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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.

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.

6 Scary Side Effects of Sitting
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6 Scary Side Effects of Sitting

The average person sits 12 hours a day—and that's not healthy. Find out why too much sitting is bad for your health.

5 Places Germs Are Hiding in Plain Sight
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5 Places Germs Are Hiding in Plain Sight

You may take precautions about germs in the bathroom and at the gym, but did you know the kitchen can be more of a hazard? Here are five top places germs hide.

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.

Measles Outbreak: What You Need to Know Now
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Measles Outbreak: What You Need to Know Now

With the current measles outbreak in the U.S., it's important to know whether you are immune and to be able to recognize the risk factors for measles and the symptoms.

What Does It Mean if I'm Vitamin D Deficient?
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What Does It Mean if I'm Vitamin D Deficient?

Vitamin D is one of the crucial nutrients your body needs to keep running smoothly. Yet, it can be difficult to get enough of it from sunlight and natural food sources. What can you do?

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.

It's Bladder Cancer Awareness Month: My Story, Chapter Two
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It's Bladder Cancer Awareness Month: My Story, Chapter Two

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, and blogger Judy Freedman shares her story of bladder cancer recurrence and treatment.

The Rise and Fall of Baby Aspirin
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The Rise and Fall of Baby Aspirin

Low-dose baby aspirin was once recommended to reduce risk of heart disease and stroke. Recent research shows the increased risk for internal bleeding and stomach ulcers outweighs the benefit for many people. 


Why Children Need to Drink More Water
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Why Children Need to Drink More Water

All of us know that water is essential for our bodies to properly function. And most of the time our kids need to drink more water.