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Tackle flu season and other parenting predicaments with Circle by Swedish

October 31, 2017

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Flu season is just one of the many things on a parent’s worry list. Did the kids get their flu shots? Do they need any other vaccines? Are they growing at a healthy rate? And will they ever outgrow their picky eating? There’s an app to relieve some of those worries: Circle by Swedish.

3 things to look for in an after-school program

August 09, 2017

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School starts soon, and many working parents are thinking about after-school activities for their kids. What makes a good activity? Here’s what to look for.

Are 'psychobiotics' the real deal?

July 19, 2017
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Reports in the past few years suggest that probiotics – the good bacteria you find in a cup of yogurt with “live and active culture” – can lower anxiety and improve your mood by actually altering your brain chemistry. As it turns out, this may be just another tale of mice and men.

Can a relationship lead to better skincare?

July 14, 2017
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As we move through the summer months, applying protection from the sun becomes increasingly necessary. A recent study published by the Oxford University Press discovered that individuals in relationships were more likely to care about sun protection if their partners were also concerned about it. What does this mean for individuals who are single? Can a relationship really lead to better skincare and ultimately better health? Let's take a deeper look:

Quiz: Do you exercise better alone or with people?

June 22, 2017
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Whether you’re trying to get that summer body, lose weight, or gain muscle, getting fit and healthy is not always an easy task. Take this quiz to find out if you exercise better alone or with other people. Some of your answers to these questions may surprise you.

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.

What happens to your body when it falls in love

June 08, 2017
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You might think you just get butterflies in your stomach when you fall in love, but your body goes through much…much more. 

Worried about bonding with baby? ‘Love hormone’ will help

June 06, 2017

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Are you an excited mother-to-be, suddenly feeling anxious as your due date draws near, asking yourself whether you will actually be a good mother? You will have help bringing your child into the world and becoming the mom you want to be. From your hormones.

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.  

5 things women should know about getting their tubes tied

June 02, 2017
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Women, if you’re ready to stop having children or don’t want children in the first place, here’s what you need to know about tubal ligation aka getting your tubes tied.

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