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  • Why folic acid is important for pregnancy
    Why folic acid is important for pregnancy
    March 20, 2017
    Taking a folic acid supplement is one of the most important things a woman can do during the early stages of her pregnancy because it can help prevent birth defects.
  • Dealing with headaches and migraines
    Dealing with headaches and migraines
    March 13, 2017
    The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that headaches are among the most common nervous system disorders and estimates that half of adults worldwide have had at least one headache in the past year, and 1 in 20 adults experiences a headache daily or nearly every day.
  • What your poo says about you and your health
    What your poo says about you and your health
    March 6, 2017
    “Bathroom talk” can be an awkward subject to breach, but defecating is a natural process that can indicate a lot about your health.
  • Research proves meditation is good for your health
    Research proves meditation is good for your health
    Feb. 27, 2017
    The practice of meditation dates back thousands of years and can be traced through different societies across the globe.
  • Potty training 101: How to potty train your child
    Potty training 101: How to potty train your child
    Feb. 20, 2017
    Potty training a toddler can be a complicated task, and there are many schools of thought on the topic, such as incentives and rewards or a series of learning aids. Choosing the right method for your child can seem daunting, but Waldo Feng, MD, pediatric urologist at Sunrise Children’s Hospital, argues that the process can be much simpler once parents know what physiological aspect to focus on.
  • Watch out for these common household poisons
    Watch out for these common household poisons
    Feb. 13, 2017
    Accidental and unintentional poisonings occur in homes every day. In 2015 alone, the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) reported that 2.2 million people came into contact with such substances, with calls made to a poison center every 11 seconds.
  • Can hormones affect heart health in women?
    Can hormones affect heart health in women?
    Feb. 6, 2017
    The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular diseases, and when combined with stroke, these diseases kill an average of 1 woman every 80 seconds.
  • How to support moms with postpartum depression
    How to support moms with postpartum depression
    Jan. 30, 2017
    Many new mothers experience a variety of emotions after childbirth, but 1 in 7 experiences a serious mood disorder called postpartum depression (PPD).
  • Atrial fibrillation: You may have it and not know it
    Atrial fibrillation: You may have it and not know it
    Jan. 23, 2017
    Atrial fibrillation, also referred to as AF or A-fib, is the most common type of irregular heartbeat, or heart arrhythmia. The American Heart Association reports that there are 2.7 million Americans living with AF, though that number could be much higher, as people can have ...
  • Do you need to start the year with a cleanse? The truth about 'detoxing' and 'cleansing'
    Do you need to start the year with a cleanse? The truth about 'detoxing' and 'cleansing'
    Jan. 16, 2017
    “Detoxing” and “cleansing” have been popular marketing terms in recent years, but how legitimate are associated claims?
  • What is sepsis and how is it treated?
    What is sepsis and how is it treated?
    Jan. 9, 2017
    Sepsis is becoming an increasingly common condition in the United States that stems from complications following an infection.
  • The most important things healthy people do every day, and tips for leading a balanced lifestyle in the New Year
    The most important things healthy people do every day, and tips for leading a balanced lifestyle in the New Year
    Jan. 3, 2017
    Good health can be measured in many ways. Weight, fitness, emotional well-being, and being disease- and injury-free are just a few of those measures.
  • What you need to know about macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness
    What you need to know about macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness
    Dec. 27, 2016
    Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, affecting more than 10 million Americans. According to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF), that’s more than cataracts and glaucoma combined.
  • Childproofing your home for the holidays
    Childproofing your home for the holidays
    Dec. 19, 2016
    For children across the country, the holidays are the most magical time of the year. While parents are busy preparing, it’s important to take a few extra steps to ensure a safe season, because holiday ornaments, lights and some presents can be dangerous to the littlest ones in your life.
  • How to avoid common holiday injuries
    How to avoid common holiday injuries
    Dec. 12, 2016
    During the holidays, emergency rooms across the country see a large influx of patients. Amid the festivities and celebrations of the season, there also are more instances of illness, accidental injury and other health hazards.
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