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Why Eating Disorders Are Concerning No Matter Who You Are

Over the years that I’ve been doing the show, I’ve had a number of guests who have come to bravely share their struggles with eating disorders. I’ve always been struck…

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Surgical Treatments for Cervical Cancer Don’t Affect Fertility

Cervical cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women in the U.S. The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that infects cells in the cervix and disrupts normal…

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Keeping Your Heart Healthy at Every Age

If you’ve been watching the show, you’ve heard me talking a lot about heart health lately. That’s because this month is American Heart Month, with the goal of raising awareness…

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Understanding the Measles Outbreak

As you’ve probably heard by now, an outbreak of the measles virus has spread to more than 120 people. Last year, measles cases hit 644 in 23 separate outbreaks across…

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Making It Past the Mid-January Lag

We’ve made it past the third week of 2015 and I’ve already been floored by some of the results I’ve seen from friends and family on New Year’s resolutions. If…

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How Fruits and Vegetables Protect Your Bones

Bone health is a serious concern for all ages, but especially for the aging population where fractures can be life-threatening. Bone health is often thought of in terms of density,…

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Clarifying This Year’s Flu Vaccine

Flu season has arrived, with many regions of the country already seeing a significant uptick in flu cases. I make sure to get vaccinated every year before flu cases appear…

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Possible Mechanism for Multiple Sclerosis Uncovered

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects millions of people across the United States. It has a predilection for younger women and usually first causes symptoms in the…

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Drink Soda, Age Faster?

Want to age faster? I’m guessing that your answer, of course, is no. But that’s exactly what you might be doing when you drink soda. If the thought of obesity, type…

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Learning to Swallow Even the Most Troublesome Pills

I remember when my kids were getting older and my wife and I started to switch them from tasty syrups to tasteless pills. While swallowing pills is a skill many…

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