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Old bone is constantly being broken down and replaced with a new one. Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the creation of new bone doesn’t keep up with the loss of old bone. It causes our bones to become weak and brittle, which increases risk of fractures....
After a long day of work, household chores and another day of emotionally draining news reports, it's no surprise you have little energy to spare when it comes to making dinner. But if you're trying to lose weight, or maintain a healthy weight while being stuck at home, that...
Throughout the pandemic, health officials have advised us that one of the best ways to blunt the spread of COVID-19 is to test early and test often. We’ve been encouraged to get tested after being exposed to someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. We got tested during quarantines, before and...
In case you didn’t know, vaccines are right now…unless you’re a man, apparently. Not only are women outpacing men in getting the coronavirus vaccine, but a recent study shows that fewer adult men are opting for the HPV vaccine as well. According to Michigan Medicine researchers, using data from National...
Planning a long-awaited vacation in 2021? As vaccinations roll out in the United States and beyond, doctors have made it clear that a return to normalcy will be slow and continue to require precautions. Travel that involves planes, trains, or other vessels where people are contained within will demand the...
The way most people get barley is through beer. "Malt is germinated (sprouted) barley that has been gently dried to stop the growth of germinating roots," explains Danielle Gaffen, registered dietitian nutritionist and nutrition consultant, San Diego, California. "This leaves intact the enzymes that convert starches to sugars such...
Whether you're an omnivore, vegan, or something in between, you've probably noticed a profusion of meatless products on supermarket shelves. The market for plant-based meat substitutes is booming, growing 17 percent between 2014 and 2018, according to market research company Statista. And demand is still on the rise. Though more and...
In November 2018, I got hit by a vehicle on my motorbike. I was hurled 10 feet in the air and suffered a concussion and breaks to my tibia and fibula, both of which were serious injuries in the lower part of my leg. Following the accident, I woke up...
You may have known that there's good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, and even that cholesterol leads to heart disease—the number-one cause of death in the United States. However, a preventive cardiologist has spoken out about what science shows is a bigger dietary threat than cholesterol. It deserves more attention,...
More than 500 U.S. scientists are under investigation for being compromised by China and other foreign countries, according to a recent hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. The hearing was focused on protecting the U.S.'s biomedical research from foreign entities such as China. While delivering opening...

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