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A new worldwide study, led by a Washington State University researcher, says organic fruits and vegetables are more nutritious than their non-organic counterparts.

Study: Organic foods more nutritious than nonorganic

A new study says organic fruits and vegetables are more nutritious than their nonorganic counterparts.  Washington State University professor Chuck Benbrook led the study, which covered more than two decades of research. "The bottom line is that how you grow food, how it's fertilized, impacts the nutritional quality of it,” ...

How to Create the Perfect Workout Playlist

You know that scene in High Fidelity where John Cusack is touting the importance of the perfectly crafted mix tape? A tape that has to kick off with a killer track to grab attention, then take it up a notch, then cool it off a notch?     Sure, that ...

Prevent Fitness Setbacks Before They Happen

Even the most dedicated exercisers suffer from fitness setbacks from time to time. Whether it's losing our workout mojo or over-scheduling ourselves, we're human (think: imperfect). But what if you could prevent those setbacks from ever  occurring? What if you could somehow stop setbacks in their tracks, before they set ...

Walking and Running Tips for City Dwellers

Living in a big city can be exciting. If you reside in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago or San Francisco, you have access to some of the hottest and trendiest health clubs and group exercise classes right in your back yard. And even if you live in an urban ...

Declare Your Independence from the Gym

It's an excuse many of us have heard or even said ourselves: I want to get fit, but I can't afford a gym membership. While a health club can be a fantastic place to work out, it's not the only way to get fit. In fact, you can enjoy a ...

Smoothie Smarts

Dig out the blender! (Don’t worry, nothing high-tech.) Throw in a few simple, nutritious ingredients, give it a whirl and you’ve got a super-quick breakfast, snack, or mini-meal. Who can resist these icy cold, frothy concoctions, fondly known as “smoothies”? Kids as well as adults love them! Follow these simple ...

How to Eliminate Muscle Cramps

There are two kinds of people in this world: People who have had muscle cramps and people who will experience them sooner or later. Muscle cramps happen to almost everyone, and for a lot of different reasons. Vigorous exercise can certainly make you susceptible to muscle cramps, but it’s not ...

Sneak It In and Tone It Up

If you think that you're too busy to fit in a full workout, think again. Plenty of research shows that small bouts of exercise can add up and provide just as many heart-healthy benefits as longer workouts. You don't even have to be at the gym or wearing workout clothes ...

An Exerciser's Guide to Skin Care

There’s no disputing the fact that exercise is good for the human body. So it stands to reason that exercise would also benefit the body's largest organ: its skin. But does working up a sweat actually do anything good for your skin—or make you more prone to breakouts?   Exercise ...

Fans whoop it up behind an ESPN reporter outside Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, after NBA basketball star LeBron James announced he would return to the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday, July 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Joy fills streets of Cleveland as LeBron returns

Cleveland hasn't had this much good news since the first time LeBron James came to town. First there was the arrival of Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel in May's NFL draft. Then on Tuesday, the national Republican Party all but handed Cleveland its 2016 national convention and hundreds of millions ...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 file photo, jury member Ryuichi Sakamoto poses for photographers during the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival, in Venice, Italy. Japanese musician Sakamoto has been diagnosed with throat cancer and has canceled his upcoming performances to focus on his health. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

Japan musician Ryuichi Sakamoto has throat cancer

Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, who shared an Oscar for Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Last Emperor" score, has been diagnosed with throat cancer and has canceled his upcoming performances to focus on his health. "I promise to return after a full recovery," Sakamoto, 62, said Thursday on his official website. He apologized ...

Smoothie Smarts

Dig out the blender! (Don’t worry, nothing high-tech.) Throw in a few simple, nutritious ingredients, give it a whirl and you’ve got a super-quick breakfast, snack, or mini-meal. Who can resist these icy cold, frothy concoctions, fondly known as “smoothies”? Kids as well as adults love them! Follow these simple ...

How to Eliminate Muscle Cramps

There are two kinds of people in this world: People who have had muscle cramps and people who will experience them sooner or later. Muscle cramps happen to almost everyone, and for a lot of different reasons. Vigorous exercise can certainly make you susceptible to muscle cramps, but it’s not ...

Sneak It In and Tone It Up

If you think that you're too busy to fit in a full workout, think again. Plenty of research shows that small bouts of exercise can add up and provide just as many heart-healthy benefits as longer workouts. You don't even have to be at the gym or wearing workout clothes ...

An Exerciser's Guide to Skin Care

There’s no disputing the fact that exercise is good for the human body. So it stands to reason that exercise would also benefit the body's largest organ: its skin. But does working up a sweat actually do anything good for your skin—or make you more prone to breakouts?   Exercise ...

A Reader Asks: Does Selling Your House Affect Eligibility For Assisted Living?

Q. I’m a realtor who’s listing a client’s home. She is on Social Security and is moving into assisted-living housing. Will the proceeds from the sale of her home affect her eligibility for housing, which is based on her income?A. This is an unusual question because assisted-living facilities typically do ...

Feds Demand Medicaid Backlog Fixes By Six States

Tired of waiting for states to reduce their backlogs of Medicaid applications, the Obama administration has given six states until Monday to submit plans to resolve issues that have prevented more than 1 million low-income or disabled people from getting health  coverage.The targeted states are Alaska, California, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Tennessee.“CMS ...

Dr. Stanley Fineman works with the Atlanta Allergy and Asthma clinic and says the impairment makes sense because patients complain of feeling tired and not feeling right.

Study: Driving with allergies similar to drunken driving

There’s new evidence that drivers with allergies can actually be impaired. A new study from the Netherlands shows that drivers with allergy symptoms are comparable to drivers with a .03 percent blood-alcohol level. The study focused on people with tree and grass pollen allergies. Participants drove 60 minutes with a ...

Smoothie Smarts

Dig out the blender! (Don’t worry, nothing high-tech.) Throw in a few simple, nutritious ingredients, give it a whirl and you’ve got a super-quick breakfast, snack, or mini-meal. Who can resist these icy cold, frothy concoctions, fondly known as “smoothies”? Kids as well as adults love them! Follow these simple ...

How to Eliminate Muscle Cramps

There are two kinds of people in this world: People who have had muscle cramps and people who will experience them sooner or later. Muscle cramps happen to almost everyone, and for a lot of different reasons. Vigorous exercise can certainly make you susceptible to muscle cramps, but it’s not ...

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