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Healthy Living

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Travel

Medical Care on a Cruise: What to Know

A former cruise ship doctor explains what you can expect if you need medical care on the ocean.

By Elizabeth Millard

The Latest

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How Healthy Is Your Body Weight? 6 Easy Ways to Tell

The Quarantine 15 may be getting a little too real. These at-home measuring techniques will help you size yourself up.

By Megan McMorris
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Is Your Overbearing Boss Hurting Your Health?

A new study links your job workload and freedom to long-term mental health outcomes—including a risk of early death.

By Sarah Ellis
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Technology

Is This the Health Tracker of the Future?

Researchers are developing a new high-tech health monitoring material that could make keeping tabs on your vitals as easy as getting dressed.

By Lara DeSanto
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Living With

Psoriatic Arthritis and Disability: All Your Questions, Answered!

If your PsA symptoms are so severe that it’s difficult to keep working, you may want to apply for disability benefits. Start here, with this basic guide to the often-confusing process.

By Amy Marturana Winderl
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Lifestyle

One More Great Reason to Take a Vacation

Turn on that out-of-office email reply and get yourself away—your heart will thank you.

By Lara DeSanto
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Risk Factors

Birth Control Methods and Your Autoimmune Disease Risk

Some studies have associated certain types of birth control with a potentially increased risk of autoimmune disease development. But how much of a risk is it really? Here's what you need to know.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.
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Cost of Care

Score! 11 Ways to Save on Your Meds

Tired of breaking the bank every time you go to pay for your prescription drugs? Save big with these insider tips that slash drug costs.

By Mary Shomon
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Work

Think Listening to Music Will Boost Creativity? Not So Fast

Music and creativity go together like Simon and Garfunkel – or Jay and Bey, depending on your generation. Or… maybe not.

By Lara DeSanto
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Relationships

How to Stay Connected When You Live Alone

Even the most solitude-loving people get lonely sometimes. Here’s how to fight it.

By Lara DeSanto
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Risk Factors

The Science Behind Your Love for Coffee and Beer

It’s not as obvious as you may think — in fact, it’s in your genes.

By Lara DeSanto