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Wellness

The Washington Post Wellness section provides coverage and analysis of health, healthcare, nutrition, wellness and fitness news, trends and policy. Post Wellness also includes discussions and blogs about major health issues.

Look at the nutrition facts or you’ll fall for advertising fiction.
Look at the nutrition facts or you’ll fall for advertising fiction.
Author: Cara Rosenbloom
If you get your omega-3s from plant sources, you might not be getting enough vital fats.
If you get your omega-3s from plant sources, you might not be getting enough vital fats.
Author: Christy Brissette
No, it’s not lactose-free.
No, it’s not lactose-free.
Author: Ellie Krieger
The effort has been mired in controversy over the way companies were selected to launch the potentially lucrative industry.
The effort has been mired in controversy over the way companies were selected to launch the potentially lucrative industry.
Author: Fenit Nirappil
Nic and Trees Elderhorst, both 91, died hand in hand in a rare double euthanasia allowed under Dutch law.
Nic and Trees Elderhorst, both 91, died hand in hand in a rare double euthanasia allowed under Dutch law.
Author: Lindsey Bever
Medical schools have launched programs to teach “soft skills” to better equip their doctors for today's stressful health-care environment.
Medical schools have launched programs to teach “soft skills” to better equip their doctors for today's stressful health-care environment.
Author: Meeri Kim
Fleas carrying plague bacteria were found this month in Navajo and Coconino counties in northern Arizona.
Fleas carrying plague bacteria were found this month in Navajo and Coconino counties in northern Arizona.
Author: Andrew deGrandpre
Dietitian Ellie Krieger, Nourish Schools co-founder Casey Seidenberg and certified health education specialist Elaine Gordon offer picks for meals from breakfast to dessert.
Dietitian Ellie Krieger, Nourish Schools co-founder Casey Seidenberg and certified health education specialist Elaine Gordon offer picks for meals from breakfast to dessert.
Look at the nutrition facts or you’ll fall for advertising fiction.
Look at the nutrition facts or you’ll fall for advertising fiction.
Author: Cara Rosenbloom
Studies show social bonds can prolong life. So get yourself a workout buddy.
Studies show social bonds can prolong life. So get yourself a workout buddy.
Author: Ben Opipari
It’s not the same thing as going vegetarian.
It’s not the same thing as going vegetarian.
Author: Carrie Dennett
Recovery Record makes it easier to connect, but some say it shouldn’t be a replacement for in-person treatment.
Recovery Record makes it easier to connect, but some say it shouldn’t be a replacement for in-person treatment.
Author: Donna De La Cruz
Prioritizing your products, going to a regular store or shopping online can prevent you from spending your “whole paycheck.”
Prioritizing your products, going to a regular store or shopping online can prevent you from spending your “whole paycheck.”
Author: Elisabeth Leamy
Children will absorb the message, especially if you serve food with the book.
Children will absorb the message, especially if you serve food with the book.
Author: Casey Seidenberg
A generation ago, being on the other side of 30 meant imminent retirement. What changed?
A generation ago, being on the other side of 30 meant imminent retirement. What changed?
Author: Kelyn Soong
Study finds financial incentives don’t work; social cues may be more effective.
Study finds financial incentives don’t work; social cues may be more effective.
Author: Stephanie Kanowitz
High-impact and weight-bearing forms of exercise can be crucial for bone regeneration, especially after menopause.
High-impact and weight-bearing forms of exercise can be crucial for bone regeneration, especially after menopause.
Author: Carolee Belkin Walker
One said she had no connection, but her husband was listed on an application.
One said she had no connection, but her husband was listed on an application.
Author: Fenit Nirappil
Research shows the power of a positive outlook.
Research shows the power of a positive outlook.
Author: Jae Berman
Getting to a healthy weight range is key. But the foods you choose affect fertility, too.
Getting to a healthy weight range is key. But the foods you choose affect fertility, too.
Author: Christy Brissette
The label is ubiquitous in grocery stores. But its definition is murky.
The label is ubiquitous in grocery stores. But its definition is murky.
Author: Casey Seidenberg
This meat has more going for it nutritionally than many realize. But don’t buy that “Eat More Bacon” T-shirt yet.
This meat has more going for it nutritionally than many realize. But don’t buy that “Eat More Bacon” T-shirt yet.
Author: Ellie Krieger
The trick is to find a diet you can stick to.
The trick is to find a diet you can stick to.
Author: Carrie Dennett
Study finds the average American marathon time has slowed from about 4:15 to about 4:40 over a 20-year period. Experts have a few ideas why.
Study finds the average American marathon time has slowed from about 4:15 to about 4:40 over a 20-year period. Experts have a few ideas why.
Author: Amby Burfoot