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5 Things To Know About Your Sunscreen

Have you been shopping for sunscreen lately? The number of choices is mind-boggling, as are the lists of ingredients. Then again, nothing spoils a nice summer day faster than a blistering sunburn. Ski…

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Do Not Wash That Chicken! (video)

This article was originally posted on August 24, 2013. We are revisiting it after hearing about a new survey that says 44% of people always wash chicken before cooking it -- reported by Food Stand…

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5 Health Tips for Men’s Health Month

Guys, this is it. The month you're going to take control over your health. You're going to do it because you want to feel strong and energetic. You want to be around for the people who love you. June …

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Care2 Reader: ‘It Feels Good to Help Others’

When you write for Care2.com, you never know how you'll touch someone's life or how it'll come back to you. Back in July of 2011, as I was going through treatment for triple-negative breast cancer (TN…

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Pool Chemicals Send Thousands to ER

They're meant to enhance summer fun, but if you're not careful, they could result in a trip to the emergency room. As we close in on Memorial Day weekend, people are preparing swimming pools while the…

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5 Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Wow! Every 13 minutes someone shows up in the hospital with a sports-related eye injury; more than 800,000 eye injuries happen in the workplace each year; 60 percent of adults have never had an eye ex…

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7 Things I Learned From Being Sick

Chronic illness or life-threatening illness can really blow your mind. It can knock the wind out of your sails, but you can also learn things about yourself and about life in general. Here are a few t…

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5 Signs of an Over-Scheduled Child (and What to do About it)

Frequent meltdowns and emotional outbursts are signs of trouble. Soccer, martial arts, scouting, band practice, gymnastics…is your child over-scheduled and stressed out? Dr. Adelle Cadieux, pediatr…

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5 Diabetes Complications Have Dropped Dramatically

Good news for people with diabetes. The rates of five complications due to diabetes have dropped dramatically during the last 20 years, according to a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…

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3 ‘Healthy’ Foods That Aren’t Necessarily Healthy

Foods we often think of as healthy can contain ingredients that turn them into unhealthy foods. "Natural" and "healthy" tag lines on the packaging can fool us into making poor choices. "The best wa…

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about Ann Pietrangelo

Ann Pietrangelo is the author of No More Secs! Living, Laughing & Loving Despite Multiple Sclerosis and Catch That Look: Living, Laughing & Loving Despite Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. She is a freelance writer and member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Follow on Twitter @AnnPietrangelo

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