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10 Tips to Beat Motion Sickness

August 25, 2016 admin 0

If traveling by car, train, plane, or boat makes you queasy, there’s good news: Not only can you take steps to stop motion sickness before it starts, you may actually be able to conquer it for good. Why some people get motion sickness and others don’t isn’t fully understood. Researchers believe it’s caused by incongruence […]

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Yes, You Can Build Muscle on a Vegan Diet

August 25, 2016 admin 0

Did you see the recent Wimbledon tennis tournament? If you were watching Serena and Venus Williams advance deeper and deeper with their powerful serves and returns, and cheering when they captured the doubles title and Serena bested the women’s field, you probably weren’t wondering what they were eating. The bodies of elite athletes like the […]

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See the Best Ways to Prevent Mosquito Bites

August 25, 2016 admin 0

With summer heat and mosquito activity peaking, it’s a good time to review the best ways to prevent mosquito bites. Avoiding getting bitten has always a concern in places where mosquito-borne diseases like dengue fever, malaria and yellow fever are prevalent. But as mosquitoes carrying  Zika virus head to more places, the Centers for Disease Control […]

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Citrus Beet Salad With Tahini Dressing

August 25, 2016 admin 0

This colorful salad serves up a healthy variety of nutrients, including antioxidant vitamins C, A, and E, along with essential minerals like manganese and potassium. Additionally, walnuts are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and beets are a good source of folate, a B vitamin essential for fetal development and healthy red blood cell production. […]

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The Rap on NOT Getting a Yearly Pap

August 25, 2016 admin 0

“What do you mean I don’t need a Pap test this year?”  For many years, women have considered a yearly gynecologic exam and Pap test to be an essential — albeit unpleasant — aspect of staying healthy. That paradigm began to change in 2009 when the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommended that […]

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Pregnant? 4 Things to Ask Your Insurance

August 25, 2016 admin 0

As your due date approaches, there are many details to consider. You may be weighing your options regarding pain medication in labor, wondering whether to hire a doula, or writing up a birth plan. Calling your insurance is another important item to add to your to-do list. Here are the four questions you’ll need to […]

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Acupuncture Success Stories

August 25, 2016 admin 0

Acupuncture is still considered a form of alternative medicine in the United States, but it’s been used throughout the world for thousands of years to treat issues including pain, stress, sinus infections, and even infertility, as explained in Your Guide to Understanding Acupuncture. Although it’s only gained popularity in the U.S. in the past few […]

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Is it Strep or a Sore Throat? Take This Quick Quiz to Find Out

August 25, 2016 admin 0

We’ve all had a sore throat and wondered whether we should just rest and gargle or schlep to the doctor’s office to see if we need antibiotics. Strep throat, or Streptococcal pharyngitis, is a bacterial infection that can be treated with antibiotics to shorten the duration of symptoms and prevent complications, and it’s most common […]

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8 Great — and Easy — Snacks for Kids

August 25, 2016 admin 0

Fall can be a super-busy time for families.  You’re constantly running from school, to practice, to sporting events, to play dates, and everything else in between. And so it seems, in your “spare time,” the kids need snacks. If you feel like you live and eat out of your car, you’re not alone. It’s so easy to […]

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