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How and When Emotional Cheating Crosses a Line

Fostering romantic and/or sexual feelings for other people outside of your relationship can lead to long-term consequences

A How-To Guide on Hand-Expressing Breast Milk

Hand expression follows a specific rhythmic pattern to trigger a breast milk let-down

Chronic Hives and Mental Health: Self-Care Tips

Combat stress and anxiety — common chronic hives triggers — by focusing on sleep, staying active and leaning on others for support

5 Ways To Increase HDL

Lifestyle adjustments can help you raise your HDL, the ‘good’ cholesterol

Summertime Safety

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Bug Off! 9 Ways To Prevent Mosquito Bites

Keep pesky bugs at bay by covering your skin, avoiding perfumes and using insect repellent

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How To Stay Safe From Recreational Waterborne Diseases

You can reduce your risk by not swallowing water, and showering before and after swimming

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Summer Sniffles: Winter Isn’t the Only Time You Can Catch a Cold

Enteroviruses are often to blame for summer colds, leading to a runny nose, sore throat and digestive symptoms

Nutrition and Healthy Eating

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Stevia Is Sweet — But Is It Good for You?

Studies and the FDA say this herbaceous alternative is safe in moderation, so go ahead and sprinkle away!

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Recipe: DIY Fruit Popsicles

Go tropical with papaya, mango and pineapple!

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Eating for Energy: Foods That Fight Fatigue

What’s on your plate can either help power you through your day or put you in nap mode

Common Concerns

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Stretching Before or After Exercise: Which Is Better?

Stretch before and after your workouts for maximum benefits, but your pre-workout stretches should be different from your post-workout stretches

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Feel Like Something’s Stuck in Your Throat? This Could Be Why

From food impaction to acid reflux, when you feel like something is in your throat, it’s important to seek medical treatment

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Tips for Better Communication With a Person Who Has Hearing Loss

Reduce background noise, don’t talk too fast or too slow and above all, ask what’s most helpful to them

Taking Care of Family

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How To Deal With Toddler Tantrums: Tips From an Expert

Stay calm, don’t give in and try to refocus their attention

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Building Resiliency: 6 Ways To Boost Your Teen’s Confidence and Coping Skills

Integrating coping skills into your teen’s daily routine helps turn self-care into a lifelong healthy habit

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Baby-Led Weaning: What You Need To Know

Letting your baby feed themself foods the whole family enjoys has its benefits — but stick to softer foods and follow safe-eating guidelines

Recent Articles

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July 18, 2024/Recipes
Recipe: Hearty Taco Salad With Rice

A satisfying one-dish meal

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July 17, 2024/Sex & Relationships
What Is a Sexual History? And Why It’s Important

Your sexual history directly influences your physical, mental and emotional health in a multitude of ways

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July 17, 2024/Exercise & Fitness
Does Creatine Cause Hair Loss?

Creatine does cause some side effects, but hair loss probably isn’t one of them

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July 16, 2024/Wellness
What Is Reiki? And Does It Actually Work?

Reiki is an energy-healing practice that many people describe as deeply calming and therapeutic — but it shouldn’t be used in place of conventional treatments

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Relactation 101: How To Induce Lactation After You’ve Stopped

Relactation can reproduce breast milk after two to four weeks

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July 16, 2024/Nutrition
Dry Fasting: Why You Should Avoid It

This no-water trend increases your risk of dehydration, as well as other issues

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July 16, 2024/Recipes
Recipe: Refreshing Mock-a-Rita

All of the taste, none of the alcohol!

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July 15, 2024/Weight Loss
Why Losing 10 Pounds in a Month Isn’t the Right Goal

Rapid weight loss isn’t sustainable or healthy — for weight loss success, focus on long-term solutions

Living With Chronic Conditions