Why E-Cigarettes May Be More Dangerous Than They Seem

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E-cigarettes have been billed as a safer alternative to regular cigarettes, but these devices have the potential to be extremely dangerous as well. While some say that the chemicals in the liquids can cause harm and that these devices may increase smoking habits in children, I am also deeply concerned about their potential to explode, making them more like flamethrowers or mini-bombs than anything else.

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How to Find a Safe and Reliable Botox and Filler Provider

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Elisabeth is a 13-time Emmy winner, a critically acclaimed personal finance author, and a 20-year consumer advocate for programs such as Good Morning America and The Dr. Oz ShowConnect with her via Twitter @ElisabethLeamy and on her website, Leamy.com.

Botox and fillers. They’re often called “minimally invasive cosmetic procedures,” but if you go to a sketchy provider, they can cause majorly invasive problems—from lumps under your skin to drooping eyelids to even death. That’s why we’ve compiled this advice for finding a trustworthy pro to do these beauty procedures for you.

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More Ways to Save Big on Health Care — Even If You’re Not Broke

 

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Elisabeth is a 13-time Emmy winner, a critically acclaimed personal finance author, and a 20-year consumer advocate for programs such as Good Morning America and The Dr. Oz ShowConnect with her via Twitter @ElisabethLeamy and on her website, Leamy.com.

When The Dr. Oz Show asked me to help gin up a segment called “21 Ways to Stay Healthy Even When You’re Broke,” I was psyched because this is my sweet spot. I love being savvy and saving money. In fact, I submitted so many ideas that we couldn’t fit all of them on the air, so that’s what this blog is for.

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The Medical Benefits of a Whole Foods, Plant-Based Diet

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Written by: Ron Weiss, MD

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), seven of the top 10 causes of death in 2010 were due to chronic diseases. Meanwhile, an extensive body of scientific research, published in top indexed medical journals like the JAMA Internal Medicine and American Journal of Cardiology, indicates that the standard American diet is predominantly responsible for these diseases and that a whole-foods, plant-based diet successfully prevents them. Medical schools nonetheless fail to teach about, and doctors fail to prescribe, a whole-foods, plant-based diet, with the result that millions of Americans have died, and continue to die, unnecessarily.

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How New York City Police Are Taking on the Drug Overdose Epidemic

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The drug overdose crisis that has swept across our country affects us all, but some areas have been hit harder than others.  In New York, the borough of Staten Island has some of the highest rates of overdose deaths in the city.  With a population of less than half a million residents, the inhabitants of this island are truly feeling the effects of this epidemic.  The story of one man’s death made national headlines when his journal, which chronicled his struggle with addiction, was discovered by his mother. We recently hosted his mother and brother on the show to tell more of his story so we can all learn from it.

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5 Things to Know About Flossing

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Written by: Dr. Matthew Messina, D.D.S.

As we all know, flossing was in the news in 2016, and some media reports focused on the benefits of cleaning between your teeth while others showed some skepticism. However, I can’t state it clearly enough: using an interdental cleaner (like floss) is an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reaffirmed flossing is “an important oral hygiene practice” in an August 2016 statement.

In honor of Flossing Day, here are five things you need to know about this important cleaning tool: Read more  »

5 Tips for Marathon Runners

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Runners, rejoice! It is officially marathon season here in the Northeast. Between the New York City Marathon and the Philadelphia marathon, patients have been gearing up for their upcoming feat. Here is some advice to go the extra mile for both the short- and long-distance runner. Read more  »