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Why You Shouldn't Skip Your Second COVID-19 Vaccine

Between loosened COVID-19 restrictions, the elimination of mask mandates and rising vaccination rates, it would be easy to assume the coronavirus pandemic is well behind us. While it is true the U.S. has administered more than 300,000 vaccine doses, the reality is there is a percentage of Americans who have skipped out on their second shot, going against the recommendation of receiving both for maximum effectiveness.

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Is Maple Syrup Better than Sugar?

Many people choose sugar substitutes or natural sweeteners such as maple syrup. Does natural mean better for you and is maple syrup superior to table sugar? We sought out the answer to those questions by diving into more detail about how sugar affects your body and analyzing the potential health benefits maple syrup has over other options.

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Eat for Hydration: 20 Water-Packed Foods to Enjoy

Taking in enough water is one of the smartest things you can do for your day-to-day comfort and overall good health. We list 20 foods that contain at least 80% water, so go forth and stay hydrated.

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Remedies for Taming Nausea

Nausea is the worst. It’s a good idea to have a plan in place before it strikes. To help, we share causes of nausea, different treatment options and some warning signs that your nausea may require medical attention.

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What Is the Flexitarian Diet?

The flexitarian diet is one of the more recent trendy diets to pick up interest, largely in part due to a movement toward plant-based foods compared to the traditional meat options. We share information on how this diet works, why you can benefit from it and some recipes to try at home.

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How to Make Your Own Fermented Foods

Fermented foods are starting to make a comeback due to their health benefits and eco-friendly nature. We share how you can make your own fermented foods at home, and reap their many benefits.

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A Pain in the Back: Living With Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a common spine condition that affects millions of Americans, many of whom are children and adolescents. In conjunction with Scoliosis Awareness Month in June, we’re exploring what degenerative scoliosis is, how to tell if you have it and how you can treat it.

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Benefits of Yoga for Kids and Teens

June is Family Health & Fitness Month, and we are encouraging families to engage in kid-friendly activities that cultivate healthy, active lifestyles as children grow. Yoga is often overlooked as a kid-friendly activity, but it has several benefits for kids and teens.

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What is a Hernia?

That nagging, heavy sensation you have in your groin or abdomen area may be a sign of something more serious that requires medical attention. As part of Hernia Awareness Month and Men’s Health Month, we put together a guide on how to know if you have a hernia and treatment options to relieve your symptoms.

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Mental Health Tips for Recovering from an Injury

If you’ve been injured it’s likely that, in addition to the physical pain, you’ve also experienced some mental duress. It’s a common challenge faced by people who have experienced an injury. We share tips for maintaining your mental health while recovering from injury.

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