4 Tricks to Make a Healthy Habit Stick for Good

Wake up 30 minutes earlier to walk before work. Swap candy for fruit when a sugar craving hits. Do 60 fly-ups during Dancing With The Stars. Healthy goals always seem so straightforward—until temptation strikes and you end up hitting snooze, raiding a vending machine, or vegging out on the couch. …

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Stem Cells, Fecal Transplants Show Promise for Crohn's Disease

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Two experimental therapies might help manage the inflammatory bowel disorder Crohn’s disease, if this early research pans out. In one study, researchers found that a fecal transplant — stool samples taken from a healthy donor — seemed to send …

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What to Do If You Have a Cancer Scare

Late last month, Angelina Jolie announced that she had surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes with the aim of reducing her cancer risk. In her New York Times op-ed, she noted that she had recently had a cancer scare: Her doctor was concerned about some unusual blood test results, and …

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Can my fibroids ever turn into cancer?

Can my fibroids ever turn into cancer? Don’t worry: True uterine fibroids do not develop into cancer, and having them doesn’t up your risk of the disease, either. Fibroids arise from the uterine wall; they often appear in multiples. As many as 25 percent of reproductive-age women may get them. …

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How One Man’s Photos Are Celebrating Athletic Women’s Bodies

The definition of a physically fit woman is often misaligned with being super skinny and seriously lacking in muscle. But Jasper, Indiana, photographer Cory Layman is out to challenge that stereotype with his riveting photo series “Body by Derby.” Inspired by Howard Schatz’s Athlete, Layman’s snaps feature roller derby players …

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7 Delicious New Takes on Avocado Toast

It seems that every kind of food, no matter how basic, is getting fancy these days: Broth, coffee, jerky–and now toast. If you have any doubt that toast has gone gourmet, remember that Gwyneth Paltrow compared toast (specifically, avocado toast) to “a favorite pair of jeans” in her 2013 cookbook …

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What This Young Woman Can Teach Us All About Living

UPDATE (April 10, 2015): Lauren Hill passed away this morning, the Associated Press reports. Perhaps you stressed out today about having too much to do at work. Or you were unnerved by the cost of having to fix yet another thing in your house or car. Or you’ve put on some weight and …

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