Health

What's actually happening to Toby on This Is Us, according to a doctor

We’re only three episodes in, but it’s been a big season of This Is Us for Kate and Toby so far. (Spoilers ahead, so if you aren’t caught up, please head over to NBC.com or Hulu’s landing page for the show to watch the episodes before proceeding.) The show hasn’t been...

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 12:49pm

After NYC opening, medical marijuana dispensary MedMen is ready for the future of cannabis

Medical marijuana dispensary MedMen may have only been open on Manhattan’s tony Fifth Avenue for two weeks, but for the California-based company, its expansion into the city was a long time coming. “This has been a process 20 years in the making, from California legalizing medical...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 2:33pm

Are you sure what you’re paying for is real cryotherapy?

Although it seems to still take a special breed of person to sign up for a Polar Plunge challenge, cold therapy minus the water is more popular than ever. Also known as cryotherapy, it’s become a trendy treatment offered at a growing number of New York gyms and spas. But are you sure what you...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 2:03pm

#itouchmyself campaign shines light on breast cancer prevention

After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States. The risk of a woman developing breast cancer in the U.S during her lifetime is 12 percent, which means that there is a one in eight chance that she will have to fight the disease, According to the...

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 10:47am

Everything to know about the 2018 NYC NEDA Walk

The National Eating Disorders Association puts on NEDA Walks every year in over 90 cities nationwide. The NYC NEDA Walk has raised $1.2 million for advocacy and research initiatives since it first began in 2009. And the 10th annual event — the 2018 NYC NEDA Walk — is...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 8:05pm

Will you experience winter vagina this year?

Brace yourself: Winter is coming — and if you’re a woman, it’s about to do a number on your vagina. One midwife told The Sun that winter vagina is a common problem during the colder months and can affect intimate relationships. "Dry autumn and winter air depletes moisture...

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 10:43am

Ask Mount Sinai: Thyroid cancer. Know the risks

According to the American Cancer Society, 54,000 new cases of thyroid cancer will be diagnosed in 2018 — and 75 percent of those will be in women. Even though women are, for unknown reasons, at higher risk of getting thyroid cancer, anyone in any age group can get the disease. We talked to Dr...

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 11:45am

Jack Osbourne opens up about his web series researching MS

America has grown up with Jack Osbourne. The son of the rock and roll legend Ozzy Osbourne and TV personality Sharon Osbourne first came into our lives — along with his sister Kelly — in one of the first runaway success reality shows for MTV, The Osbournes, back in the early 2000’...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 11:38am

Are Flamin' Hot Cheetos safe? Rapper Lil Xan claims they landed him in the hospital

Frito-Lay says that, after sticking your hand into a bag of Flamin' Hot Cheetos, you’ll do three things: eat the spiced cornmeal puffs, lick the "cheetle" off your fingertips and break into a "cheesy smile." These snacks will bring the heat — but, in some cases,...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 12:28pm

Can obesity cause cancer?

While we know obesity can be a factor in cardiovascular disease and other chronic illnesses, a startling report from the United Kingdom shows that obesity can contribute to cancer — especially for women. Even worse: A new report from Cancer Research U.K. found that the percentage of women...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 2:37pm

Puppies sold in pet stores sickened 118 people over two years

It’s almost impossible to resist playing with puppies when you see them — that’s why pet stores and adoption centers let people pet and handle the dogs. After all, nothing bad can happen — right? Unfortunately, petting those adorable pups in a pet store sent more than 100...

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 5:32pm

Can we end opioid epidemic by legalizing all drugs?

The 130 people who are estimated to die every day from an opioid-related drug overdose serve as a stark reminder that the nation is gripped by an opioid epidemic. In fact, the federal Health and Human Services last year declared it a national public health emergency. To combat the opioid epidemic...

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:39pm

Are drug dealers really giving flavored meth to kids?

"ALL PARENTS PLEASE BE AWARE!!" an ominous Facebook post reads. "There is a drug going around the schools ..Its known as Strawberry Quick …or strawberry meth." It sounds terrifying, but is strawberry meth really a problem in schools now? What is strawberry meth?...

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 11:37am

Report: In every state, at least 1 in 5 adults is obese

In 2012, no state had American obesity rates of 35 percent or more. Now, seven states do. These findings — based on data collected from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — were analyzed in a report published earlier this month by nonprofit health policy...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 11:34am

Check your freezer: Cargill Meat recalls over 130,000 lbs of ground beef

Cargill Meat Solutions, based in Fort Morgan, Colorado, has recalled over 130,000 pounds of ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination. The beef recall affects a dozen Cargill Meat products. According to Wednesday's release by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 8:43am

Ask Mount Sinai: What you need to know about food poisoning

Stomach ache, vomiting, fever -- they’re symptoms of many conditions, and we’ve all had one or more of them at some point. But a common cause is food poisoning, and it’s something we hear about all the time: supermarkets and restaurant chains make headlines regularly for...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 4:41pm

How much sleep do I need? Here's what the experts say

Work demands, binge-watching demands, whatever Trump tweeted in the middle of the night — there are more things keeping us awake than ever. And although many of us hang on to that college-age idea that sleep is something you just outgrow, it's not the case. In fact, lack of sleep has...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 2:31am

Your biggest questions about hepatitis C in the prison system, answered

Late last month, a district court ruled that the Colorado prison system must pay for hepatitis C treatment for inmates who are affected by the chronic liver disease. Four inmates had sued, claiming that the prison system's requirement that they undergo drug or alcohol treatment was unlawful....

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 4:35pm

Work out with your favorite Instagram stars on September 29

You’ve followed their workouts on Instagram — and maybe even bought one of their killer workout plans. Now, you have a chance to work out with (and possibly meet!) some of your favorite Instagram fitness influencers. Limitless By Fitplan is happening September 29 in New York City. What...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 12:03pm

How finding an all-inclusive Healthcare provider can put your mind at ease

Making sure you have the most efficient Healthcare coverage possible is one of the most important things that you can do. But making sure you understand which platforms you are eligible for can be a tricky thing for the average person. When it comes to enrolling in Medicaid and Medicare — do...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 5:46am