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This Woman’s Heart Actually ‘Broke’ After Her Dog Died. Here’s How It Happened

If you’ve ever lost a beloved pet, you know how much it can hurt. In fact, the pain could be enough to break your heart, suggests a new report published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Last year, shortly … Continue reading

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Here’s How Many People Die from Pollution Around the World

In one of the most extensive reports of its kind, environmental health experts have estimated that nine million premature deaths worldwide—16% of all deaths—were linked to pollution in 2015, with the majority of deaths coming from air pollution. The new … Continue reading

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‘Death Cleaning’ Is the Newest Way to Declutter. Here’s What to Know

My father, a meticulous organizer, has perfected the art of storage: nestling suitcases inside of suitcases, suspending old tables from the ceiling and filling every available nook with things we just might need again someday, but haven’t touched in years. … Continue reading

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Here’s How Practicing Tai Chi Can Help the Heart

For people who have a heart attack, chances are high that if they don’t do much to change their lifestyle and health habits, they will have another one—possibly even a fatal one—in a few years. But the dietary and exercise … Continue reading

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A Deadly Outbreak of Plague Is Killing Dozens in Madagascar. Here’s What to Know

A widespread outbreak of the plague has gripped Madagascar. The disease has killed at least 30 people, and 194 have been infected since August, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO). Plague is endemic to the … Continue reading

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Here’s Why Sugar Makes You So Thirsty

You just polished off a bowl of mint chocolate chip, and suddenly you’re craving a drink. Sound familiar? Post-dessert thirst is a common reaction—but why is it that sweet treats make us feel so parched? Dr. Caroline Apovian, a professor … Continue reading

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Here’s How To Tell If You Have Smartphone Separation Anxiety

Smartphone separation anxiety is real, and it even has a scientific name: nomophobia. First described in 2012 (and added to the dictionary in 2016), nomophobia is defined as “the feelings of discomfort or anxiety caused by the nonavailability of a … Continue reading

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Here’s How to Give the Perfect Present

When we’re tasked with giving gifts—whether it’s for a birthday, a wedding or an office Secret Santa exchange—we often consider two different types of presents: sentimental and material. If you tend to go with the safe but superficial option, you’re … Continue reading

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John McCain Had a Craniotomy to Remove a Blood Clot. Here’s What That Means

Senator John McCain is recovering from minimally invasive surgery performed Friday “to remove a blood clot from above his left eye,” according to a statement from his office. His absence from the Senate has caused Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to … Continue reading

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Erika Eckley Helps People Die With Dignity. Here’s What She Fears About Health Care Reform

Kelly Wilkins was 39 years old when she learned she had breast cancer, and 44 years old when the doctors told her she would not get better. She was discharged from Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, and moved … Continue reading

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Trump Tweeted a Misleading Medicaid Chart. Here’s What’s Right

President Donald Trump’s tweets typically don’t get into wonky policy, but he broke from that tradition on Wednesday in support of the Senate’s health care bill, tweeting out a chart showing how Medicaid spending would rise over the years. Democrats … Continue reading

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Here’s the Easiest Way to Eat More Vegetables

Vegetables are the most nutritious and healthy of foods, yet most people don’t think they taste as good as burgers dripping with fat or a salty batch of French fries. But what if the same words that food sellers usually … Continue reading

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Here’s Why a Man Died After Swimming With a New Tattoo

You would never think that going for a swim after getting a tattoo could kill you. But that’s what happened to one man, and his story highlights the scary infection risk associated with getting inked that many of us blow … Continue reading

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A Highly Contagious Dog Flu Has Hit Florida. Here’s What to Know

An outbreak of the dog flu, which has sickened hundreds of canines across the country over the last two years, has hit Florida for the first time. The highly contagious virus recently infected at least a dozen dogs in the … Continue reading

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Here’s What Skipping Breakfast Does to Your Body

It’s a hotly contested question in the nutrition world: is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? Experts say that people who eat breakfast are less likely to overeat the rest of the day, but recent studies have … Continue reading

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