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Recipe: Quick, Healthy Guacamole

Recipes: 7 Easy Party Dips

Tags: fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, holiday season, holidays, party, Recipes, snacking

People love dips. They're always a hit, whether creamy or chunky. Below we present seven distinctly different dip recipes that are healthy, delicious and easy to make for your next get together.


Radiology technician examines mammography test

How You Can Get the Best, Most Accurate Mammogram

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, health screenings, mammograms

Women often don’t realize they can improve the quality of their mammography results by doing a few simple, critical things.


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5 Top Flu Vaccine Myths

Tags: flu, flu season, flu shot, flu vaccine, pregnant, vaccine

Some people won’t get flu vaccinations because of misconceptions about the vaccine or how it works. Here are five common myths about flu shots — debunked.


You've been diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer: Now What

You’ve Been Diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer: Now What? (Video)

Tags: digestive diseases, dr. raja, esophageal cancer, esophagectomy, esophagus, heart and vascular institute, thoracic surgeon, video

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer, you may be wondering what comes next. Most often, the answer is surgery — which can treat the cancer while providing a “new normal.”


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How Much Do You Know About Fall Allergies?

Tags: allergies, fall, seasonal allergies

If fall means sneezing, wheezing and suffering for you, you can start to find relief for allergies by knowing the facts. Test your knowledge in this quiz.


Expecting girl or boy

Boy or Girl — Can You Choose Your Baby’s Gender?

Tags: fertility, in vitro fertilization, pregnancy, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), sperm

The methods offered to help you control the gender of your baby are old wives’ tales at best, but it doesn’t hurt to learn what harmful practices you should avoid.


Old and New Way

What the New Pelvic Exam Guidelines Mean for You

Tags: abnormal pap, American College of Physicians (ACP), cervical cancer, fibroids, HPV, human papillomavirus, PAP, pap smear, Pap smears, pap test, pelvic exams

Gynecologists say new guidelines on annual pelvic exams could put women at risk. Find out what you should know about the yearly well woman visit.


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Want to Increase Your Water Intake? Add Sliced Cucumbers (Video)

Tags: dehydration, hydration, potassium, video, videos, vitamin c, vitamin k, water

Cucumbers add a fresh, light flavor to chilled water. The vegetable also is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium. Wash the cucumber, cut it into thin slices and add a few pieces to your water.


Man's underwear in red

Male Infertility: Helping You Sort Fact From Fiction

Tags: drugs, electronics, fertility, infertility, male infertility, marijuana, pregnancy, smartphones, smoking, sperm, spern health, steroids, tobacco

There are many common misunderstandings about the causes of male infertility. Here’s your chance to learn what’s real and what’s myth.


medicine doping

Why Your Low-T Medications May Not Be Safe

Tags: enlarged prostate, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, Low T, prostate cancer, study, testosterone, testosterone deficiency syndrome, testosterone therapy

Scant evidence of low-T therapy safety or efficacy prompts medical concerns about long-term effects. FDA panel recommends limiting access to disease-related use.