Women's Health
New generation of period products

A New Generation of Products for Your Period

Navigating your monthly cycle can be a nuisance — cramps, irritability and cravings are all par for the course. Plus, the products women use to keep their periods under control present another set of problems. “Conventional feminine hygiene products, including pads and tampons, often contain dioxins from bleach, fragrance for …

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Recovering from Injury
Self-Care for low back pain

Simple Self-Care Tips for Low Back Pain

If you have ever helped a friend move, planted a garden or tried a new sport, chances are you have experienced some level of back pain. Low back pain is a common complaint for many adults, affecting up to 80 percent of American adults at some point. Thankfully, some simple …

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Healthy Side Dishes
Mexican Street Corn Salad with Avocado

VIDEO: Mexican Street Corn Salad with Avocado Recipe

We took inspiration from delectable Mexican street corn to make a healthy salad full of color and flavor. The best part? It’s a healthy side dish full of vitamins and nutrients to help you feel more full and stay hydrated this summer. Featuring sweet corn, spicy jalapeno, crunchy red bell …

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Aging Well
Memory Loss: Is It Normal Forgetfulness or Dementia?

Memory Loss: Is It Normal Forgetfulness or Dementia?

Memory loss due to aging is a concern for many of us. You may wonder what’s a “normal” amount of forgetfulness to experience on a day-to-day basis and what is a warning sign of something more serious, like the onset of dementia. “It is important to know that dementia, or …

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Heart Health
plate with soup and sandwich, two items high in sodium

Lower Sodium Swaps for the Salty 6

There is a reason unhealthy food tastes good. These foods are often high in sodium – whether you realize it or not. The American Heart Association identifies six popular foods that are known for being very high in sodium and are very common in the typical American diet. They’ve dubbed …

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Growing Your Own Food
Boy holding radishes in garden; how to start a home garden

How to Start a Home Garden (And Why You Should)

People who grow their own food often insist that it tastes better than the store-bought variety — and for good reason. Food that is grown locally and eaten within hours of being harvested is at its peak in terms of flavor and nutrients. Plus, gardening can be fun for the whole …

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Preventing Pain & Injury
Woman looking down at phone; demonstrating tech neck

Tech Neck: Is Your Phone Causing You Pain?

With around-the-clock access to smartphones, laptops, tablets and gaming devices, more Americans than ever before are hunching over screens. Yet, our bodies are not designed to spend so much time looking down. All of that screen time often results in neck pain that experts call “tech neck.” “When people look …

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Understanding Your Heart
An image of a 3D printed heart, used in a structural heart disease procedure

What Is Structural Heart Disease?

The human heart is a marvel – a magnificent structure that functions to pump blood through our bodies, supplying oxygen and other nutrition to our tissues and removing carbon dioxide and other waste. Any time an abnormality or defect weakens the heart’s structure – its walls, valves and muscles – …

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Healthy Desserts
Triple Berry Trifle

VIDEO: Triple Berry Trifle Recipe

Summer is here! And that means it’s berry season. One of our favorite ways to enjoy all those delicious, nutrient-rich strawberries, blueberries and raspberries is in this beautiful, light dessert. It’s easy to make and perfect for a patriotic picnic or barbecue. At less than 190 calories and 1.5 grams …

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Pregnancy & Birth
woman in childbirth, experiencing labor pain

Managing Labor Pain: 5 Q’s for a Labor & Delivery Nurse

Labor pain is hard to describe to someone who hasn’t been through it. But you should know, they sure don’t call it labor because it is easy. “For most women, going through labor is probably the worst pain you’ll experience in your life,” says Rebecca Peterson, RN, a labor and …

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