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We hope this information will help you better understand and use your benefits and improve your health.


January 14, 2019

Take a Moment With Meditation

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Our busy lives can leave us frazzled and stressed. Studies show taking a mental break with meditation can quiet the mind and improve health. We’ll walk you through the basics.

January 14, 2019

You Asked: When to Start With a Gynecologist?

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Cervical cancer screening starts at age 21. But there are reasons to start seeing a gynecologist earlier.

January 14, 2019

Too Few Women Getting Cervical Cancer Screening

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In 2016, just over half of U.S. women aged 21 to 29 and less than two-thirds of women aged 30 to 65 were up-to-date with cervical cancer screenings, according to a new report.

January 02, 2019

New Exercise Guidelines Urge Everyone: Just Move

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This is only the second time HHS has released these types of physical activity recommendations. The original set was issued in 2008

January 02, 2019

Fitness experts see wearable technology, group fitness and HIIT leading 2019 trends

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Also in the top five: fitness programs for older adults, and body-weight training.





January 02, 2019

New Year, New You? Not So Fast...

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If you want a healthier 2019, it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Make doable, achievable small changes, and you'll get the satisfaction of success and the motivation that comes with it.

December 04, 2018

Your holiday self-care guide: Don't be holiday humbug to yourself this season

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The holiday season is stressful. Here are ways to make sure you're taking care of yourself throughout the holidays.

December 04, 2018

Pediatricians: Simple Playtime Beats Digital Toys

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The best toys for babies and young children are traditional playthings like dolls, cars, blocks and crayons rather than virtual ones, like games played on mobile devices or talking animals that read stories out loud, American’s pediatricians say.

December 04, 2018

How to Stay Healthy During the Holiday Season

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Wherever you're headed —across the country or to another cocktail party — there are ways to stay well ... Charlie Brown and that pitiful tree (still a heart-tugger after all these years). ... There...

November 06, 2018

Lose Weight, Reverse Type 2 Diabetes: Why It Works

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Type 2 diabetes is caused by excess fat in the digestive organs, says an English researcher and physician who has seen his patients go into remission. Losing a substantial amount of weight can kill off that fat, often allowing the organs to work again, including a return to normal insulin production by the pancreas.

November 06, 2018

Quit Smoking at Any Age to Live Longer

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It is never too late to stop smoking, experts says. They’ve found that even quitting after your 60th birthday can help you avoid dying from heart disease.

November 06, 2018

How I Quit Smoking

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A reader tells WebMD Magazine how he kicked the habit for good.

October 25, 2018

Why Breast Cancer Survivors Should Exercise

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Moderate physical activity can ease stress that impairs memory, study suggests

October 25, 2018

Love Organics? Your Odds for Some Cancers May Fall

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Eating more organically grown foods was linked to a 34 percent reduced risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, a 76 percent decreased risk for all lymphomas and an 86 percent reduced risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a recent study found.

October 25, 2018

Lose Excess Pounds, Lower Breast Cancer Risk?

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Women who lost 5 percent or more of their body weight had a 12 percent lower breast cancer risk than those whose weight remained the same, according to a study in the journal Cancer.


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