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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
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5 Running Myths Debunked

There’s nothing better than feeling the wind at your back as you reach your stride. If you aren’t a runner currently, consider adding it to your fitness regimen. Running is a great way to get your heart pumping and reduce your risk of various diseases, including heart disease and diabetes. Keep...

Diet & Fitness
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
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A Woman's Guide to Her Menstrual Cycle

Whether you’re trying to become pregnant or you just want to know more about your body, it’s important to be familiar with the stages of your menstrual cycle. Tracking your period can help you become more attuned to your health and even help you conceive! The following chart shows the different...

Women's Health
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Keeping Count: How the Macro Diet Works

Every food you eat contains its own blend of micronutrients and macronutrients. The former are nutrients you only need a small amount of, including vitamins and minerals, while the body requires large amounts of the latter. The macro diet focuses on consuming specific levels of the three types of...

Diet & Fitness
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Could It Be a Hernia? Know the Symptoms

A sudden onset of pain, sometimes accompanied by a bulge, weakness, or burning, could be a sign of a hernia. But what exactly is a hernia, and what can you do about it? Read on to find out everything you need to know. What Is a Hernia? The muscles in your body that help you move and perform bodily...

Men's Health
General Health & Wellness