Family Health Team

Keep your family happy and healthy. Find tips for children’s health, men’s health, women’s health and sexual health, as well as disease prevention and healthy living.

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Do Teeth-Whitening Kits You Use at Home Really Work?

Tags: dental health, periodontal disease, teeth, teeth whitening, tooth decay

Should you use a teeth whitening kit at home? FInd out about the safety and effectiveness of these whiteners, how the work and five things you should do before using them.


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Why Sugar Can Wreck Your Sex Drive (Video)

Tags: added sugar, relationships, sex, sexual dysfunction, sexual health, stress, sugar

It's sweet and seductive, and we often crave it. But when it comes to your sexual health, it's not so good for you. It's sugar. Find out why sex and sugar don't mix.


Is ‪#‎thedress‬ blue and black or white and gold? Why your eyes are deceiving you.

Blue and Black Dress? Or White and Gold? Depends on Your Eyes

Tags: eye, eye health, eyes, eyesight

We can all agree that it’s a dress. But what color is the dress? The answer may depend on three things: how your eyes are built, the context in which you view the dress, and how your brain perceives color.


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Could You Be Ruining Your Teeth With These 5 Bad Habits?

Tags: bad habits, dental health, dentist, healthy diet, oral health, sugar, teeth, teeth grinding, tobacco, tooth decay

While we all know candy and soda are not good for our teeth, there are other things we may be doing that we don't realize could be harming our dental health. Find easy tips to take better care of your teeth and gums.


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8 Tips to Relieve Your Dry Mouth

Tags: alcohol, bad breath, cancer treatments, chapped lips, chemotherapy, dehydration, dentures, dry mouth, gingivitis, oral health, radiation, yeast infection

A Family Medicine doctor offers advice on relieving dry mouth after cancer treatments.


Don’t Fall Prey to Winter Perils (Infographic)

Don’t Fall Prey to Winter Perils (Infographic)

Tags: cold, frostbite, ice, infographic, injury, snow shoveling, tips for winter weather, winter

Winter is here and it’s important to be prepared for the elements. Family Medicine doctor Michael Rabovsky, MD, shares some helpful tips that will keep you healthy and safe through the snow and ice and cold this season


9 Tips to Prepare You for Date Night

9 Tips to Prepare You for Date Night

Tags: hair, relationships, sex, shoes, skin care

With a romantic partner, taking the time to spend together in a meaningful way is important. The preparation can even create more anticipation. Here are nine tips to help you prepare for a special night with someone you love.


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Why Hugging Is Actually Good for Your Health (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, immune system, relationships, stress, videos

Turns out, hugs don’t just make you feel good. It might sound a little corny or just something fun to do, but researchers find that giving people an affectionate squeeze is actually good for your health.


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A Happy Marriage Can Help You to be Healthier (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, depression, healthy habits, healthy lifestyle, marriage, relationships, stress

Think about all the nice things your spouse or partner does for you. Ever consider that helping you to be healthy is one of them? Marriages – particularly fulfilling ones – can provide you with health in addition to happiness.


Recipe: Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Deliciously Decadent Desserts That You Can Truly Savor

Tags: chocolate, dark chocolate, dessert, healthy dessert, Recipes, valentine's day

They may swoon over your soup, rave about your roasted chicken and get teary-eyed in praise of your homemade bread. But the showstopper for most meals is dessert. Here are five recipes for flavorful finales.