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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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A beginner’s guide to vitamins and minerals

You may already know that the average American diet lacks basic vitamins and minerals, but when it comes to identifying which foods hold the most nutrients, it gets a little hard. Use this guide to help find which foods you should eat more of in order to get the vitamins and minerals you need.

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Being healthy is about more than just food

Becoming healthier requires a little more than just putting the right food on your plate. The government has recommended 10 basic lifestyle changes that will help your "diet" become more than just a meal-time decision.

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Don’t let the word “diet” overwhelm you

Changing up your eating habits can sometimes be overwhelming. New government dietary guidelines show what we are eating too much of—and what we need to eat more of.

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Is your child getting enough sleep?

Sleep disorders are one of the most common health disorders in the U.S. It's important that we're doing everything we can to make sure our children, and ourselves, are getting the right amount of sleep each night.

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Beware the CRE “superbug”

The CRE "superbug" has successfully reached hospitals from coast to coast here in the U.S. Treatment is difficult for this family of germs, so it's important to know what to look out for and how to avoid it in any health care facility.

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A closer look at the average American diet

The average American diet is missing more than 12 essential foods and vitamins. More and more children and adults are at risk of developing serious chronic diseases associated with obesity.

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Women vs. men: Heart attack symptoms

When it comes to identifying heart attack symptoms in women and men, often times they are very different. Many women fail to recognize the warning signs because women’s symptoms are often elusive and can go unidentified.

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Q&A: Are smartphones a pain in the neck, literally?

While modern technology has many benefits, it can also cause some serious health issues. Bending your head to look at your smartphone puts lots of extra stress on your spine and can result in permanent harm. We sat down with Ranjana Mehta, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, to find out more about the growing “text neck” epidemic.

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