You may look silly sitting in your living room at night wearing orange-colored glasses, but a growing number of people are willing to put up with the teasing that these blue light blocking glasses are likely to provoke. The trend seems likely to expand as evidence for the dangers of
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Drink this tea, take this pill, or try these homeopathic drops and you’ll lose weight fast without being hungry and you’ll reset your metabolism! When it comes to easy weight-loss promises, there is no shortage of ridiculous claims. Many are very low calorie (800 calories or less).
Restricting calories will indeed
You’ve no doubt seen movies or television shows in which a character clutches his or her chest for a moment and then collapses because of a heart attack. Or maybe you’ve actually seen someone experience such an event—or suffered a heart attack yourself. If so, it’s possible that your symptoms
What is a “mild heart attack”? You may have heard the expression and wondered exactly what it means. A bone can have a hairline fracture or a major break. A stroke can have relatively minor consequences or be severely debilitating. So can a heart attack be mild or major?
You’re a reasonable person, and you want to take care of your health. You know this means not ignoring your recent lab test, which showed you have high triglycerides. But… you’ve heard of the frequent debilitating side effects that prescription fibrates and statin drugs cause—muscle pain, weakness, liver damage, memory loss,
The experience of fatigue and other low blood sugar symptoms 2 to 4 hours after a high-carb meal may be a warning sign that you have prediabetes. This phenomenon, despite how common it is, is not normal, nor is it healthy.
Insomnia is now at epidemic levels. Up to half of Americans suffer from at least one of the four cardinal insomnia symptoms:
Difficulty falling asleep
Inability to stay asleep
Waking up in the early morning
Experiencing nonrestorative sleep
Almost a quarter of the U.S. population meets the strict diagnostic criteria for insomnia disorder, in which
USDA Offers Voluntary GMO-Free Labeling
As consumer groups lobby for mandatory labeling of foods with genetically modified (GMO) ingredients, the US Department of Agriculture is rolling out its first certification and labeling program for GMO-free foods. The program is voluntary and companies have to pay the agency for the certification. Currently,
Are foods containing genetically modified (GMO) ingredients safe to eat? Even as a new Vermont law and food giants including General Mills and Campbell Soup push to label GMO products, a sweeping new scientific report concludes that genetically engineered crops are as safe as conventionally grown foods.
“We looked at a
Earlier this year, the federal government released the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs). (See our March Special Report.)
As a cardiologist, public-health advocate and nutrition scientist, I see a lot of good in the DGAs.
First, the DGAs emphasize healthful eating patterns and foods. This is an advance over past guidelines,