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Women's Health

Is Fish Oil Just Snake Oil?

Are the purported benefits of fish oil supplementation for the prevention and treatment of heart disease just a "fish tale"? Thanks to recommendations from organizations such as the American Heart Ass…

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Is Your Date Vaccinated for HPV?

The bad news:†Some strains of the super-common STI human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause genital warts and cervical cancer. The good news: There's a vaccine that protects against the most common of the…

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Should We Take a Multivitamin?

About one in three Americans take a multivitamin. Is that helpful, harmful, or just a harmless waste of money? In 2011, the Iowa Women's Health Study reported that multivitamin use was associated with…

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Baked Falafel Salad

This is a great way to enjoy falafel. Itís a hearty, colorful and tasty meal! The falafel mix is baked instead of fried, but loses nothing in translation. Itís a Mediterranean delight! Falafel ingr…

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How the Heart Helps You Change

Have you ever tried to make a change in your life only to fail or come up short on motivation? We all have. What weíve learned at Institute of HeartMath is that when you really want to change, reinfo…

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Convincing Doctors to Embrace Lifestyle Medicine

I talk a lot about numbers and statistics, but as the Director of Yale's Prevention Research Center Dr. David Katz put it in an†editorial in the American Journal of Health Promotion, to reach doctors,…

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Romance: Love It? Hate It? Want More Of It?

Romance can make you swoon when it's smoldering hot or recoil when it's†schmaltzy. If you've tasted it, you probably want more. If you haven't, we can help. And if you hate it, well, we promise not to…

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Why We Shouldn’t Forget About Fiber

The famous surgeon Denis Burkitt is better known for his discovery of a childhood cancer now known as Burkitt's lymphoma than for his 1979 international bestseller Don't Forget the Fibre in Your Diet.…

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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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Is Coffee Making Menopause Worse? 5 Easy Ways to Cut Down

Battling hot flashes and night sweats? You may want to start weaning yourself off your morning coffee. A recent Mayo Clinic study has found that caffeine intake may worsen menopausal hot flashes. Res…

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All the things I love to eat and healthy, to boot!

as a physician I think this is a reasonable list, but please give your doctor, like all persons, a c…