Monthly Archives: September 2018

Unsuspecting Ways You Can Get Head Lice

Conditions Jenn SinrichSep 05 You know that lice can spread quickly—but do you know how and where? Here are the actual ways the tiny parasites travel from person to person. Attending a family reunion Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock Family get-togethers are wonderful, but they are also a great excuse for relatives to squeeze together for a family photo. “Almost all head ...

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Causes of B12 Deficiency | Reader’s Digest

Conditions Kelly BryantSep 05 A vitamin B12 deficiency, whether because you’re not getting enough B12 or aren’t absorbing it well, can cause symptoms like fatigue, difficulty walking, weakness, and confusion. Find out if you may be vulnerable to this condition. A vegetarian or vegan diet Foxys Forest Manufacture/Shutterstock Adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet delivers a lot of health benefits, ...

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The Healthiest Nuts You Can Eat

Walnuts It’s been said that walnuts are the oldest known tree food, dating back 10,000 years. Walnuts appear to have a wide variety of health benefits, plus they’re rich in certain phytochemicals—especially phenols, phytates, and phytosterols—making them the top nut of all the healthiest nuts. They’re the only nut containing omega-3 fatty acids, which are linked with anti-inflammatory benefits. Specifically, ...

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Abnormal Mammogram: Questions to Ask

Health Care Colette HarrisSep 05 You need these answers about your mammogram results. How to handle your mammogram results iStock/kokouu No one wants to hear that a mammogram result is abnormal. Is something wrong? Did they find cancer? Am I going to be okay? It’s quite common for women, especially those under 50, to be called back for a second ...

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Secrets Hair Stylists Won’t Tell You

Standing all day and using scissors and a blow-dryer takes its toll iStock/Milan Markovic I have arthritis in my fingers, calcium deposits in my wrist, and 10 percent less hearing than I used to. I am a physical wreck. We see women at their worst iStock/Berc Their hair is wet, they have foils on their hair, they have no makeup ...

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Interstitial Cystitis Symptoms | Reader’s Digest

Conditions Marissa LaliberteSep 05 Check with your doctor if you’re experience any of these cystitis symptoms, described by Nicole Cozean, PT, DPT, WCS, CSCS and Jesse Cozean, MBA, in their book, ‘The Interstitial Cystitis Solution.’ What is interstitial cystitis? iStock/monkeybusinessimages “Experts have argued over the exact language and terminology for IC for almost 150 years, which means there’s still a ...

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Low Carbohydrate Diet: Carb Myths Not to Believe

Healthy Eating Marissa LaliberteSep 05 Eat the foods you love while losing weight, preventing disease, and slowing aging—sound too good to be true? John McDougall, MD, explains why you should embrace carbs and starches in ‘The Healthiest Diet on the Planet.’ Myth: Carbs leave you drained and foggy-brained iStock/Yuri_Arcurs Truth: Every cell in the body uses carbohydrates for energy. When ...

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Pimple Treatment: How Dermatologists Treat Pimples

Beauty Alison MartinSep 05 Good advice from the docs who know how to put a pimple in its place. First: Survey what products you’re using iStock/Diane Diederich The first thing Diana Bolotin, MD, assistant professor and director of Mohs Micrographic Surgery at the University of Chicago, does is check out the product label on her face washes and moisturizers, especially ...

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Feeling Bloated? How Doctors Treat Bloating

Everyday Wellness Elizabeth BacharachSep 05 Feel like you look preggo or ate a ginormous lunch? We turned to the gastroenterologists who know how to make bloating go away fast. They keep a food journal Stasique/Shutterstock Frequently, the cause of bloating is related to diet. Many gastroenterologists first recommend taking a closer look at what you’re consuming daily. Benjamin Cohen, MD, ...

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Postpartum Depression Myths and Facts

Conditions Laura RichardsSep 05 There’s a lot of misinformation about postpartum depression (PPD) and what it means for new moms. Here’s what you need to know. Myth: Postpartum depression is just like typical depression iStock/sdominick Postpartum depression is quite different from typical depression in that the symptoms can manifest into bouts of anger and rage. Kimberly Solo, LICSW has a ...

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