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5 Reasons Your Feet are Weirdly Swollen

Your shoes are really bugging you. You look down, and the feet that were their normal size this morning are weirdly swollen? What’s going on? Swelling—or technically, edema, the medical term for swelling due to fluid accumulation—can wind up in any body parts, but it’s often most notable in the legs or feet. Swollen feet […]

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Massachusetts girl, 5, infected with EEE discharged from hospital as donations reach $190G

5-year-old Massachusetts girl survives mosquito-borne virus with GoFundMe help Close to $200,000 has been raised for Sophia Garabedian after she nearly died from a potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus. The 5-year-old was one of dozens who contracted Eastern Equine Encephalitis last summer. A 5-year-old girl from Sudbury, Massachusetts who contracted the potentially deadly mosquito-borne Eastern Equine […]

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5 ways to cut the fat from your diet

About half of all Americans take steps to limit or avoid saturated fats, the kind found in foods like fatty red meat and cream. But fewer than one-third stick to the limit set by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to keep saturated fat intake under 10% of daily calories. You might be surprised to learn […]

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5 Yoga Poses to Ease Back Pain

When your back is aching, the last thing you want to do is exercise. But there’s one type of workout that can do wonders: Yoga for back pain. It has enormous benefits when it comes to strengthening back muscles and stretching out knots and tension that causes pain. There are ways to practice and modify […]

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What 5 Endometriosis Activists Want the Medical Community to Know

Despite the fact that endometriosis affects over 200 million women worldwide and topped Google’s most searched health terms in 2018, there is still much mystery and misinformation surrounding the disease. What is it about this painful, chronic illness that alludes the general public and medical community alike? With no known cure or breakthroughs in discovering […]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About HPV—The Most Common STD

If you’ve been putting off getting your pap smear, there’s one big reason you should make that appointment: the human papillomavirus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 79 million Americans are currently infected with HPV and approximately 14 million people become newly infected every year, making it the most common STD. […]

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The 5 Best Workouts For Your Stress Type

After a rough day at work, your first inclination might be to go fight it out in a boxing class. Or, maybe your go-to is yoga or running. Using exercise to destress obviously has way more physical and mental health perks than a Netflix binge. “It is proven that exercise can reduce stress levels, anxiety […]