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Discover the latest health news, along with practical tips on how to adopt a healthy lifestyle by improving your diet and moving more. From proven home remedies to advice on managing and preventing chronic health conditions, we’ll keep you looking and feeling your best.

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13 Essential Vitamins Your Body Needs to Stay Healthy

Are you getting enough of the 13 essential vitamins your body needs to stay healthy? Here’s what each vitamin does—and how to achieve the recommended daily intake through a healthy diet.

What Happens When You Start Walking 10,000 Steps a Day

Considering this popular fitness goal? Read this first.


Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids That Actually Work

Get the secrets to quick relief from the pain and itching.


How to Get Rid of Hiccups

Why do hiccups always seem to strike at the worst possible moment? Here’s how to get rid of hiccups fast.


A Guide to the Essential Steps of CPR

Doing CPR right away can double or even triple a person’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest.

The Best Remedies for Constipation Relief

These natural home remedies for constipation will help get your bowels back on track.


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What It’s Like Living With Generalized Anxiety Disorder

As anxiety disorders go, this is one of the most common—especially in older adults.

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If You’ve Never Tried a Group Fitness Class, This Might Convince You to Sign Up

Exercising with a companion or in a group—whether at yoga sessions or when cycling—has many upsides.


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Silent Signs You Aren’t Getting Enough Vitamins

Even healthy eaters run the risk of nutrient deficiency. Here are the red flags to watch for—and what you can...


Feeling Stressed? It Turns Out Laughter Really Is the Best Medicine

Beyond providing an instant mood lift, laughing loudly—and often—may even reduce your risk for a heart attack.


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Are You Simply Tired, Or Could It Be a Case of Chronic Fatigue?

Here's what you should know about this frequently misunderstood health condition.

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6 Lifestyle Tweaks For a Healthier Heart

Small changes to your daily routine can yield big benefits to your heart health. Here's how to get in tick-tock...


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How to Set—and Maintain—Healthy Boundaries in a Relationship

Everyone can benefit from setting boundaries. Here are some tips on how to draw the line—and stay inside it.


How Stem Cell Therapy is Saving Lives

New medical advances promise relief from back pain, vision loss, multiple sclerosis, osteoarthritis and other diseases—all using stem cells, the...


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Sneaky Heart Disease Symptoms That Women Often Ignore

While women experience chest pain in nearly two-thirds of heart disease cases, that’s often not their primary symptom.


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How Much Sleep You Really Need, According to Science

You've probably heard you should be getting eight hours of sleep a night, but it turns out that guideline doesn't...

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How to Spring Clean Your Relationship

Not all couples fight: some seethe in silence until they combust, while others simply let themselves drift apart. This three-step...


10 Tips to Improve Your Eyesight

They're two of your most precious possessions, but chances are, you take your eyes for granted. Read on for 10...


Yes, You Can Reverse Heart Disease—Here’s How

Certain lifestyle factors contributing to heart disease are within your control—even after the condition has taken hold.


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His Tests Ruled Out a Heart Attack—But One Doctor Wasn’t Convinced

Unfortunately, a number of challenges stood in the way of diagnosing the young man's rapidly deteriorating condition...


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If You’re Counting on Supplements to Get These Results, Think Again

Although some supplements can offer health benefits, it’s important to note their limits—and to question some of the more extravagant...


This Young Woman Was Haunted By the Sounds of Elevator Music and Seagulls Squawking—But Nothing Was ...

The auditory hallucinations were only the beginning of her terrifying medical mystery.


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50 Everyday Habits That Slash Your Risk For Heart Disease

Heart doctors from across Canada reveal how they keep their *own* tickers in top condition.


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My Funny Valentine: Hilarious Valentine’s Day Stories That Are Guaranteed to Make You Grin

Want to make your sweetheart smile? Check out the funniest Valentine's Day stories in Reader's Digest history.


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Proven Tricks to Spice Things Up in the Bedroom

Has sex become a tired routine? While hormones may deplete with age, nurturing your passion can refuel the fire.

The Fascinating Science Behind Your Chocolate Craving

The latest research on humanity’s hardwired—and dangerous—love of sweetness.


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This Marriage Advice From the 1950s Still Applies Today

They may be from a bygone era, but these tips about loyalty, generosity and love have proven to be timeless.


You Really Need to Stop Cleaning Your Ears With Cotton Swabs

Earwax is part of your body's defense system. Here's how to manage it without damaging your hearing.


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Silent Signs You Need to Move More

According to Statistics Canada, just 1 in 5 Canadians get enough physical activity each day. Trouble is,...


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Silent Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Vitamin D

If these symptoms sound familiar, it might be time to ask your doctor for a blood test.


What It Could Mean If You Have White Spots on Your Nails

Called leukonychia, those white spots can have a variety of causes, from small cosmetic issues to major, life-threatening illnesses.