Carey Rossi, Prevention Magazine

Carey Rossi

Prevention Magazine

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Carey:

How Licking Your Wounds Helps Them Heal—Literally

It's not just a figure of speech anymore. Find out how saliva helps with wound care. → Read More

7 Surprising Things Your First Period Says About You

The timing of your first period could foretell various health issues you could experience later in life. → Read More

5 Things No One Ever Tells You About Your Cholesterol

After a few decades on this planet, you've probably picked up a few basics about cholesterol. You know that you need to get your levels checked regularly and that high levels could increase your risk of heart disease. In other words, cholesterol is serious stuff. But there are a few things you may not know about it—like the fact that your body needs cholesterol—including the 5 tidbits below. → Read More

7 Pretty Fantastic Reasons To Have Some Chocolate

What happens to your body when you indulge in chocolate. → Read More

The FDA Approved An Anti-Obesity Device…But Will It Work Long-Term?

When it comes to an FDA-approved treatment for obesity, there aren't a lot of options out there. Weight loss drugs such as Meridia have come and gone, since their risks have been found to outweigh the... → Read More

6 Simple Habits That Can Lower Your Heart Disease Risk 92%

Photo by bgton/Getty Images You have more control over your heart health than you may think—a whole lot more, suggests a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Researc... → Read More

If You Can't Stand On One Leg For 20 Seconds, Here's What It Could Say About Your Brain

What if we told you that trying to stand on one leg for 20 seconds (or more) could help you gauge the health of your brain? You might think we were a bit unbalanced ourselves. But that's exactly what ... → Read More

7 Surprising Things Your First Period Says About You

Research points to the timing of your first period as a signal for various health issues you could experience later in life. Whether you bloomed early, late, or right on time, see what it could mean for your whole-body health. → Read More

Why Action Movies Can Make You Fat...And How Charlie Rose Can Slim You Down

If you saw the summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy this weekend, you may be feeling a bit fat right now. The distraction associated with watching TV and movies has long been known to prompt elb... → Read More

Do You Really Need 9 Servings Of Fruits And Veggies?

It is so time to let go of the food guilt—and not just the oh-man-why-did-I-eat-that-3rd-cookie guilt—you know, that lingering disappointment in yourself that comes from not having managed to choke do... → Read More

Is There Really A Link Between Your Birth Control Pills And Breast Cancer?

You've heard since your first gyno appointment that taking the pill may up your risk of breast cancer. But if you've been reading recent headlines, you might be newly concerned about the level of risk... → Read More

You Eat 92% Of Everything You Put On Your Plate

Here’s some food for thought: The average adult eats 91.7% of the food that we put on our plates, finds a study out of the Columbia University’s Food and Brand Lab in New York City.  Researchers ... → Read More

Is It Time To Rethink The Idea Of Alcohol As Healthy?

Drinking wine for your heart? You may want to rethink that, suggests a new meta-analysis published in the British Medical Journal. Even if you're a light drinker, your health—specially your heart... → Read More

The New Antidote For Sitting At A Desk All Day

If you have a desk job, you're chances of a long life are slim—at least that's what a large body of research told us last year (and scared all of us who have to spend our days parked at a desk). But n... → Read More

Why You're Probably Going To Sleep 20 Minutes Less On July 12th

When the moon is full, we sleep least that was the common belief without any real science to back it up. Now Swedish researchers have not only quantified it, but they also found a correlatio... → Read More

BPA And Its Alternatives Are Still Reeking Havoc On Our Health

If you thought you were doing your health a solid with buying BPA-free plastics, don't be too sure: New research shows that its replacement, BPA, is just as sketchy. → Read More

The Scary Thing Sugar Does To Your Breasts

The claim: Drinking just three sugar-sweetened beverages a week could make your breasts more dense, increasing your risk for breast cancer, according to a study published in the journal BMC Public Hea... → Read More

Pain Med Use Among Women Up 415%

The claim: More North Americans die from painkillers than cars, says Nicholas King, PhD, who is the lead author of a scientific review published in the American Journal of Public Health examining opio... → Read More

The Odd Way Broccoli Sprouts Help Your Body Fight Pollution

The claim: Time to get your sprouts on. Broccoli sprouts may hold the key to diminishing the effects that air pollution has on our bodies, suggests a small clinical trial published in Cancer Preventio... → Read More

How Low Should Your Blood Pressure Go?

The claim: Trying to lower your blood pressure? Don’t kill yourself trying to get your systolic blood pressure number lower than 120, as in 120 over 90. According to a report in JAMA Internal Medicine... → Read More