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How to Help Someone Quit Smoking

If you have a friend, family member or loved one who smokes, one of the best ways you can help protect their health is by

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6 Tips for Healthy Air Travel

Stay healthy at 35,000 feet with these healthy airplane travel tips.
Cramped airplane rides are no fun – and they aren’t very healthy, either. These tips

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How to Prevent Arthritis Pain When It’s Cold

As colder weather sets in, try these strategies to reduce the effects of osteoarthritis on your joints.
Winter is coming. And if you suffer from osteoarthritis,

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Am I Going to the Bathroom Too Often?

Frequent bowel movements may concern you, but there isn’t a “normal” rate when it comes to how often you go.
Here’s an awkward but important question

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Does Eating More Fiber Help Prevent Colon Cancer?

 
Colon cancer impacts tens of thousands of Americans each year, but the right diet could lower your risk of being affected.
In the past few years,

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The Dangers of Smoking During the Holiday Season

Spirits are higher and inhibitions are lower during the holidays — but smoking is never a good idea.
There wouldn’t seem to be much appeal on

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How to Deal With Holiday Meals When You Have Acid Reflux

You don’t always have to feel the burn.
The holidays are all about indulgence, and why not? The festive drinks and rich foods, from pot roasts

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Can You Prevent Strep Throat?

Winter is coming — and so is the painful infection known as strep throat. Here’s what you can do about it.
Strep throat is not like

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5 Easy Recipe Makeovers for Healthy Holiday Meals

Try these simple swaps to save calories, boost your fiber intake and make your holiday meals all-around healthier for your heart.
While counting your blessings during