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The Facts About Acid Reflux

If you’re popping antacids left and right, it might be time to seek help.

The Hidden Dangers Of Acid Reflux

Have Heartburn More than Twice a Week? Maybe It’s Time to Call Your Doctor

Are Coffee And Caffeine Good For You?

Experts say “drink up” – just not too much!

5 Easy Steps To Do a Breast Self-Exam

Learn what’s normal for you following this illustrated guide.

Should I Worry About Breast Calcifications?

If you’re 50 or older, chances are 50-50 you’ll get breast calcifications.

Lumpy Breasts? Don’t Panic, Get Smart

Up to half of all women have breast changes that aren’t cancer.

Mumps: Vaccine Is Your Best Defense

Avoid the “chipmunk look” with vaccination and good hygiene.

Meningitis: How To Protect Your Family

Know the warning signs of this potentially deadly, debilitating disease.

Shift Work And Your Sleep

Even if you work at night, you can get the sleep you need.

Six Ways To Simplify Your Life With Electronic Medical Records

Get your medical information and contact your doctor where you want, whenever you want.

Find a Doctor Who’s Right For You

Use these guidelines when seeking a medical professional as your partner in health.

Too Much Sleep Can be Bad for Your Health

It increases your risk for chronic diseases and sleep-related conditions.

Wake Up To the Facts About Sleep Meds

Sleeping pills have more “cautions” than a construction site.

That Summertime Itch: Poison Ivy And Its Relatives

To dodge the itch, learn how to recognize and avoid poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac.

Foods and Inflammation

If you are what you eat, think twice about consuming foods that cause inflammation — and possibly arthritis.

The First Look: Are Ultrasounds Safe And Necessary?

Ready to meet your baby for the first time? Know the risks and benefits of prenatal ultrasound.

Morning Sickness: What To Do When Your Body Says No To Food

How do you know when morning sickness is something to be worried about? And how do you treat it?

Know Your Headache Type To Get the Right Treatment

Tracking and diagnosing headaches can lead to the right treatment plan for you.

Is the Weather Literally Giving You a Headache?

Genetics may make you more susceptible to weather-triggered headaches.

Once a C-Section, Always a C-Section? Not So!

There’s more than one way to give birth, however you’ve done it before!

Pre-eclampsia: Know the Signs

Protect yourself and your baby with proper care and treatment.

Ready For Multiples? Consider the Risks

With the promise of infertility treatments comes the increased chance of multiple births and the risks they pose

Food Matters When You’re Eating For Two

You are what you eat – and so is your baby. Follow these important dietary guidelines to ensure both of you get what you need.

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Dementia: Know the Signs

Don’t be afraid to learn more — and intervene early.

Postpartum Depression: Temporary And Treatable

Find out if what you’re experiencing is more than just “baby blues.”

A Safe “Nighty-Night” for Twins (and Other Multiples)

A safe night’s sleep starts with having separate beds for your babies.

The Best Gifts for a Safe Sleep Baby Shower

Follow these do’s and don’ts when putting together your shopping list for the newborn.

Are Mesh Crib Bumpers Safe?

Keep your infant safe by giving all bumpers the bump!

Sling Safety For Baby And You

Safe babywearing starts with these easy tips.

Manage Your Diabetes For Life

Tips to understand and manage blood glucose levels.

10 Exercise Tips For Safe Diabetes Control

Get moving to help keep your blood sugar in the normal range.

Stroke Recovery: How Long Does It Take?

The odds of recovering quickly are best if you seek immediate treatment for stroke.

Under 45? Stroke Can Happen To You

Think you’re too young to have a stroke? Think again.

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What Happens During a Stroke?

A loss of blood flow to the brain can cause slight or severe damage, depending on location and duration of the stroke.

Making a Comeback: Stroke Rehab

Learn more about recovery with stroke rehab, the rehab team and choosing a place for rehab.

New Ways To Save Your Brain During Stroke

Technology comes to the rescue when every moment matters.

