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Fruitarian Diet: Is It Safe — or Really Healthy for You?

Tags: anemia, antioxidants, dental health, diabetes, fruits, fruits and vegetables, osteoporosis, weight gain

A fruitarian diet, consisting mainly of fruits, is very restrictive. The diet offers some benefits but is also full of sugar and presents risks for your teeth, metabolism, nutrition and body weight.


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Don’t Panic About Losing Your Hair — Here’s Why

Tags: androgenic hair thinning, dermatologist, dermatology, female patterned hair loss, hair, hair loss, male patterned hair loss

Picture this: You're in the shower (where you may or may not be singing "Bad Blood") when you see several strands of hair floating alongside your feet. Is this it? Are you going bald?


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Grilling Out? Try These 7 Healthy Delicious Food Swaps

Tags: diet, grilling, healthy cooking, summer

On the Fourth of July, cookouts abound. Our dietitian describes easy substitutions you can make for healthy, delicious eating.


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Double Chin? New Treatment Could Help You Without Surgery

Tags: liposuction, plastic surgery, surgery

A newly approved injectable product called Kybella dissolves chin fat in some people. A plastic surgeon discusses how it works, the risks involved and the odds of it working for you.


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How Your Genes Affect Your Reaction to Drugs

Tags: genetics, genomics, medication, pharmacogenomics

If you have a high risk of negative side effects from a medication — or a strong chance that a drug won’t work for you — you want to know. That knowledge may come from pharmacogenomics.


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Why You Need to Address Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Tags: chronic pain, complex regional pain syndrome, CRPS, 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.


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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? Find out what you need to know.


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.