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BY Heather Alexander

Red meat is any meat from a mammal, including beef, pork, mutton, lamb and goat. These meats should only be eaten in small or moderate amounts because they are linked to colorectal cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

How you cook your red meat also matters. Some techniques create carcinogens that further increase your risk for colorectal and other cancers.

When red meat is charred or smoked, for example on a charcoal grill...

Man places roast chicken in the oven

BY Heather Alexander

Wouldn’t it be nice to let go of all the rules about healthy eating and simply follow your body’s signals when you eat? That’s the promise...

BY Heather Alexander

Meditation used to be a fringe practice, but now it’s regularly recommended by health care providers to help with symptoms ranging from stress...

BY Heather Alexander

Maintaining your health requires more than living a healthy lifestyle and keeping up with regular health care like screenings and check-ups. It also takes knowing your body and seeing a doctor when something seems amiss, such as changes in or on your skin.

Skin cancer often appears as a new or changing mark on your skin, and if you spot something early, your chances of successful treatment are greater.

“My favorite tip is...

Woman checks skin blemishes in the mirror

BY Heather Alexander

In many cases, women spot signs of breast cancer outside of regular breast cancer screenings. In fact, paying attention to changes in your...

BY Heather Alexander

If you’re trying to eat healthy, you probably don’t go a day without thinking about sugar. Avoiding sugar is hard because it’s in most foods...

BY Heather Alexander

For some people, especially parents, the scariest thing about Halloween is the enormous piles of candy that start popping up everywhere.

BY Heather Alexander

When it comes to exercise, the most important thing is that you do it. But if you like high-intensity exercise, research suggests that doing...

BY Heather Alexander

When it comes to strength training, the idea of becoming bulky is off-putting for some people.

If you don’t want big muscles, a class...

BY Heather Alexander

Acupressure is an ancient practice from traditional Chinese medicine. It can seem mysterious because the theory is based on pressure points...