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Eat Smart For Colon Cancer Treatment Recovery

Colon cancer and treatment side effects make it hard to take in essential nutrients. Here are some ways to nourish your body and help prevent cancer recurrence.

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Understanding Hashimoto's and Your Gut

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis can cause big problems for your gut microbiome. Follow these 5 tips for take control of your gut health.

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Ulcerative Colitis and Smoking: 10 Things You Need to Know

While some research shows that smoking has a positive effect on UC, the story is not that straightforward. Here’s what you need to know about the risks.

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Alzheimer's Disease: A Brain Cell That May Make You Susceptible

Researchers found that the excitatory neurons, or brain cells that are more likely to trigger an action, are more susceptible to a build-up of an abnormal tau protein that is believed to be linked to Alzheimer's.

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The Ins and Outs of Skin Cancer Screenings: Insurance, Exams, and More

Straightforward advice on how to make the skin cancer screening process go smoothly.

Edamame with salt.

8 Foods That Can Harm Bone Health

Which foods should you exclude from your diet when you want to boost your bone health and reduce your osteoporosis risk?

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How Sleep Affects Your Osteoporosis Risk

Did you know that a lack of quality sleep can harm your bone health? Here’s what you can do to combat the effects.

Doctor administering a flu shot.

Want to Live Longer With Heart Failure? Get That Flu Shot

New research shows that getting an annual flu shot reduces the risk of premature death from heart failure, particularly in patients 65 and older who already have compromised circulation and other health complications.

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Fall Risks in Older Adults Differ in Men and Women

In a study of seniors over the age of 60 living in a community setting, different factors were associated with an increased risk of falling in men and women.

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Bright Lights, Bad Sleep: Light Pollution and Insomnia

The more exposure older adults had to artificial outdoor light at night — even from inside their homes — the worse their insomnia became.