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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
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Ways You Can Manage Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy, a condition stemming from damage to the peripheral nervous system, can be uncomfortable, if not painful. These altered nerves might be the result of physical injury or disease and can leave you with numbness, pain, or loss of control of muscles throughout the body, among...

Neurology
Diabetes
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Lupus: The Great Imitator

Lupus is a tricky disease, masquerading as a variety of conditions. This results in an average of six years between the onset of symptoms and the time a person receives a diagnosis. We’re breaking down the basics of this mysterious condition so you can better track your symptoms. What Is Lupus?...

Rheumatology
Bone & Joint Health
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Could Your Baby Have an Ear Infection?

Baby won’t stop crying, and you’ve tried everything—a diaper change, feeding, rash check. You suspect it might be in response to an ear infection, but you’re wondering if it’s just a behavior they’re picking up as they get older. Ear infections in young children are common, with 5 out of 6 children...

Children's Health
ENT
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Are You Too Young for Stroke?

Whether hearing about the prevalence of stroke on the news or social media, you might have thought, I’m too young to worry about having one of those. While this neurological emergency typically occurs in older populations, more and more younger people are having strokes. One study ending in 2010...

Stroke Care
Emergency Care
Neurology
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Dealing With PMS? Here's What You Can Do

You can probably anticipate when your time of the month is approaching by the not-so-desirable signs of PMS that precede it. Whether you experience headaches, bloating, cramps, mood swings, irritability, or one of the several other symptoms, don’t despair! We’ve got some tips and tricks to help you...

Women's Health
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Why Your Time of the Month Isn't On Time

Whether your period has been irregular for as long as you can remember or it’s significantly early or late all of a sudden, you probably want answers. The likely cause: a hormonal imbalance. Your hormones act as messengers to tell your body when it’s time to ovulate, shed the uterine lining, and...

Women's Health
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7 Low-Intensity Workouts That Actually Make a Difference

HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, workouts are well-known for their short duration and impactful effects. They focus on bouts of intense exercise interspersed with periods of active recovery. But do you need to reach your maximum every time you work out to get results? Now it’s time to...

Diet & Fitness
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine