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5/26/2017

The Health Benefits of Laughing!


The Health Benefits of Laughing!Is a good laugh just what the doctor ordered? Check out a funny blooper from Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon’s trip to Tahiti and giggle your way to good health.



The Mounting Evidence Against Diet Sodas


The Mounting Evidence Against Diet SodasConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Many people think of diet sodas as healthy, low-calorie alternatives to sugary drinks. Yet a small but growing body of e...



The Mounting Evidence Against Diet Sodas


The Mounting Evidence Against Diet SodasConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Many people think of diet sodas as healthy, low-calorie alternatives to sugary drinks. Yet a small but growing body of e...



Health Benefits of Wine: What It Can (and Can't) Do for You


Health Benefits of Wine: What It Can (and Can't) Do for YouConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. In case you hadn’t already marked your calendar, Thursday, May 25, is National Wine Day. Before you get too carried away...



Health Benefits of Wine: What It Can (and Can't) Do for You


Health Benefits of Wine: What It Can (and Can't) Do for YouConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. In case you hadn’t already marked your calendar, Thursday, May 25, is National Wine Day. Before you get too carried away...



This App Lets You Turn Your Baby Bump Into a Work of Art


This App Lets You Turn Your Baby Bump Into a Work of ArtNow you're a bonafide Picasso.



19 People Reveal the Exact Moment When They Knew They Were In Love


19 People Reveal the Exact Moment When They Knew They Were In LoveFrom bird poop to curse words and class time in calculus, it's pretty shocking what actually makes sparks fly these days.



14 Dads Reveal the Most Unexpected Things They Experienced During Their Wife's Pregnancy


14 Dads Reveal the Most Unexpected Things They Experienced During Their Wife's Pregnancy"I think it's true what they say, that the pregnancy can even affect the husband's hormones."



12 Grilled Hot Dog Recipes with the Most Unique and Delicious Toppings


12 Grilled Hot Dog Recipes with the Most Unique and Delicious Toppings



12 Easy, Delicious Potato Salad Recipes You'll Want to Eat All Summer Long


12 Easy, Delicious Potato Salad Recipes You'll Want to Eat All Summer Long



15 Salad Recipes That Will Complete Your Summer


15 Salad Recipes That Will Complete Your Summer



8 Secrets America's First Ladies Never Wanted You to Know


8 Secrets America's First Ladies Never Wanted You to Know



4 Foolproof Ways to Repair Your Damaged Hair


4 Foolproof Ways to Repair Your Damaged Hair



14 Bikinis That Will Help You Slay Your Beach Style


14 Bikinis That Will Help You Slay Your Beach Style



19 Chic All-White Outfit Ideas


19 Chic All-White Outfit Ideas



Melania and Donald Trump Actually Held Hands At the Vatican


Melania and Donald Trump Actually Held Hands At the Vatican



Best Grocers for Memorial Day Cookouts


Best Grocers for Memorial Day CookoutsConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Before you toss the hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill this Memorial Day, think about where you should buy all your co...



Best Grocers for Memorial Day Cookouts


Best Grocers for Memorial Day CookoutsConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Before you toss the hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill this Memorial Day, think about where you should buy all your co...



What Your Acne Says About Your Health


What Your Acne Says About Your HealthA viral Internet message claims that breakouts in different areas on the face may indicate different underlying problems – the forehead is due to poor diet, for example, while chin pimples come from kidney disease, and the cheeks break out from allergies and stress.



Simple Swaps to Shed the Pounds


Simple Swaps to Shed the PoundsReader’s Digest Editor-in-Chief Liz Vaccariello shares ways to make your favorite meals a little leaner, without giving up taste.



Simple Swaps to Shed the Pounds


Simple Swaps to Shed the PoundsReader’s Digest Editor-in-Chief Liz Vaccariello shares ways to make your favorite meals a little leaner, without giving up taste.



Can Ozone Therapy Turn Back the Hands of Time?


Can Ozone Therapy Turn Back the Hands of Time?Is the secret to looking and feeling your best ozone therapy? The Doctors are joined by actress and director Alison Eastwood, who is the daughter of Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood, who recently underwent the therapy. After undergoing treatments at AMA Skincare with Dr. Alice Pien and Dr. Asher Milgrom, Alison says she felt improvements with her vision and with that morning fog feeling.