Respond To Stroke Symptoms: BE FAST

(B)alance, (E)yes, (F)ace drooping, (A)rm weakness, (S)peech slurring and (T)ime: Remember these stroke signs and what to do.

Know These Eight Controllable Risk Factors For Stroke

Do everything you can to protect yourself from having a stroke.

Debunking 10 Myths About Stroke

Separate fact from fiction when it comes to stroke, a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S.

Migraines And Stroke: Is There a Link?

Preventing migraines may reduce your long-term risk of stroke.

Botox® Joins the Migraine Battle

A little Botox® could save the day for migraine sufferers.

It's Worse For Women: 4 Ways Hormones Give Us Headaches

Are headaches more common in women? The answer is yes, and here’s why.

The Key To Chronic Headache Control

There’s no quick fix to chronic headache symptoms, but you and your doctor can find solutions together.

'Worst Headache': When It's Time For Emergency Care

For your life’s sake, know and heed the signs of a burst brain aneurysm.

Should I Call the Doctor For My Headache?

How to tell the difference between an annoying headache and a health concern.

10 Complementary Therapies That Might Ease Headache Pain

Integrating alternative treatments with conventional medicine provides relief for some headache sufferers.

Speaking Up About Laryngitis

When you can’t talk, here’s what you can do.

Managing the Pain Of Post-Traumatic Headache

After a fall or car crash, get headache help with medicine, therapy and self-care.

7 Critical Facts About Supplements That Women Need to Know

Are dietary supplements always necessary? How do you know if they’re safe?

Avoid Potential Danger: Mixing Medicines And Supplements

Prevent unsafe interactions by talking with your doctor about everything you take.

Barrett’s Esophagus: What You Need to Know

GERD is a leading cause of this condition, which can raise the risk of cancer.

Is Your Teen Getting Enough Sleep?

Learn how to help your teen avoid sleep deprivation.

Surviving the Teen Brain: 8 Pointers for Parents

Hang in there, mom and dad. It gets better with time.

What Every Woman Needs To Know About Incontinence

Afraid you won’t make it to the bathroom? Learn what you can do about incontinence

Top 5 Myths About Those 'Leaks'

Just wear a pad? Wrong! Learn about the myths — and solutions — for urine leakage.

How To Manage Menopause Mood Swings

No matter what anyone says, menopause mood swings aren’t all in your head!

Is That Lump Breast Cancer?

Find a breast lump? Your first thought should not be cancer.

Be Still, My Heart: The Latest In Arrhythmia Treatment

If your heart loses the beat, new treatment advances can get it back to a regular rhythm.

Multiple Sclerosis: Hard Facts and Good News

Early treatment and follow-up care can improve MS outlook.

HPV Vaccine Now Approved for Adults 27 to 45

Now’s your chance to get protection if you’re in this age group.

The Lowdown On Lynch Syndrome And Cancer

Is cancer in your family genes?

No One Likes the Time Change

Daylight Savings Time: How to deal with what we love to hate.

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Smoking, Drinking, And Other ‘No-Nos’ When Breastfeeding

Learn what's safe and not safe to do while breastfeeding.

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Men And Mental Health: Finding Help

Help the men in your life get the support they need.

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A Close-up Look At Styes And Chalazia

Know the difference and how to treat them.

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Peaceful Sleep Lowers Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Wake up! Don’t let poor sleep hurt your heart.

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Cellulitis: A More Than Skin-Deep Problem

This common skin infection can get serious if not treated right away.

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Your Digestive System, From Top To Bottom

Everything you need to know about how your stomach, intestines and other organs turn food into power for your body.

Getting Past the Pain of Kidney Stones

What causes these painful stones and how to prevent and treat them.

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Talking Diabetes: What Not To Say

Choose your words carefully when talking with someone with diabetes.

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What’s With All the Gas During Pregnancy?

Reduce your discomfort – and embarrassment – with these helpful tips.

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How To Avoid the Risk Of Repeat Lung Infections

Learn the ins and outs of keeping healthy lungs and preventing bronchiectasis.

