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Kale has now joined strawberries and spinach on the 'Dirty Dozen' pesticide list

Kale, that popular green of the health conscious, has joined the ignoble list of 12 fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues, according to the Environmental Working Group. Here's a look at the rest as well as the "Clean 15." Read more



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Does most of your paycheck go to rent? That may be hurting your health

Eleven percent of Americans spend more than half of their paycheck on housing. These households rate their health as lower and are less likely to have access to enough nutritious food. Read more

Did Your Doctor ‘Ghost’ You? An Employment Contract May Be To Blame

How "noncompete" clauses in contracts between doctors and hospitals or clinics prevent patients from seeing their longtime doctors. Read more

Why taking a nap isn't just for preschoolers anymore

Napping — as a kid you hated it, but as an adult you sometimes long for it. Now, research says you should do it. