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articles by: Ann Pietrangelo

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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Tips to Avoid Backpack Injuries

As you make your way through your back-to-school checklist, there's one item that could directly affect your child's health. The backpack. While style, color, and the latest "in" logos may be uppermos…

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5 Things Your Doctor Won’t Tell You Unless You Ask

If you want to make the most out of your time with your doctor, you've got to be honest. Keeping important details to yourself may harm you in the long run. Doctors also know a lot of things we don't…

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Stigmatized and Misunderstood, Hepatitis Kills 1.5 Million People a Year

It's ignored, stigmatized, and misunderstood, but it kills 1.5 million people every year, as many as HIV/AIDS. It's the leading cause of liver cancer. Hepatitis is a serious inflammation of the liver,…

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We’re Wasting Food & Money By Misreading These Labels

"Sell By," "Best By," "Use By." If food labels are confusing you, you're not alone. That confusion is causing us to dump tons of perfectly edible food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic R…

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Is Climate Change Causing Your Kidney Stones?

More people are getting kidney stones, and a new study suggests that rising temperatures may have something to do with it. More than half a million people visit U.S. emergency rooms each year due to k…

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Have an Orgasm, Skip the Alcohol

If you want to open up some positive communication in your relationship, have an orgasm, but skip the alcohol, according to a new study published in Communication Monographs. When you have an orgasm, …

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Dear America, We Have a Drinking Problem.

Eighty-eight thousand deaths a year? One in 10? Why are so many U.S. adults drinking themselves to death? A shocking new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that fro…

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Why We Can’t Say What Multiple Sclerosis Looks Like

What vision comes to mind when you hear the words "multiple sclerosis?" You've probably read about people with MS who climb mountains and run marathons. You've likely seen people with MS who use a whe…

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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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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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