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The 10 states with the best health care in America—and the 10 with the worst, based on data

MoneyGeek analyzed a host of statistics, from health outcomes — such as preventable deaths and rates of certain diseases or risk factors — to health access and cost — such as how many people are uninsured and have affordable health insurance options available — to find the best and worst states for health care in the U.S.


Side parts are back. Here's why switching your look is good for hair health.

Switching up your hair part isn't just about style — it can also help support the health of your hair. A dermatologist shares how.


These Hospitals Are Among the 50 Best in the World—and Getting Better

Newsweek has released the 2024 edition of its World's Best Hospitals ranking, and the top 50 features a number of facilities that keep climbing up the list.


All energy, no jitters: The best CBD coffee brands

One of the latest rages in the world, CBD coffee, is here to pick you up before you go go. The post All energy, no jitters: The best CBD coffee brands appeared first on The Manual.


How Common Is a False-Positive COVID Test?

Fact checked by Nick Blackmer Key Takeaways A new report showed that people who do not have COVID may still get recurring false-positive rapid test results.Although false-positive test results can occur with COVID rapid tests and PCR tests, experts say they are very rare.Not doing the test correctly, contamination, and cross-reactivity are all fact...


Endocrine Society reexamining clinical guidelines for gender-affirming care: Report

The Endocrine Society is initiating a three-year reevaluation of its guidelines for gender-affirming care, according to a CNN report Monday. The regularly scheduled process is not related to the political focus on the care. The Endocrine Society is the medical community’s leading authority on gender-affirming care guidelines, helping the group’s 18,000 members better understand, diagnose…


BMI vs. Body Fat Percentage: Which Is a Better Indicator of Health?

Fact checked by Nick Blackmer Body fat percentage indicates how much of your weight is fat.Experts say whether your body fat percentage is high or low can affect your health, but it is only one measure to consider.Other health indicators include BMI, but also blood pressure, cholesterol, physical activity, stress levels, and sleep habits. If you’ve...


Still testing positive for COVID-19 after 10 days? Here's what to know

Experts share their advice about isolation, masking and more if you're still testing positive late into a COVID-19 infection.


23 Things People Over Age 60 Should Stop Doing

As many cross the threshold into our 60s, we're often greeted with a mix of excitement and the clichés of entering the "


Families call for awareness of genetic condition

Noonan Syndrome is more common than Down's Syndrome, yet families say that it's virtually unknown.


What Are Blood Sugar Levels—And How Can You Keep Yours in a Healthy Range?

Medically reviewed by Kelly Wood, MD Blood sugar is the primary sugar in your blood that your body processes to use for energy. When you eat carbohydrates, like bread or sweets, they break down into blood sugar in your bloodstream to be converted into energy. Your blood sugar level naturally fluctuates during the day, depending on many factors, suc...


Revolutionizing Public Health in the AI Advantage

In recent years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a transformative force across various sectors, with healthcare witnessing one of its most profound impacts. Integrating AI technologies in public health campaigns sets a new benchmark for how health messages are crafted and delivered, making these initiatives more targeted, efficient, and resonant with diverse populations. AI-powered […]


Flickering Light Can Slow Alzheimer's Disease, MIT Scientists Say

The surprising solution activates the brain's own clean-up crew to remove harmful protein build-ups in the brains of Alzheimer's patients.


11 Tips for Making At-Home Cooking Even Healthier

Cooking healthy at home does not have to be a chore.


COVID-19 vaccines: Get the facts

Find out about the COVID-19 vaccines, the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination and the possible side effects.


Of the Subway bread choices, which is the healthiest? Ranking the different types

While no bread option at Subway is going to make or break your health, one dietitian recommends this as the healthiest bread on your Subway sandwich.


Should you be using a sleep mask to help you snooze? What experts have to say

Experts share the pros and cons of wearing sleep masks during bedtime. Plus, 11 options to shop for every type of sleeper.


What Is Transcendental Meditation, and How Can It Benefit Your Health?

This mental practice can help you quiet your mind, lower stress, and reach new levels of self-awareness.


Busy ER doctors say these 8 sleep tips help them 'wake up refreshed' every day

ER doctors and authors Adaira Landry and Resa E. Lewiss share the top habits that help them get quality sleep.


ObamaCare faces key hearing after Texas ruling

A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments Monday on the Biden administration’s appeal of a case that threatens the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) promise of free preventive care to more than 150 million people. A federal judge in Texas last year ruled that the law’s mandate requiring employers and insurers to cover…


Measles is one of the deadliest and most contagious infectious diseases—and one of the most easily preventable

"You don't count your children until the measles has passed." Dr. Samuel Katz, one of the pioneers of the first measles vaccine in the late 1950s to early 1960s, regularly heard this tragic statement from parents in countries where the measles vaccine was not yet available, because they were so accustomed to losing their children to measles.


5 Questions Your Doctor Wishes You’d Ask

This list will help you make the most of your next appointment.


What to Look for When Shopping for a Collagen Supplement

Not all collagen is created equal.


