Family Health

A thoughtful senior woman standing in the kitchen and drinking water in the morning
Want to Age Well? Do This as Soon as You Get Out of Bed Every Morning
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Woman Helping Man On Trail As Group Of Senior Friends Go Hiking In Countryside Together, as an example of a healthy aging community
How to Create Your Own 'Healthy Aging' Community
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illustration of a person talking to their doctor with fingers crossed behind their back to show they're lying
How Bad Is It Really to Fib to Your Doctor?
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a collage of some of the best personal cooling products on a light blue background
10 Personal Cooling Products to Keep You Comfortable This Summer
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Woman texting sitting on toilet, visit restroom with mobile phone, female read news on smartphone
3 Causes of Excessive Vaginal Discharge and When to See a Doctor
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Young man with prosthetic leg having online mental health session, as an example of affordable health care options
7 Tips to Find Affordable Health Care
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a collage of some of the best healthy mother's day gifts on sale, on a yellow background with orange lines
The 10 Best On-Sale Mother's Day Gifts for Health-Conscious Moms
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Muslim woman itching her dry skin caused by not eating enough fat
8 Signs You're Not Eating Enough Fat
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Illustration of a window AC unit covered in cobwebs because it hasn't been cleaned
How Bad Is It Really to Never Clean Your Window AC Unit?
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Three older Black women baking together at home in a kitchen
Community Care — Not Just Self-Care — Is Key to Our Collective Wellbeing
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patient with face mask waiting in line at medical clinic reception
Haven't Been to the Doctor in a While? That's OK — Here's How to Move Forward
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ob-gyn doctor talking to a patient during her annual exam
8 Questions Gynecologists Wish You'd Ask During Your Annual Exam
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Illustration of a hamburger in a plastic container in the microwave, to represent the dangers of microwaving plastic
How Bad Is It Really to Microwave Plastic?
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Older couple smiling and laughing outdoors and not thinking "I hate getting old."
Scared of Getting Older? Try This Therapist's Tips to Deal With Anxiety About Aging
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Closeup woman sitting on toilet with tissue paper in hand, selective focus
Should You Use a Squatty Potty When You Pee?
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Mother and daughter at the doctor's office
Is It Time to See a New Doctor? 6 Questions to Ask Yourself
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Menstrual disc and cup on orange background
The Pros and Cons of a Menstrual Disc vs. Cup
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illustration of words and phrases in LIVESTRONG.com's style guide in thought bubbles including using AFAB instead of woman and person with obesity instead of obese person
Why We Use the Words We Use and What They Mean to Us
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Senior couple using digital tablet to call grandchildren, as a way to stay healthy with age
Want to Age Well? Start With This 10-Day Kickstart Plan
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Female patient explaining her symptoms to a doctor, as an example of what to do when your doctor doesn't listen
4 Things to Do When a Doctor Doesn't Take Your Health Concern Seriously
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man in bed at home at night, using smartphone in dark mode for better sleep
Is Dark Mode Actually Better for Your Eyes or Your Sleep?
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woman taking off her surgical face mask in a public place
7 Ways to Cope if the End of Mask Mandates Is Giving You Anxiety
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Illustration of a person holding in a sneeze
How Bad Is It Really to Hold in a Sneeze?
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close view of a toilet with a bidet attachment
The 8 Best Bidet Attachments, According to a Doctor
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Low Section Of Woman Relaxing At Home In The Bathtub
If You're Washing Your Vulva With Anything Other Than Water, You're Doing It Wrong
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Woman with headache sitting on bed, feeling hungover without drinking
Woke Up Feeling Hungover but Didn't Drink? Here's What Your Body's Trying to Tell You
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an illustration of a microwave with a filter on the bottom
How Bad Is It Really to Never Clean Your Microwave Filters?
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a woman wearing an N95 mask while walking outside to protect against COVID-19
Yes, You Can Reuse N95 Masks. Here's How to Do It Safely
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Man's hands holding soft, white toilet paper roll on light pastel blue background, to represent feeling cold after pooping
This Is Why You Feel Cold After Pooping
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close view of two tampons in a person's hands, to represent pain when inserting a tampon
Pain Inserting a Tampon? Here’s What Your Body’s Trying to Tell You
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Man taking a shower washing hair with shampoo product under water falling from luxury rain shower head
How Often Do You Really Need to Shower?
