Woman Got Her Tubes Tied in Her 20s — After Years of Fighting With Doctors

She opens up about her battle to get the permanent birth control she knew she wouldn’t regret. Some teenage girls fantasize about growing up and starting a family. They make lists of their favorite baby names and imagine whether their firstborn will be a girl or a boy. Kelsey Silverstein, on the other hand, was different. At 16, she decided …

Study: E-cigarette Beat Patches, Gums in Helping Smokers Quit

WASHINGTON – A major new study provides the strongest evidence yet that vaping can help smokers quit cigarettes, with e-cigarettes proving nearly twice as effective as nicotine gums and patches. The British research, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, could influence what doctors tell their patients and shape the debate in the U.S., where the Food and Drug Administration has …

Can Hard-Boiled Eggs Cause High Cholesterol, How Much Fat Have?

If you exceed dietary cholesterol guidelines, you’re at risk for developing high blood cholesterol – and heart disease. Therefore, limiting your egg consumption – regardless of how you cook your eggs – is a good idea. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Nutrient Database, one large hard-boiled egg contains just as much dietary cholesterol as a large raw …

Standard Autism Screening Is Missing a Lot of Kids

A new study found the standard screening tool found just 39 percent of children with autism spectrum disorder. A large health system–used tool to screen almost all children for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) only identifies less than half with the condition. Just 39 percent of children who went on to get a diagnosis of ASD screened positive on their earlier …

Here’s What Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep a Night Can Do to You

Sleep deprivation can have a serious negative impact on your health. New research found when healthy men in their 20s got only 5 hours of sleep per night, the way their bodies metabolized fat shifted. Rather than evaporating triglyceride-rich lipoproteins that have been linked to the formation of clogging and dangerous fatty plaques in the arteries, their bodies began storing …

7 Ways to Increase Optimism and Reduce Anxiety Every Day

1 in 5 Americans are currently living with anxiety, but experts say practicing optimism in small ways can make a big difference. Anxiety disorders currently affect approximately 40 million adult Americans. Experts say people have negativity bias, which means we’re hardwired to pay more attention to threatening and scary information than positive, assuring information. This can increase feelings of stress …

10 Life-Changing Wellness Tips to Lead a Better Life

When it comes to health and wellness, it’s the smallest and consistent efforts that bring the best results. Sadly, too many of us are taking our well-being very lightly. If you wish to lead a happy and healthy life, it’s high time that you start giving your well-being the importance it deserves. Thomas Edison summed it up perfectly, “The doctor …

20 Foods That Are Killing You Slowly

Did you know that there are foods you are eating every day that are killing you slowly? Most of us have a number of these foods on our menu, but if you combine all of these, you’ll get a deadly combo and you need to start making changes to your diet. So analyze what you eat and start making the …

How To Stop Caring What Other People Think [7 tips]

Some people seem to be born with thick skin, some of us on the other hand, have thin skin. Every disapproving thought or word or action directed at us by others penetrates us straight to our core. If you really do care what other people think, telling yourself that you shouldn’t care or should stop caring what other people think …