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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.

By Mary Shomon
Boy gettig a vaccine.
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.

By Lara DeSanto
Smiling wife, happy couple.
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.

By Lara DeSanto
Man with acid reflux describing his symptoms to a doctor.
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?

By Jennifer Mitchell Wilson
Watching sunset
Family Health

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.

By Jackie Zimmerman
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.

By Elizabeth Millard
First aid kit and medical supplies.
Caregiving

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...

By Eileen Bailey
Family gathering holiday time
Parenting

Tough Holiday Discussions About Health, Part II: Scenarios

Are you tempted to have a tough talk with a family member about health issues? Tread carefully.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.
Cat and dog sniffing each other.
Support Systems

A Pet's Love is "Furever": Handling Grief When a Pet is Sick or Dies

As a pet owner you really can experience a surprising level of pain in the absence of your pet’s presence after building a lifelong routine.

By Stephanie Stephens
Strands of DNA.
Family Health History

6 Reasons to Consider DNA Testing

There are countless reasons to get a genetic test. Here are six of the strongest.

By Eileen Bailey