General Family Health

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Never Clean Your Gutters? Here's How That Could Be Affecting Your Health
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The 6 Best Shower Chairs of 2022, According to a Doctor
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No, You Don't Have to Get Weighed When You Go to the Doctor
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Chest Binding 101: What It Is and How to Bind Your Chest Safely
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The 6 Best Dehumidifiers, According to an ENT
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8 Subtle Health Symptoms You Should Never Ignore
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Dry Throat? Here's What Your Body's Trying to Tell You
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woman with her hand on her throat because she has globus sensation
Feel Like You Always Have Something Stuck in Your Throat? Here’s What Your Body’s Trying to Tell You
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Woman rubbing her neck because of a muscle cramp, a symptom of low magnesium
8 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Magnesium
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Want to Start Testosterone-Based Hormone Therapy? Here's What to Know
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Person looking at phone while lying on bed next to computer
What Is Blue Light, and Is It Actually Bad for Our Health?
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Cropped view of pregnant person with a handful of supplements, including vitamin B12
2 Benefits of Vitamin B12 and 11 Unproven Claims About the Nutrient
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A senior Asian woman sitting on her couch at home and holding her leg because her legs feel weighted
8 Reasons Your Legs Feel Heavy and How to Get Relief
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The 9 Best Amazon Prime Items for a Healthier Home
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a woman sitting on the toilet and looking up whether foamy urine is normal
Foamy Urine? Here’s What Might Be Going On
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How Bad Is It Really to Swallow Gum?
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How Bad Is It Really to Cut Your Cuticles?
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How Bad Is It Really to Never Deep Clean Your Bathroom?
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How Bad Is It Really to Never Clean Your Washing Machine?
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an illustration of five people of different gender expressions who are smiling because of gender euphoria
What Is Gender Euphoria and How Can It Affect Your Health?
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an illustration of a dirty dishwasher that needs to be cleaned
How Bad Is It Really to Never Clean Your Dishwasher?
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Senior hispanic man practices yoga asana marjariasana or cat-cow pose before bed for better bladder control
Tired of Waking Up to Pee at Night? Do This One Yoga Pose Before Bed
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The 5 Best Bathroom Stools for Healthier Pooping
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Trans couple talking to Black doctor at doctor's office
7 Barriers to Gender-Affirming Care and How to Overcome Them
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an illustration of a person sleeping in bed with wet hair
How Bad Is It Really to Sleep With Wet Hair?
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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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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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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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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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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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Why We Use the Words We Use and What They Mean to Us
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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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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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Adult man in a medical face mask N95 on the bed with a computer
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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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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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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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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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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Man eating in front of the refrigerator late night
6 Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Carbs
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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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Try the 15x15x15 Formula Each Morning for a More Productive Day
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Close-up image of a person's torso wrapped in a colorful woven blanket and hands holding a bright orange mug
Always Cold? Here's What Your Body's Trying to Tell You
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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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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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