Year-Round Breast Cancer Prevention

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but that doesn't mean it should be out of the public eye now that November's rolled around. After all, preventing cancer – particularly a cancer that strikes an estimated one in eight women – should be a year-round endeavor. It's also important to recognize that many of the tips to help prevent breast cancer...

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Your Unhealthiest Habit: Not Exercising

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If the power of exercise isn't already common sense to you, consider that not exercising is worse for your health than smoking, heart disease and diabetes. According to a study published in JAMA Network Open, an open-access journal of the American Medical Association, being fit (measured in terms of cardiorespiratory fitness) was inversely related to...

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Say No-No to Yo-Yo Dieting

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Someone who yo-yo diets or "weight cycles" loses weight, gains it back, loses it again and so on. It's an endless cycle that can have a variety of health consequences, from emotional to physical, and it's a serious topic because as you've probably figured out by now, too many people who struggle to lose weight end up yo-yo dieting. In fact, you may be...

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The Pros and Cons of Video Games

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It takes a concerted effort to keep kids away from video games these days, particularly when games are accessible on such a wide variety of readily available formats, including smartphones and tablets. As a parent, should you be restricting your child in terms of the amount of time they spend playing video games? Recent research suggests that's not an...

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5 Ways to Live a Decade Longer

Taking care of your health can seem complicated sometimes, but it's really not. Pursue healthy habits, and you'll increase your risk of enjoying a longer, more productive life. Pursue unhealthy habits, and well – your number could be up sooner than you want it to be.

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Does Poor Sleep Impact Grades as Much as Alcohol or Drugs?

College students are known for staying up late pulling the all-night study sessions. They're also known, at least in some cases, for pursuing risky health behaviors such as binge drinking or even using drugs. Know which one can hurt their grades more? The numbers are actually strikingly similar.

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