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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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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.


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How to Care for Aging Parents: Strategies for the Sandwich Generation

Juggling work, kids, and the well-being of their own parents, those in the Sandwich Generation certainly don’t have it easy....


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Doctors Thought This Ontario Teen Had E. Coli—Until Her Organs Started Failing

But if it wasn't the raw cookie dough Claire had eaten, what could possibly be causing her body to shut...

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Body Odours You Should Never Ignore

The nose knows: These particular scents could point to an underlying health problem.


Can Stress Really Give You an Ulcer?

Most people believe it can, but the answer is more complicated. Here's what you need to know about this condition...


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Does Shark Cartilage Really Help Arthritis Sufferers?

Shark cartilage is a popular supplement for arthritis and joint pain, but does it actually work? Here's what we found...


5 Memory-Boosting Tricks From a Jeopardy! Champ

Ever wondered how game show champs manage to remember so much trivia? Jeopardy! contestant Arthur Chu raked in nearly $400,000...


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Skin Changes You Should Never Ignore

As your body’s largest organ and one of the easiest ones to observe, your skin offers vital clues about your...


I Was Diagnosed with ADHD as an Adult—My Difficult Life Finally Made Sense

For 30 years, Tracey Mellis struggled with a miserable, messy life. Then she found out why.