Woman with Concave Chest Defect Update


Woman with Concave Chest Defect UpdateAngela previously came to The Doctors seeking help for her rare birth defect that caused her chest to cave in and made breathing difficult. The Doctors note that pectus excavatum only occurs in one per every 300 to 400 births and is much more common for boys.



Man Falls 1,500 Feet in Freezing Cold – and Lives!


Man Falls 1,500 Feet in Freezing Cold – and Lives!Ryan’s extraordinary story of endurance and survival began with a weekend climbing trip, and ended in a fight against death. Ryan texted Dave, his dad, to tell him he was going on a two-day climb of Pyramid Peak in the Elks Range near Aspen, Colorado. The next day, search and rescue teams went out, “But they couldn’t send out a full-fledged team because this blizzard had come in.” LaShawn and Dave immediately headed to Aspen to be on hand when Ryan was found.



Drs. Exclusive: Black Eyed Peas Member Taboo Fights Cancer with New Song


Drs. Exclusive: Black Eyed Peas Member Taboo Fights Cancer with New SongBlack Eyed Peas member Taboo, revealed in a Doctors exclusive that he’s now cancer-free following a just-revealed testicular cancer battle, is now using his celebrity to help others. The proceeds from his new song, “The Fight,” will go to the American Cancer Society, which works to end the disease through numerous research programs and initiatives. ER physician Dr. Travis Stork says that the American Cancer Society is currently helping to fund over 800 researchers who are fighting cancer.



Jesse Ventura's Fight to Legalize Marijuana


Jesse Ventura's Fight to Legalize MarijuanaThe following material contains mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.



Mom Uses Controversial Word with Down Syndrome Son


Mom Uses Controversial Word with Down Syndrome SonA mom is defending the use of the controversial word “retard” around her 8-year-old who has Down syndrome, as she believes it will help him laugh at himself later in life. “This is your child, this is bullying,” Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon adds.



Acute Hepatitis from Energy Drinks?


Acute Hepatitis from Energy Drinks?The Doctors investigate! A recent report in the British Medical Journal looked into the case of a man who went to the emergency room complaining of nausea, vomiting and stomach pain thinking he simply had the flu. After ruling out changes in his diet, alcohol intake or drug use, they discovered that the acute hepatitis was linked to his consumption of energy drinks, which consisted for 4 to 5 energy drinks during a 3-week period.



How to Treat a Burn From Grilling and Cooking


How to Treat a Burn From Grilling and CookingGrilling season can also be “burn season.” Maybe the fat on your rib-eye steak caught on fire, singeing your hand, or you touched the grill cover to see whether it was hot—only to discover that, ...



How to Treat a Burn From Grilling and Cooking


How to Treat a Burn From Grilling and CookingGrilling season can also be “burn season.” Maybe the fat on your rib-eye steak caught on fire, singeing your hand, or you touched the grill cover to see whether it was hot—only to discover that, ...



Take These Steps for Safe Swimming


Take These Steps for Safe SwimmingConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Swimming can be a great way to cool off during the summer. And it’s a healthy, low-impact aerobic exercise. Yet beyond t...



Take These Steps for Safe Swimming


Take These Steps for Safe SwimmingConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Swimming can be a great way to cool off during the summer. And it’s a healthy, low-impact aerobic exercise. Yet beyond t...



Learn How the Wrong Peanut Butter Can Kill Your Pet!


Learn How the Wrong Peanut Butter Can Kill Your Pet!Dogs love peanut butter and pet-lovers know it’s an easy way to get pups to take medication. Veterinarian Courtney Campbell explains that one ingredient in some peanut butters can be fatal to Fido. “Peanut butter by itself is totally safe,” explains Dr. Campbell.



Learn How to Give an All-Star Massage


Learn How to Give an All-Star MassageCelebrity massage therapist Brit shares her tips for a massage fit for a star!



Tips to Stay Safe in the Sun!


