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Published September 28, 2022. An adequate supply of primary care physicians is essential for our health care system to function properly, but it’s becoming more and more …

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Health by the numbers

People with fluctuating numbers — like blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight — may be at higher risk of heart attack, stroke, and …

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All COVID-19 Articles Page 1

COVID-related hair loss is a form of telogen effluvium, a condition in which normal hair shedding ramps up after intense physical or mental trauma. Hair regrowth usually takes …

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Medical Dictionary of Health Terms: Q-Z

Online medical dictionary of health terms: Q-Z. S. sacroiliitis: Inflammation of the sacroiliac joints, which connect the lower spine to the pelvis. sacrum: The larger triangular …

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Heart-healthy habits for children and teens lengthen lives. Published May 26, 2022. Researchers who began collecting data on thousands of people, starting when they …

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Dental Health for Adults

Dental Health for Adults highlights what you—and your dentist—can do to preserve and protect your teeth and gums. You’ll find how to address and arrest common gum issues. You’ll read …

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All Heart Disease Articles Page 1

Published October 1, 2022. Statins continue to be a first-line treatment for many people at risk of heart attacks and strokes. They help reduce cholesterol levels, reduce plaque …

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Natural ways to boost energy

These strategies can recharge you. As men age, many factors affect their energy levels. Muscle mass naturally declines, which makes it harder to stay active. Diet may become …

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Published June 1, 2021. Menstruation is a basic fact of human existence, yet millions of people in the US struggle to afford –– or can’t afford –– products like tampons and …

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Published October 1, 2022. Vascular dementia, which arises from longstanding, cumulative damage to small blood vessels in the brain, may cause or contribute to up to half of …

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Close. Health Alerts from Harvard Medical School. Get helpful tips and guidance for everything from fighting inflammation to finding the best diets for weight lossfrom exercises to build a …

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The annual physical reimagined

With this Special Health Report, Living Better, Living Longer, you will learn the protective steps doctors recommend for keeping your mind and body fit for an active and …

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The rundown on diarrhea

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3 simple swaps for better heart health

The great news: it doesn’t take much time to reap the heart-healthy benefits of meditating — just about 10 to 20 minutes per day. Ideas for quick ways to meditate in a busy …

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How good is your cardiometabolic health

While 6.8% of the population had optimal cardiometabolic health in 2018, the rate was 7.7% in 2000 and 8.4% in 2004. Excess weight and elevated blood sugar are the biggest …

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Why do I feel so cold all the time

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Heart health guidelines get updated

Blood pressure: Levels less than 120/80 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) remain optimal. Stage 1 hypertension is 130 to 139 mm Hg for systolic pressure (the first number) or …

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4 serious age-related eye problems

4 serious age-related eye problems. Growing older contributes to a number of other eye changes that need to be monitored. These four are most common ones. Cataract. …

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Why is it so challenging to find a primary care physician

2 days ago · PCPs have higher burnout and lower pay than many specialties. Primary care is getting hit harder than most specialties, due to having lower salaries, higher ratings of burnout, …

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Relieve low back pain with stretching

Stretching promotes harmony among muscles so they can support the back properly and ward off pain. Life takes a toll on the lower back. All the standing, bending, lifting, …

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Get a lift from body-weight workouts

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All Exercise & Fitness Articles Page 1

Published July 1, 2022. Doing 30 to 60 minutes per week of strength training exercises is linked to a lower risk of premature death in general, and from heart disease in …

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Treatment for an enlarged prostate

Most men stop getting taller around age 18, but after 40, they often begin growing elsewhere — particularly in their prostate gland. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also …

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The truth about nutrient deficiencies

About half of all Americans routinely take dietary supplements. The most common ones are multivitamin and multimineral supplements. Making Sense of Vitamins and Minerals: …

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Can self-employment promote better cardiovascular health for …

1 day ago · The study found that women who were self-employed reported 34% lower odds of obesity; 43% lower odds of high blood pressure; and 30% lower odds of diabetes compared to …

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