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Marissa DiPietro

Marissa DiPietro
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Marissa is a health and fitness writer from the Tampa Bay area. In addition to researching the latest trending topics, she enjoys instructing kickboxing classes and posting incessantly to her Instagram account.

Simple Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

If you're having trouble falling or staying asleep, try these tips.

New Microchip Technology Could End Animal Testing Forever

A team of biological engineers at Harvard have developed small-scale models of actual human organs in an effort to gauge their reaction to medication and provide a window into how these organs function.

Using Your Phone Is Actually Disrupting Your Workout

Being on your phone while exercising not only distracts you from the workout at hand, but also compromises your posture and the intensity of your routine.

Men Who Eat More Red Meat Are at Risk for This Digestive Disorder

A new study suggests that men may want to reconsider the amount of red meat they eat in order to avoid a painful digestive disorder.

Couch Potato Lifestyle May Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study reveals that individuals who lead a sedentary lifestyle may be just as likely to develop dementia later in life as people with a genetic predisposition.

These New High-Tech Glasses Could Bring Relief to Insomnia Sufferers

Read about the science behind these innovative sleep aid spectacles.

Here’s Why You Need to Ditch Your Desk and Walk for 5 Minutes

A study shows that even short breaks of physical activity every hour can help you get through your day easier.

Research Reveals How Indian Long Pepper Works to Fight Cancer

Scientists have analyzed the medicinal purposes of the Indian long pepper by studying its properties.

Wearable Device Allows Expectant Mothers to Track Contractions

This technology will provide much needed insight and data during a woman's pregnancy.

Weight Loss Surgery Linked to Lasting Gut Problems

While weight loss surgery provides lasting results for some, it may also come with lasting issues affecting digestion and food tolerance.

3 Must-Do Steps for Any Fitness Resolution

Sticking to a resolution or accomplishing a goal can be a matter of will. However, building up that willpower is much easier said than done.

These 4 Holiday Health Hazards Could Land You in the Hospital

Where gifts and good cheer abound, there is also a sharp increase in injuries, illness and accidents.

Delay in Cutting Umbilical Cord May Benefit Newborns

According to doctors, cutting the umbilical cord 30 seconds too soon could deprive the child of receiving a life-giving surge of placental blood.

A Cheap Solution for a Multi-Billion Dollar Baby Problem

A cheap and effective preventative for infant eczema has been discovered, and there’s a good chance it’s already in your medicine cabinet.

Money May Not Buy Happiness, But Study Says It Might Buy Less Stress

Income and health are becoming increasingly intertwined. A new study shows that a higher income generally leads to less stress and a longer life.

This Robotic Arm is Controlled by the Mind

Researchers are working on new technology, which allows a robotic arm to be controlled by the mind through something called electroencephalography.

The Role Sleep Plays in Processing Traumatic Events

Is it possible to sleep off the effects of traumatic events? A new study tries to answer that question.

Here’s How Much Weight You Really Gain During College

Forget the “Freshman 15” — the “Graduate 10” is a far more likely scenario for the typical college student.

Virtual Reality Could Help Amputees Deal With Phantom Pain

The phantom pain that often plagues amputees has remained something of a mystery, but a new treatment shows promising results for reducing the pain.

Eating Nuts Every Day Might Lower Your Heart Disease Risk

An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but so might a handful a nuts. A new study suggests they can reduce your risk of heart disease.

Holiday Trend: Fitness Tracker Sales on the Rise

The wearables market increased by 3.1 percent in the past quarter, with 85 percent of those sales from fitness trackers.

White Wine May Increase Your Risk of Melanoma

Pairing your dinner with a glass of white wine could increase your risk of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, a new study suggests.

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