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articles by: Ann Pietrangelo

Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth (+ Better Options)

Mmmm…sticky, gooey Halloween candies are often the favorites treats of little ghost and goblins. They're fun, but these Mouth Monsters can really do a number of your children's teeth. That's because g…

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Giant Breakthrough in Quest to Cure Type 1 Diabetes

Is this the beginning of the long-awaited cure for type 1 diabetes? It's certainly one of the most promising breakthroughs in years. Using stem cells, Harvard researchers have found a way to turn huma…

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Why I’m Celebrating Thanksgiving in October

October is a month of change. The seasons change, colors change, and our clothing changes. There's the political October Surprise, Octoberfest, and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. October is my Thanksg…

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How To Find the Right Doctor: 7 Important Steps

Finding the right doctor can be a hassle, but it's definitely worth the effort. Even when you have a doctor you like, if you develop a serious or chronic health condition, chances are you're going to …

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7 Reasons to Fire Your Doctor

A bad relationship with your doctor can be stressful — and dangerous. If you have a major health concern or chronic health condition, there's probably a specialist in your life. Finding the right spec…

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Woman With Muscular Dystrophy Asks Care2 For Help

Angela Butler Hibbitt, a 54-year-old from Tennessee, may soon be forced from the home she loves and into a nursing facility. What's pushing her out of her home? Tennessee's cuts to Medicaid, that'…

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22 Health Insurance Words You Should Know

Do you know the difference between your health insurance copay and coinsurance? Know what minimum essential coverage means or the 10 essential health benefits of the Affordable Care Act? The next open…

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How Not to Spread Invasive Pests

When hungry insects decide to travel to new areas, they can devastate crops and trees and upset native ecosystems. And we humans often inadvertently provide transportation for these hungry pests. …

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9 Facts About ALS Every Ice Bucket Challenger Should Know

You've probably watched dozens of videos of friends and celebrities dumping buckets of ice water over their heads and challenging others to do the same. This video, though, cuts right to the heart of …

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6 Things to Know About Obamacare

I hate the word "Obamacare." Last year, television host Jimmy Kimmel took to the streets to ask passersby which they liked better, Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They're one and the same,…

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