Tips to Stay Safe in the Sun!Save your skin with the right sunscreen applied the right way. Dermatologist Sonia Batra explains how to soak up the rays without endangering your health!



Dairy-Free Energy Balls


Dairy-Free Energy BallsWant to fuel up like an athlete? Watch this video to learn how to make these easy and delicious dairy-free energy balls.



Explore the Health Secrets of Tahiti


Explore the Health Secrets of TahitiTake a tropical adventure – without leaving your couch! Join Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon on a journey to the islands of Tahiti to uncover the wellness secrets of this famously healthy Pacific paradise. Chef Lou Wellness cCoach Tuomo and show Dr. Ordon how to make delicious Tahitian specialties, including including a vegan coleslaw, Poisson Cru, a Tahitian version of ceviche, and breadfruit appetizers spread with pesto. Next, Dr. Ordon visits the pineapple fields of Moorea.



3 Takeaways from the New CBO Score of the Republican Healthcare Plan


3 Takeaways from the New CBO Score of the Republican Healthcare PlanConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. A much-anticipated analysis of GOP plans to overhaul the Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes it clear that health insurance ...



3 Takeaways from the New CBO Score of the Republican Healthcare Plan


3 Takeaways from the New CBO Score of the Republican Healthcare PlanConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. A much-anticipated analysis of GOP plans to overhaul the Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes it clear that health insurance ...



Miranda Kerr Loves Noni Juice - Do The Doctors?


Miranda Kerr Loves Noni Juice - Do The Doctors?Supermodel Miranda Kerr reportedly swears by the health and beauty benefits of Tahitian noni juice. But is the tropical beverage really a fountain of wellness?



Running with the Wolves to Treat PTSD?


Running with the Wolves to Treat PTSD?Almost 25 million suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder in the U.S. alone. One woman found a unique way to cope with her PTSD after a traumatic event – by following the call of the wild. After an ex-boyfriend raped Sarah, she developed agonizing PTSD.



What Caused Woman's Mysterious Freckle Pattern?


What Caused Woman's Mysterious Freckle Pattern?Why does Samantha have freckles on only half of her body!? Samantha’s freckling pattern is quite dramatic. Dermatologist Dr. Sonya Batra and Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon examine her and have the solution to the mystery!



New Hope for Rheumatoid Arthritis?


New Hope for Rheumatoid Arthritis?The following material contains graphic images that may be disturbing. Parents are advised that these images may not be suitable for young children.



When Heat Can Be Hazardous to Your Health


When Heat Can Be Hazardous to Your HealthSummer is a great time of year, but when temperatures rise your health could be at risk.



The Right Way to Wear Sunscreen


The Right Way to Wear SunscreenConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Like brushing, flossing, and eating vegetables, it’s important to wear sunscreen—whether we like it or not. When you let...



The Right Way to Wear Sunscreen


The Right Way to Wear SunscreenConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Like brushing, flossing, and eating vegetables, it’s important to wear sunscreen—whether we like it or not. When you let...



These Raw Photos of a Mom Delivering Her Preemie Are a Reminder of How Powerful Birth Really Is


These Raw Photos of a Mom Delivering Her Preemie Are a Reminder of How Powerful Birth Really Is"I know that I did everything I could at that time to help bring our girl into the world."



The Pay Gap for Moms is Even Worse Than Women In General


The Pay Gap for Moms is Even Worse Than Women In GeneralFile this under depressing, but not surprising, news.



Remember That Mom Who Went Viral for Maternity Dance Video? She Just Recreated It With Her New Baby Girl


Remember That Mom Who Went Viral for Maternity Dance Video? She Just Recreated It With Her New Baby GirlSurprise! It's adorable.



This Video of a Mom Acting Like Her Toddler Will Have You Crying/Laughing


This Video of a Mom Acting Like Her Toddler Will Have You Crying/LaughingFor every mom who's been jumped on by toddler at 6 a.m., this one's for you.



73% of sunscreens don't work as advertised



The solar eclipse is coming -- and it's $2,000 for a grand view


Oregonians are set to be the first ones in the United States to witness the solar eclipse and some have paid a whopping $2,000 for a simple luxury: unobstructed views.

