Health Tips

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Baby blues or something more?

Ever heard of baby blues? It’s not the color you’re painting the nursery. More than 70 percent of women show symptoms of unexplained tearfulness, feelings of being let down, and a decreased appetite after delivering a baby.

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Advil, Aleve and Tylenol: What’s the difference?

Advil, Aleve and Tylenol are all common over-the-counter pain-relievers and fever-reducers that are often viewed as interchangeable. However, there are certain situations when one medication may work better than the others. To help navigate when to choose which of these common over-the-counter medications, Dr. Potter offers some information about each pain and fever-reducer.

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6 tips for better sleep

Getting a good night's rest can be pretty challenging. Even if you know you're tired, sometimes falling asleep feels like an impossible task. This guide contains six easy tips for those of you that struggle with insomnia or other annoying sleep issues. Find out what you're doing that could be hindering you body's ability to shut down at night.

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Cheers to your health: How alcohol affects your body

Summer is just around the corner, which means parties, vacations and holidays. With these fun, relaxing events, it’s not uncommon to unwind and celebrate with a drink in hand. Moderation is key in most things, but is especially important when it comes to consuming alcoholic beverages. A couple of drinks can leave you feeling in a comfortable place, but have you ever wondered what effects overindulging in alcohol can have on your body immediately, or even a few years down the line?

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A beginner’s guide to working out

Physical activity is important and can bring with it a plethora of health benefits. However, for people who are just getting into the habit of regular exercise, it can be difficult to determine where to begin. There are a few tactics and tips people can use to help them fit activity into their day and make it a regular occurrence.

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The ultimate guide to contraceptives

Choosing a contraceptive that’s right for you can be difficult. With more than 10 to choose from it can be a daunting task trying to understand how age, lifestyle and personal preferences should or could play into your decision. This guide explores a variety of available options and ultimately helps you determine which contraceptive is right for you and your body.

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4 Things you didn’t know about Meningitis

Most people are familiar with the telltale signs of meningitis – a headache and stiff neck – but little else. To brush up on our knowledge about this potentially deadly disease, we sat down with Dr. Cristie Columbus, who shares information about the different strains and people most at risk.

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Fast Facts: Listeria 101

In the U.S., an estimated 1,600 people become seriously ill from listeria each year. This isn’t an everyday, household term – unless you are pregnant and avoiding foods that run a higher risk of contamination, so when a doctor or health official does bring up the disease, it is important to know the basics.

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Shingles: What is it and why should I get vaccinated?

Almost one out of every three individuals will develop shingles during their lifetime, according to the CDC. Shingles, otherwise known as herpes zoster, causes a painful, blistering rash that can have complications that last for months or even years afterwards. However, shingles doesn’t have to be inevitable: there is a vaccine, Zostavax, recommended for anyone over the age of 60.

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