging

Your body can’t handle one or two drinks the same way it did in your younger days. We explain.

November 6, 2017

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You’ve Got Personality. But What Type?

You’re an extrovert; your friend’s an introvert. Understanding the difference can help your relationship.

October 30, 2017

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Is Your Brain Liberal or Conservative?

The great divide between Democrats and Republicans may be a result of how differently their brains are wired.

October 23, 2017

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The Case for Cataract Surgery. Or Not.

Get rid of your glasses? Not so fast. Focusing in on cataract surgery.

October 16, 2017

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How to Get a Better Night’s Rest

Can you improve the quality of your sleep? We count the ways.

October 9, 2017

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Want to Live to 100? Move to a Blue Zone

Longevity clues from areas in the world where people live the longest.

October 2, 2017

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Shortcuts to Nirvana

Psychedelic drugs may make you happier and smarter. On the other hand, evidence suggests that paying attention to breathing can soothe jangled nerves.

September 18, 2017

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Are You Getting Enough of the Right Fats?

You may be eating too much omega-6 in processed foods. But don’t just up your omega-3 consumption; what’s important is the ratio.

September 11, 2017

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The Perils of Too-Tight Pants

Wearing skinny jeans has its health hazards. So does shapewear.

September 4, 2017

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Choosing a Final Exit

How to die well — there’s a growing discussion.

August 28, 2017

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Hot Town Summer in the City

D.C. is hot. Some secrets for staying cool.

August 21, 2017

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Why Bother With Mindfulness?

A yoga teacher explains how to incorporate mindfulness into your everyday life.

August 14, 2017

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Forest Bathing: Back to Nature

Cancel your shrink appointment. Just spending time in a nearby park can improve your mood, even lower your blood pressure.

July 31, 2017

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