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Read consumer news and advice about health and wellness, including diet and nutrition, fitness, alternative medicine, and medical innovation.

Last Build Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:24:26 -0700


Too tired to work out? High- and low-tech tips for getting off the couch

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:23:31 -0700

Try these solutions to overcoming an exercise lull, from meditation to finding a workout buddy.

Boxing classes serve as therapy for those with Parkinson’s

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0700

A high-intensity workout boosts focus, flexibility and agility — and it’s definitely high-intensity.

A vitamin-D conundrum in Australia

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0700

People’s Pharmacy also hears from readers about eating raisins to reduce nighttime bathroom visits and using bar soap for cramps.

Study: Family caregivers for elderly need help, too

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 06:30:00 -0700

People who help elderly family members with three or more personal tasks a day devote almost as much time per month to caregiving as they would two full-time jobs.

How to prevent disease and treat illness with food, not drugs

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:18:19 -0700

Good health starts at the grocery store.

What good is a right to abortion if you can’t pay for it?

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:30:00 -0700

The story of one woman’s life, her abortion, and the help she received from The CAIR Project.

Does your body benefit from compression clothes?

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0700

Athletes wear compression clothing to help their bodies deal with blood flow. Whether it impacts their performance is debatable.

Will cherry juice help you sleep?

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0700

People’s Pharmacy on tart cherries as a source of melatonin; the power of soy sauce for kitchen burns; and vitamin B-12 deficiency.

What umami can do for you, and four foods to help you get there

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:38:17 -0700

Want to cut back on salt? Up the umami. The mysterious fifth taste is hard to identify, but not so hard to come by. Here’s how to get it.

Are you strong enough for an aerial-hoop workout?

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0700

It’s a great way to exercise, but you’ll need real core and upper-body strength to master any tricks.

Why ‘trans fat-free’ might not mean what you think

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 07:15:00 -0700

And why you should care for your heart health.

Cortisone shots made tennis elbow worse

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0700

Joe and Teresa Graedon also address cold sores and the complications of statins.

Can yoga help Parkinson’s patients?

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 06:00:00 -0700

The focus on yoga as a possible therapy for Parkinson’s stems from its gentleness and its emphasis on breathing, strength and flexibility.

A night at Prostate Club, where men bond over balloons and ‘extra time’

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 06:30:00 -0700

They call themselves the “Brotherhood of the Balloon,” because when you have to undergo uncomfortable procedures, it helps to find people who can relate.

Go with the (whole) grain

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 14:52:08 -0700

As a nation, we certainly eat more refined grains than is good for us, but whole grains are a different story. A new study found that people who ate the most whole grains gained significant health benefits.

Sorry kids: Docs urge flu shots, not nasal spray, this year

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 10:35:04 -0700

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kids may get more of a sting from flu vaccination this fall: Doctors are gearing up to give shots only, because U.S. health officials say the easy-to-use nasal spray version of the vaccine isn’t working as well as a jab. Needle-phobic adults still have some less painful options. But FluMist, with its […]

Forget the clubs and balls. Give disc golf a try.

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0700

You still might end up in the water, but in this game you’re tossing a disc toward a basket rather than trying to hit that little white ball.

Seeing red over sensitivity to cinnamon

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0700

People’s Pharmacy also addresses high blood pressure and insect bites.

Is cold cereal your best choice for breakfast?

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 06:00:00 -0700

Few foods come packaged with so many misleading health and nutrition claims.

Sailing class: Capsizing is the easy part. It’s getting back in the boat that’s tough.

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:00:00 -0700

There’s a lot to learn about guiding a sailboat. For starters, sailors seem to have a name for everything.