No fruit juice for kids under 1, pediatricians advise



Tick bite temporarily paralyzes 3-year-old



What is botulism, and how does it kill?



1 dead and 9 hospitalized with botulism after eating nacho cheese sauce


One person is dead and nine others were hospitalized after they contracted botulism from eating contaminated nacho cheese sauce at a gas station outside of Sacramento, California, state and local officials said.

Home-canned potatoes to blame for botulism outbreak


Local and state health officials say potato salad made with home-canned potatoes is to blame for the more than 20 cases of botulism in Lancaster, Ohio, last week. All of those who are sick ate at a potluck dinner at Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church on April 19.

Botulism outbreak suspected at federal prison


Botulism is believed to be the cause of an outbreak of severe illness that has affected 20 inmates at a federal prison in Mississippi, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said Thursday. More than a dozen inmates remain hospitalized. Test results for the toxin are pending. Investigators believe the inmates became ill as a result of drinking homemade alcohol.

They tried for 17 years to have a baby. Now they have sextuplets


Sextuplets are very rare. Nearly four million babies were born in the US. The number of quintuplets or higher? Only 24.

Girl grabbed by sea lion is getting meds to avoid disease


The girl pulled in the harbor by a sea lion in a heart-stopping viral video is on antibiotics to avoid contracting a dangerous bacterial disease from the sea lion's mouth.

Does a microcurrent facial really lift your face?



Nathan's and Curtis beef franks recalled


If you plan to grill out this holiday weekend, be sure to check your hotdogs to make sure they are not on the recall list. Nathan's and Curtis Beef franks are impacted.

Deaths from Alzheimer's disease in the US have risen by 55%, says CDC


The rate of people dying from Alzheimer's disease in the United States rose by 55% over a 15-year period, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows.

Michael Brown's mom will finally receive her high school diploma


Lesley McSpadden told CNN she felt her son's presence while she worked toward her degree. "I know that he's been my angel through this all and I know that he's proud of me."

A teen took his life; now his family is suing his school and the police


Corey Walgren committed suicide hours after his family says police and the school threatened him.

Extreme course obstacle races, for families


We've all seen posts by those crazy friends doing an obstacle race -- mud runs where they jump into icy pools of water, climb over high walls and army crawl under barbwire. Pure torture. Now you can sign up for these -- and bring the children!

Is chocolate good or bad for health?


Who doesn't love chocolate? Even if it's not your favorite sweet treat, you can probably agree that the confection conjures thoughts of love, pleasure and reward.

Want more affection in your relationship? Have more sex


Want to have a more affectionate relationship with your life partner? Carve out time to have more sex. That's the takeaway of a series of four studies of committed couples in both the United States and Switzerland.

Your kids actually want you to talk to them about sex


When Avital Norman Nathman's son was about 3, she says, he freaked out after he walked in on her changing a sanitary pad. So she decided to have an age-appropriate conversation about menstruation with him right then and there.

This is what it's like to be struck by lightning



Man behind the Ice Bucket Challenge drowning in medical bills


Pete Frates lies on life support in the bedroom of his house with his care costing somewhere between $85,000 and $95,000 every month

Summer pregnancy may raise gestational diabetes risk


Researchers have identified a new possible risk factor for gestational diabetes: being exposed to hot outdoor temperatures in the month before giving birth. According to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), in one geographic region in Canada, the rate of gestational diabetes varied more than 3% between the coldest times of year and the hottest.

Cannabis compound slashes seizures in kids with rare epilepsy, study finds



Deputy, EMTs exposed to opioids get medical treatment


A Maryland sheriff's deputy and two emergency medical technicians received treatment for possible heroin and fentanyl exposure after responding to a drug overdose.

Should the FDA prohibit filtered cigarettes?


Light cigarettes falsely ease smokers' fear of lung cancer, say researchers from the Ohio State University.

Graco recalls more than 25,000 car seats


Graco is recalling more than 25,000 car seats that might not adequately restrain children during a crash.

The Ethiopian politician who landed the WHO top job


An African national has been voted to head the World Health Organization for the first time in the agency's history.

Trump's budget cuts children's health insurance program


President Donald Trump's budget plans to cut the Children's Health Insurance Program by at least 20% over the next two fiscal years and slash Medicaid, which covers millions more children.

