We’ve all heard cancer described as being in a particular stage, with higher numbered stages more serious than lower numbers. But what do these numbers actually mean? Most doctors use a staging system called TNM, which measures tumor formation (T), lymph node involvement (N), and the presence of metastasis.
An asthma diagnosis can be limiting and frustrating at times. It may necessitate you to make some adjustments in your lifestyle. Many patients become extremely overwhelmed, and they let the disease control the way they live their lives. With all the advancements in treatment and the free flow of information, don’t let asthma get in your way. Control it before it can control you. Learn to live better every day through:
A stroke occurs when the brain is said to have stopped functioning. This may be due to a shortage of blood supply to the brain caused by blockage of the artery or when the vessels of blood in the brain rupture depriving the brain cells of oxygen hence the death of the cells.The blockage in the artery may be due to a blood clot, bacteria or even air. Cholsestrol build-up in the general body arteries causes this too since it affects blood circulation to the whole body.
If you are planning a flight with your infant, there are many things to consider before you board an airplane. There are many safety rules and regulations being put in place by the airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that you will have to consider. Not to mention the fact that many parents should also regard the other passengers that will be seated in close proximity to their little one. Here a seven tips to help make the flight with your baby a pleasant one…
Every year, thousands of people spend hours at airports and flying. Each individual is likely to be carrying all kinds of shocking maladies with them. This alone is enough to make any regular flyer cringe. However, there is some good news; all flyers can avoid getting sick by following these simple healthy travel guidelines.
Buying a used car? When you are looking for a used car, you’ll want to put your best foot forward, and your best effort into the endeavor. When the seller is much more comfortable with speaking with you, you might find that they will open up to you about the true state of the automobile and possibly what it’s really worth. Then you can certainly set a price to purchase it at.
Jet lag is common among frequent travelers. Fatigue can soothe you into a deep sleep, making you miss important meetings and throw you off schedule. Imagine sleeping off and missing a scheduled business meeting, tour visit, or even missing out on a scheduled flight. Exasperating, isn’t it? Fortunately, there are natural cures for this! Top health brewers have come up with juices, tonics, and teas that cure many ailments, including insomnia.
Today, technology enables us to communicate with people from all around the world. You do not need to travel across countries in order to hold a meeting with your business associates or clients. Travelling takes up a considerable amount of your precious time which can be spent on other things. Now, you can meet your clients or partners by conducting a multi-person video conferencing.
Backing into a parking spot is miserable for some people.
Many people often do not know about the previously expensive cars you can now buy for less than $20,000 when making their choices. When you have an idea of the type of car that you would need to buy, you will always find ways of saving money during your purchase. Here are five previously expensive cars you can now buy for less than $20,000 from the market today:
I didn’t think about retirement until I landed a job as a personal finance reporter at CNBC, writing about the financial challenges people face. Toward the top of that list, I soon learned, is how unprepared people are for their paychecks to stop. The problems felt insurmountable. One remedy I kept hearing about, however, was pretty simple.
Everything’s fine. That makes it the perfect time to start saving for when things go wrong. Saving can be hard. Visualizing your goal and your progress makes it easier to stay motivated.
Half of home buyers look to only one lender when getting a mortgage for a new home, according to a recent survey from personal finance website NerdWallet. Comparing interest rates between five different lenders can result in $430 in savings in the first year alone, based on NerdWallet’s calculations for a 30-year fixed-rate $260,000 mortgage. If all Americans did this, they could save $776 million in one year across all home sales, the website said.
Since the premiere of the latest and arguably most heartwarming season of Queer Eye, the Fab Five are bigger and more fabulous than ever. So when we had a chance to chat with Antoni Porowski, the chef in the group, we jumped. On the show, Porowski cooks up simple, flavorful recipes, and he’s even opened his own eatery, The Village Den—think comfort food with a nutritious spin—in New York City. Below, Porowski dishes about all things healthy eating, including why he only consumes solid food between noon and 8 pm.
Add this to cool medical stuff you didn’t know: “Semi-identical twins” are incredibly rare—and a remarkable case has just been described in a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine. Doctors say this is just the second instance of semi-identical twins that have been reported.
Sure, there is some truth to that old adage “you are what you eat.” But the latest research shows that when you eat can be just as crucial. “Eating in tune with your circadian rhythms—a.k.a. your body’s inner clock that guides you to wake and sleep—automatically helps your health. You are getting fuel when you can actually use it and allowing your body to rest when it needs to,” says Michael Roizen, MD, chief wellness officer of the Cleveland Clinic and coauthor of What to Eat When. In fact, according to a 2015 study, ignoring these rhythms and eating at the wrong times—say, late at night—can raise blood sugar, a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Want to understand meal timing a bit more? Experts weighed in on the four key guidelines to follow.