9 Best Vitamins for Skin Health, According to Registered Dietitians

These supplements will help you maintain vibrant skin year round.


This Is The Healthiest Way To Eat Salmon

The difference between wild and farmed is major.


10 Iron-Rich Foods You Need to Add to Your Diet

Chocolate included!


14 Fitness Tracker Features That Improve Your Health

Keeping track of your goals is a major way you stay fit. Here are the ways that fitness trackers can help.


How to Prevent Kidney Stones

Medically reviewed by Jane Kim, MD Kidney stones, which are clinically called renal calculi or nephrolithiasis, are deposits of pebble-like material that form in one or both kidneys. These come in different shapes and range in size from a grain of sand to that of a golf ball. Diet, genetics, and lifestyle factors can all increase your chances of de...


Obesity is ‘exploding,’ with more than 12% of people classified as obese worldwide, study finds: ‘Big trouble’

As of 2022, more than one billion people — 43% of adults — were living with obesity across the world, according to the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration, a global network of health scientists.


How to fast healthily during Ramadan

Our experts outline the benefits of fasting during Ramadan, with tips on how to avoid headaches and energy crashes. Plus, find healthy meal tips for breaking your fast


How to Deal with Crashing Fatigue During Menopause

Menopause brings on a wealth of symptoms, from hot flashes to weight gain. But crashing fatigue can also occur. Here's why it happens.


Norovirus Cases Are on the Rise—What To Know about the Contagious Illness

The cases have especially increased in the Northeast. Experts weigh in on what parents need to know.


19 Things About Getting Older That People Struggle To Accept

While increased self-confidence, acceptance, and wisdom may come with age, there are negative aspects of aging, too—many of which society doesn’t like to discuss. Whether it’s changing attitudes, health problems, or a decline in cognitive abilities, here are 19 brutally honest truths about aging that many of us don’t want to accept.


What to order at Olive Garden and how to order it, according to registered dietitians

Take a look at these five meal suggestions to order (and how to order them) if you're headed to an Olive Garden restaurant and want to eat smarter, according to registered dietitians.


Hard vs soft mattress: Which is best for general aches and pains?

Just like taco shells, you'll need to consider whether you want your mattress to be hard or soft. Here's when you should go for a firmer or plushier bed to alleviate your aches and pains.


Oatmeal is one of the most popular breakfast foods. But is it good for you?

Oatmeal is a well-balanced meal and a good source of folate, copper, iron, zinc, and several B vitamins. Does it help with weight loss?


Why Do I Have Yellow Teeth + Are There Ways To Prevent And Treat Them?

A Style Rave Originated Content. Visit www.StyleRave.com for more rave-worthy fashion, beauty, lifestyle and culture news. H aving yellow teeth might not be unhealthy, but thanks to toothpaste commercials, if it’s not sparkling, we start to get uncomfortable with our grins. I speak for almost everyone who has been jested for having discolored teeth. For some, it’s genetic (yes, our folks have them too). It could also be good ol’ aging… The post...


The Endometriosis Advice I Give to My Daughters

And the Advice I Wish Someone Had Given to Me


What Is Alcohol-Related Dementia, and Who Is at Risk?

The term "alcohol-induced dementia" has been getting a lot of attention recently, after the Lifetime documentary "Where Is Wendy Williams?"


Nearly 30 million Americans are impacted by a rare disease

This year, Rare Disease Day is being recognized on Feb. 29, or leap day.


COVID-19: Long-term effects

Learn about the possible long-term effects of COVID-19.


Loquat: Benefits and Tips on Finding Them

You may not find loquat in a regular grocery store


What is an excellent-credit personal loan?

Personal loan borrowers with credit scores over 800 can expect low rates and fees.


Struggling with rosacea? These skin care products help reduce redness, according to derms

Looking for the best products for rosacea? We tapped derms and researched top-rated cleansers, lotions and creams from brands like Aveeno, Paula's Choice and more.


Jane Fonda pens open letter to hospitals after facing cancer twice: ‘There are some big steps that need to be taken’

"Hospitals need to embrace ensuring a healthy environment with the same heroism they embrace curing cancer." Jane Fonda pens open letter to hospitals after facing cancer twice: ‘There are some big steps that need to be taken’ first appeared on The Cool Down.


Why am I having trouble swallowing or getting food down?

Why am I having trouble swallowing or getting food down? - From stroke and brain trauma, to a little-known condition that causes food to get stuck on the way down, experts talk through some of the causes.


25 Signs of Growing Older Gracefully

What signs show you are aging well and gracefully?


How a Young Mother’s Commitment to Helping Others Persists Despite Her Own Fatal Diagnosis

This Rare Disease Day, one young mother shares how she maintains her commitment to helping others despite her fatal diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.


What is a betta fish's lifespan? What to know about how long they live, how to care for them.

Betta fish are one of the most popular aquarium fish in the world. Here is what to know about bettas, including how long they live.


How Often Should I Take My Dog to the Vet?

Read on to find out how many times a year you need to take your furry friend to the vet according to their life stage and state of health.