Are You Dying? Ask a Doctor All Your Health Questions at 1 PM EDT

That weird, occasional pain in your back has been bothering you for a while, but it doesn’t seem like quite enough of a problem to schedule a full-on doctor’s appointment. You’d have to request time off work, make sure you’re not behind on anything—it’d be a whole thing. Why not just ask a doctor here on Lifehacker in…

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How Japanese Forest Bathing Can Save Your Life

Walking in the woods has measurable health benefits, and professor Yoshifumi Miyazaki is studying how to spread those benefits to as many people as possible. According to his research, spending time in nature can lower your blood pressure and decrease stress hormones, with the effects of a hike lasting for days. You…

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The Best Cheeses to Eat If You’re Lactose Intolerant

Being lactose-intolerant can feel like you’ve been cursed to a life without cheese, but not all cheeses contain high levels of the sugar. To see which cheeses are your friend (and which will give you trouble), just take a peek at the nutrition label.

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Easily Share a Parent’s Medical Updates With a Group Using This App

My mother passed away a few years ago after living for roughly 20 years with multiple sclerosis. Over those two decades my siblings and extended family often traded responsibilities when it came to taking her to doctor’s visits, bringing groceries by the house, and helping her with errands she needed to do.

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Easily Share a Parent’s Medical Updates With a Group Using This App

My mother passed away a few years ago after living for roughly 20 years with multiple sclerosis. Over those two decades my siblings and extended family often traded responsibilities when it came to taking her to doctor’s visits, bringing groceries by the house, and helping her with errands she needed to do.

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Is Fertility Awareness Contraception Right for You?

If you’ve texted, DMed, or spoken aloud the words “birth control” to your friends sometime in the last few years, you’ve probably seen ads proclaiming that there’s an app for that. Several companies promise that tracking your menstrual cycle with their app and their algorithm will help you prevent pregnancy—no…

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How to Get Your Booster Shots

With measles, mumps, and other previously eradicated diseases making a comeback, it’s more important than ever to make sure your vaccinations are up to date—especially if you’re an adult. Herd immunity protects the most vulnerable among us; a lapsed pertussis vaccine may not pose much of a threat to you, but it could…

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Plunging Your Body Into Cold Water Is a Good Idea

Plunging oneself into extremely cold water is something most humans avoid, as it does not feel good, and people like to feel good. It’s quite jarring, but invigorating, and has the added bonus of making you hyper-aware of your breathing, circulatory system, and any other parts of your body that usually function…

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Always Bring Stomach Medicine When You Travel 

We still don’t know what got us sick in Tokyo. But when four Lifehacker staffers traveled there together this month, three of us caught different bugs at different points. For me, that meant an upset stomach and diarrhea that sent me to bed at 6 every night and made fine dining impossible. I had great luck with…

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Are You Dying? Ask Two Cardiologists Your Health Questions Tomorrow at 1 PM EST

So: That weird clicking sound in your knee is back again. And today, you randomly got nauseated for like an hour but then it went away and now you kinda have a headache. Oh god, didn’t you read somewhere that that’s the sign of an oncoming stroke? Does anyone else smell burned toast?

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