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Prevention

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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Prevention

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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Relationships

Happy Wife, Happy Life: A Happier Partner Could Help You Live Longer

Could your partner’s happiness really be more important than your own in affecting your health? Here’s what the research says.

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Family Health

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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Living With

Family Health History: How Much Do You Know?

When it comes to breast cancer, knowing your family history and following up with genetic testing could save your life. Here's how to find the facts you need.

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Family Health

First in the Family with a Genetic Disease: What It’s Like

“Living with UC has been one of the toughest things I’ve done in my life, but because of my diagnosis my whole family is more educated now.”

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Relationships

Why ADHD and the Holidays Don't Always Mix

Clutter, overeating, and disorganized schedules are common over the holidays, but can also be major stressors for those with ADHD.

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Family Health

Alzheimer's: 3 Things Siblings Must Do to Stay Sane

Devising a plan is critical to keep stress from straining relationships between siblings.

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Risk Factors

How Families Can Make Anxiety Worse

Setting limits isn’t always easy within a family structure. Sometimes people have different ideas about what is or isn’t acceptable. This is where therapy can help

Elizabeth and her father
Family Health History

Piecing Together My Family’s Mental Health History

After my father’s suicide, I learned an enormous amount about my family—and about myself.