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Federal Experts Talk Bird Flu ‘What Ifs’ in WebMD Live Event

WebMD brought together experts from four federal agencies to talk prevention, monitoring, and what the “what ifs” of bird flu ...

Federal Experts Talk Bird Flu ‘What Ifs’ in WebMD Live Event

WebMD brought together experts from four federal agencies to talk prevention, monitoring, and what the “what ifs” of bird flu ...

How to navigate decision fatigue when working toward your fitness goals

Reviewed by Brian St. Pierre, MS, RD We all make thousands of decisions every day, large and small. What to ...

How to know you’ve found a good health coach

Reviewed by Brian St. Pierre, MS, RD Once you decide you want to work with a health coach, finding the ...

Personal Shopper: A Savvy Black Entrepreneur Guides You to Eczema-Friendly Clothes, Creams, Cosmetics, and More

A savvy black entrepreneur guides you on an eczema-friendly shopping spree.

Behind the Spike in Colorectal Cancer Among Young Americans

Colorectal cancer cases increased a whopping 333% among 15- to 19-year-olds and 185% among 20- to 24-year-olds from 1999 to ...

Is Your Doctor ‘Blue Zones’ Certified?

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine and Blue Zones will soon offer a new clinical certification to physicians and health ...

Expert Q&A: Alzheimer’s Risk and the APOE4 Gene

If you have two copies of the APOE4 gene, new research suggests that you’re very likely to develop Alzheimer’s. Experts ...

Experts Watching Bird Flu Carefully in Case It Takes Off

The virus variant that is circulating among cattle is not an efficient cause of disease in humans. There may be ...

The 7-Hour Itch: 3 Women With Eczema Describe the Ways They Combat Nighttime Flare-Ups

Three women with eczema describe how they combat nighttime flare-ups.

A Mother’s Love: The Challenges of Parenting a Child With Eczema

Two moms reveal the great lengths they went to in their determination to give their children relief and good health.

Working It Out: How to Minimize Eczema Flare-ups at the Gym and on the Job

Three keys to managing your eczema at the gym and then heading off to a productive and itch-free workday.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Putting a Hole in Our World

Estimates show that by 2040, age-related macular degeneration may affect nearly 300 million people worldwide. And we are very limited ...

Cows Are Potential Spreaders of Bird Flu to Humans

Cow udders have the same receptors for flu viruses as humans and birds, raising concerns that cows could become “mixing ...

A Healthy Lifestyle Can Add Years to Life, Despite ‘Bad’ Genes

Turn around those bad family genes with four lifestyle changes.

Taking Racism out of the Kidney Disease Equation

Kidney care in the U.S. is at a watershed moment of moving past a deeply entrenched, institutionally racist equation.

Plant-Powered Sleep: Vegan, Vegetarian Diets Unlock Extra ZZZs

Vegans and vegetarians sleep around 30 more minutes per night than average and up to 90% of them report good ...

Anorexia: The Body Neglected

What, exactly, does anorexia nervosa do inside the human body? The heart and bones suffer the most.

Postpartum PTSD: Right Diagnosis Can Help Mothers and Babies

Many new mothers aren’t aware that postpartum PTSD even exists, but it’s far from rare. Here’s what to know.

Ulcerative Colitis: Social Relationships and Dating

Friendship can be a good medicine when you have ulcerative colitis. Learn how to keep your social life going when ...

What to Eat as You Age

Your dietary needs change as you age. WebMD advises what should be on your grocery list.

Normal Aging Process: Changes, Memory, Eyesight, Hearing, and More

Curious if your body’s aging is normal? WebMD discusses healthy and normal signs of aging.

Jump-Start Your Exercise With This Mindset Reset

There are far more powerful motivators than “get abs!” to help you start an exercise routine you’ll stick to.

What’s Behind Major Rise in Heart Failure Deaths?

After falling for over a decade, the death rate climbed for several years and now is about the same as ...

When Does Old Age Start? It Depends on Who You Ask

The goalpost for old age has been moving. Until now.

Prospects for Crohn’s Relief Brighten With New Advancements

More than 1 million Americans live with Crohn’s, a chronic and sometimes crippling bowel disease that affects the intestines and ...

Truth or TV: Is Grey’s Anatomy’s Parkinson’s ‘Cure’ Real?

How realistic is the Grey’s Anatomy episode that shows a Parkinson’s disease cure? A neurosurgery professor weighs in.

Easing Marijuana Laws Doesn’t Mean the Drug Is Safer

You shouldn’t draw major conclusions about the safety of marijuana amid the recent announcement that federal regulators may reclassify the ...

Are Female Doctors Better? Here’s What to Know

A new study suggests female doctors may provide patients better care, especially when those patients are women. Here’s what to ...

NIH’s Eliseo Pérez-Stable, MD, Talks Health Disparities, Biology, Behavior, and Culture

Eliseo Pérez-Stable, MD, director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, talks about health disparities and how ...

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