The viral Internet stunts parents should know


It's a tale as old as time: We see a lot of people wearing/doing/saying something and we want to try it, too. Back in the day it was saying "Bloody Mary" into a mirror at slumber parties. Today, it means viral social media stunts. Though adults get caught up, too, kids are especially susceptible to peer pressure and FOMO (fear of missing out). To them, what was once a double-dog dare is now a popular YouTuber eating a hot pepper just to see what happens.

Report: A drink a day tied to higher breast cancer risk



Body over mind


Research on the role of the immune system in depression.

Reproductive rebels


Contraception wasn’t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.

Shock therapy


ECT has recently been used in some countries as a treatment for children who severely self injure.

Nine-month stretch


A look at the growing popularity around the world of exercise classes for pregnant women.

'Biscuits for breakfast'


Dr Michael Mosley investigates the impact of not getting enough sleep.

Blood scandal


Jason Evans says his father was killed by contaminated blood that the government "knew was dangerous".

Online organs


Rather than languishing on a waiting list for an organ transplant, some people are seeking help on the internet.

Fitness trackers 'poor at measuring calories burned'


But they are accurate at measuring heart rate, a study of seven devices has found.

Ancestry.com denies exploiting users' DNA


The genealogy service says it is changing its terms and conditions after being criticised.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job


Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus chosen as new boss of the World Health Organization

Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance


Nepalese mountain guides have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently than lowlanders.

Yemen war: Major cholera epidemic feared, says charity


Almost 250 people have died of the disease this month alone, says Save the Children.

Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test


Viable mouse sperm stored in space gives hope for sperm banks on the Moon, a Japanese team says.

Intersex patients 'routinely lied to by doctors'


Doctors in the UK routinely lied to patients with disorders of sex development known as intersex conditions, the BBC finds.

'Half a glass of wine every day' increases breast cancer risk


That's what a report says - but we look at all the risks of breast cancer for women.

Cigarettes sold in plain green packs under new rules


Standardised tobacco packaging rules come into force to try to put young people off smoking.

UK's first high-energy proton beam machine in Newport


The UK's first high-energy proton beam machine will offer treatments next year, the firm behind it says.

Exercise programme 'can reduce concussion' in youth rugby


Strength, balance and movement exercises help teenagers avoid injury, a study says.

US teen died after drinking caffeine too quickly, coroner says


A coroner says the healthy 16-year-old drank several highly-caffeinated drinks too quickly.

Road accidents biggest global killer of teenagers


More than 1.2 million adolescents died in 2015, with road injuries causing about one in 10 deaths.

NHS cyber attack: A&Es 'fully open' again


Patients are no longer being diverted away from A&E units following the cyber attack, NHS bosses say.

Can fish skin help treat burns?


Doctors in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for burns by using fish skin.

IVF treatment girl returns to Newcastle Centre for Life


"I was made out of two tiny little cells in a little glass tube," says seven-year-old Hannah.

'Spice' ban one year on


It's a year since the ban on so-called legal highs, but has making it illegal stopped people from using it?

Five tips from the ‘happiest man on earth’.


Renowned expert and author on compassion and happiness Matthieu Ricard, often called the ‘happiest man on earth', offers his five top tips for happiness.

Dementia: Why son fears for mum's future care


The BBC last saw dementia-sufferer Andriani in 2014. Her deterioration has been rapid - while the costs to care for her rise.

Mum's warning after daughter dies of meningitis W


Lauren Sandell was 18 years old when she died from the disease, a few months after starting university.

Can too much caffeine kill you?


Sixteen-year-old Davis Cripe died in the US after drinking caffeine too quickly.

The new 3D image tool for surgeons


Echopixel allows surgeons to view and interact with a patient's scans in 3D.

Wanted: Top doctor to care for 7 billion people


The World Health Organization is recruiting a boss. Hear from the three candidates for the top job in their own words.

Microwave mushrooms 'to keep their goodness', scientists say


Grilling and microwaving are the best ways to cook the fungi, a Spanish study says.

Intersex


Jeanette was 50 when she discovered the truth about her own body.

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