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Sneaky Sources of Added Sugar

There’s a common misconception that sugar is only present in foods known for being sweet – sugary drinks, desserts and candy. Yes, these are the obvious culprits. But what about the ketchup you dunk your fries in, the dressing you generously drizzle on your salad or the bread you use for sandwiches?

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What Are the Most Common Birth Defects?

Birth defects affect more than 100,000 babies each year. We put together a list of the most common birth defects to be familiar with and what causes them.

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What is Decision Fatigue?

Decision fatigue or cognitive overload can add up over time. It might look or feel like tiredness, irritability, a feeling of being overwhelmed, poor concentration or fatigue. We explain what you need to know about decision fatigue and share tips to help manage it.

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Can You Get COVID More than Once?

As more time passes and immunity begins to wane, many Americans are wondering if they can get COVID-19 more than once, also known as COVID reinfection. To help answer this question, we explain the differences between natural immunity and vaccine-induced immunity, why you should still get the vaccine even if you've previously had COVID and shed more light on reinfection and breakthrough cases.

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How to Get Your Health Back on Track in the New Year

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused a disruption in the lives of many Americans. With less of a focus on certain aspects of life, simple things such as your own physical health have suffered. As a way to get your health back on track in 2022, we are highlighting the importance of preventive health and why you should prioritize your well being by visiting a primary care physician in the new year.

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The Health Benefits of Walking

We discuss how walking can improve various aspects of your mental and physical health and how many steps per day you should take to experience benefits.

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Healthy Side Dishes For All: Vegan, Paleo and Gluten Free

Are you gathering with family and friends in person for the holidays this year? As we carefully make our way to a new normal, some old familiar challenges are back, namely how to make a delicious, (reasonably) healthy holiday meal that meets everyone’s dietary needs.

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Have You Tried Online Mental Health Counseling?

Online medicine has become a prominent fixture in the mental health community. If you’ve never heard of or experienced online mental health counseling, we’re here to explain what it is, what the benefits are and what to consider if you’re searching for mental health providers.

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Adrenal Fatigue: Myth or Medical Condition?

Between the stress of COVID-19 and disruptions in people’s social life, many are wondering why they feel constantly tired, have zero energy and are always fatigued. The answer to these problems isn’t always as simple as you had hoped for, although patients always want concrete answers. To suffice these answers, there is a theory these symptoms of lethargy may be tied to something called adrenal fatigue.

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What Is the Lymphatic System and How to Get it Moving

The lymphatic system is part of the immune system that plays an important role in your health. We’ll explain what the lymphatic system does, which organs play a role in its function and how to get it moving.

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