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Weight Loss Surgery: Myths & Facts

Are you considering bariatric surgery to aid in your weight loss goals? Bariatric surgery can be a great option for those concerned about the impact of excess weight on their health, but many myths about these procedures may make you question if it’s the right option for you. We’re separating fact...

Diet & Fitness
Weight Loss
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Expectant Mothers, Protect Against Group B Strep

Group B Strep, or GBS, is a type of bacteria that can live in various places throughout the body, including the urinary, digestive, and reproductive tracts. It usually does not cause major issues in healthy adults; however, pregnant women who test positive can be at risk of passing it to their...

Women's Health
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5 Foods That Aren't As Healthy As You Think

When you’re trying to scavenge up healthy food options, many unhealthy ones often present themselves in disguise. Choose whole foods and always check an item’s ingredients list to be aware of what you’re putting in your body. Here are some foods to double check before adding to the grocery cart. 1...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
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Germs on a Plane: How to Avoid Illness While Traveling

Are you heading on a summer trip requiring air travel? Cabin fever isn’t the only thing to be concerned about. Buckle up for this comprehensive list of helpful tips and tricks to help you stay safe and healthy in transit! Stop the Spread Perhaps the easiest way to avoid sickness from flying is to...

General Health & Wellness
Infectious Diseases
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5 Ways to Prevent Sickness From Swimming Pools

As summer drifts on, one of the most fun ways to escape the heat is by making a splash. You know to protect you and your family’s skin from the sun and keep a vigilant eye on children in the pool to avoid any scary situations, but do you know how to stay healthy and free from waterborne illnesses?...

Children's Health
General Health & Wellness
Infectious Diseases
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Sun Daze: Choosing the Right Sunscreen

As the summer days stretch on, you’ll probably spend at least some of your time outdoors, whether reading in a lounge chair, playing with your kids, or relaxing at the beach. However, exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can lead to sunburns, premature skin aging, and skin cancer. Picking...

General Health & Wellness
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Can You Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

You know that regular exercise can protect your heart against cardiovascular disease and avoiding smoking can help reduce your risk of developing lung cancer, but are there steps you can take to prevent Alzheimer’s disease? There are multiple studies about ways to reduce your risk of developing...

Healthy Aging
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Thriving After Cancer: Tips for Survivors

You’ve finished your last cancer treatment, and you’re ready to return to the routine you had before your diagnosis. But you might not recognize your new, cancer-free life. You may be experiencing different emotions, or things might simply feel different. Adjusting can be overwhelming, but with a...

Breast Cancer
Lung Cancer
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Let’s Roll: The Benefits of Biking

Ready to roll? Cycling is an excellent form of exercise for all skill levels, and the equipment is available in most gyms or for rent in some cities. Plus, there isn’t a steep learning curve, and it’s easy to jump right in. The positives don’t stop there, though! When you put the pedal to the metal...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
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It’s Paining Men: 4 Conditions More Common in Males

Men are less likely than women to go to the doctor, and they’re even more reluctant if everything feels fine. However, regular visits with your primary care physician can detect the first signs of many conditions. An early diagnosis can often save you time and money in the long run, so knowing the...

Men's Health