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Want to Make Better Food Choices? Do This at Night

If sleep is fleeting—especially if you’re a woman—you may be more likely to adopt heart-harming eating habits, according to new research. Here’s the 411.

By Lara DeSanto
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Kids Drinking Fewer Sugary Drinks—But We Still Have a Ways to Go

These days, more and more kids are guzzling healthier milk and water over soda pop and juice, and we couldn't be more proud.

By Lara DeSanto
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What Does Snoring Have to Do With Obesity?

A lot. Problems like snoring and sleep apnea can make it more difficult to lose weight. Find out what’s behind the connection—and what you can do to get the rest you need.

By Lucy Maher
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15 Health-boosting Tips for Women with RA

From the key screenings and questions to ask your doctor to the most impactful health habits, learn how to stay on top of your RA and live your healthiest life.

By Sarah Fielding
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9 Top Qs About Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Just diagnosed with HS? You're probably relieved and confused all at once. There's a name for your condition…but what is it exactly? We've got the answers you're looking for.

By Benedict Cosgrove
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A Beauty Queen Fights Heart Failure

Mom and caregiver Sandra Holloway survived two heart-failure emergencies—now she's dedicated to helping others avoid them.

By Beth Howard
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9 Surprising Benefits of Weight Loss

For people who are overweight or obese, losing even a little weight can improve your life—and your health—in some unexpected ways. The bonus? Those non-scale victories can help keep you motivated too.

By Tracy Middleton
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What to Know About RA’s Link to Osteoporosis

Having RA increases your risk of getting osteoporosis and suffering fractures from it. Here’s what you need to know.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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Is It Asthma or Something Else?

If you have asthma that doesn't respond to conventional therapies, it could be because one of these conditions is the root cause of your breathing troubles.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.
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How Severe Asthma Differs for Women

Research shows that the severity of asthma, including hospitalizations and mortality, are higher for women than men.

By Stephanie Stephens