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Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

Jenn Ryan is a freelance writer and editor who's passionate about health, fitness, and animals. She loves running and playing with her rescued rabbits.
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What Is Hair-Grooming Syncope? The Condition Is Triggered by Hair Styling

Alicia Renee Phillips, a mother in Clinton, Tennessee, had her little sister, age 10, over for a sleepover. It was a normal get-together, and the two planned to go to church the next day. Before church, Phillips suggested that they style her little sister’s hair. The hairstyling, oddly enough, led to her little sister having […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

 · 6 min read

9 Foods That Could Make Eczema Worse (And Many That Can Help)

Three years ago, I suddenly developed a strange rash on my face, on one side of my chin. It looked suspiciously like eczema.  I couldn’t imagine what it could be. I was meticulous about my diet and had already cut out gluten, dairy, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), commercial meat, and even most refined sugar. I […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

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Your Favorite Cheeses Ranked from Healthiest to Unhealthiest

As a former lover of cheese who associated with other lovers of cheese (my band and I once wrote a song called “Cheese Girl”), it might come as a shock that I’ve renounced conventional cheese altogether. Cheese has typically been considered bad because of its high saturated fat content. However, new research is suggesting that […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

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Dr. Oz’s Mother Had Alzheimer’s and He “Completely Missed” the Signs—Here’s What You Need to Know About Alzheimer’s

Dr. Oz, known for his role as the host of The Dr. Oz Show, said his mother, Suna Oz, 81, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. He said that he didn’t recognize the symptoms, even as his mother’s behavior changed. He and his sisters noticed some odd things—their mother was struggling to find her words, and her […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

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Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Early Death, Study Claims.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in September 2019 and has since been updated.Heartburn medications, called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), may increase the risk of early death, according to research [1]. Over-the-counter (OTC), as well as prescription medications for heartburn, may increase the risk of heart disease, stomach cancer, and kidney dysfunction, among other […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

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Woman Who Had Dementia For 5 Years Turned Out To Have A Common And Reversible Condition

A new medical report details the case of a woman who started showing strange “altered behavior” and was diagnosed with dementia for five years. However, her symptoms were actually reversible. The unnamed woman, discussed in BMJ Case Reports, started exhibiting a gradual change in behavior, which was noticed by her family. As well as no longer cooking, keeping […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

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Apparently, Tiny Mites Live on Everyone’s Face, Including Yours

You have very small mites living on your face right now. There are hundreds to thousands of them. They’re invisible to the naked eye, about 0.3 millimeters long (just to put that in perspective, 1 millimeter is the thickness of a penny—so it would take several of these things laid end-to-end to even stretch that […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

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Does Tea Equal a Healthier Brain? Research Points to Yes

I know all my fellow tea lovers are going to be hyped about this. According to new research in the journal Aging, people who drink tea on a regular basis have a “more efficient structural organization” of their brains than people who don’t drink tea [1]. This improved organization may help protect against cognitive decline—think […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

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Why Didn’t Doctors Caution Patients About the Link Between Hormone Replacement Therapy and Cancer?

For years, estrogen therapy was—and continues to be—prescribed as a treatment for women experiencing symptoms of menopause. Estrogen is a sex hormone found in both men and women (though in smaller amounts in men). The main source of estrogen is the ovaries in women, although the adrenal glands also make small amounts of this hormone […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

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Blood Tests Could One Day Replace Biopsies and MRIs for These Conditions

Although our blood contains a huge amount of information, technology seems to be still catching up to what we can learn from this lifeforce. In the past, blood tests could only reveal so much about the internal state of our bodies. Now, technology has and continues to emerge that allows us to get even more […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

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Why Does Cilantro Taste Like Soap to Some?

Cilantro is a super versatile herb that adds a bright, citrus-like flavor to almost any dish. My first experience with cilantro was at a neighbor’s party when I was 16—I helped make a cold rice dish that had fresh cilantro in it (my job was separating the leaves from the stems). I hated that dish. […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer