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5 Things You Need to Know About Maple Syrup
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
On pancakes, waffles, oatmeal and more, Americans love maple syrup. In 2015, 3.4 million gallons of the sweet stuff were produced in the U.S. The rich flavor is one reason why it's so popular, bu...
Drug Discount Programs Can Save You Big on Generics
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
More than one-third of Americans use generic drug discount programs­­­­, which offer medication at low prices. Some provide hundreds of generics for just a few dollars per 30-day supply. The prog...
8 Answers to Key Questions After the GOP Pulls Its ACA Replacement Plan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
All the concerns about what would happen if GOP plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act became law have been replaced by a new one: What happens now that Republicans have scrapped the legislation...
House Pulls GOP Health Insurance Bill, but Some Changes Already Are Underway
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Even though the GOP for the second day in row decided against putting its health insurance plan up for a vote in the House, major changes to health insurance already are afoot. “The Trump adminis...
Cauliflower and Green Onion Mash
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Looking to sneak more veggies into your daily diet? Start swapping cauliflower into your recipes. This recipe for cauliflower mashed potatoes has just 93 calories per serving.
What's Missing From Your Heart
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Exercise is considered essential for any heart attack recovery, as well as for anyone who's had heart surgery or has congestive heart failure. Yet doctors aren’t prescribing physical activity for...
Can *Anything* Make Finding Mom Friends Easier?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
The creator of the new app Peanut is betting her idea will.
You Have to Watch This Moving Video About Breastfeeding Moms Being Shamed By Family Members
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
"No one ever asked me to miss out of life when I was formula feeding. Breastfeeding mothers deserve the same respect."
Think GOP Health Insurance Overhaul Is Stalled? Some Changes Already Are Underway
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Even though House Speaker Paul Ryan was forced Thursday to delay the vote on legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, major changes to health insurance already are afoot. “The T...
Could Breast Implants Be Linked to Cancer?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Women with breast implants may be at a higher risk for a rare cancer, according to an FDA announcement. Dr. Ordon clarifies that this is not a correlation with breast cancer, but a blood cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma. When an implant is placed, a woman’s body forms a capsule of biofilm around it – this is where the cancers may occur.
Is March Madness Leading to a Vasectomy Boom?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
March is the peak period for college basketball excitement! But according to the Cleveland Clinic, it’s also a peak period for something else.
DIY Dermatology Trend Dangers!
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra is here to discuss some DIY skin treatments that have gone viral. The Micro-Roller is supposed to plump lips by jabbing them with thousands of tiny needles as an alternative to fillers and collagen injections. “The little needles irritate the skin, and they also stimulate collagen,” explains Dr. Batra, who demonstrates the product on her own lips.
I Absorbed My Twin Before Birth
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
“I have a condition called chimerism,” explains Taylor. The rare condition occurs when two fraternal fertilized eggs fuse in the womb – in a sense, Taylor absorbed her own twin sister. “I have two different immune systems, and I have two different bloodstreams.
I Lost My Eye to Save My Life!
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
When she was just eight years old, Lindsay developed a lump on her eye. Lindsay was separated from her family for two months during treatment. The family hoped their ordeal was over, but 18 months later the cancer returned.
5 Reasons Sex Is Painful
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Want to learn exactly how you can treat these pleasure-blockers? In this video, we teach you about five common reasons why sex can feel painful, and give simple solutions for each. Tune in if you’re suffering from any of these.
Pappardelle With Asparagus and Salmon
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
By shaving butternut squash into thick ribbons, you can easily swap calorie-heavy Italian classics, like pappardelle, with a tasty low-carb alternative.
How to Protect Kids from Household Poisons
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Of the two million-plus calls to U.S. poison control centers in 2015, almost half concerned kids aged six and under,  according to the latest data from the American Association of Poison Control ...
Wedding Body Workout: 5 Moves for Cinching Your Waist
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
If you’re trying to get toned in time for the hotter weather and the wardrobe it requires, look no further. In this video, fitness expert Lauren Williams shares her five favorite moves for a cinched waist.
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23 Summer Hairstyles We're Completely In Love With
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Here's Why Chrissy Metz Doesn't Want Her 'This Is Us' Character's Weight Loss to Be So Easy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
"I kind of don't want her to figure it out right away."
This 1 Number Could Reveal Whether You'll Gain Excessive Weight During Pregnancy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Spoiler alert: It has to do with your youth.
Every Little Girl Is Going to Want to Wear These 'Girl Power' Tees From Children's Place
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
And they're very affordable.
