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By Michael Dregni
Could endocannabinoids —not endorphins — be the answer?
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By Molly Tynjala
Learn how going outdoors can help ease depression and hypertension and improve resiliency and immunity.
A woman distracted on her phone during an attempt to work out at home.
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Plus, five ways to stop delaying your health and fitness efforts.
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By Michael Dregni
The Department of Veteran Affairs has developed several apps to help veterans cope with trauma — but they're available to everyone.
A person works at an office.
By Craig Cox
Recent research suggests that postponing my retirement might be good for my aging brain.
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By Molly Tynjala
Even moderate amounts of added sugar in our diets can negatively affect our liver, according to a recent study.
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When it comes to building optimal health — including goals like losing weight — fitness and nutrition are often the two main factors that are associated with results. But there are many other lifestyle behaviors that influence your ability to reach and sustain your goals. Anika Christ, RD, CPT, joins us to take a comprehensive look, offering strategies for better health as a whole — and weight loss as a byproduct.

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By Emily Nagoski, PhD
Human Giver Syndrome makes women uniquely vulnerable to stress-related illnesses and burnout. Renowned health educator Emily Nagoski, PhD, offers strategies we can all use to relieve the tension.
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By Henry Emmons, MD
Seeking better sleep? Try these morning and evening routines to get in sync.
A woman using both of her hands to massage her jaw line.
By Julie Dulude
Experts weigh in on this anti-aging trend — and offer a few exercises you can try at home.
a woman pulls a face mask away and smells flowers
By Craig Cox
Many people who've recovered from COVID-19 lose their sense of smell or suffer from a condition called parosmia, which is a distorted sense of smell. Smell training would help.
A kid holds an iPad.
By Craig Cox
A fraught battle with our 4-year-old grandson over screen time has forced Grandma and Grandpa to admit that his customary weekly visits may now hold less allure for him — and us — than they once did.
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By Karen Bannan
Excess noise isn’t just irritating — it can undermine your health. Learn why it’s important to calm the clamor with these strategies.
A woman smiling while eating avocado toast in the kitchen.
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
A Life Time coach shares the dos and don’ts she’s seen make the difference for clients when embarking on a new fitness or nutrition plan.
illustration of woman using tapping technique
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
This holistic-healing technique uses the body’s acupressure points to lower stress and reset your mind.
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By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
With a blend of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy, therapist and author Dr. Shefali offers a path to authenticity and liberation.
A Medicare enrollment form with a stethoscope on it
By Craig Cox
For reasons both political and pecuniary, attempts to expand Medicare benefits have always been a tough sell, despite the rising demands of an aging population. As Congress prepares to give it another shot, I’m hedging my bets.
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By Courtney Helgoe
Why social determinants, such as access to quality housing, education, and fresh food, can have an impact on your well-being.
A woman holds red wooden heart next to her pelvis.
By Aviva Romm, MD
The menstrual cycle holds many clues to a woman’s overall health. Here’s how to identify what’s normal for you — and when to seek help.
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By Laine Bergeson Becco
Targeted lab testing can help provide root-cause data.
A remote workspace
By Jon Spayde
Whether we're working from home or in "third places" like coffee shops and coworking spaces, we are reinventing the way we work.
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