Health

Anabolic Steroids: Risks, Not Rewards

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Baldness, heart failure, acne, testicular shrinkage, “man boobs,” low testosterone, and even sudden death are just some of the side effects of anabolic steroid use. Learn more about how steroids work, who’s actually taking them, and all of the side effects that can happen when you “juice.”

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The Health Impacts of Obesity

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Obesity might be one of the 21st century’s defining epidemics. In fact, more than 1 in 3 adults over age 20 (37.9%) have obesity, and more than 2 in 3 adults over age 20 are overweight or obese (70.7%), putting them at risk for everything from diabetes and heart disease to cancer.

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Depression: America’s Hidden Epidemic

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Depression is still one of the most overlooked causes of death and suffering in the US. It’s important to understand the far-reaching negative impacts of depression—even if you’re not struggling with this illness—because chances are, someone you know is grappling with this silent killer. They just haven’t told you about it.

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Is Red Meat Bad For You?

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As nutrition science advances, the health benefits of red meat are increasingly coming under the microscope. And it’s not great news for meat lovers.

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Why is Meditation So Good for You?

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As more research points to powerful psychological and physiological benefits, doctors are starting to integrate meditation and mindfulness techniques into cardiovascular and stress treatment. And the best part? No negative side effects. Meditation is free, easy to do, customizable to your needs and physical limitations, and effective—even in small doses. All you need is 15 minutes and a few deep breaths to start improving your cardiovascular and mental health.

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Want to Lose Weight? Stop Exercising

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Bad news, America. Exercise isn’t the key to weight loss—diet is. While exercise is absolutely essential to overall health (and happiness!), it has almost nothing to do with weight loss. We have a fundamental misunderstanding about how our bodies use food, and the importance of diet. But don’t trust me. Let’s look at the science behind calories, energy use, and weight loss to understand why exercise isn’t the key to losing those last 10 pounds. If you want to lose weight, it’s time to get real about what you put into your body.

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6 Things that Happen When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

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Some pretty bad things happen to your body when you don’t get enough sleep. Learn how sleep deprivation is connected to weight gain, hormone imbalance, low testosterone, heart disease, stress, and more

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Friends Can Help You Live Longer: The Science of Social Connection

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Loneliness is bad for you. No, really. Learn how the science of social connection can help you lead a healthier, happier life by connecting with your community, family, and friends.

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Sexy Supplements: The Vitamins that Affect Erections

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Vitamins and minerals are one of the most popular supplements to maintain health and prevent disease and increase overall health. But there’s a one big problem with the vitamin gold rush. Not a lot of people really know what vitamins supplements actually do.

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Morning Wood is Weirdly Important

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Men are supposed to wake up with an erection every morning. Seriously, if you’re in “good health,” your body is hard-wired for “morning wood.” In fact, nocturnal erections—or “sleep-related erections”…

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Why Cholesterol is Too Important to Ignore

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Simply put, high cholesterol kills. Elevated cholesterol levels are linked to a higher risk of heart disease (the leading cause of death in America), and according to the Centers for Disease…

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The 10 Biggest Risk Factors for Heart Disease

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The world can be a scary place. Killer storms, terrorist attacks, and disease are front page news practically every day. It can make you scared to step foot outside. But…

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Are You One of the 86 Million Americans with Prediabetes?

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If it seems like diabetes is everywhere these days…it is. The CDC estimates that nearly 10% of Americans have diabetes (the 7th leading cause of death in the US). But that stat…

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Here’s Why Hypertension Matters So Dang Much

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Blood pressure isn’t just a number. Chronically elevated blood pressure (hypertension) significantly increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure, erectile dysfunction, eye disease (retinopathy), and kidney disease.…

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