Can’t stand the sound of people chewing? It might be misophonia.

If the sound of someone eating chips makes you want to run out of the room screaming, you could have misophonia. The disorder is characterized by extreme emotional reactions to everyday sounds, like that of other people chewing, talking or even breathing. While many of us get irritated when we hear someone slurping their soup [Continue Reading]

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Houston was ranked the most stressful city for workers in the U.S. Here are some ways to cope.

Working long hours bookended by long commutes, Houstonians are more stressed than average. In fact, Houston is the most stressful city in the country for workers, according to a recent study by LLC.org, which provides market research and resources for entrepreneurs. The study found that workers in Houston are on the road for nearly an [Continue Reading]

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As the weather warms up, kidney stones are more likely to form. Here’s how you can reduce your risk.

Kidney stones are common — and notoriously painful. About 11 percent of men and 6 percent of women in the United States experience kidney stones at least once in their life, and those numbers are rising, according to the National Institutes of Health. The bad news is that, in most cases, you won’t know you [Continue Reading]

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Nearly half of Americans have high blood pressure, and many aren’t aware of the risks. Here’s how to keep it from causing serious health problems.

High blood pressure doesn’t usually cause symptoms on its own, so many people don’t realize they have it — or they aren’t aware of the risks of ignoring it. In fact, nearly half of adults in the United States have hypertension, but only about one in four adults with hypertension have their condition under control, [Continue Reading]

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How a Track Star’s Unexpected Diagnosis Made Her an Advocate for Colon Cancer Screening

If reducing your risk for colon cancer were an Olympic sport, Tonja Buford-Bailey could have won a medal. The 52-year-old former track star, who earned bronze for the 400-meter hurdles in the 1996 Olympics and now coaches other elite athletes, is in excellent physical shape. She drinks plenty of water. She’s never smoked. She eats [Continue Reading]

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