Wellness Trends
CBD oil explained

CBD Oil Explained

CBD, or cannabidiol, is seemingly everywhere, from food and beverages to lotions, potions and creams. You can buy CBD oil in health food stores, pharmacies or even your favorite online retailer. But just because these products are readily available doesn’t mean they’re effective. They may not contain what they state …

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Understanding Your Options
Minimally Invasive Surgery: How it Works

Minimally Invasive Surgery: How It Works

Surgery has come a long way since the days when a routine trip to the operating room would require a long, painful incision and many days recovering in the hospital. Modern minimally invasive surgery uses unique small tools that allow surgeons to safely perform these same procedures through small openings.  …

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Healthy Baking Ideas
VIDEO: Carrot Cake Muffins Recipe

VIDEO: Carrot Cake Muffins Recipe

Ever wanted to eat cake for breakfast? Or joked about carrot cake being good for you because, hey, it’s got carrots in it? Well, these muffins may be just what you’ve been looking for. Featuring the flavors of carrot cake but low in sugar and fat, they get moisture, extra …

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Taking Charge of Your Health
What's In Your Medical Record? Be Sure to Check

What’s In Your Online Medical Record?

Online patient portals give you access to your own health information and medical records, empowering you to take a more active role in your own health care. Many physician practices and health systems have begun offering portals such as MyChart, which makes it easy for patients to: Get test results …

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Chronic Back Pain
When does back pain need surgery

When Does Back Pain Mean Surgery?

According to the National Institutes of Health, about 80 percent of adults will experience back or neck pain at some point during their lifetime. Unfortunately, for 20 percent of people in that group, acute back or neck pain will become an ongoing health problem. “If back pain isn’t managed the …

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Healthy Sleep Habits
How to Nap Like a Pro

How to Nap Like a Pro

Getting sufficient shut-eye is as important to health, well-being and even shedding unwanted pounds, as diet and exercise. In fact, adequate sleep directly affects your ability to eat well, move and de-stress. But when you’re short on sleep, are you more likely to reach for a supersized latte to get …

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Coping with Breast Cancer
Breast Reconstruction FAQs

Breast Reconstruction FAQs

There are some topics that many women expect to discuss with their doctor at some point in their lives, but, for most, breast reconstruction surgery isn’t one of them.  Yet for many breast cancer patients, developing a reconstructive surgery plan after a mastectomy or lumpectomy is a welcome conversation. What’s …

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Understanding Your Child's Illness
What Parents Need to Know About RSV

Protecting Your Young Child From RSV

Few things can make a parent feel more helpless than a sick kid. You want to do everything you can to make them feel better – especially when your child is just a baby or toddler and can’t communicate what they’re feeling or understand why they feel so sick. By …

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Vegetarian Meals
Cauliflower Black Bean Tacos Recipe Video

VIDEO: Cauliflower Black Bean Tacos Recipe

Cauliflower is definitely having a moment. It’s easy to see why — this versatile cruciferous veggie is being prized for its nutritional value and the way it easily transforms into new textures and flavor combos in dish after dish. People are loving it as a gluten-free pizza crust alternative. They’re …

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Women's Health Tips
What to Eat (or Not) During Menopause

What To Eat (or Not) During Menopause

Most women agree, menopause is no picnic. Just as shifting hormones can lead to acne and mood swings during puberty, they can also wreak havoc on body and mind when estrogen levels decline. What Happens During Menopause During menopause, women tend to gain fat while simultaneously losing muscle mass. But …

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