Hiking, Biking and Swimming, It’s Time!

Love the idea of getting more exercise outside, but not sure where to start?  Exercising outside benefits us in more ways than one. The sunlight can help regulate your circadian rhythm, making waking up in the morning and falling asleep at night easier. The sights, sounds and smells of nature…

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Trying to cut back on alcohol? Here’s what works

Happy hour can be a tasty way to relax after a long day, but alcohol can interact with your medicines and overindulging can take a toll on both your physical and mental health. If you’re considering cutting back, check out this article from The Conversation about how to make it…

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What to Know About the Abortion Pill Side Effects

Veda has used both the so-called abortion pill and a dilation and curettage (D&C) procedure to end two separate pregnancies.  When she was 20, the now 27-year-old mother of a healthy toddler went to a clinic to get the abortion pill, a shorthand name for two different medicines, mifepristone, sold…

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side effects of medicines for uterine fibroids

What Are Uterine Fibroids?

Uterine fibroids, non-cancerous tumors that grow on the uterus, are common in women of child-bearing age. In fact, they may affect up to 25% of all women, and between 30% and 40% or those in the perimenopausal age range [as young as 30 and to age 44], according to E.A….

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Outdoor Workouts, When You Don’t Feel Like Running

We all know that most exercise is good exercise. With spring weather rolling in, you may want to know that stepping outside can enhance the benefits of your workout. Being  outside can lower stress and hypertension and improve cardiac function and immunity. It also provides your body with vitamin D…

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What to Know About the New COVID-19 Antivirals

Two recently authorized antiviral drugs designed to protect against the most severe outcomes of COVID-19 may be game-changers during the ongoing pandemic. Those benefits may come at a cost, however. It’s crucial that you and your healthcare providers understand these drugs’ potential side effects, so you use them as safely…

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What to Know: Antidepressants and Antianxieties Can Harm You

Shalamar suffered from chronic insomnia. She couldn’t fall asleep after her late-night shifts as a server at a New York City bar. To address the insomnia, she sought advice from a psychiatrist who prescribed pills and told her to take them both at night and in the morning. She thought…

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This Test Could Save Your Life

Wouldn’t it be great if there were some sort of test you could take to predict which medications are likely to work best for you and which could hurt you with an adverse reaction? Good news: There is such a test, and it’s not some out-of-reach possibility for future use…

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