5 Health Risks of Breast Implants
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Getting breast implants doesn't come without health risks. From infections to more serious conditions, watch the video to learn about the complications that can result from breast augmentation.
Why Healthy Food Doesn't Have to Cost More
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
When shopping for groceries and trying to decide between two items—say, brands of granola bars—how do you determine which is healthier? A lot of us automatically assume that the more expensive pr...
GOP Health Insurance Plan Hits Older People Hardest
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Helen Bell, a 59-year-old former hospital worker, suffers from several chronic conditions that often land her in the hospital and require frequent doctor visits and expensive medications. But hea...
How Clean Is Your Makeup Sponge?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
You might love your fancy sponge, but what are you REALLY smearing on your face? Users on one Reddit board got curious and cut their beauty sponges open. If they aren’t cleaned properly, foundation seeps into the centers of the sponges.
Man Gets Huge Tapeworm from Sushi?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
One avid fan of sushi and sashimi got an unexpected bonus with his meal – a 60-foot-long tapeworm!
Is Your Messy Toddler Naughty or Awesome?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
The latest trend has parents sharing hilarious pics of their little ones making huge messes. These parents are kidding about the shame – but is it actually good for toddlers to be messy?
Nude Sleeping
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Is sleeping in the buff better for you “down there”? One study has concluded that it is.
Ditch the Mommy Guilt with Humor
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
“Parenting can be difficult, right?” asks ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork. “You’re going to make some mistakes, but it’s important to have a sense of humor!” That’s why two moms, Alicia Ybarbo and Mary Ann Zoellner, collect tales of parents' not-so-shining moments.
Dr. Pimple Popper Faces off Against the "Blackhead Mask"
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Imagine having so many blackheads that it looks like you’re wearing a mask – that was the situation one man found himself in before Dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee, aka “Dr. Pimple Popper,” went to work. Dr. Lee explains that the “masked man,” also nicknamed “Zorro” by his friends, had a career working with jet engines. The heat in his workplace basically “baked” skin oil into his pores, and then extensive sun damage led to solar comedones -- enlarged blackheads – around his eyes and temples.
Would You Do the Deed with Your Kids in the Room?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
A post on a popular parenting site went viral when it posed an explosive question: Is it wrong to have sex in the same room with your children?
Can You Sue if Someone Gives You an STD?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Is your health status your own business, even if it endangers someone else? Legal expert Anahita Sedaghatfar says that legally, it’s not. “In most states, you have a legal obligation to inform a sex partner if you have an STD before you have sex with them.” This applies to all STDs, but most often legal cases are brought for incurable ones, like herpes and HIV.
Mom Shamed for Working Out!?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Mothers get shamed for everything: paying too much attention to their kids, neglecting their kids, how they dress their kids, and especially for “letting themselves go.” But surely no one would get shamed for getting a little healthy exercise while the kids are busy, right? Not so fast -- one mom has been shamed on social media for NOT letting herself go! Erin Oprea was minding her own business and jumping rope for a workout during her children’s soccer game when a nosy stranger took her picture and posted it on social media, accusing her of “trying to get attention.” What the cyberbully didn’t realize is that Erin is Carrie Underwood’s personal trainer, and Carrie herself came to Erin’s defense online.
Texas Dad Throws His Daughter a $6 Million Party
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
One girl’s Sweet 16 cost her dad a sweet $6 million!
6 Moves for Perfect Wedding Day Posture
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
These posture exercises will help you stand upright, sculpt your shoulders, and lengthen your core, so that you'll have better health as you age. Watch the video for the workout.
How to Make Healthier Southwestern Corn Chowder
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
In this recipe, we lighten up the classic dish with ingredients that are lower in fat and calories than the original. Then, we toss in punchy spices to give it a southwestern flavor.
How to Make a Rhubarb Crumble
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
In this recipe, we combine rhubarb with naturally sweet, also in season berries to make a gluten-free, fiber-packed rhubarb crumble you won’t be able to resist.
GOP Repeal Plans Hit Older People Hardest
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Helen Bell, 59, has several chronic health conditions that often land her in the hospital and require frequent doctor visits and expensive medications. But her health issues aren’t her biggest wo...
7 Richard Simmons Quotes We Love
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Richards Simmons took the fitness world by storm over three decades ago, with his inspiring story of weight loss and believing in himself. Watch the video to revisit all the times he reminded us to love yourself.
17 Outfits to Wear to the Beach This Summer
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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The Number of Infants' Deaths Has Dropped, According to Report
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Good news for parents.
Here's What Jennifer Lopez Has to Say About Rekindling a Romance With Ex
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
"I'm always gonna be there for him, he's always gonna be there for me."