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Holiday Scents Can Set Off Your Asthma

Tags: allergies, asthma, asthma attack, flu vaccine, holiday season, holidays, seasonal allergies

Live trees, scented candles and other aromatic holiday decorations can spark severe asthma attacks. Here's how to cut down the risk for a lung-healthy holiday.


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7 Benefits of Skipping Periods With Birth Control

Tags: birth control, contraception, menstrual cramps, menstrual flow, menstruation, ovarian cancer, periods, sex, uterine cancer

Taking your birth control pill continuously to avoid your period is safe and offers other benefits as well.


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Are E-cigarettes Safe for Pregnant Women?

Tags: bad habits, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, nicotine, pregnancy, quit smoking, smoking

Some consider e-cigarettes “safer” for pregnant women, but no medical studies prove they are safe. Experts say it’s best to avoid them and offer tips to help you quit.


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How Genetics Affect Head Size and Brain Development in Autism

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder, Cowden Syndrome, PTEN

A study related to children with autism, large head size and a genetic mutation sheds light on brain development — and offers a road map for future therapy and research.


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How to Smooth Away Laugh Lines With or Without Surgery

Tags: botox, eye lift, eyes, plastic surgery, skin care, wrinkles

Treatments are available to smooth away laugh lines and wrinkles and help you look younger. Learn what you can do to prevent laugh lines, too.


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5 Simple Steps You Can Take to Avoid Germs at the Holidays

Tags: germs, holiday season, holidays, travel, travel tips, wash hands

While you can’t avoid every last germ that’s out there, you can certainly reduce your risk of exposure by following a few simple steps during the holidays.


Use these 7 tips to ease your bunions without surgery.

7 Ways to Ease Your Bunions Without Surgery

Tags: bunions, feet, foot health, foot pain, shoes

With boot season well under way, you may think it's time to do something about that large bump at the base of your big toe. Find out what you can do at home and when it may be time for surgery.


Split Pea and Rosemary Soup

Recipe: Split Pea and Rosemary Soup

Tags: fruits and vegetables, functional medicine, Recipes

Try this classic split pea soup infused with flavorful herbs and vegetables. It will become a family favorite.


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5 Ways You Can Avoid Emotional Eating During the Holidays

Tags: Catalyst, diet, holiday season, holidays, stress

The holidays are here, and temptations from food and drink are all around us. Couple that with the stress these days often bring, and overeating can be the result. Here are strategies to avoid it.


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What to Do When Your Potty-trained Child Suddenly Isn’t

Tags: growing pains of parenting, parenting, potty training series

Not so sure what to do when your 3-year-old starts having accidents again? Don't reach for those pull-ups again just yet. Cleveland Clinic Children's pediatrician Deb Lonzer, MD, explains what bumps in the road to expect and what to do when they hit.