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articles by: Ann Pietrangelo

The Posture-Mood Connection: Why You Should Stop Slouching

Want to feel more confident and energetic? Stand up straight and strut your stuff because there's a connection between posture and mood. The Posture-Mood Connection: Moment To Moment Vivian Eise…

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Wear Contact Lenses? They’re Probably Swimming in Germs

Most people would think twice about wearing the same old dirty underwear every day. It turns out that contact lens wearers don't give much thought to putting the same old dirty lenses in their eyes ev…

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6 Fabulous Food Combos for Healthy Eyes

Do you forget your eyes when you think about nutrition? If so, you may be missing out on important nutrients that can protect your eye health. According to the American Macular Degeneration Foundat…

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7 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Do Good Today

The world is full of problems. We can do our part to try to make a difference, but change takes time. It's easy to feel frustrated. So, maybe we can't change the world overnight, but we can change our…

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What I’ve Learned About Communication From My Doctor

It all starts with that voice mail system from hell. The message that drones on far too long, and the options menu that leads to another options menu that leads to…well, you get the idea. You may have…

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What Every Woman Ought To Know About Menopause

Menopause. It may not be what you think it is. Some people call it the "change of life," and it certainly is a change, but it's probably not nearly as bad as you've been led to believe. For some women…

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How to Make Sense of Sunscreen Labels

Whether you're on vacation or hanging out in your back yard, you want to enjoy the sun without burning your skin to a crisp and endangering your health. But those sunscreen labels can be confusing and…

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Another Study Casts Doubt on Mammograms-But That’s Not the Whole Story

Another study questions the effectiveness of mammography in saving lives. But there's more to the story. The new study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, involves 16 million women 40 years or ol…

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You Don’t Look Like You Think You Look

If anyone knows what you look like, it's you, right? You check yourself in the mirror every day, have a few social media profiles, and take the occasional selfie. But it turns out that strangers may h…

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How to Avoid an Energy Slump on Vacation

Nothing ruins a good vacation faster than fatigue, sluggishness, and digestive upset. Ever wonder why that seems to happen more when you're on the road? There's a good chance some of that is because y…

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