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Pregnancy

Trying to Get Pregnant? Why Iodine Can Help

Iodine is essential for a healthy pregnancy. Find out how much you need and if you're getting enough.

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

The HPV Vaccine Prevents Cancer. So Why Aren’t More Kids Getting It?

What every parent needs to know about this potentially life-saving shot.

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GERD

Can Acid Reflux Be Learned?

Over 60 million Americans experience AR symptoms at least once a month. But how many of these might be a result of learned health habits that lead to the disease?

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Ulcerative Colitis

IBD is Genetic? Not for Me

Ulcerative colitis took me by suprise because nobody in my family had it. Thankfully, my diagnosis helped us all learn about IBD and life with chronic illness.

First aid kit and medical supplies.
Family Health

How to Prepare a First Aid Kit

A well-stocked first aid kit allows you to respond quickly and effectively to emergencies. It should include supplies to treat a variety of injuries, including cuts, scrapes, sprains, and minor burns. If you are just setting up a household, you can s...

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GERD

Ways to Go Camping with Acid Reflux

Extended hikes, bike rides, or kayaking adventures can make AR symptoms worse temporarily. These tips can reduce the burn and help you enjoy more family time.

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Food & Nutrition

Are Your Vitamin Labels Up-to-Date?

Vitamin labels are still not offering updated FDA mandated info. So buyer beware!

Food & Nutrition

Foods Labeled 'Good For Babies and Toddlers' Often Fall Short on Nutrition

_A new review by the Rudd Center for Food Policy found that many baby and toddler foods marketed to parents as “healthy” or “good for your kids” fall short of accepted guidelines for child nutrition. _ As a parent you try to do well by your children. ...