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Why Being Sedentary Is So Harmful to Your Health

Most of us understand this basic health concept: exercising reaps more benefits than staying sedentary. But inactivity can have a more harmful effect on our […]

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Demi Lovato Lashes Out at Disney Channel for Eating Disorder Jokes

It’s nothing new to hear about celebrities battling eating disorders and models looking unhealthily thin, but now it looks as though an unlikely television network […]

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That’s So Smart: Health Apps for Your Smartphone

People, we’re in a health-technology boom. A new report from Juniper Research found that the number of mobile-health-app downloads in 2012 will reach 44 million. […]

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Study: Eat Fish for Better Brain Power

Brain working overtime because of the holiday crunch? A change in diet might be your perfect solution. Eating baked or broiled fish just once a […]

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Health Alert: BPA Found in Thanksgiving Staples

Ah, Thanksgiving. The warm pumpkin pie, the savory turkey-breast, the delicious stuffing … the toxic chemicals? Yup, you read that right: There might be a […]

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10 Terrifying Diets

People going to extremes to lose a few pounds isn’t a new phenomenon, but some diets push the boundaries and enter a whole new realm […]

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New Study Links Eating Disorders with Brain Malfunction

New research has linked anorexia and bulimia to a brain malfunction, which means drugs to treat the eating disorders could be on the horizon. Considering […]

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Study: Lung Cancer Linked to Air Pollution

Ready to be startled? Approximately one in ten people who develop lung cancer have never smoked. Researchers think it has to do with dangerous air […]

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FDA Warns of Heart Risks Tied to Black Licorice

While you’re watching out for zombies, vampires and witches, keep your eyes peeled for a new villain on Halloween: black licorice. The Food and Drug […]

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Taste Test: Fusion Gym’s Trainer-Designed Energy Bars

Sometimes the stockpiles of nutrition bars offered in super markets just don’t have the flavor, taste or texture you’re looking for. So why not ditch […]

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Study: Texting Can Help You Lose Weight

This morning we warned you about “text neck.” Now, here’s some good news about texting: A recent study showed it can help college students lose […]

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She’s a Survivor: Bonnie Grant

Bonnie Grant was a busy working mom when she discovered a lump on her right breast. At first, she ignored it. Grant was engrossed in her […]

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Winter-Ready Skin

Fall and winter are right around the corner, and it’s not just your wardrobe that needs a change. The bitter cold can give your skin […]

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No Tutu Required: Where to Dance in Philly

You don’t have to be a prima-ballerina get your dance on. Believe it or not, our city has a diverse slew of celebrated—and sometimes wacky—dance […]