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When to Get a Second Opinion

Make sure your doctor sets aside sufficient time to listen to what is going on with your body, examine you and thoroughly explain his/her course of action. Your concerns should never be brushed aside or dismissed. Don’t settle for a doctor who is les...

Are You Constipated?

Are You Constipated?

Sometimes people experience constipation problems without even realizing it. Here are some common causes, symptoms, and remedies you should know if you can’t go.

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How the Apple Watch Can Make You Healthy

The much anticipated Apple Watch has finally been released–although it probably won’t be available in stores for another month. But has it lived up to all the hype? While it doesn’t have all of the features that had been rumored, it is still an innov...

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What to Do After COPD Diagnosis

You’ve just been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Now what? A diagnosis of chronic illness can come with a range of emotions and sudden to-do lists. These proactive tips can help you tackle this challenge and maintain a be...

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Join Our Arthritis Awareness Chat

For Arthritis Awareness Month, HealthCentral is hosting a range of events. Tonight, join a tweetchat on living independently with a chronic illness. Here’s the info.

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Lifestyle

Is It Time to Switch Your Milk?

These days there are a lot of milks to choose from. Here’s the lowdown on each.

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Outdoor Sports and Allergies in Children

Here are some helpful tips for kids to safely play outside and still have fun.

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Alternative Treatments for Constipation

Diet changes What you eat has a big impact on your gut health. Incorporate high-fiber foods known to help loosen and move your system along, such as cucumbers, celery, and apples. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, as fiber creates bulk in you...

Should You Change Your GI Doctor?

Should You Change Your GI Doctor?

Having a good doctor is crucial to being able to manage your digestive health. Here are red flags that could indicate it’s time to see someone new.

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10 Common Asthma Triggers

Breathing in the bacteria from mold and mildew is detrimental for people with respiratory illness. The bacteria can fester in the mucous in your airways, causing it to thicken and increase production. The key is to limit humidity. Use a dehumidifier ...