How to Do Perfect Planks

Planks are a core workout staple—but are you sure you’re even doing the exercise correctly? For this basic gym necessity, you shouldn’t settle for anything other than perfect form. Let Men’s Health Fitness Director Ebenezer Samuel, C.S.C.S., guide you through the exercise’s subtleties, saving you from the bad habits that are keeping you from unlocking your fitness potential. I’ll lend […]

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New study demonstrates effectiveness and safety of vaginal estrogen

Despite its proven effectiveness in treating the genital symptoms of menopause, low-dose vaginal estrogen therapy remains underused largely because of misperceptions regarding its safety. However, a new study that followed women from the Nurses’ Health Study demonstrates that its use is not associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease or cancer. Results are published online today in Menopause, the […]

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CBD in marijuana may worsen glaucoma, raise eye pressure: Research in mice suggests over-the-counter substance could possess unknown side effects

One of the most commonly proposed uses of medical marijuana is to treat glaucoma. But a study from researchers at Indiana University has found that a major chemical component in the substance appears to worsen the primary underpinning of the disease: a rise in pressure inside the eye. The chemical that causes this rise in pressure is cannabidiol, or CBD, […]

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Good Morning Britain’s Kate Garraway backs NHS volunteer drive

Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway backs NHS volunteer drive after lending hand at hospital with staff who treated her for health scare Broadcaster Kate Garraway spent time with volunteers and patients at London’s Whittington Hospital yesterday We are asking readers to pledge 3 hours a week or one day a month to the NHS Garraway, 51, said the The […]

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One year later, barbershop intervention continues to lower blood pressure

African-American men participating in a blood pressure reduction program implemented in barbershops continued to have significant improvements in their blood pressure in a twelve-month follow-up study, according to research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. In the study led by Cedars-Sinai’s Smidt Heart Institute, 52 Los Angeles County barbershops were assigned to either a pharmacist-led intervention or an […]

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This Doctor Says You Should Eat More Fat and Fewer Carbs

It’s been five years since we first published Grain Brain, a book that focused on the powerfully threatening nature of sugar, carbs and gluten in terms of brain health, functionality, and disease resistance. While the response to our messaging was extremely supportive and positive, we did receive our fair ration of pushback and challenge. Clearly, what seemed most difficult for […]

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UPMC's data mission: balance population health and precision medicine

As both provider and payer, UPMC is not just an IDS, it’s an IDFS – what Chief Innovation Officer Dr. Rasu Shrestha describes as an “integrated delivery financial system.” Managing those twin imperatives at such as high level means lots and lots of data. “We have a lot of data across the health services group,” said Shrestha. “Clinical data, a […]

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Planned Parenthood President Leana Wen Is Ready for ‘Repeated Attacks’ from Trump Administration

Dr. Leana Wen has only been at the helm of Planned Parenthood for three months, but she says the politically-driven attempts to try and take away access to their health care services are already a constant. “We feel repeated attacks from the Trump administration against reproductive health and women’s health almost on a daily basis,” Wen, 35, tells PEOPLE. “We are […]

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