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Thyroid Issues? What You Need to Know About Diet and Supplements

Tags: healthy diet, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, soy, thyroid, vegetables, vitamins and supplements

Thyroid patients can't manage their condition through diet. However, eating the wrong foods or taking the wrong supplements can cause trouble. Find out what to limit or avoid altogether.


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Day-care Diseases: How to Keep your Kids Healthy

Tags: back to school, colds, germs, pink eye, respiratory tract infection, wash hands

Will my son or daughter get sick more often being in daycare? Will it boost his or her immune system? And is there anything I can do to keep my child healthy? Our pediatrician has the answers.


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Pregnant? Test Your Weight Gain Knowledge With This Quiz

Tags: diet, healthy diet, pregnancy, weight gain

If you have a new family addition on the way, you probably have a long list of questions, including how to manage your weight during pregnancy. Find out how much you already know — and get answers and additional resources to help you prepare.


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Sports Beat: What to Expect When Your Doctor Orders an ECG

Tags: cardiovascular health, ECG, electrocardiogram, heart and vascular institute, heart health, prevention, sports cardiology, sports screening, sudden cardiac death

Calling all athletes: Learn why doctors sometimes recommend an electrocardiogram as a heart health benchmark before you hit the field, track or courts.


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As First-time Mom, You Need Answers, Support

Tags: childbirth, pregnancy

Childbirth classes help moms-to-be and their partners prepare for labor and delivery – and beyond. Get more information and tips on what you’ll need at the hospital and once you get home.


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If Your Relative Has an Aneurysm, You Might Have One Too

Tags: aneurysms, brain, brain health, smoking, stroke

If a close relative has a cerebral aneurysm, that means you’re statistically more likely to have one. Other factors are in play, but it's best to get tested.


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Recipe: Ginger-Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wrap

Tags: chicken, fruits and vegetables, lunch, Recipes

Packed lunches can get boring, but this flavorful and healthy chicken salad wrap will spice up your work week. Exotic ingredients like ginger, lime, and soy create a new twist of flavor.


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FDA Approves a New Painkiller Designed to Thwart Abusers

Tags: addiction, drugs, opioids, overdose, pain management, prescription drug, risk evaluation mitigation strategies (REMS), substance abuse

The FDA has approved a new painkiller, Targiniq ER, that includes an antagonist ingredient to counteract the narcotic agent if someone tries to crush it or dissolve the active agent to abuse it.


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Why You May Be Having Pain in Your Penis

Tags: ED, erectile dysfunction, penis, Peyronie's disease

There's several reasons why you might be feeling pain, ranging from skin disorders to penile cancer. Whatever might be the cause, be sure to see your doctor if your symptoms persist.


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E-Cigarettes: Tobacco-Free, But Your Heart May Still Be at Risk

Tags: e-cigarettes, heart and vascular institute, heart health, nicotine, tobacco

E-cigarette fans say they are a safer, tobacco-free alternative to smoking cigarettes. But vapers still inhale nicotine and a new study suggests nicotine directly damages heart cells.