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Laughing can lower heart attack risk

Laughing can lower heart attack risk

Laughter makes pain easier to tolerate, relieves tension, improves blood sugar and lowers the risk of a heart attack.
Can supplements make you a better athlete?

Can supplements make you a better athlete?

Here's a look at what science says about performance enhancers for athletes.
Still looking for true love? Use your senses

Still looking for true love? Use your senses

Research continues to explore the skill of finding that special someone, and it may not be as much about what we know, but about what we sense.
Worldwide efforts to battle childhood obesity

Worldwide efforts to battle childhood obesity

We are raising the first generation of youth who will live sicker and shorter lives than their parents, according to Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
5 facts about your body in freezing weather

5 facts about your body in freezing weather

Check out how to protect your body and your health in frigid temps.
4 reasons to have socks on your gift list

4 reasons to have socks on your gift list

They're soft, cheap and pack easily, but there are even better reasons to give socks to those you care about over the holidays.
Is burping rude? Not everywhere

Is burping rude? Not everywhere

Did you know burping is a sport and considered a compliment to the food you eat in some countries? Read more about burping here.
People with AIDS, cancer and other health issues share their stories

People with AIDS, cancer and other health issues share their stories

At healthtalkonline.org, the Health Experiences Research Group shares people's real-life experiences by video, audio and written postings covering over 75 subjects.
Why you might pee your pants when you're scared

Why you might pee your pants when you're scared

Headed to a haunted house this week? Learn about the science behind getting scared and read why our bodies react the way they do.
Are we talking about breast cancer in the right way?

Are we talking about breast cancer in the right way?

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but some say they are tired of seeing pink and the distasteful marketing slogans.
The 40,000 things that come out when you sneeze

The 40,000 things that come out when you sneeze

Read these four interesting facts about sneezing.
Three things you should never tell your doctor

Three things you should never tell your doctor

Read how good communication with your doctor could save your life.
7 ways to conquer motion sickness from carnival rides

7 ways to conquer motion sickness from carnival rides

Headed to an amusement park or carnival this weekend? Read how to enjoy the rides without getting nauseous.
Physician-assisted suicide: is it murder or death with dignity?

Physician-assisted suicide: is it murder or death with dignity?

Some states have changed laws to allow terminally ill patients to determine the end of their lives.
Smoking hookah like kissing someone with the flu?

Smoking hookah like kissing someone with the flu?

The hookah pipe is becoming mainstream among college students and young adults. Find out the risks.
Smell, touch, taste: peanut allergies explained

Smell, touch, taste: peanut allergies explained

It's easy to take a tasty PB&J for granted. Some of us aren't so lucky.
5 things you didn't know about your ears

5 things you didn't know about your ears

Plus, the truth behind selective hearing. Husbands, you might have an excuse!
Should you follow the 5 second rule?

Should you follow the 5 second rule?

Bologna picks up 99 percent of bacteria from the floor almost immediately. But it's more complicated than that . . .
When to worry about (or ignore) a fever

When to worry about (or ignore) a fever

Use these tips to determine when to see a doctor and when to just sweat it out.
The most annoying pain explained

The most annoying pain explained

Knocking an elbow is far from funny, so why is it called the funny bone? Plus, the truth behind body parts "falling asleep"
Alzheimer's: Caregiving vs. medication

Alzheimer's: Caregiving vs. medication

One in three people will die with some form of dementia. A new study offers hope for patients and care givers.
How bad is knuckle popping, really?

How bad is knuckle popping, really?

Your parents scared you with stories of arthritis, but is there any truth behind the common joint-cracking rumors?

Michael Huckabee

Michael Huckabee is professor and director of the physician assistant program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He earned a master's from UNMC and a doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Michael has worked as a physician assistant for 30 years, primarily in rural Nebraska. He occasionally fills in for a pediatric practice...
When your doctor says 'I'm sorry'

When your doctor says 'I'm sorry'

Most states, including Nebraska, have laws protecting your doctor if he has to say, "I'm sorry."
Which one-a-day regimens actually work?

Which one-a-day regimens actually work?

An apple a day? What about a multivitamin? An aspirin? We break down which are worth a one-a-day regimen and which are not.
Belly button science: Lint, bacteria, cuteness and more

Belly button science: Lint, bacteria, cuteness and more

Who has the cutest belly button? And why do some people not have them all together? Answers to these questions and more.
4 ways to "self-reform" health care

4 ways to "self-reform" health care

Ideas for moms, young people, patients and more.
Hot dogs and Huskers: Go ahead, indulge

Hot dogs and Huskers: Go ahead, indulge

It's a rite of the season. So check that nutrition label and enjoy a hot dog!
Wacky facts about yawning

Wacky facts about yawning

Is yawning contagious? Why do we yawn when we're not tired? Answers to these questions and more!
Allergies or "whooping": What is your cough telling you?

Allergies or "whooping": What is your cough telling you?

The U.S. is seeing the highest rate of whooping cough in over 50 years. Is your family protected?
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