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‘Star Trek’ Actress Zoe Saldana Reveals Autoimmune Disorder Diagnosis
Zoe Saldana has been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease that also affects her mother and sisters. The “Star Trek” actress made the revelation in an interview with “The Edit,” Net-a-Porter’s weekly digital magazine. Hashimoto’s turns the patient’s own immune system against
Presidential Health: Do We Know Enough About the Candidates?
The nation is poised to elect one of its oldest presidents, and while age doesn't determine health, it begs the question: How much do we know — and should we know — about how physically fit Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are for the job? "Age always matters" when it comes to risk for disease,
Presidential Health: Do We Know Enough About Our Candidates?
The nation is poised to elect one of its oldest presidents, and while age doesn't determine health, it begs the question: How much do we know _ and should we know _ about how physically fit Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are for the job
Teacher Loses 115 Pounds, Documents Weigh Loss on Instagram
A 25-year-old teacher lost 115 pounds in one year by relying on Instagram to publicly share her progress. Laura Micetich said she struggled with her weight since childhood but it was during college that the 6-foot-tall woman’s weight spiraled out of control. “I had finished college, I was going
Celine Dion Describes Her Last Moments With Her Late Husband
In an exclusive interview with ABC's Deborah Roberts, Celine Dion discusses her final moments with her late husband, Rene Angelil.
10 Things Every Woman Should Know About Maintaining Healthy Bones
When it comes to protecting your body's 206 bones, it's never too early to start, says Abby Abelson, MD, chair of the department of rheumatic and immunologic diseases at the Cleveland Clinic. "Many women don't even think about their bones until they reach perimenopause," she explains. "But there's
Mom Pens Powerful Plea to Put an End to Body Shaming
A Kentucky mom is inspiring women in the blogosphere after posting a plea for others to put an end to body shaming once and for all. "I said, 'You know what, I'm happy, I'm healthy, but being too skinny is not OK with people Ashley Glass, of Louisville, Kentucky, told ABC News today. "Being curvy
15 Thyroid Cancer Facts Everyone Should Know
You probably don't give much thought to your thyroid, but the small butterfly-shaped gland in your neck—normally measuring between 4 and 6 centimeters or 1.5 to 2.5 inches wide—has a huge impact on your entire body. The thyroid produces thyroid hormone (TH), which regulates your body's metabolism,
4 Health Issues That Mess With Your Memory
Alzheimer’s isn't the only condition that harms your memory. These four problems can also leave you feeling foggy. Depression People battling the blues have lower levels of serotonin and norepinephrine—two neurotransmitters that help boost attention and alertness, explains Majid Fotuhi, MD, chair
How to Tell When Feeling Tired Is a Sign of a Health Problem
In our go, go, go lives, it’s not always easy to spot problematic lack of energy. But if you’re sleeping a solid seven to eight hours a night and still feeling sluggish, that should raise a red flag. The best advice is to pay close attention to exactly how it feels so you can describe it to your