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Should you use generic medication over brand name?

June 15, 2017
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What is the difference between generic and brand-name medications? Here’s which one you should be buying.

How to emotionally support your child with skin problems

June 14, 2017
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As a parent, you can take your child to the dermatologist, but don't forget the emotional component to your kids' skin problems. 

Obesity: What really works when it comes to losing weight

June 09, 2017
In my 16 years of family medicine, I think the most frustrating disease I’ve treated is obesity. As a doctor, I feel great compassion for patients who try so hard to lose weight. So now, driven to seriously tackle this epidemic, I've scoured the literature for the most up-to-date, evidence-based advice on losing weight. Please share this with friends and family who are considering weight-loss options.

Parents are co-sleeping with their children more than they admit

June 07, 2017
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Many parents co-sleep with their children. They just aren’t admitting it.

Why you should replace processed food with whole food

June 05, 2017
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There can be many reasons we don’t eat healthy. Perhaps the biggest obstacle is defining “healthy.” The truth is there’s no universally ideal diet because we all have unique needs. What all good diets have in common, though, is “real food.” If you let real food be your guide, things get much simpler.  

How the color of your wall is affecting your health

June 02, 2017
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Debating what color to paint your bedroom or new office? Learn how specific colors affect your health.

Married men are more likely to go to the doctor, here’s why

May 23, 2017
Health statistics suggest that married men go to the doctor more often than single men – and it may be because they were encouraged by their spouses to get regular checkups.

Health statistics suggest that married men go to the doctor more often than single men – and it may be because they were encouraged by their spouses to get regular checkups.

When drinking becomes a problem for women

May 22, 2017
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More women are binge drinking, and more are becoming addicted to alcohol. It can be scary to lose control of how much you drink, but starting a conversation with someone you trust can be the first step to getting help. And if you think a friend or loved one as a drinking problem, there are effective ways to express concern.

A letter from Jen Vetrovs, RN, BSN, who embarks on Bike the US for MS

May 18, 2017
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Jen Vetrovs, RN, BSN, writes this letter to share her enlightening, emotional journey raising money and awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS) through Bike the US for MS.

How decluttering can improve physical and mental health

May 16, 2017
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Learn how decluttering your home and space can improved physical and mental wellness. Let's call it mental spring cleaning.