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HURTFUL EMOTIONS

Understanding Self-Harm. People deal with difficult feelings in all sorts of ways. They may talk with friends, go work out, or listen to music. But some people may feel an urge to hurt themselves...

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POSITIVE PARENTING

Building Healthy Relationships With Your Kids. Parents have an important job. Raising kids is both rewarding and challenging. You're likely to get a lot of advice along the way, from doctors, family, friends...

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MISSING STRANDS?

Dealing with Hair Loss. Hair loss is often associated with men and aging, but it can happen to women and children, too. Many people have thinning hair or bald areas on their head. You can lose hair slowly or...

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BIOSENSORS AND YOUR HEALTH

What's Your Body Trying to Tell You? Your body alerts you to many aspects of your health. Your stomach growling tells you when to eat. A powerful yawn lets you know you're tired. Your body...

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STRUGGLING TO SLEEP?

Don't Let Apnea Steal Your Sweet Dreams. Most people who have sleep apnea don't realize it. That's because this disorder only occurs during sleep. Sleep apnea is when you have pauses in breathing while you're...

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KEEP YOUR VOICE SOUND

How to Prevent and Avoid Voice Problems. Whether answering the phone, chatting with coworkers, or even letting loose on karaoke nights, your voice helps you connect with others. It acts as a reflection of your...

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PAINFUL JOINTS?

Early Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Key. Painful, swollen, and stiff joints can be a sign of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common forms. The pain and stiffness can interfere with your...

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THE POWER OF YOUR PANCREAS

Keep Your Digestive Juices Flowing. How much you eat alters more than your waistline. It also affects your body's organs, starting with your pancreas. With each bite, your pancreas must release enough digestive juices and...

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DO SOCIAL TIES AFFECT OUR HEALTH?

Exploring the Biology of Relationships Cuddles, kisses, and caring conversations. These are key ingredients of our close relationships. Scientists are finding that our links to others can have powerful effects on our health. Whether with...

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HOW TO SPOT AND PREVENT DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS

When the Clot Thickens. Lots of things can cause pain and swelling in your leg. But if your symptoms stem from a blood clot deep in your leg, it can be dangerous. Blood clots can...

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PREGNANCY AND BEYOND

Make Healthy Choices for Yourself and Your Baby. You're having a baby! Now what? When you're about to be a new mom, it can feel like there's a lot to do and learn. You'll likely...

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MAKING A HEALTHIER HOME

Cast Toxins From Your Living Space. Take a look around your home. Do you know what's in your household goods and products? Some chemicals can harm your health if too much gets into your body...

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DON'T TOSS THE FLOSS!

The Benefits of Daily Cleaning Between Teeth. You may have seen or heard news stories suggesting that you can forget about flossing, since scientists lack solid evidence that you'll benefit from cleaning between your teeth

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HEALTHY HOLIDAY FOODS AND FUN

Make Smart Choices as You Celebrate the Season. Mashed potatoes and gravy, Grandma's apple pie, and other holiday favorites can be a joyous part of any celebration. But to feel your best, you know you...

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UNDERSTANDING HEALTH RISKS

Improve Your Chances for Good Health. Risks are all around us. A nearby sneeze may raise your risk for catching the flu. Obesity boosts the odds you'll get diabetes. Smoking increases your risk for many...

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CURB YOUR EATING

Help Your Brain Fight the Urge to Splurge. Ever tried to eat just one potato chip, or take just one bite of chocolate cake? It may feel impossible. A little nibble triggers an urge to...

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WHAT YOUR NOSE KNOWS

Sense of Smell and Your Health. Your sense of smell enriches your experience of the world around you. Different scents can change your mood, transport you back to a distant memory, and may even help...

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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LINKED TO REDUCED CANCER RISK

Leisure-time physical activity—such as walking, running, or swimming—is associated with a reduced risk of developing 13 different types of cancer, a new study reports. Past research has shown that the benefits of physical activity can...

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SAFEGUARDING OUR HEALTH WITH VACCINES

Vaccines Protect Us All. We share more than food and culture within our homes and communities. We can also spread disease. Luckily, we live in a time when vaccines can protect us from many of...

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UNDERSTANDING ANXIETY DISORDERS

When Panic, Fear, and Worries Overwhelm. Many of us worry from time to time. We fret over finances, feel anxious about job interviews, or get nervous about social gatherings. These feelings can be normal or...

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FOCUSING ON FIBROMYALGIA

A Puzzling and Painful Condition. You've probably heard of fibromyalgia, but you may not know what it is. Fibromyalgia is a long-term (chronic) pain condition that affects 5 million or more Americans ages 18 and...

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CAN YOU LENGTHEN YOUR LIFE?

Researchers Explore How To Stay Healthy Longer. Want the secret to living a longer and healthier life? Scientists have found ways to prolong the healthy lifespans of worms, mice, and even monkeys. Their work has...

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SEEKING ALLERGY RELIEF

When Breathing Becomes Bothersome. A change in season can brighten your days with vibrant new colors. But blooming flowers and falling leaves can usher in more than beautiful backdrops. Airborne substances that irritate your nose...

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KEEP YOUR SKIN HEALTHY

Protecting Your Outer Self. People say that beauty's only skin deep; it's what's on the "inside" that counts. Our insides are certainly important, but skin is your first layer of defense against the outside world...

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THINKING ABOUT YOUR THYROID

Get to Know This Small but Mighty Gland. You've probably heard of the thyroid gland, but do you know what it does? You might not give it a second thought unless something goes wrong. Thyroid...

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BETTER NUTRITION EVERY DAY

We make dozens of decisions every day. When it comes to deciding what to eat and feed our families, it can be a lot easier than you might think to make smart, healthy choices. It...

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POSITIVE EMOTIONS AND YOUR HEALTH

Developing a Brighter Outlook. Do you tend to look on the sunny side, or do you see a future filled with dark, stormy skies? A growing body of research suggests that having a positive outlook...

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MINDING YOUR METABOLISM

Can You Avoid Middle-Age Spread? As you age, you may notice you have less muscle and energy and more fat. Carrying those extra pounds may be harming your health. It's easy to be confused by...

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