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Can the Common Cold Prime Our Immune System to Fight COVID?

By Mo Perry
Exposure to germs may help our B cells and T cells battle COVID later on.
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Should People With IBS, Leaky Gut, or Other Gut Issues Eat a Raw-Food Diet?

By Catherine Guthrie
If you have digestive challenges, a raw-foods diet might not be right for you. Here's why.
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Can Exercise Curb Cancer

By Craig Cox
A 12-week exercise regimen suppressed the growth of prostate-cancer cells, according to a recent study.
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PUMPING IRONY: Unsettled by Snoozing?

By Craig Cox
Could regular daytime napping be a precursor to dementia — or even a sign that the disease has already taken hold? A new take on what has generally been considered a salutary practice creates some concerns, despite its caveats. I’m going to try not to lose any sleep over it.
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How to Use a Neti Pot

By Terri Trespicio
Try this Ayurvedic practice to ease cold and allergy symptoms.
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3 Moves to Relieve and Prevent Elbow Pain

By Lauren Bedosky
Tennis elbow doesn’t just affect tennis players. Stay pain-free with these wrist and forearm exercises.
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PUMPING IRONY: Desperate Measures

By Craig Cox
Biogen, the maker of the controversial Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm, last week released the long-awaited results of two clinical trials — which promptly raised more questions than they answered.
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PUMPING IRONY: On Memory and Forgetting

By Craig Cox
Concerned about my septuagenarian friend’s sudden memory lapse, I was comforted by new research suggesting that a little forgetfulness may not be a bad thing.
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STRONG BODY, STRONG MIND: 3 Moves to Release Shoulder Tension

By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor shares her three-part, do-anywhere stretching routine for soothing her muscles and mind.
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Do You Have COVID-somnia?

By Craig Cox
Try these 12 tips to get some sleep and deal with chronic insomnia.
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The Stretching and Mobility Workout

By Andrew Heffernan
This head-to-toe routine will stretch your muscles, mobilize your joints, and leave you feeling fantastic in five minutes flat.
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The Promise of Psychedelics in Mental-Health Care

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
Psychedelics such as psilocybin and MDMA have been used to treat everything from depression to PTSD to substance use.
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PUMPING IRONY: Alzheimer’s Research: Hope or Hype?

By Craig Cox
While the Medicare set awaits a final decision on coverage for Biogen’s controversial Alzheimer’s drug, a new study suggests seniors may get the same benefits from regular exercise. Both approaches, however, raise more questions than they answer.
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The Addictive Power of Processed Foods

By Marco Dregni
Big Food engineers foods like chocolate, ice cream, French fries, and chips to be addictive. Here's how.
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Long-Haul-Covid Recovery and Vaccines

By Mo Perry
Some people with long-haul COVID have seen their symptoms abate after getting one of the mRNA vaccines. Here's what might be at play.
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Why Autoimmune Diseases Are on the Rise — Especially After COVID

By Mo Perry
Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune conditions are on the rise, partly because of the prevalence of long COVID. Discover what can trigger autoimmunity and how a functional-medicine approach can help.
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How Super-Agers Avoid Dementia

By Craig Cox
Genes play a role, but so do lifestyle factors, according to a recent study of centenarians.
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How Does the Body Process Alcohol?

By Mo Perry
Here's the nitty-gritty on exactly how your body processes that glass of red wine.
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How Do Hormones Influence Alcohol Tolerance?

By Mo Perry
Estrogen levels can influence how quickly we metabolize alcohol. Here's how.
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