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More COVID-19 vaccine questions answered

Vaccines are perhaps the best hope, along with following safety protocols, for ending the pandemic. Here are answers to a few of the most common questions about COVID-19 vaccines.

April 13, 2021
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Tips to keep stress from hurting your heart

Stress. It can wreak havoc on your health, including your heart. Use these tips for reducing stress with the added benefit of improving your heart health.

Lisa Hardesty PhDLP By Lisa Hardesty April 13, 2021
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Mayo Clinic responds to Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine pause

Mayo Clinic's response follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration recommendations to pause on distributing the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine until further notice.

April 13, 2021
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6 most common types of chronic pain treated by neurosurgeons

Nearly 100 million Americans experience chronic pain, ranging from back pain to headaches. Read about the most common types evaluated and treated by neurosurgeons.

Navid Khezri MD By Navid Khezri April 12, 2021
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Autism: Treatments and therapies

All people with autism, across the spectrum and throughout life, can reach their full potential. Learn more about autism treatments and therapies to help with development and learning.

Tanushree Singhal, M.D. By Tanushree Singhal April 12, 2021
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Get healthy, stay safe outside in spring

Spring is a wonderful time to get outside and be active. Here's some tips to ensure your family is safe while enjoying the outdoors.

Aicha Katty NP By Aicha Katty April 9, 2021
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Make every calorie count with nutrient-dense foods

Grocery stores are stocked with many foods and beverages — some healthy, others not so much. Learn how nutrient-dense foods can help you make every bite count.

Anne Harguth RD By Anne Harguth April 9, 2021
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Can expressing gratitude improve your mental, physical health?

"Gratitude opens the door to...the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude," said Deepak Chopra, well-being pioneer. Learn how it can open the door to better health.

Matthew Schumann PhD By Matthew Schumann April 8, 2021
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Managing plugged ducts, mastitis when breastfeeding

Some women wean their baby from breastfeeding early because of breast pain caused by plugged ducts or mastitis. Learn how to prevent these conditions so you can breastfeed as long as you and your child want.

Lisa Brown CNM By Lisa Brown April 7, 2021
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Protect your child with proper vaccinations

You protect your child and community when you vaccinate. Learn about the benefits, how vaccinations work, possible side effects and recommended childhood vaccines.

Jessica Sheehy PAC By Jessica Sheehy April 6, 2021
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Spring into better health: The freezer edition

Spring cleaning your freezer is not only a way to find out what's on the bottom. It can help you make healthy choices. Here's some suggestions to get you started.

Amanda Halls, R.D.N., L.D. By Amanda Halls April 6, 2021

A doctor's warning about the dangers of vaping

Every day, over 3,500 youths start smoking electronic cigarettes. Get the ugly truth, learn the warning signs and talk to your kids about the dangers of vaping.

Graham King MD By Graham King April 5, 2021