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Get a Grip: Exercises For Strong, Flexible Hands And Wrists

These simple hand and wrist exercises will help you maintain or regain strength.

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Why Antidepressants Stop Working – And What To Do

Smart lifestyle choices can help medications work better.

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Pacifier Do’s And Don’ts

A pacifier can be your baby’s go-to for soothing relief – but be aware of the risks, too.

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Your Aching Big Toe! What To Do For Gout

Learn how gout is diagnosed and treated, and how you can ease the symptoms.

Colorectal Cancer: Will It Happen to Me?

Know your risk factors—and what you can control.

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15 Tips to Get Your Kids Up and Moving

Inspire your children to be fit for life by getting active together.

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Diabetes Differences: Type 1 Vs. Type 2

Compare Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes with this quick-view chart.

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What’s the Truth About Food And Acne?

Not everything you’ve heard may be true – but diet can have a role in outbreaks.

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Winterize Your Baby’s Skin

Moisturize and dress your little one for the stresses of cold, dry winter air.

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Finned Fish Can Cause Allergic Reactions, Too

Shellfish aren’t the only seafood to beware of at the dinner table.

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Bone Cancer: When Bone Cells Grow Out Of Control

Know the signs to look for and how bone cancer is diagnosed and treated.

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Hemorrhoids: A Guide To Putting the Discomfort Behind You

When home treatments don’t work, see your doctor.

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Pretty In Pink? Not When It’s Pink Eye

What should you do when your brown eyes turn pink?

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How Tape Heals: The Secret Behind Kinesiology Tape

Could this colorful tape help relieve your muscle pain?

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Coping With the Agony Of Suicide

Take care of yourself – and seek help from family, friends, and professionals.

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Sleepy? You Could Have a Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder

Learn how to reset your body clock for a good night’s sleep.

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Good Body Image Is Good For Your Health

Take charge and don’t let social pressures influence your self-worth.

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Eating Snow: Dangerous Or Delicious?

What’s in the flakes you catch on your tongue?

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Here’s the Skinny On Skin Infections

Learn about common skin infections and how to avoid and treat them.

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Toxic Shock Syndrome: Serious, Sometimes Deadly

Tampons aren’t the only cause, and women aren’t the only ones at risk.

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A Proven Way To Eat For Better Overall Health

The Mediterranean diet uses food as the ultimate health booster.

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5 Signs That You Might Need Gallbladder Surgery

Is that stomach pain just indigestion — or a sign of something more serious?

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The Fundamentals of Bladder Cancer

Know the varieties, symptoms, and risks of this surprisingly common cancer.

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Amniotic Fluid: Too Much Or Too Little?

Work with your doctor to help make sure your developing baby has enough.

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Sick-Day Prep For Managing Diabetes

Got diabetes? Plan ahead for colds and flu.

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Caring For Baby’s Pearly Whites

Start dental care even before teeth emerge.

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Let’s HIIT It! Rev Up Your Workout With High-Intensity Interval Training

Learn how to shorten your fitness workout and get better results!

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‘Comfort Food’: Dietary Changes Can Ease Ulcerative Colitis

Work with your health care provider to find the foods that work best for you.

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Do I Have Strep Throat? Or Just a Sore Throat?

Defend yourself and your family from this common but potentially serious bacterial infection.

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Newborn Hearing Tests: Can You Hear Me Now?

Early testing and intervention can make a difference for a lifetime.

Does My Little Girl Have Turner Syndrome?

This rare genetic disorder only affects females.

Is It Too Quiet to Sleep? A Little Noise Might Help

Sometimes, things can be too quiet for you to get to sleep.

Psoriasis: Is This Chronic Skin Condition Curable or Controllable?

Seeing silver scales on your skin? You’re not alone.

Problems Conceiving? Fertility Drugs May Help

Drugs – not the stork – might help bring you a baby.

Diabetes Support Groups: There’s Strength in Numbers

Your best bet for managing diabetes? Getting support from others!

