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An Hour a Day: Seven Time-Saving Exercise Tips for Good Health

All too often we put our own personal health too far down on the priority list. It ends up getting overlooked because we’re rushing to work, heading off to our kid’s soccer practice or finally getting a chance to open mail and pay the...

SharpFacts on Hepatitis C and Below "C" Level

In detailed in previous SharpHealth articles on Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B, hepatitis is a highly infectious virus that damages the liver, the organ responsible for processing nutrients from food and eliminating toxins from your blood....

The Low-Down on Fast Food For Fighting Flab

Think a trip to a McDonald’s take-out window will make you "Supersized"? Now there’s good news for guys whose usual lunch stop is Burger King, Taco Bell, KFC or the like. As it turns out, the right fast food choices can actually help you...

Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet

SharpMen often use their bathroom shelves or kitchen cupboards to indefinitely house their medical supplies. What most don’t realize, however, is that kitchen and bathroom are among the two worst places to store medicine, and in rare...

Today's LASIK: Eye Correction Options and Advances

Any contact lens wearer knows that when you crash in your contacts, the last thing you want to do — at two in the morning — is get up to clean and properly store your contact lenses in their case. Instead, you’re more likely to fumble...

"What Did He Say?" Ear Maintenance 101

Most SharpMen don’t think about ear maintenance until they face objections from their TV-watching buddies: "Turn that down, are you deaf or something?" This exchange is usually followed by a brief — but fleeting — thought about ear...

Avoiding Eyestrain

Avoiding Eyestrain Eyes hurting you at the end of the day? Can’t see quite as far as you used to? Consider rethinking the conditions under which your eyes work. Many SharpMen give a great deal of thought to the size of their work space, the size of their...

The Dark Side of Dietary Supplements

At least 40 percent of all Americans take some type of dietary supplement. People usually use these products because they’re trying to improve their health. But supplements can sometimes be risky. Here are some SharpHealth tips on avoiding...

Food Safety 101

Nobody ever impressed a woman by preparing a romantic meal that gave her food poisoning. With that unsettling thought in mind, we present this SharpHealth guide to food safety: Five Steps to Food Safety The federal government’s Centers for...

The Facts About Prostate Cancer

You may think you don’t have to worry about prostate cancer, the third most common cause of cancer death among men. You’re wrong. While some sources say that this disease is rarely found in men under 40 years of age, a recent book about...

Getting Accurate Online Health Advice

According to Cyber Dialogue, an electronic trends tracking company, more than 24 million adults are using the Internet to answer health-related questions. An unfortunate by-product of this trend is that more and more bogus sites are...

Trail Running and Hiking Tips

According to the Outdoor Recreation Coalition of America, over 8.1 million people went trail running 13 times or more in 1998. The number of athletes that are spending time on the trails running can’t even compare to the athletes that hit...

Hepatitis B: The Type "B" Personality

Hepatitis is an easily acquired disease that causes inflammation of the liver. Why is this a problem? Your liver harvests useful nutrients from the food you eat and eliminates toxins from your blood (from the alcohol you drink) — pretty...

Combating Colds and Flus

It's not easy to escape getting at least one cold or flu each year: about 62 million adults get a common cold every year, and more than 100 million get the flu. Why are these illnesses so rampant? Mainly because they are so easily...

Avoiding Bad Breath

You know the old Saturday morning cartoon jingle: "I’m a Yuck Mouth, ‘cause I don’t brush, and I like my teeth like this . . ." But, buddy, everyone knows that Mr. Yuck Mouth was never very popular with the ladies . . . So, assuming you’re...

It May Be More Than Just Snoring: Sleep Apnea

Do you fall asleep only to wake up feeling completely unrested? Does your head ache as you open your eyes in the morning? Before you pop that pill and chalk it up to a bad night of margaritas and chips, read on for the facts on sleep apnea...

Sharpening Your Mind

When was the last time you headed off to the gym or went for a run? Now, with that in mind, when was the last time you started (and finished) a good book? It is probably easier to recall the last time you worked on improving your physical...

Getting More Out of a Water Workout

Water workouts or aquatic exercises include any type of fitness activity that uses water as its medium. Although traditionally only water-sport athletes worked out in the water, in recent years the popularity of water-based exercise has...

What Do You Know About Anaphylaxis?

What’s better than hanging out in the great outdoors? Whether it’s a cookout, a camping trip, or just a walk in the woods, the serenity of nature serves up an essential break from hectic lifestyles. But for more than 2 million Americans,...

Winter Workouts on the Treadmill

As the winter months approach, getting outdoors becomes more difficult (or impossible) in certain parts of the country. What can a SharpMan committed to his workout do? Stay inside, of course. If you are looking for a workout that will...