What Does It Mean To Be a Universal Blood Donor? 

If ever you need a blood transfusion, the best blood type to receive is your own blood type. But Type O-negative blood, also known as the “universal blood type,” can be given to people of any blood type. Here’s what that means.

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How Your Gut Microbiome Impacts Your Health

Your gut microbiome affects your heart, lungs and mental health. But what exactly is a gut microbiome? A registered dietitian and digestive disease researcher explain what it is, why it’s important and how to keep yours healthy.

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What Is Intuitive Eating? 10 Principles To Follow

If you’ve ever heard of intuitive eating, you might assume that it’s just another diet trend — but you’d be wrong. In a world full of fad diets, this eating philosophy offers something kinder, gentler and more sustainable.

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Eczema or Psoriasis? How To Tell the Difference

Do you have persistent patches of red, dry, itchy skin that won’t go away? You may have eczema or psoriasis, two skin conditions that have such similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell them apart. A dermatologist explains the differences between them, including how they’re diagnosed and managed.

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