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Is Stress Wiping Out Your Good Bacteria?

More than 100 trillion microbes live and work in harmony inside the human body (mainly in the gut) to help…

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CDC Says Obesity Still on the Rise, Women Slightly Worse Off

For a short time, experts thought the U.S. obesity problem may have been stabilizing—and possibly heading toward a decline—but a…

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Early Exercise Bolsters Gut Bacteria, Improves Health Later

According to a new study from the University of Colorado Boulder, being physically active in our early years may benefit…

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Common Pesticide as Harmful as Secondhand Smoke to Kids

Despite years of studies linking a class of pesticides called organophosphates to significant health problems in humans, the chemicals are…

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Too Good to Be True? New Study Says Americans Eating Healthier

While we still have significant strides to make toward improving the American diet, even small, positive changes can lead to…

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Stanford Study Opens New Doors to Exploring Gut Diversity

It sounds a little like science fiction, but when Stanford University geneticists teamed up with their colleagues in the computer…

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When it Comes to Probiotics, Do You Know the Rule of L’s and B’s?

Probiotics are the friendly microbes in your gut that help support digestive and immune health*, but did you know that…

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Researchers Say Passing Gas is Good for Your Health

Jokes aside, occasional flatulence seems to be good for you. At least that’s what researchers from the University of Copenhagen…

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7 Simple & Delicious Snack Ideas to the Rescue

The holidays have a way of turning your typical schedule upside down—and your healthy eating habits are often the first…

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Belly Fat is Harmful, Despite Having a Healthy Weight

According to a new study published last month in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, carrying excess belly fat can…

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4 Simple Tips to Help Manage Stress

During the holiday season and throughout the year, managing stress is important to your emotional well-being as well as your…

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Loneliness Linked to Illness, Premature Death in Seniors

Can feeling lonely put our health at risk? It would seem so, according to a recent study conducted by researchers…

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5 Quick Holiday Health Tips to the Rescue

Hard at work on your holiday to-do list? Just remember the most important gift we can give ourselves this season…

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Taking Antibiotics Can Change Your Gut Bacteria for Months

Antibiotics are beneficial in many cases, but taking them for every little cough and sniffle may be leading us down…

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Why Certain Neighborhoods are Better for Heart Health

You may have noticed more ‘walkable’ neighborhoods showing up in your community—those designed to encourage more foot traffic (or the…

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