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Can PCOS Cause Weight Gain?

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

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

Does Your Health Determine Menopause Age?

Reaching menopause very early raises your risk of certain health conditions

Is Colon Cancer Hereditary?

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

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?

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Does Menopause Cause Insomnia and Sleeplessness?

Hormone changes can definitely leave you tossing and turning at night, but help is available

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What To Know About Nasal Spray for Migraines

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The exercise — which you’ve probably been doing since grade school — can be intimidating, but proper form can help

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Recipe: Low-Fat Creamy Italian Dip

A low-sugar, low-fat dip perfect for snacking

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Are Energy Drinks Bad for You?

Regularly drinking these sugar-fueled, stimulant-laden beverages can increase your risk of adverse health effects

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How Exercise Can Help Boost Your Memory

Cardio is great for improving cognition, but strength and balance training are just as important

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Having underweight, having overweight and having obesity can be dangerous for your heart

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