Health & Wellness

1 in 4 Adults Has This Liver Disorder: How It Increases Heart Disease Risk

A healthy diet is one way to reduce the impacts of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Guille Faingold/Stocksy Guille Faingold/Stocksy United Researchers say about 1 in 4 adults is affected by nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.They say the condition often isn’t diagnosed until its later stages.They say the disorder can increase your risk of heart disease.Experts say lifestyle factors such...

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Five-Minute Breathing Routine Improves Fitness and Exercise Tolerance in Middle-Aged People

The benefits of exercise are widely known. However, many middle-aged or older adults don’t meet the physical activity recommendations. With the need for more adults to transition to a healthier lifestyle, new research has found a potential for high resistance inspiratory muscle strength training (IMST). IMST involves inhaling through a handheld device called a manual breathing trainer, which...

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Alabama Outlaws Healthcare for Trans Youth: What to Know

Julie Bennett/Stringer/Getty Images An Alabama law criminalizes gender-affirming healthcare for transgender and nonbinary youth. Only one other state — Arkansas — has enacted a law restricting access to gender-affirming healthcare for minors. The law will go into effect on May 8. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law a bill this month that criminalizes gender-affirming healthcare for transgender...

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Two Long Years

The World Health Organization formally declared the coronavirus a global pandemic on March 11, 2020.More than two years later, the pandemic has no clear end date in sight. There have been false starts toward a sense of normalcy: the drop in cases in the summer of 2020, the race to get “shots in arms” in 2021, the few...

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Staying Hydrated Keeps You Healthy

Being dehydrated can have all kinds of symptoms that extend well beyond being thirsty. It’s why many health professionals recommend sipping water consistently throughout the day to help ensure your body always has an adequate supply of water. Dehydration happens when you’re using more water than you’re taking in. That might not sound like a big deal until...

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The Facts on Urinary Incontinence

Everybody has been in a situation where they’ve really got to go. Maybe you’ve gone beyond the point of crossing your legs and are squirming in a battle to keep your bladder from releasing. For most, this happens occasionally. Maybe you’re at a play or an event when getting to a bathroom can present a challenge. But for...

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