Sprained Ankle? The 5 Things You Need To Know

Be prepared if this common injury happens to you.

Speak Up To Reduce Childbirth Complications For Black Women

Being black and pregnant raises the risk of maternal death significantly.

Surgery’s Over? Breathe Deep for Healthy Lungs

Sure, it may hurt, but deep breathing and coughing prevent lung infections.

Playing It Safe: Preventing Youth Sports Injuries

Take common-sense steps to keep your young athlete in the game.

Surprising News About Your Appendix — And Appendicitis

Considered useless no more, your appendix may protect your immune system.

Hyperglycemia: Manage the Dangers of High Blood Sugar

Diet, exercise and taking prescribed medicine are your best bets.

Baby Walkers: Boon For Development? Or Banned And Dangerous?

What every parent needs to know about baby walker safety.

It’s In the Blood: Understanding Leukemia

Survival rates have increased dramatically in 50 years.

What's Worse Than PMS? PMDD

A healthy diet and regular exercise can help lessen the symptoms of PMDD.

Parasomnias: Ways Sleep Can Go Bump In the Night

These common sleep disorders can make getting a good night’s rest difficult.

Is It Time For My Mammogram?

Your age is the key to when to start — and how often to get screened.

Anemia: A Transportation Breakdown

Anemia is the most common blood disorder — and it’s easily treatable.

Seven Tips To Increase Your Willpower

Planning ahead and avoiding temptation are good ways to start.

Picking Up Your Baby 101

Love your baby and your back with these tips to help reduce the pain of parenting.

Skin Tags: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

These benign skin markings can be annoying, but they’re harmless.

Are Opioids Safe for Young Injured Athletes?

Over-the-counter medications may be the best option in most cases.

Is Your Balance Out Of Whack? Try Vestibular Rehab

Dizziness and vertigo can throw you for a loop. This therapy can help.

Diabetes and Hearing Loss: What’s the Connection?

People with diabetes are twice as likely to have hearing loss.

Your Voice: Music to Your Unborn Baby’s Ears

The sounds of everyday life can help prepare your baby for life in the world.

IUI May Be All You Need to Boost Baby Chances

IUI or IVF? Understand the differences in these fertility treatments.

New Activity Guidelines: Get Up, Get Moving

The good news: All physical activity adds up to better health.

Bathroom Reading: What You Can Learn from Your Poop

Get the scoop on what poop color, frequency, shape, and consistency can tell you.

Take These Steps to Better Foot Health with Diabetes

Sidestep the foot problems that diabetes can bring.

Anger Management: It’s All the Rage

Don’t let uncontrolled anger damage your health and relationships.

Defend Your Back from Sports Injuries

Your best defense is stretching, strengthening and using the right form.

Counting Your Baby’s Kicks

Connect with your baby and learn know what’s normal for her.

Stair Safety: Raising Child Care to a New Level

Protect your child from falls by teaching her how to navigate stairs.

Hysterectomy: Facts Every Woman Should Know

Is this common surgery the right choice for you?

The Nightly Grind: Understanding and Coping with Bruxism

Waking up with a headache and a sore jaw could be signs you have bruxism.

Harmless But Annoying: Sebhorrheic Keratosis

Typically not worrisome, this common skin condition is one sign of aging.

You Can Safely Leave an Abusive Relationship

Plan carefully for a new life by following these key steps.

The Red Rash of Fifth Disease: Mostly Harmless, Except…

It’s usually not harmful for children, but can be dangerous for pregnant women and their babies.

Hemangioma: More Than a Birthmark

Prevent complications by closely monitoring growth and changes.

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): Big Step for a Small Wonder

Is this advanced fertility procedure right for you?

Sidelined by Arm Pain: Burners and Stingers Syndrome

What is causing that burning, stinging sensation in your arm?

Straight Talk About Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a common issue, but not one we enjoy talking about. Learn what causes it, what to do about it, and most important, how to know if it’s serious.

3 Reasons to Stock Up on Vitamins and Minerals

They’re crucial to development, preventing disease and overall well-being.

