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BY Heather Alexander

Acupressure is an ancient practice from traditional Chinese medicine. It can seem mysterious because the theory is based on pressure points and energy channels in your body that you cannot see.

Acupressure uses the same framework as acupuncture. But acupressure does not use needles. You can do acupressure on yourself using only your fingertips.

We talked to MD Anderson acupuncturist Michael Spano to find out more about acupressure...

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BY Heather Alexander

If our weight loss expert had to give you one tip to help you achieve your healthy eating goals, it would be this: Avoid empty calories.

BY Heather Alexander

Almost everyone has at least one mole, and you may already regularly check your moles for signs of change.

That’s a good idea since...

BY Heather Alexander

When it comes to vegetables, whole grains, legumes and fruit, many dietitians will tell you to make sure you eat the full rainbow of colors.

Eating the rainbow of plant foods as part of a plant-based diet is a simple way to ensure your body gets all the nutritional benefits plants have to offer.

Different colors signal different phytonutrients, sometimes called antioxidants. These are tiny compounds that plants use to protect...

Brightly colored fruit and vegetables are laid out in the colors of the rainbow

BY Heather Alexander

For many of us, summer brings bug bites. And that may mean itchy, red bumps that can lead to skin discoloration that lasts for months....

BY Heather Alexander

When it comes to a healthy diet, you don’t need to quit carbs or fat or even sugar.

But your dietitian will suggest you limit processed...

BY Heather Alexander

If you’ve seen reports about the carcinogen benzene being found in sunscreen, you may be wondering what it means for your sun-safety routine...

BY Heather Alexander

Before you buy sunscreen, it’s important to understand what sun protection factor, or SPF, means. That’s the number you see on the bottle...

BY Heather Alexander

We all know that eating your greens is good for you, but what if you could extract the green and take it as a supplement?

A recent...

BY Heather Alexander

In some parts of the world, mushroom extracts are often used by patients for their medicinal benefits. They’re packed with vitamin D, which...