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Recommended Lung Nodule Screenings Are Saving Lives
Lung nodules aren’t usually what bring you to the doctor’s office. In fact, they rarely come with symptoms. However, if you are at an elevated risk for lung damage due to medical or lifestyle factors, it’s important to work with your healthcare provider on a screening plan.
Do At-Home Remedies for Vaginitis Work?
Before you even think of searching for at-home remedies for vaginitis on the internet, you need a proper diagnosis of what's actually happening.
20 Tips for a Healthier 2020
Instead of adopting grandiose goals, incorporate small healthy enhancements to your lifestyle to be well and stay motivated.
Six Safety Tips for Living with Food Allergies
Having food allergies doesn't mean you need to give up healthy eating or the social benefits of eating out with friends and family, you just need to know the ways to prevent a potentially life-threatening allergic response.
How HIV Screenings Work and Why They’re Important
An estimated 15%–or one in seven–HIV-positive people are completely unaware of their status despite that care and support are more available than ever.
What Is Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV?
Efforts to increase awareness of the HIV prophylaxis and use among at-risk populations are working, but it remains underutilized, according to the CDC.
Your Guide to a Healthier Thanksgiving
A health guide to Thanksgiving does not have to be synonymous with tips to reduce your calorie intake at the main meal. Here are ways to support a mind body connection, from recognizing hunger cues to mindful meditation.
Making the Commitment to Quit Smoking
If you’ve been toying with the idea of quitting smoking and need a little extra motivation, put a big red circle around the month of November.
Your Complete Guide to Men’s Health Screenings
Men are much more resistant to doctor's visits and are more concerned with responsive than preventative health. One doctor stresses: It's time they become their own health advocates.
Can I Get a Stroke, Even if I’m Young and Healthy?
Five things you thought you knew about stroke.
Do Pumpkin Spice Products Have Any Nutritional Value?
Pumpkin and pumpkin spice boast many nutritional benefits, but have you ever read the ingredients label on these products to see if they actually contain any real pumpkin or pumpkin spice?