As a teen, Lauren Holder learned that a cruel and fatal disease was stalking her family — and that she might have inherited the gene for it from her dad. Now 30, she tells GH about her journey to discover the truth.
Your metabolism keeps your heart beating, your blood flowing, your brain thinking, and your muscles moving. Is it any wonder it doesn’t want to be rushed? Here’s the skinny on the way this stubborn system works, and how you might be able to speed it up—in spite of itself.
What do you get when you combine the great outdoors, sunny skies, and free time? Fun, for sure. But also cuts, scrapes, sprains, or worse. Here, your ultimate guide to managing the most common medical mishaps that come along with summer.
So why do you feel so anxious? Real Simple reveals why everything from a dental exam to a Pap smear can send you into panic mode—and shares doctor-tested and patient-approved strategies for easing your fears.
From epic breakups to silent dispair, the appearance of tears was once thought to be a curious trait of nature. Now scientists are realizing that crying is quite complicate and may even help us thrive as human beings. Read on to discovery why we weep--and how we feel better doing it.