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Can You Go 5 Years Between Pap Tests?

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You can safely space out pap tests, according to guidelines released by the U.S. Preventive Health task force. But don't skip your yearly physical.


Pericarditis and Pericardial Condition Web Chat today

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Many people have a condition called pericarditis - or may have other conditions such as infections, cysts, or effusions affecting the pericardium.


To imbibe or not to imbibe? That is the question

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Is wine and alcohol good for your health?

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Advances in MS Therapy (Video)

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Hear from two Cleveland Clinic experts about two new multiple sclerosis drugs — a yearly IV infusion and a pill — that may offer patients more convenient ways to manage the debilitating disease.


Steer Clear of Secondhand Smoke

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Breathing someone else’s fumes for eight hours is equivalent to smoking a pack of cigarettes.


Are You Heading to the Farmers’ Market Today?

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Buy asparagus — this springtime veggie offers 60 percent of your folate RDA in one cup.


You Can Lose Weight Online

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A recent study that compared a mostly online weight loss program with an in-person weight loss program showed that both were about equally effective in helping people lose weight.


Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With Antioxidant-Rich Watermelon

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The summertime treat is low in calories and may help lower blood pressure.

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Does Soda Increase Stroke Risk?

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Before you reach for another soda, consider that researchers from Cleveland Clinic and Harvard University have found that greater consumption of both sugar-sweetened and low-calorie sodas is associated with a higher risk of stroke. It may be time to kick the can.

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Tips for Shedding Winter Weight

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I received this letter from a reader couple of weeks ago: “With the weather warming I am digging out summer clothes and finding that some things are a bit ‘snug.’ My diet is healthy and I run several times a week, but I would love to shed a few pounds around my waist. If my