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Why Your Throat Tickles — And How To Stop It

Often, a throat tickle is due to a cold, allergies or GERD — but see a doctor if it won’t go away

Does Caffeine Help Headaches?

It’s all about the amount — try to stick to 100 to 150 milligrams a day to reduce and prevent a pounding, throbbing head

Feeding Your Baby: How and When to Supplement With Formula

When breastfeeding doesn’t go as planned, you may need to supplement with formula or donor breast milk — and that’s OK

10 Health Benefits of Artichokes

This unique-looking veggie is fiber-dense and antioxidant-rich, and can improve the health of your gut, liver and heart

Love Your Heart

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How To Prevent a Heart Attack

Lifestyle choices involving food, exercise, sleep and more can help reduce your risk

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How to Naturally Lower Your Cholesterol

From fish to fiber to fitness, a cardiologist shares proven tips

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Buying a Home Blood Pressure Monitor? 6 Things You Need To Know

Steer clear of bells and whistles — simple, affordable monitors are all you really need

Nutrition and Healthy Eating

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Recipe: Pumpkin Lentil Soup

A delicious soup for any season

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Can Certain Drinks Lower Your Blood Pressure?

While not magic elixirs, some drinks like beet juice and skim milk may help keep numbers down

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75 Healthy Meal Prep Ideas for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

No more scrambling to figure out what to eat during your busy week

Common Concerns

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What To Eat, Drink and Avoid When You Have the Stomach Flu

Start slowly with clear fluids, and then move to bland, easy-to-digest foods

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How To Find Relief From Chronic Pelvic Pain

Endometriosis, pelvic floor dysfunction and bladder issues can all contribute, but relief is within reach

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LASIK vs. SMILE: Which Is Right for You?

Both procedures are about equally effective, but which is better depends on your vision needs and current conditions

Taking Care of Family

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Why To Be Wary of Lactation Supplements To Increase Breast Milk Supply

Breastfeeding supplements can be a needless expense at best, and risky at worst

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How To Teach Your Kids About ‘Stranger Danger’ (Without Scaring the Daylights Out of Them)

It’s never too early to teach your kids who strangers are and how to avoid unsafe situations

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How To Help Your Child Develop a Healthy Body Image

Foster communication about social media, encourage whole-person attributes and be mindful of your own negative self-talk

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Is It OK To Take Expired Medicine?

Some types of expired meds may not be harmful, but they probably aren’t worth the risk

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Your ‘Hip Dips’ Are Normal — And They Aren’t Going Anywhere Anytime Soon

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A satisfying and savory meal sure to impress family and friends

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Does Breast Cancer Treatment Make You Tired?

The answer is yes — but there are things you can do to help boost your energy

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How Does Alcohol Affect Your Brain?

Even one drink can have an impact on your cognitive function leading to slurred speech, blurred vision and impaired memory

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Does Your Health Determine Menopause Age?

Reaching menopause very early raises your risk of certain health conditions

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Can PCOS Cause Weight Gain?

The common hormonal condition is linked to insulin resistance, which can cause weight gain

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Is Colon Cancer Hereditary?

Knowing your family history and getting a genetic test can help detect colorectal cancer earlier

Living With Chronic Conditions