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Should I Rinse That First? 8 Food-prep Do's and Don’ts

Foods to Wash Before Eating

Food safety tips for preparing raw meats

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Why You Need to Address Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Tags: chronic pain, CRPS, pain awareness month, pain management

As its name suggests, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a serious and challenging condition to treat and often goes undiagnosed. A leading authority talks about how CRPS can be treated.


Pulmonary Embolism

What You Need to Know About Pulmonary Embolisms

Tags: Anticoagulant, blood clot, blood clots, Cleveland Clinic’s Pulmonary Embolism Response Team, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, PERT, pulmonary embolism, vascular disease, vena cava filter

Anybody can have a pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lung), but not everyone has symptoms. Not treated quickly, they can cause heart or lung damage and even death. Are you at risk?


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Constipated? Skip the Gimmicks, Go Back to the Basics

Tags: constipation, fiber, healthy diet, hydration, poop, pregnancy, water

Observing simple rules such as drinking enough water, including more fiber in your diet and exercising can help you maintain your regularity. Some other aids, like Squatty Potty can also help.


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Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe for People With Diabetes?

Tags: artificial sweeteners, aspartame, blood sugar, diabetes, sugar, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

Searching for something to help curb your cravings for sugar? There are many low calorie sweeteners out there, but are they safe if you have diabetes? How should you use them? And which one should you choose? The diabetes educators help you navigate these questions by taking a closer look at the variety of artificial sweeteners—also called sugar substitutes (or replacements), non-nutritive sweeteners or no-calorie sweeteners.


Why You Should Come Out to Your Doctor

Why You Should Come Out to Your Doctor

Tags: HIV, LGBT, mental health, overweight, STDs

If you are like most members of the LGBT community, it’s likely you haven’t told your physician. But there are compelling reasons why you should tell your healthcare provider if you are LGBT.


Salmon and Cannellini Bean Salad Recipe

Satisfying Summer Lunch Salads to Power Your Afternoon

Tags: fiber, healthy diet, Mediterranean diet, Recipes, salad, vegetables

Ever eat lunch and then find yourself battling drowsiness all afternoon? Your eating habits may be making make you fatigued. Have your healthy salad and ditch the drowsiness with these recipes.


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What You Should Know About Breast Implants After 40

Tags: breast augmentation, breast cancer, breast lift, mammograms, plastic surgery

More women over 40 are opting to have breast augmentation surgery. A surgeon discusses reasons for the trend and special concerns for this age group.


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Best Steps for Getting Ready to Run a Road Race

Tags: dehydration, exercise, heat exhaustion, hydration, runner, running

Signed up to run a road race? Don't forget to plan. Hydration and increasing your running miles slowly during training can play key roles in your performance on race day


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How to Care for Cuts and Scratches if You Have Diabetes

Tags: diabetes, feet, skin care, skin infection, surgery wounds, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, wound care, wounds

If you have diabetes, you should learn about different approaches to treating cuts, scrapes and scratches safely and watching for infections.


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Coconut: Health Fad or Heart Glad?

Tags: cholesterol, coconut oil, coconut water, health fad, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart healthy diet, hydration, sports drink

Is the trend in coconut products really heart healthy? Learn when and how coconut water and coconut oil are helpful, and when they are too much of a good thing.