Joyce Hollman

The drink that slashes your risk of heart failure

To keep our hearts healthy, we’re bombarded with well-meaning advice. Eat this, don’t eat that. Exercise this much. Don’t sit too much. Avoid bad habits and reduce the stress levels in your life. But there’s one simple piece of advice that, if you follow especially during midlife, could eliminate heart failure from your future…

Joyce Hollman

12 surprising ways air conditioning affects us

Whether you have one in your home or not, when it’s hot, most of us certainly wish for one. But air conditioning can be a mixed blessing. In climates that are consistently hot, it can be a lifesaver. But it does have its tradeoffs. Living in a consistently air-conditioned environment can do both good and not-so-good things to your body.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The drink that drives down your fat-triggering hormone

Many of us have just made another resolution to lose the extra weight around our hips, thighs and belly. And more likely than not, we’ll give it up again in defeat. Not to sound glib, but if you want to really lose the weight, just drink more water — but not for reason you think. […]

Joyce Hollman

8 tasty ways to stay hydrated this summer

Even those of us who normally hide from the heat and sun have felt the need to get outside to avoid “cabin fever” this summer. Just don’t forget that the danger of dehydration can sneak up on you. Here are eight foods that have more than their share of water and can help you stay healthfully hydrated…

Joyce Hollman

Why alcohol and summer heat are a recipe for heat stroke

While warmer weather makes us want those refreshing-looking cocktails, especially the ones with those adorable little umbrellas, there are some definite hazards to drinking alcohol during the hot summer months. The combination of heat and alcohol in your system has some very dangerous effects on your body.

Jenny Smiechowski

Don’t ignore these 4 food cravings

Do you ever find yourself overcome by food cravings so strong your willpower goes out the window? But if you find yourself craving certain foods over and over again, it’s actually more than just inconvenient. It’s a sign of what’s really going on with your health…