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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: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700


Sleep disorder makes husband a danger to wife

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700

People’s Pharmacy also answers reader queries about painful flu shots and the side effects of the Type 2 diabetes drug Januvia.

CDC: Sexually transmitted disease rates hit new high in U.S.; West leads way

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:03:12 -0700

Rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis — three of the most common STDs — grew for the second consecutive year, with sharper increases in the West than other regions.

The misleading promise of IVF for women over 40

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:52:14 -0700

Centers for Disease and Prevention statistics from 2013 show fewer than 30 percent of women at age 40 became pregnant with IVF using fresh eggs or embryos. Fewer than 20 percent gave birth to live babies as a result.

Can playing ‘Pokemon Go’ make you live longer?

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:49:26 -0700

Engaging in the scavenger-hunt-type game led to a more than 25 percent increase in players’ activity levels over 30 days, according to a study.

For a good workout, give squash a try — just don’t expect the ball to bounce to you

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700

Squash is similar to tennis, except you’ll do a lot of running after that not-so-bouncy ball.

Will heartburn drug raise risk for dementia?

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700

People’s Pharmacy also answers reader queries on dandruff shampoo for rosacea and the side effects of gabapentin for restless legs syndrome.

Why World Food Day matters

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0700

A global mindset is also not a bad way to go when thinking about what to have for dinner. We can learn a lot about healthful eating from traditional diets around the globe.

How to talk to kids about body image amid 2016 campaign insults

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:22:44 -0700

In a presidential campaign rife with comments about weight, it’s time to make clear to kids that they’re more than their looks.

Supplements can help, but the best medicine is always exercise and a healthy diet

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700

Supplements should be used mindfully and only as, well, a supplement to good health habits.

Ditch the Diet Coke to sleep better

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700

Some people are highly sensitive to caffeine and metabolize it slowly, which means it can interfere with their sleep even many hours later, Joe and Teresa Graedon write.

From vegan to omnivore: the power of a plant-forward diet

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 16:43:31 -0700

In honor of Vegetarian Awareness Month, let’s celebrate the power of the plant.

FlyBeats turns up the music, and combines dancing with indoor cycling class

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700

Nicole Tsong decides to give indoor cycling another try when she finds a fun, high-energy option.

Drug-free help for vertigo

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700

People’s Pharmacy also addresses reader queries on nicotine gum and Paxil side effects.

What to eat to ease arthritis

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0700

How an anti-inflammatory diet can help people who have this common condition.

4 tips for surviving the Clinton vs. Trump presidential election

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:00:03 -0700

Can’t see eye to eye with a loved one or friend this campaign season? Seattle-based sociologist and relationship expert Pepper Schwartz weighs in on how to navigate the Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton divide: • The election cycle will eventually end. “The question is if you want your relationship to end with it or not.” Realize that you […]

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.