Lisa Lombardi
Lisa Lombardi is the Executive Editor of Health and co-author of What the Yuck?! The Freaky & Fabulous Truth About Your Body. She has written for everyone from The New York Times and MSN to Marie Claire and Maxim. A working mom of two, she is much better at pinning healthy recipes than actually making them.
Recent Posts By Lisa Lombardi

Is Robert Downey Jr. Right that Drug Addiction is Genetic?

“Pick a dysfunction and and it’s a family problem,” the Iron Man star told Vanity Fair.

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Fact-Checking The Knick: Were Doctors Really Deranged and Drugged Out?

The new Cinemax series “The Knick” paints a shocking picture of medicine in the early 1900s at the fictional Knickerbocker Hospital. It’s so wild-west that you can’t help but wonder: Is this for real?

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Attention Germaphobes: A Less Icky Alternative to the Handshake

You may think a fist bump is strictly for bromances, but it just may be the new greeting of choice for germaphobes everywhere.

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Study Says Breast-Feeding is Overhyped, and This Mom is Relieved

Here’s welcome news for any mom who, like me, couldn’t breast-feed and felt like she was dooming her baby to a fat, hyperactive, less intelligent future: The long-term benefits of breast-feeding have been exaggerated, according to a new Ohio State University study published in the journal Social Science & Medicine.

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Want to Feel Good This Weekend? Sign Up for the March for Babies Fundraiser

Thirty-six years ago this week, my mom gave birth two months early to a two-and-a-half pound baby with undeveloped lungs. That teeny-tiny, very sick preemie is now a horse vet in Virginia, and her survival is in no small part due to the herculean efforts of the 75-year-old March of Dimes. This weekend is the group’s big fundraiser, March for Babies. If you’ve been meaning to get more steps into your day, sign up to walk.

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Spotted! A Celebrity Saving A Life

My friend Jon Small was eating out in Beverly Hills last week when he saw Thomas Haden Church—remember him, from the 1990’s TV show Wings, and the movies Sideways and Spider-Man 3?—deliver the Heimlich maneuver and save a stranger’s life.

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When Will Jessica Simpson Lose the Baby Weight? In Good Time, People!

Poor Jessica Simpson: The new mom—to 11-week-old daughter Maxwell Drew—is reportedly stressing out about having to quickly shed her 50 pregnancy pounds to fulfill her Weight Watchers deal.

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