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Women's Health

The Reason We Need More Antioxidants (And Why We’re Not Getting Them)

Glucose is the primary fuel of the human body. We consume glucose and breathe in oxygen to make the energy needed to power our bodies. Plants then take the water and CO2 we breathe out to make oxygen …

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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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On This Memorial Day, I Thank You – Free H.E.A.R.T. DVD

- If you are sensitive to any combat video screens you may not choose to watch the trailer above. - May is military appreciation month – a time when we honor the men and women of the Armed Fo…

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How Avoiding Eggs Could Help You Avoid Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is becoming a global pandemic. We know the consumption of eggs is related to the development of some other chronic diseases, what about diabetes? There appears to be a stepwise increas…

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NuvaRing Risks: Separating Hype from Fact

Lately the ring has been making headlines—and some of the stories the articles tell are downright scary. Vanity Fair's piece, titled "Why Is Potentially Lethal Contraceptive NuvaRing Still on the Mark…

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How Beans Help Our Bones

Health authorities from all over the world universally recommend increasing the consumption of whole grains and legumes—beans, split peas, chickpeas, and lentils—for health promotion. But what about t…

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How Healthy is Your Family’s Emotional Well-Being?

During the summer while children are out of school, families are spending more time together.   Take this survey to check your family's emotional well-being. Track the numbers that correspond to yo…

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What is Actually in Chicken Nuggets?

In a scathing expose of the USDA's new meat inspection program, the Washington Post quoted a representative from the meat inspectors union, who said that "pig processing lines may be moving too quickl…

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What These Birth Control Methods Do to Your Hormones

At the most basic level, a hormone is a chemical made in one part of a living thing that travels around and affects other parts of that thing. Hormones are as old as the hills, and probably evolved wh…

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Does Caramel Color Cause Cancer?

Used as a coloring agent in products ranging from colas and beer to gravies and soy sauce, caramel coloring may be the world’s most widely consumed food coloring. It helps grocery stores sell more tha…

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people are talking

Coming closer and closer to going completely vegetarian.

so, being fooled and, fooling ourselves...

I always read the ingredients on the products i buy. I don't eat any of those cereals, and avoid mos…

Thank you for a great story, Lisa.