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Coronavirus Came to My Hometown, and I Wanted to Know How to Stay Safe Feature
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Coronavirus Came to My Hometown, and I Wanted to Know How to Stay Safe

When COVID-19 was diagnosed in writer Jaimie Seaton’s small New England town, she asked experts how she and other mothers can protect themselves.

Sleep Hygiene: Why You Need a Better Bedtime Ritual
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Sleep Hygiene: Why You Need a Better Bedtime Ritual

Sleep hygiene is comprised of the daily rituals we use to aid us in getting a good night’s sleep. While some people think it’s enough to try to go to be earlier, these daily before-sleep rituals are far more powerful.

Foods That Help Fight Constipation
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Foods That Help Fight Constipation

Constipation can sometimes be caused by poor diet, so try these foods to increase your fiber and fluid intake and prevent or relieve constipation.

Signs of Colon Cancer in Women
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Signs of Colon Cancer in Women

Colonoscopies and other screening methods can help prevent colon cancer or detect it in the early stages, so it's important to get screened.

What Is a Colonic and Should You Get One?
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What Is a Colonic and Should You Get One?

A colonic is touted as a procedure to cleanse toxins from the body by streaming water in through your rectum, but there's no proof that they improve health, and they can be harmful.

Mistakes You're Making During Your Period
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Mistakes You're Making During Your Period

Your menstrual period may be annoying enough, so no need to make it worse. Break free of these mistakes you may be making during your period.

Take a Stand on Weight Loss
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Take a Stand on Weight Loss

Research finds the mere act of standing burns more calories over time compared to sitting, and anyone bent on weight loss may want to remain upright a few more hours each day.

Health Tip: Understanding Probiotics
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Health Tip: Understanding Probiotics

Probiotics are live microorganisms (such as bacteria) that are sold as supplements, included in topically-applied skin creams and added to food products such as yogurt.

This Symptomless Infection Can Cause Infertility
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This Symptomless Infection Can Cause Infertility

About 2.5 million American women have had pelvic inflammatory disease, an often-symptomless infection of the reproductive tract that can cause infertility and lasting abdominal pain, a new U.S. government report shows.

Urine May Hold the Key to Your True Age
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Urine May Hold the Key to Your True Age

A simple urine test apparently can reveal how old your body really is—showing its biological, not chronological age.

This Coronavirus Is Unlike Anything in Our Lifetime, and We Have to Stop Comparing It to the Flu
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This Coronavirus Is Unlike Anything in Our Lifetime, and We Have to Stop Comparing It to the Flu

Longtime health reporter Charles Ornstein says that comparing the novel coronavirus to the flu is dangerously inaccurate. Not one public health expert he trusts has called that comparison valid. Here's why.

You Might Be Buying a Hand Sanitizer That Won't Work for Coronavirus
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You Might Be Buying a Hand Sanitizer That Won't Work for Coronavirus

Sanitizers that don’t contain the CDC’s recommended minimum of 60% alcohol are flying off store shelves and listed by sellers on Amazon for outrageous prices. Here is what you need to know.

5 Top Resolutions That Pay Off Big-Time
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5 Top Resolutions That Pay Off Big-Time

Four of 10 Americans make resolutions each new year. The biggest payoff comes from ones that lead to better health. Here are five fabulous health resolutions.

A Change of Address During Early Pregnancy May Not Be Best for Baby
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A Change of Address During Early Pregnancy May Not Be Best for Baby

New research finds that switching homes during the first three months of pregnancy is tied to an increased risk that a baby will be born prematurely or at a low birth weight.

But What About My Parents? Caring for Older Family Members During Coronavirus
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But What About My Parents? Caring for Older Family Members During Coronavirus

We may be relatively young and healthy ourselves, but we all have aging or elderly loved ones, who face the highest coronavirus risk. Here’s what doctors say we can do to protect them.

Why Hand-Washing Really Is as Important as Doctors Say
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Why Hand-Washing Really Is as Important as Doctors Say

A microbiologist explains why this simple, low-tech step may be your best protection.

Could Exercise in Pregnancy Boost Baby's Health?
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Could Exercise in Pregnancy Boost Baby's Health?

Regular aerobic exercise during pregnancy may improve baby's motor skills and may even lead to more active kids later on, a new study suggests.

Why You Need Omega-3 Fatty Acids
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Why You Need Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Research indicates that omega-3 supplements may not provide heart health benefits, but your body still needs omega-3 fatty acids, ideally from seafood and other foods.

How to Protect Yourself Against Medical Errors
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How to Protect Yourself Against Medical Errors

Medical professionals are human, and medical errors occur. But there are many steps you can take to protect yourself against medical errors.

14 Important Things to Know About Coronavirus
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14 Important Things to Know About Coronavirus

The coronavirus has reached the U.S. and is spreading, with no vaccine or cure yet, which makes it worrisome. Knowing the facts can help you be prepared and not panic.

What Women Need to Know About the Textured Breast Implant Recall
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What Women Need to Know About the Textured Breast Implant Recall

Here are the facts on the recent textured breast implant recall, and most importantly, whether you need to worry or not.

Are Your Medications Doing What They Are Supposed to Do?
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Are Your Medications Doing What They Are Supposed to Do?

There are risks and benefits to all medicines, and it's important to know whether your medications are achieving the desired goals.

But What About My Parents? Caring for Older Family Members During Coronavirus
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But What About My Parents? Caring for Older Family Members During Coronavirus

We may be relatively young and healthy ourselves, but we all have aging or elderly loved ones, who face the highest coronavirus risk. Here’s what doctors say we can do to protect them.