You try to take good care of yourself. But some habits that you think are healthy may actually be harmful. Here’s how to avoid five common mistakes.
There has been a sharp rise in colorectal cancer cases among adults younger than age 55. In response, the American Cancer Society now recommends most people begin colorectal cancer screening at age 45.
“Gut feelings” are the real deal. Your digestive organs, or “gut,” can react to emotions such as anxiety, sadness, and anger. And your brain can react to signals from your gut as well.
Don't sit too close to the TV. Don't watch TV without a light on in the room. Don't use over-the-counter eyedrops. Are these statements true? Find out by taking the following quiz.
Experts are increasingly urging people to know their BMI, a figure that takes into account not just weight but also height to indicate body fat.
Too much stress can affect both your emotional and physical health. This assessment will help you identify your life "stressors."
Your body needs cholesterol to make hormones and to keep your cells healthy. Cholesterol comes from two sources: your liver and your diet. But if your diet exceeds the body’s need for cholesterol or saturated fats, your cholesterol level in your blood will increase. This video discusses treatments and lifestyle changes that may be prescribed by your doctor.
A lumbar puncture is also known as a spinal tap. The most common reason for a lumbar puncture is to remove a small amount of cerebrospinal fluid to help diagnose various disorders, such as meningitis or encephalitis.