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Are video games, screens another addiction?

In our digital world, most of us own electronic devices with screens. Can screen time or video games become an addiction? Learn how to spot the signs and what you can do.

July 1, 2022

Delayed umbilical cord clamping benefits baby, affects cord blood donation

Umbilical cord blood contains cells that carry oxygen, nutrients and stem cells to a baby. Get answers to common questions about delayed cord clamping and cord blood donation.

Dennis Costakos MD By Dennis Costakos June 30, 2022

Men's health: Checkups, screenings key

Men aren't as likely as women to have preventive screenings and regular exams. Discover why avoidance can lead to a treatable situation turning deadly.

Benson_Scott By Scott Benson June 29, 2022

All about food allergies

Life at the dinner table looks different for people with food allergies, which often is confused with food intolerance. Understand the differences to help manage your meal planning.

Kjersten Nett LD By Kjersten Nett June 29, 2022

5 tips to prevent a urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infections are painful and if left untreated can cause serious outcomes. Follow these tips to reduce your chances of getting a UTI.

Sarah Suarez PAC By Sarah Suarez June 28, 2022

Training tips during your sport's offseason

Injuries caused by repetitive motions and overuse can plague team and individual athletes of any age. Learn how to help prevent these injuries and allow your body to recover.

T. Andrew Israel, M.D. By T. Andrew Israel June 27, 2022

Why it's important to support kids who identify as LGBTQ and may be struggling

The teen years are challenging, but for LGBTQ youth, statistics for mental health issues and suicide risk are alarming. Supporting LGBTQ youth who are struggling starts with lending a listening ear.

June 24, 2022

LGBTQ+ health: Easing fears of seeking care

People who identify as LGBTQ+ face specific health concerns. Find out how to ease fear of seeking care and find a trustworthy, affirming health care team.

Sara Robinson, M.D. By Sara Robinson June 23, 2022

Plant power: Using diet to lower cancer risk

Fruits and veggies may lower the risk of certain types of cancer. Learn how phytochemicals found in plants protect your body from damage and slow down cancer processes.

Grace Fjeldberg RDN By Grace Fjeldberg June 21, 2022

Coming out as LGBTQ to your health care professional

LGBTQ people may not want to share their sexual identity or orientation with a health care professional if they've experienced stigma in the past. Find out why it’s important to share.

June 21, 2022

African American women need to take their hearts to heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for African American women. Learn more about the wide range of contributing factors and first steps toward a healthier heart.

Monique Freund MD By Monique Freund June 20, 2022

Intermittent fasting: Fad or valid weight-loss solution?

One of the latest diet trends is intermittent fasting. But is it healthy? Learn about the different approaches and if it's a safe weight-loss option for you.

Romi Londre RDN By Romi Londre June 17, 2022