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Amanda Bynes: Off Meds, Drugs, and Living Stress Free

Amanda Bynes is doing better emotionally and physically, according to the latest report from TMZ. Bynes’ emotional health has made for a terrible year for the child-star. Now, family and friends say she is improving, and they are hopeful that things will continue to improve for The Amanda Show actress. Show More Summary

Mike McCarthy on Aaron Rodgers’s health: He is getting better every day

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers sounded optimistic about his chances of playing in Week 17 after injuring his left calf early in last Sunday’s victory over the Buccaneers. Rodgers didn’t douse any of that optimism on Tuesday. He participated in practice with the rest of the team and went through all of the drills during the…

Cardiorespiratory fitness improves memory in older adults

Older adults who have greater heart and lung health also have better memory recall and cognitive capabilities. The study, which appears online in the Journal of Gerontology, examines the relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness...Show More Summary

Medicine Is About to Get Personal

6 days agoHealth : Healthland

How can Americans get better health care for less money? There's a quiet experiment going on among primary-care physicians, and the results are intriguing

Daisy Takes Plant Care Into The New Millennium

Meet Daisy — the new sensor and smartphone app that will allow you to better take care of your plants, and allow them to “communicate their needs to stay in optimum health.” A month ago I wrote about the Blossom smart sprinkler system,...Show More Summary

Science vs. television: Most of Dr. Oz’s health advice is bogus or baseless, study finds

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Viewers are better off ignoring the advice of television physicians, according to a new study. British researchers found that half the recommendations made on “The Dr. Oz Show” or “The Doctors,” two of the best-known medical talk shows, had no scientific basis – and some of...

Follow This 7-Day Vegan Meal Plan to Help You Shed Pounds

last weekHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Celebs like Beyoncé and Jay Z took on the 22-day vegan challenge for good reason. A diet free of animal products can improve your health, increase your energy, offer better digestion, speed up your metabolism, and help you lose weight. Show More Summary

Top stories in health and medicine, December 19, 2014

From MedPage Today: High-Dose Flu Vaccine Better for Frail Elderly. For frail older people living in long-term care, a high-dose inactivated influenza vaccine is a better option than the standard drug. Look into SGLT2 Fracture Risk, Researchers Urge. Show More Summary

Is there a better way to treat substance use in adolescents with co-occurring mental health disorders?

The majority (55-74%) of adolescents entering substance use treatment also have psychiatric disorders, such as depression, ADHD and trauma-related problems. Unfortunately, these youth face poorer treatment outcomes (e.g., relapse), and their mental health issues are often not directly addressed. Show More Summary

Lunchtime Must-Read: Brett Norman: ACA Employer Mandate: Not as Bitter in Better Economy

Brett Norman: [ACA Employer Mandate: Not as Bitter in Better Economy](http://www.politico.com/story/2014/12/aca-employer-mandate-113665.html?hp=l5_4): "Contrary to the once dire predictions... >...of health law critics and the business...Show More Summary

Hospital consolidation: 4 reasons why bigger isn’t better

Last year, hospitals and health systems underwent 98 consolidations, a 51 percent increase from 2010.  Many of these mergers and acquisitions arose in response to declining government reimbursement and the Affordable Care Act.  Smaller...Show More Summary

With an Intact Family, and Miracles, 'It's a Wonderful Life'

We have long known from the social science research that children raised in an intact family have better physical and mental health and economic security, on average, than children in other family or household structures. But—more miracles?

Not just for the holidays, mistletoe could fight obesity-related liver disease

Mistletoe hanging in doorways announces that the holidays are just around the corner. For some people, however, the symbolic plant might one day represent more than a kiss at Christmas time: It may mean better liver health. Researchers...Show More Summary

Mental Health Break

by Dish Staff Another (maybe even better) take on the year in pop: DJ Earworm’s mashup here.

Instagram Just Added Five New Filters

Instagram is debuting five new filters today. Will any of them be better than Valencia?? [Instagram Blog] Hot damn! Have you seen Britney Spears on the cover of Women's Health? [Instagram] Rihanna is basically taking over Puma--she was just named the global ambassador AND creative director. Show More Summary

Why Britney Spears Refuses to Use a Trainer

last weekHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Work Btch is not just the name of a Britney Spears song, it's clearly Britney's mantra. The singer is the January cover girl for Women's Health and seriously, she looks better than ever! But, if you think the secret to her amazing new body is a fancy trainer or expensive classes, think again. Show More Summary

Jennifer Lopez Tells ‘Self’ She Wants to Be Superwoman

Jennifer Lopez wows on the January cover of Self magazine. The magazine, known for fitness and health, features the 45-year-old Lopez looking better than ever. Within its pages, Lopez reveals her plans for the new year. Lopez has already accomplished so much, but she’s not done yet. Show More Summary

Computers Could Replace Your Doctor

Computers replacing your doctor may not be good for doctors, but it may be good for you. …multiple studies have shown that software is better able to diagnose illnesses, with fewer misdiagnoses. Health wonks love this trend, known as evidence-based diagnosis, and medical doctors loathe it, because who cares about saving lives when you can [...]

Health Today: How To Take A Better Gym Selfie

How to take a better gym selfie -The Frisky Here’s a better way to look at the inevitability of holiday weight gain -Bustle What you need to do to never feel stressed at work again -Greatist The 10 most WTF … More » Health Today: How...Show More Summary

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