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a collage of some of the best humidifiers
The 8 Best Humidifiers for Colds, Dry Skin and Allergies
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An aging parent and her daughter having a conversation while working together in the kitchen
15 Tips to Talk to an Aging Loved One About Your Role as Caregiver
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group of friends doing a champagne toast, to represent hangovers getting worse with age
Why Hangovers Get Worse as You Age, and What to Do About It
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Woman in a deep squat to stretch tight pelvic floor muscles
5 Signs You Have a Tight Pelvic Floor, and What to Do About It
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back view of a person holding their butt, suffering from sudden severe rectal pain
Painful Butt Cramps? Here's What Your Body's Trying to Tell You
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an illustration of several transgender and gender-nonconforming people, to represent gender-affirming care
Here's What Gender-Affirming Care Really Means and Why It Benefits Us All
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Shot of a young woman using a laptop while doing glute bridge exercises to test if her pelvic floor muscles are strong
Do You Have a Strong Pelvic Floor? Here's How to Test It
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Illustration of a person wearing gloves and cleaning their shower
How Bad Is It Really to Never Clean Your Shower?
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an older woman sitting on the couch and talking to a doctor about a loved one's care
5 Tips for Handling a Loved One's Medical Needs as They Age
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an older man and his caregiver son sitting on the couch together
7 Signs Your Aging Loved One Needs Care, and How to Help Them
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Oregon grape blossoms on a branch, as an example of a plant that contains berberine
6 Benefits of Berberine, and the Risks You Should Know
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Mature woman practicing yoga in Warrior 2 pose at home
Falls Are Increasing in Older Adults. Here Are 5 Ways to Prevent Them
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A Cycleliners bed sheet protector, Cora menstrual disc and Blume Cloud 9 essential oil on a blue background.
The 7 Best Period Products for More Manageable Menstruation
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a collage of some of the best health apps
The 9 Best Health Apps of 2022
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Illustration of someone drinking alcohol and pushing away a plate of food, as a concept of alcohol on an empty stomach
How Bad Is It Really to Drink Alcohol on an Empty Stomach?
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Illustration of a pile of cleaning products covered in cobwebs, to illustrate never deep cleaning your house
How Bad Is It Really to Never Deep Clean Your House?
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a bunch of garlic bulbs on a wooden table
Health Benefits of Garlic: What's Legit, What's Possible and What's Unproven
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Illustration of someone skipping their annual physical exam
How Bad Is It Really to Not Get an Annual Checkup?
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Young man leaning on bath cutting toenails to prevent ingrown toenail
Does Cutting a 'V' in the Middle of a Toenail Really Cure Ingrowns?
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Coconut oil in jar with fresh coconut and tropical leaf shadow
2 Benefits of Coconut Oil — and the Claims to Stop Believing
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Illustration of a hand holding a mug of coffee and another hand saying no to breakfast, to represent drinking coffee on an empty stomach
How Bad Is It Really to Drink Coffee on an Empty Stomach?
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Young man in bed and drooling in his sleep
This Is Why You Drool So Much in Your Sleep
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Manicured hands holding a cup of coffee or tea
Here's What Causes Hangnails and How to Prevent Them
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Young woman having a telehealth visit with her doctor from home
45 Telehealth Statistics You Should Know
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Vector red megaphone
7 Things to Never Say to Someone With Obesity
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Man eating in front of the refrigerator late night
6 Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Carbs
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Female nurse administers COVID vaccine to male patient
4 Things to Know if You Didn't Have Side Effects From the COVID Vaccine
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Mother and daughter sitting on exercise mats and stretching, as an example of a habit for healthy aging
4 Things Longevity Experts Do Every Day for Healthy Aging
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woman stretching as part of a productive morning routine
Try the 15x15x15 Formula Each Morning for a More Productive Day
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Woman Wrapped Having Drink While Standing At Home
Always Cold? Here's What Your Body's Trying to Tell You
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woman at home with a fever, as a side effect of the COVID vaccine
5 Things to Know if You Had Side Effects From the COVID Vaccine
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Young woman sitting on couch at home and eating takeout food
5 Mistakes to Avoid if You Want to Age Well
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young adults dining and drinking outside at picnic table
7 Dos and Don'ts for Life After Vaccination
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Woman feeling hot sitting in front of a cooling fan
Always Hot? Here’s What Your Body’s Trying to Tell You
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Doctor in medical gloves giving Covid-19 vaccine shot to male patient
What Happens if a Vaccine Shot Misses the Muscle?
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Tuna Roll on a wooden table
6 Foods to Eat (and 2 to Avoid) After the COVID Shot, According to a Doctor
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man getting COVID vaccine in his right arm
Should You Get Your Second COVID Shot in the Same Arm?
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man filling recycling bin on suburban street avoiding common recycling mistakes
7 Recycling Mistakes You're Probably Making (and How to Fix Them)
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Upset woman sitting on couch alone at home
5 Things to Do if You're Feeling Guilty About Getting the COVID Vaccine
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Woman Rests in the Grass With Pet Poodle Dog
7 Ways to Cope With Pandemic Fatigue and Feel Better
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Person with "I got my COVID-19 vaccine" sticker
When Exactly Are You 'Fully Vaccinated' Against COVID, and What Does That Mean?
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