When you go to your “happy place,” you might picture yourself relaxing on a beach in Bali, fitting back into a pair of favorite old jeans, or landing that promotion you’ve been gunning for. But here’s the thing: Elation, achievement, and success aren’t the same as the warm and fuzzy feelings of happiness—and mixing them up may actually bum you out. That’s why we endeavored to learn what happiness really means, by interviewing a handful of people who have devoted years of their lives to studying it. Read about what their research and real-life experience has taught them; then use their wisdom and advice to boost your own joy. (Spoiler alert: Those old jeans will do more good in the giveaway bin.)
Warning: Put down your lunch before reading this. You’ve probably never seen an image of a yeast infection blocking a heart valve—and it’s a sight.
“Feed a cold, starve a fever.” The classic saying suggests that a cold can be squashed with adequate food intake, while a fever will burn off faster if you, well, fast. With flu season upon us, we couldn’t help but wonder: Is the medical motto fact or fiction?
There are those moments when sunlight pierces the clouds as if in a painting, your partner unexpectedly cleans the whole house on a whim, or your computer miraculously unfreezes after what you feared was a disastrous death spiral—and a warm feeling of gratitude pours over you. If you didn’t have next-door neighbors, you’d toss open the shutters and start singing like Maria on an Austrian hilltop.
Your body’s internal clock, or circadian rhythm, dictates a lot of your day. It tells you when you’re hungry and need to scarf some food, when you’re tired and should hit the hay, and more. That body clock also determines what time of day your body burns the most calories, even when you’re at rest doing nothing, a new study shows.
When a female bee is ready to mate, her body emits special chemicals that signal to any male bees buzzing around her hive that she’s looking for some (wink, wink) action. But what about human females—do they do something similar to let men know when they’re fertile?
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes dry, itchy patches on the skin, and though it’s common, some cases are much more severe than others. Influencer Aimee Godden has one of those severe cases, but instead of trying to hide her skin from the world, she embraces it as part of who she is.
Getting certified in CPR is undeniably a noble thing to do. In the case of an emergency, it can be a life-saving form of first aid. But it’s not easy to get comfortable with that kind of responsibility. One hospital went the extra mile to help people gain confidence by creating a playlist of songs that have just the right beat to time CPR compressions to.
Yes, we know, you’ve been reminded approximately a bazillion times to wash your hands regularly during cold and flu season. But quick refresher on why it’s so, so important: Virus-containing droplets expelled via sneezes or coughs can easily be transferred between people—even by simply shaking hands or grabbing a doorknob and then touching your nose or mouth.
When it comes to obsessions, Katie has one we can all relate to: sweatpants.
This summer, the tragic death of Mollie Tibbetts, a 20-year-old University of Iowa student who was followed and killed while she was out jogging alone, reminded us of the very real and scary risk women face when they go for a run solo. Sadly, a similar crime happened again this week, when 35-year-old Wendy Karina Martinez was stabbed to death while jogging by herself in Washington D.C.
No one appreciates their sense of smell when they pass a trash heap or accidentally step in dog poop. But your nose knows a lot—not just when things stink. In fact, your ability to smell, or not, can tell you a lot about your health. Here, why you shouldn’t take your whiffing powers for granted.
Turns out, your body has a stress-release button. Between the tendons, two or three finger widths above the center of your inner wrist is a point called pericardium 6 (PC6), explains Nada Milosavljevic, MD, director of the Integrative Health Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Research shows that using your finger to apply pressure to PC6 has a calming effect on the central nervous system (CNS).
Anyone who stares at a screen all day knows that eye strain is real, but it’s hard to avoid in most office jobs—so what are you to do? I personally reach for eye patches when I’m seeking some relief, especially after a long night, or a flight when my puffy under eyes need some TLC.
When I first heard about the dessert hummus trend, I was skeptical. After all, chocolate is sacred, and chickpeas have other important places to be, like in salads. But when I recently spotted a strategically placed container of brownie batter hummus by the supermarket cash register, I caved. Curiosity (and an unexpectedly straightforward ingredient list) got the best of me.
When I find a pair of sneakers I love, I’ll wear them over and over again until I’ve ripped through the sole. That’s exactly what happened to my favorite pair of black slip-ons recently, which sent me on a search for a new pair of kicks. My goal? A sneaker that was super comfortable—I need it to stand up to the harsh sidewalks of New York City, since I spend a lot of time on my feet walking when I’m not in the office. But since much of this time is spent socializing with friends, I also wanted a stylish shoe, not something you’d find labeled “athletic.”
This story is part of Health’s #RealLifeStrong series, where we are celebrating women who represent strength, resilience, and grace.
