This post appears as part of our Healthier 2021 series, in which we follow three WebMD team members as they strive to improve their health this year. You can follow their journeys here. By Laura J. Downey
Reviewed by Nieca Goldberg, M.D.In 1994, iconic singer Patti LaBelle lived every performer’s worst nightmare — she collapsed on stage in front of thousands of fans. LaBelle attributed her fall to exhaustion until she learned she had Type 2 diabetes.
As told to Gila LyonsEverything changed for me on Christmas Eve at my aunt and uncle’s house in 2017. I knew I’d been gaining weight in college, but I’d been too afraid to weigh myself for years. They had a
Whole fruit is preferable, since it provides fiber and is more satisfying, due to the fiber, water and act of chewing, she explained. When it came to fruit, about two-thirds of Americans surveyed said they had at least a
By Ana Maldonado-Contreras, University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolTakeaways Your gut is home to trillions of bacteria that are vital for keeping you healthy. Some of these microbes help to regulate the immune system. New research, which has not yet been
This post appears as part of our Healthier 2021 series, in which we follow three WebMD team members as they strive to improve their health this year. You can follow their journeys here. By Bill Kimm I
By Heather Eicher-Miller, Purdue University; David Himmelgreen, University of South Florida; Diana Cuy Castellanos, University of Dayton, and Kecia Johnson, Mississippi State UniversityEditor’s note: The economic crisis brought about by the coronavirus pandemic has increased the number of Americans who
By Kyla Shea, Tufts UniversityWhen Danish scientist Henrik Dam fed a cholesterol-free diet to baby chicks in his lab about 90 years ago, he noticed excessive bleeding in some of them. It did not stop after he replaced the cholesterol.
2020 was a wild ride. And for many of us, healthy eating, exercise, and self-care habits went flying off the rails. If you’re feeling ready to get back on track, we’re with you. Three of our