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Alan Alda Reveals He Has Parkinson’s Disease in Inspiring New Interview

Actor Alan Alda just revealed in an interview with CBS This Morning that he has been battling Parkinson’s disease for three and a half years. The 82-year-old first wanted to get tested when he began acting out his dreams at night — which he read was one of the early signs of the disease. “I was having a dream that someone was attacking me and I threw a sack of potatoes at them,” Alan told…

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The ‘Hot Water Challenge’ Is Back — And Yes, It’s Still Very Dangerous

A 15-year-old boy suffered second-degree burns after his friend poured boiling water on him as a “joke.” The “joke” is part of the “Hot Water Challenge,” which involves either throwing boiling water on someone, or having a person drink the boiling water through a straw. At 212 degrees Fahrenheit, boiling water can cause serious second- or third-degree burns to the skin, which require immediate medical attention. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below I can’t, for the…

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4 Beverages You Should Never Drink Past the Expiration Date

We’ve all taken a swig out of a milk carton that’s a couple days past its expiration date without consequences. Which makes us wonder: Do these dates really mean anything? “Expiration dates are something people find confusing and with good reason,” says Don Schaffner, a professor of food science at Rutgers University. “There are expiration dates, best-by dates, best-before dates — and there’s not really a lot of standardization around what those all mean.” Advertisement…

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What to Do Right After You Throw Out Your Back

One wrong move followed by that dreaded pop and you know it: You’ve thrown out your back. “Most of the time the culprit is the lumbar spine,” says Liz Owen, a Boston-based yoga teacher and coauthor of Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back. “That’s the five vertebrae that people usually point to when they complain about lower back pain.” Advertisement – Continue Reading Below This area of the spine bears the bulk of your body…

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How Much Water Should You Drink Every Day, According to Experts

Is your pee so light you can barely tell you went to the bathroom? Good job. But if your pee looks more like lemon-lime Gatorade, we’ve got some work to do. Water is the most underutilized tool when it comes to your health. From clearing your skin and helping with headaches to giving you an endless supply of energy, simply drinking enough H2O each day can save you a lot of money on skincare products,…

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The 30 Healthiest Things You Can Order at Every Major Fast Food Joint

1 of 31 Chick-Fil-A: Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 2 of 31 Papa John’s: Mediterranean Veggie Pizza Pro tip: The pizzas labeled “Papa’s Lighter Choices” all clock in at less than 300 calories per slice, but this order packs in tomatoes, onions, banana peppers, mushrooms, and black olives for an added nutritional boost. Total Calories: 180 Total Fat: 7 grams Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 of 31 Denny’s: Loaded Veggie…

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Ketogenic Diets Are B.S. for Weight Loss — Here’s Why

• The ketogenic diet advocates eating more fats and proteins in place of carbs, inducing a metabolic process called ketosis. • Most research done on keto supports its use in treating neurological conditions; there’s little evidence behind its long-term effects on health and weight maintenance. • Keto’s restrictiveness makes it difficult to maintain in the long run, meaning any pounds lost will likely come back. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below • Nutritionists instead advocate following…

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17 Sneaky Foods That Make You Sleepy (and 11 That Keep You Up)

1 of 31 Foods That Make You Sleepy Stick to these late-night bites, and peaceful slumber will be yours. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 2 of 31 Figs “Figs pack potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron,” says Jaclyn London, MS, RD, CDN, Nutrition Director at the Good Housekeeping Institute. “These minerals help with blood flow and muscle contraction, which are key for falling asleep.” Besides crushing your dessert craving, each fig also packs some additional fiber…

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7 Amazing Benefits of Adding Rosehip Oil to Your Skincare Routine

Getty ImagesLumi Images/Hudolin-Kurtagic So you tried replacing all of your beauty products with coconut oil, but your face isn’t that perfect porcelain quite yet, and you’re ready to experiment with something new. If you’re a celeb beauty junkie like me, you’ve heard wonders about the smoothing and anti-aging effects of rosehip seed oil — but does it really live up to the hype? Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Kate Blanc Rosehip Seed Oil by Kate…

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Meal Prep Your Way Through Dr. Oz’s 21-Day Weight-Loss Breakthrough

Dr. Mehmet Oz’s weight-loss breakthrough starts with a carefully designed meal plan that maximizes fat burning with the right foods. The key is to fill up on “inefficient calories,” he says. “This means that your body doesn’t burn them up quickly, as it does with highly processed foods and simple carbs.” What’s on the menu? Protein, healthy fats, and fiber — balanced to keep you satisfied and slimming down. But there’s more to this breakthrough.…

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