Family Health Team

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Why You Love or Hate Cilantro

Do You Love or Hate Cilantro? The Reason May Surprise You

Tags: DNA, genetics, herbs and spices

Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly cut herbs? However, there’s one aromatic leaf that can produce a distinctly negative reaction: cilantro. Find out why you may love or hate it. The answer may be in your genes.


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Would You Visit Your Doctor Over the Internet? Try Telemedicine

Tags: doctor’s appointments, HIPAA, innovation, medical innovations, telemedicine

The word telemedicine often brings to mind high-end technology, but it’s often much simpler than that. Find out how your computer or smartphone can help you manage your health.


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What Your Tongue Can Tell You About Your Health

Tags: dental health, oral cancer, oral health, smoking, vitamins

Changes in tongue color or pain in your tongue can be an indication of a serious condition. A Cleveland Clinic family physician discusses why you should watch for changes on your tongue.


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How the Springtime Sun Can Fool You and Damage Your Skin

Tags: dermatologist, dermatology, melanoma, skin cancer, SPF, spring, sunscreen

Springtime temperatures may not be as intense as the summertime heat, but you still have to protect your skin against the sun’s damaging rays. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is a year-round concern.


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How to Prevent Diarrhea While You Take Antibiotics

Tags: antibiotics, diarrhea, probiotics

When you need to take antibiotics to treat a bacterial infection, the last thing you want to do is add more symptoms into the mix. Get tips on probiotics and food choices to prevent or minimize diarrhea and other stomach problems.


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9 Top Kitchen Contaminators

Tags: ecoli, food safety, germs, kitchen, norovirus, raw foods, safety standards

A new study identified the top kitchen items that are commonly cross-contaminated during the preparation of a meal.


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Do Your Selfies Have You Thinking About Plastic Surgery?

Tags: plastic surgery, social media

One in three facial plastic surgeons in a poll say patients are more aware of their looks because of social media and that this heightened awareness has led to an increase in request for procedures.


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How You Can Break Your Sugar Addiction in 10 Days (Video)

Tags: artificial sweeteners, healthy diet, sugar, video, videos, weight gain, weight loss

New research shows that sugar is biologically addictive; the more sugar you eat, the more you crave. The good news is that people can break the sugar addiction in 10 days. Watch this video to find out how.


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Guide to Big Health, Financial Decisions as You Near Age 70

Tags: geriatric, geriatric health, health insurance, healthcare expenses, insurance, memory loss, senior care, senior health

If you are a baby boomer nearing age 70, you may want to make some important decisions about your finances and future medical care decisions. Here's a guide to show you how.


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8 Possible Causes for That Metallic Taste in Your Mouth

Tags: cancer treatments, chemotherapy, dementia, diabetes, kidney cancer, liver disease, oral health, pregnancy, Prescription Drugs, prescriptions, radiation, vitamins and supplements

Does your mouth have the taste of old pennies? The condition is more common than you might think. Find out what might be giving your mouth a metallic taste.