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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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Wife Finds Gratitude In Every Last Moment As Husband Dies Of Cancer

15 minutes ago
The Minneapolis resident, 35, was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2011 after suffering a seizure at work. “Before [his first brain] surgery, Aaron made a lot of boner jokes. Aaron Purmort, 35, has died of brain cancer. His wife Nora Purmort, detailed their lives on the popular blog "My Husband's Tumor."

4 Moves To Get Toned—Fast

22 minutes ago
Photo Courtesy of Getty Images Usually we’re all about core strength and performance training. But consider this our nod to vanity: four moves to supercharge your workout and get ripped fast. The secret for three of them is drop sets — working to failure in repeating sets of lighter and lighter weight, which forces your muscles to work harder in less time. To perform drop sets, start with a weight you can rep six times with perfect form.

The Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dish You're Probably Forgetting

22 minutes ago
Aside from being delicious, having a salad at your holiday table adds some health benefits: raw vegetables are nutrient-dense and low in calories, and depending on the roughage you choose to include, they can also have “lots of fiber to fill you up,” explains Susan Albers, Psy.D., a specialist in eating issues, weight loss, body image concerns and mindfulness at the Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center.

9 Foods That Can Curb Your Sugar Cravings

22 minutes ago
If you’re trying to reduce your sugar intake, or looking for a healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth, try these satisfying snacks. By Amie Valpone A Healthy Granola Bar While a granola bar may seem like a healthier choice than a candy bar, many actually contain just as much sugar. Kind offers a line of Nuts & Spices bars that are made with only natural ingredients and contain just 5 grams of sugar. Sea Salt Crackers and Nut Butter When I want a sweet and salty snack, I top my favorite sea salt crackers with chocolate ...

5 Meditation Tips for People Who Can’t Focus

22 minutes ago
By Hallie Levine, Health.com Meditation is more than just a stress buster. Here, five tips from meditation guru Amit Sood, MD, professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic and author of The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living. Pick an activity that works for you One assumption novices make is that you have to sit in a corner chanting “ommm” for meditation to work.

The Condition Affecting New Dads That No One Is Talking About

29 minutes ago
“There’s this bias that you have to have a uterus to experience postpartum depression,” says Karen Kleiman, founder of The Postpartum Stress Center in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. “Just like it’s difficult for men to get help for breast cancer, men don’t want to admit out loud they have postpartum depression.”

Work Out While You Wait (In Line)

Yesterday
Sure, you could browse the tabloids for the latest Kardashian news while standing in those long holiday shopping lines — or, you could do your body some actual good.

The Link Between Breast Size And Mental Health in Young Women

Yesterday
Doctors carrying out breast research say that having asymmetric breasts should not be a dismissed health issue. Researchers at the Boston Children’s Hospital have found that both asymmetric and extra large breasts have a negative impact on the mental health of teens. The results were so pronounced that the lead doctor is recommending insurance agencies cover reconstructive surgery to solve these breast issues. In a new study published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the researchers looked at 59 young women aged 12 to 21 with breast asymmetry differing by at least one cup size, with 40 percent ...

6 Bizarre Plastic Surgery Procedures Americans Are Asking For

2 days ago
We continue to be swayed by the lunatic fringe of plastic surgery, the sometimes-bizarre procedures that doctors can feel torn about performing. Most women would just switch to comfy shoes — but for some, plastic surgery is the obvious solution.

Body Zaps, Pangs and Jolts: What Are They—And Should You Be Worried?

2 days ago
From muscle twitches to stabbing headaches, your random body quirks, explained. Other times, pain can grow slowly and steadily over time, almost so imperceptibly it becomes commonplace or “normal.” Many issues are explained as a result of our bodies’ quirks, but sometimes these oddities can signal something’s off in our nervous system — the communication channel between our brain and our body.   Here’s the lowdown on eight key nervous system complaints, and what to do: Stabbing Headache These sudden, sharp “icepick” headaches stop you in your tracks and feel so intense that they must be serious. As it ...

9 Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips You Can't Afford To Ignore

2 days ago
The holidays are a time for fun, family and food. They’re not the time you want to get sick to your stomach — literally.

10 Kitchen Tools Nutritionists and Chefs Can't Live Without

2 days ago
Microplane. YouBeauty Recipe Expert Elana Horwich relies on this handy tool for zesting, as well as grating parmigiano or pecorino on pasta or for grating fresh nutmeg. “It gives me fresh lemon juice and lime juice without the seeds,” she said. “I marinate fish, such as salmon, in a lemon/lime juice with a touch of olive oil, and then place in the broiler topped with parsley and dill — so simple.” 8” chef’s knife. “My wife and I use it more than any other knife,” said YouBeauty Culinary Expert Jim Perko. Then you don’t use any of the precious garlic oil, which science tells us ...

How Much Weight You'll Gain on Thanksgiving

2 days ago
Thanksgiving is more like a celebration of debauchery, drowned in gravy and covered with marshmallows. In fact, Eat This, Not That! predicts Thursday will probably cost you as much as 4,000 calories or more, between your standard morning breakfast and the liberal ladles of lard for dessert. No matter how many calories you eat, you’re simultaneously burning those calories off as well. “To gain one pound of fat in a day you would have to eat 3,500 calories more than what you burned off,” says Lisa Moskovitz, R.D., founder of The NY Nutrition Group.

Beware The Moderate-Intensity Workout Rut

2 days ago
The average recreational athlete, according to Stephen Seiler, an American exercise physiologist based in Norway, spends 45 to 75 percent of his or her total training time at moderate intensity. Related: Optimize Your Off-Season For a recent study on polarized training, a large number of cyclists, runners, triathletes, and cross-country skiers were required to balance the intensity of their training in four different ways for nine weeks. At the end of that period, the polarized group, whose members did more than two-thirds of their training at low intensity and most of the rest at high intensity, showed significantly greater improvements in aerobic ...

New FDA Rules Will Put Calorie Counts On Restaurant Menus Nationwide

2 days ago
Under the rules, calories must be displayed on all menus and menu boards. Other nutritional information - including calories from fat, total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrates, fiber, sugars and protein - must be made available in writing upon request.

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