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Does a Post-Workout Smoothie Kill All the Work I Just Did?

I've become much more of a smoothie person than I used to be, in part due to the crop of juice bars and health food joints that some serve them up all over NYC, and in part to my new single-serve blender that makes clean-up much easier than with a clunky blender. Show More Summary

Could This Diet Mistake Raise Your Risk for Breast Cancer?

We've talked before about how extra pounds and eating unhealthy stuff like bacon (ugh, nitrates!) may raise your risk for cancer, but science is still sorting out how other specific nutrients might affect your cancer risk. If you suspected...Show More Summary

Storytelling for a Spring Weekend

This morning, while getting ready for work, I heard an audio storytelling segment on public radio. This piece was about a young woman who was born with HIV . It was an illustration of the power of storytelling through new media. Digital storytelling is the use of new media and technology to share everyday stories. It allows...

April Showers: How’s Your MS Today?

Before the rest of the month slips by in a blur of Easter holidays, spring breaks, and garden work — I figured I’d ask our monthly question. In fact, we’ve had a good number of new followers writing comments asking where they can ask a general question.  Along with checking in with ourselves, this blog is the [...]

Free Samples Influence Doctors’ Prescriptions

2 days agoHealth : Well

One method pharmaceutical companies use to promote new medicines is to give free samples to doctors. A new study confirms the technique is highly effective.

Recipe: Chef David Burke’s Curried Cauliflower Steak

2 days agoHealth : Well Good NYC

The Food Network regular and chef-owner of a dining empire isn't exactly known for his healthy dishes, so this easy dish might surprise you.

How to Lose Belly Fat Faster

2 days agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

The fastest way to slim down your middle - Shape Sesame-ginger soba noodle salad - you choose the veggies - POPSUGAR Food A simple tip to prevent varicose veins - Real Simple Coffee drinkers, check out these myths about caffeine - HuffPost Healthy Living Step it up! 3 ways to get bikini ready in no time - Women's Health

The Week’s Top Stories: April 14–20

2 days agoHealth : Well Good NYC

Playing catch-up? Here are the week's must-read stories you may have missed.

50 Mother's Day Gifts Under $50 That She'll Treasure Forever

We're stoked to share our favorite story of the week from our sister site,! Summer is the official season of big-screen blockbusters, with superheroes being Hollywood's favorite action stars. Spiderman, Batman and Captain...Show More Summary

Well: Applause for Avocados

2 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

This is the best time of the year for picking up some Hass avocados, the most common type in grocery stores, and putting together these innovative avocado-based dishes.

Benaroya Research Institute Evaluates Immunology Approach to Blocking Breast Cancer

Benaroya Research Institute (BRI) received a grant to research how blocking a particular molecule in metastatic breast cancer reduces both the growth of primary tumors and the number of lung metastases. BRI scientists have found in disease models that blocking this protein can shrink tumors by 60 - 80 percent and can keep the tumor from metastasizing or spreading.

Pretty Post-Gym Hair, How to Transition to Outdoor Workouts and More

Follow these post-workout pretty tips from trainer (and pro sweater) Katia Pryce so you can look glam and pulled together on the go. [YouBeauty] Make your springtime shift from the treadmill to the outdoors a simple one with these tips and tricks for safely transitioning to road running. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

Open Enrollment is over: Here are some options

Open Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace is closed for 2014, but you may still have options to get health coverage this year. And if you joined the millions of Americans who have already signed up for Marketplace coverage, we can help you learn how to use it. Your options after March 31, 2014 The next open...


By JUDGE TOM JACOBS Reid Sagehorn was an honor roll student and a football and basketball co-captain at Rogers High School in Minnesota. The 17-year-old senior became aware of a rumor about him kissing one of the gym teachers at school. The post asked if Reid had “made out” with the 28-year-old teacher. Reid tweeted back […]

Pregnancy, Diet Pills and 8 other things that can ruin your smile

This week, I've been having a host of problems with my teeth and just discovered I may need to get braces to correct some of the issues. And timely research led me to discover that despite taking really good care of my teeth and gums,...Show More Summary

Chocolate Milk Gets the Boot from Schools with Surprising Results

Think back: Can you imagine school lunch with no chocolate milk? Many can, and some schools have made the thought a reality in an effort to make school lunches healthier for students. However, the efforts may have been misguided. Researchers from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab surveyed 11 elementary schools in Oregon where chocolate [...]

High Price of Breakthrough Hepatitis C Drug Expected to Decline

2 days agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Though the price potentially will drop, poorer countries will continue to suffer from the disease until a cheaper generic drug is available for sale.

Celebrating the Easter/Passover Cross-Over With Food Everyone Can Enjoy

Sunday is Easter, the day when Christians celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus. Millions of Americans will mark the occasion by attending church services, then gathering with friends and family for a big meal, and an Easter egg hunt. The egg hunting part is still a mystery, but that’s what we do. This year, [...]

Social Stigma Surrounding Lung Cancer Hampers Patient Care

Colored ribbons have become a common marketing tool for raising awareness of cancer prevention efforts. For example, a pink ribbon is well known to signify breast cancer. But what color ribbon does one think of with lung cancer? Although white has been identified as the designated color, for many suffering from the disease, black may […]

Superstar Pam Grier Wants You To Eat Out Next Week

Actress turned horse rancher Pam Grier says food can bring us together and help raise money for people living with HIV. read more

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