No matter how much you love food or how skilled you are in the cooking department, eating well on a consistent basis is an ongoing battle—especially after an exhausting day, when the very thought of cooking dinner (never mind cleaning up the aftermath) sends you straight to the nearest fast-food joint.
Ever notice how when your tummy is rumbling, you’re more likely to lash out at unsuspecting loved ones or even innocent bystanders? This sudden, irrational rage is often referred to as “hanger” (a combo of hunger and anger) and experts say it is a very real thing.
Prince Harry’s loving gaze (and now-iconic lip bite) when he saw Meghan Markle walk down the aisle probably encouraged every single person to fire up their dating apps shortly after the duo exchanged “I dos.” But as it turns out, people aren’t necessarily looking for their redheaded Prince Charming on Tinder. In a recent study, researchers found that most men and women use dating apps because of one thing: boredom.
Ballerina Ingrid Silva on Unraveling Stereotypes: ‘I Can Still Look Classical and Elegant With My Natural Hair’
This interview is part of Health’s #RealLifeStrong series, where we are celebrating women who represent strength, resilience, and grace.
I dread trying on bathing suits and the experience is only made worse by one thing: remembering how easy it was to pick out a cute bikini when I was younger. Oh, how I long for the days when the hardest decision I made was bandeau or triangle top. Nowadays, new swimsuit styles are constantly emerging, and since sizing differs from store to store, I usually end up trying on multiple styles in multiple sizes—meaning there’s bound to be 10 swimsuits that look terrible on me for every one I actually like. I know it’s natural for my body to change as I grow older, but that doesn’t make it easier when I notice a new imperfection pop up in the dressing room mirror.
Health and happiness go hand in hand, but finding a good balance can be difficult—especially for someone with as busy a schedule as Lethal Weapon actress Jordana Brewster. The mom of two (who’s also well known for her work on The Fast and Furious movies), has found a way to keep her mind and body healthy by staying consistent with her family’s schedule and taking time for herself to stay sane. Her idea of self care? Having an hour to herself when no one else is home.
Kourtney Kardashian is encouraging self-care.
Early in the film Bridesmaids, in a scene that sets the comedy’s plot in motion, Maya Rudolph’s Lillian tells Kristen Wiig’s Annie she’s gotten engaged. Struggling to hide her shock at her best friend’s news, Annie alternates pained exclamations of “Oh my god!” with “What is happeningggg?”
If you like sitting outside, this is the blanket for you.
You spend eight or so hours a day at your workplace, tackling deadlines while navigating the needs of your clients and colleagues. So it’s completely understandable that when the workday ends and you finally walk through your front door, you’ll have plenty of craziness to tell your spouse about.
Okay, so we’re not saying it’s acceptable to be unfriendly to people for no reason. But as the new book F You Very Much teaches us, women who push back against thoughtless jerks are often misconstrued as being rude—and that comes with consequences. Careers can stall. Health issues can go undetected. Sex lives can suffer. (Yes, this matters.)
Quick, what comes to mind when you think of a marriage proposal? Probably a man on bended knee. Well, now you need to add a lady doing squats to that image of betrothal bliss. Because the new trend out there is something called “proposal shape.” Yes, that’s right: Before you’re a shredded bride, you now need to be a fit fiancée.
There’s a 14-Year Age Gap Between Bachelor Arie and Contestant Bekah M. Experts Weigh in on Whether It Can Work
During last night’s episode of ABC’s The Bachelor, Bekah Martinez (you know her as the coquettish, pixie cut–rocking “Bekah M.”) finally revealed her age to this season’s star, Arie Luyendyk Jr. The revelation? Martinez is 22, making her 14 years younger than the 36-year-old race-car driver. (Cue this face.)
There are several obstacles to keeping in touch with family and friends while you’re studying abroad, but there are ways to make communicating easier on everyone. Before you leave on a jet plane, calculate the time difference between your loved ones and where you will be. This will be an important factor to when and how you can talk to your family and friends.
Hair, makeup, style – – there are countless reasons why you would want to make people look and feel better about themselves and allow them the chance to make a great impression each and every time. One of the reasons may be simply that you get irritated when walking around and seeing people whose eyebrows are not shaped evenly or in ways that really do not compliment their face. It may also be because of the many people who wear the wrong colors when it comes to makeup so much so that they look like dolls. Instead of criticizing such people, why not go to beauty school, learn, and help them?
Constipation is the most common digestive complaint among people in North America. It affects 42 million people in the U.S. annually. Constipation occurs when food waste travels slowly through the digestive system. The water in the stool is then absorbed by the colon and ultimately yields a dry, hard, and painful stool to pass.