Comfort for Advanced Cancer Patients: Palliative Care and Hospice

The focus on improved quality of life helps you live as fully and comfortably as possible.

What To Know About Spinal Cord Injuries

They’re much more common for men than women, but we all need to watch our backs – and spines.

Budgeting for Baby

Get the bottom line on the cost of having a baby.

Baby’s Home! Time For Some Serious Germ Fighting

Do you use a dish towel to dry baby bottles? Learn why air drying is better.

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore the Threat of Tuberculosis

TB — a disease of the past? Or a continuing threat?

Alcohol Use Riskier for Women Than Men

Alcohol takes longer to break down in women’s bodies than men’s, so health issues can occur sooner.

Are You Feeling Sleepy? Understanding Hypersomnia

Learn about the varieties of hypersomnias, including narcolepsy — their causes, symptoms and treatment.

Think Epilepsy Is a Mental Illness? Think Again

Seizures and medication side effects may contribute to the confusion.

HSG: An Inside Look into Fertility Issues

This imaging test can reveal why you can’t get pregnant.

When Are Post-Workout Aches More Than a Pain?

Are you “feeling the burn” too long after your workout? Beware of rhabdomyolysis.

Short Bowel Syndrome Shortchanges Nutrition

Your small intestine doesn’t adequately absorb nutrients from the food you eat.

It’s Clear: Nutrition Plays a Role in Healthy Skin

You can slow the effects of aging skin and help lessen sun damage.

You Knead To Relax

How bones and joints benefit from massage.

Time to Register! Use This Baby Registry Checklist

Take this handy guide along when you start your baby registry.

Baby’s First Workout: Tummy Time

Just remember: “Back to sleep, tummy to play!”

Mucus and Phlegm: Barometers of Your Health

Icky? Yes! Critical to your good health? Absolutely yes!

First Period? Welcome to the Sisterhood!

What you need to know to feel confident when your body’s changing.

Don’t Yawn the Day Away. Check Your Meds!

Has napping become your norm? Maybe this is why.

Banish Those Annoying Age Spots for Good

Are those annoying spots on your hands broadcasting your age to the world?

The Gastroparesis-Diabetes Connection

Problems occur when food is digested too slowly.

Epidural Injections: Relief for Your Aching Back

When nothing else works, an injection could be the answer.

Heed the Signs of Placental Abruption

Always tell your doctor about any bleeding during pregnancy.

Gasping for Air? Could Be Pulmonary Fibrosis

Treatments can lessen symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Protect Your Child from Shaken Baby Syndrome

Calming yourself is the first step in prevention.

Try Yoga for a Healthier You

Find the “ahhh” in your “om.”

Understanding Stomach Cancer

Early detection and treatment improves the chances of a successful outcome.

Oral Cancer: Common, But Curable

Learn how to reduce your risk of this preventable cancer.

‘If Mom Loves Me, How Come There’s a New Baby?’

10 ways to get your kids on board (and even excited) about your family’s new arrival.

Straight Talk About ALS

Research continues to find a cure.

Bed Bugs – Not Harmful, But What a Nuisance!

Advice on what to do about these most unwelcome guests.

The Itch ‘Down There’: Vaginal Yeast Infections

Get answers to 6 questions about this common but very bothersome condition.

Volunteering: Give – and Receive the Gift of Health

Discover how volunteering pays you!

Keep Your Nails Looking Good – and Healthy

At home and at the salon, it pays to follow these tips.

Ups and Downs of a Ketogenic Diet

Why drastically reducing carbs is not the most effective solution to weight loss and cholesterol-lowering.

Thwarting the Infamous Stomach Bug Known as E. Coli

Arm yourself for battle with knowledge and good hygiene.

How To Read Food Labels: Bite By Bite

Make healthier food choices by taking food labels one bite at a time.

Can I Have a Drink? Alcohol and Your Diabetes

Discover whether you can drink safely with diabetes.

Why Being a Woman Raises ACL Risk

And here’s what you can do to protect your knees.