5 Things You Should Do First Thing In The Morning To Be Happier All Day

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5 Things You Should Do First Thing In The Morning To Be Happier All Day
If you roll out of bed feeling tired or stressed, these a.m. habits can help you turn your mood around.

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The Essential Difference: The Truth About Females and Males

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The Essential Difference: The Truth About Females and Males
My first experience of the essential difference occurred when I was three years old, and my mother took me to the shoe store to get my first “big boy” shoes after wearing little white booties up to that age. After walking around the store looking at all the different kinds and colors, I knew what […]

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Pain Relief Options During Labor

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Pain Relief Options During Labor
One of the biggest sources of anxiety during pregnancy is pain during labor. “How will I handle it?”, “Will I be able to cope?”, or “I’m scared of the pain”…

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How To Talk To Your Kids About Divorce

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How To Talk To Your Kids About Divorce
Experts weigh in on how you should break the news to your children, and how to help them adjust to your family’s new normal.

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The Microbiome and Women’s Health

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The Microbiome and Women’s Health
Significant research reveals connections between the human microbiome and disease risk, treatment, and prevention.

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Why You Shouldn't Expect Chlorophyll Water to Help Treat Your Acne

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Why You Shouldn't Expect Chlorophyll Water to Help Treat Your Acne
Chlorophyll water is a booming trend on TikTok, with influencers lifting a green glass to the camera while showing off their acne-free skin. But there’s no science to back up the claims that it’s uniquely good for skin. Read more…

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What are Cervical Polyps?

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What are Cervical Polyps?
The cervix is an incredible organ.  It serves as the gateway between the vagina and the uterus, it allows sperm to come in, or keeps it out, period blood flows…

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Arthritis: A Disease for All Generations

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Arthritis: A Disease for All Generations
Dr. Uzma Haque, MD, Division of Rheumatology at Johns Hopkins discusses arthritis and its many forms. by Heather Stringer, updated by Dr.C.H. Weaver 3/2021 When Lauren Marchi entered college as a freshman at American University in Washington, DC, she was a classically trained pianist and ballerina. She had aspirations of pursuing degrees in piano performance […]

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On and On and On: Reasons Why Your Period is Lasting Forever

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On and On and On: Reasons Why Your Period is Lasting Forever
Have you ever wished you could get your period over in one hour? If you think about it, you could spend that hour on the toilet, catching up on your…

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Menopause Q&A

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Menopause Q&A
As my patients reach their forties and start noticing changes in their menstrual cycles, they often start thinking… As my patients reach their forties and start noticing changes in their menstrual cycles, they often start thinking about menopause. Their older sisters, co-workers, and friends may be lamenting hot flashes and night sweats. They may hear […]

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Sorry, Cardio Doesn't Count as Leg Day

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Sorry, Cardio Doesn't Count as Leg Day
Cardio is important for our health in many ways, and we should all aim for at least the minimum requirement of 75 to 150 minutes per week. If you love running, cycling, or hiking and you do it more often, all the better. Read more…

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The J&J Vaccine Is Coming Back

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The J&J Vaccine Is Coming Back
The pause in administration of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine appears to be at its end. The CDC’s independent advisory panel, ACIP, voted today to once again recommend the vaccine for everyone aged 18 and over, even though there is a very small risk of blood clots in women under age 50. Vaccinations… Read […]

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Beyond Botox

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Beyond Botox
Doctors discuss the wide-ranging medical uses and evolving role of Botox to treat a number of medical conditions. On Halloween morning in 1975, Martha Murphy, then a 23-year-old newlywed, woke up with a stiff neck. “I thought I just slept wrong, no big deal,” she recounts. But the pain and stiffness did not go away […]

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10 Healthy Habits for a Longer Happier Life!

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10 Healthy Habits for a Longer Happier Life!
Create good habits for good health and survivorship. by Laurie Wertich​ The best defense is a good offense. Long-term health is the result of a good offense—proactive, preventive, healthy choices that have an impact on your health today, tomorrow, and beyond. To age well, start young. If you want to be a healthy, vital older […]

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What Does it Mean to Be Intersex?

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What Does it Mean to Be Intersex?
Someone who is intersex has sex characteristics that don’t fit the societal notions of male and female bodies. Instead, it’s an umbrella term that makes room for all sorts of…

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What are Antioxidants and Why Do We Need Them?

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What are Antioxidants and Why Do We Need Them?
You’ve probably heard the term “antioxidants” thrown around here and there, in regards to nutrition. But what exactly are antioxidants, how do they work in the body, why do we…

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COVID-19 Vaccines and COVID Variants

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COVID-19 Vaccines and COVID Variants
In new guidance, the CDC says that fully vaccinated people can gather indoors with other fully vaccinated people. Updated 4/23/2021 The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that vaccinated people can gather indoors with other fully vaccinated people without wearing masks or staying 6 feet apart. The CDC Director RochelleWalensky, MD, introduced the first […]

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What You Need to Know About the J&J Vaccine Blood Clot Risk [Updated]

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What You Need to Know About the J&J Vaccine Blood Clot Risk [Updated]
At least six people out of over 6 million who have received the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID vaccine have developed a rare type of blood clot. As a result, the FDA and CDC have announced a pause in the use of this vaccine. The pause is likely to last at least another week. Read more…

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Seeing Clearly Through Menopause

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Seeing Clearly Through Menopause
How your eyesight may change as you age How your eyesight may change as you age By Mia James Hot flashes, mood swings, vaginal dryness, and eye changes? It’s true: your eyes are among the various parts of your body and well-being that menopause can affect. You can make these changes less uncomfortable or disruptive […]

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Insomnia

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Insomnia
Dr. Teofilo L. Lee-Chiong Jr., MD, of The National Jew­ish Hospital in Denver provides an outline to improve your sleep Medically reviewed by Dr. C.H. Weaver M.D. updated 2/2021 Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterized by sleeplessness, inadequate sleep, or poor quality sleep. The amount of sleep needed varies from person to person. […]

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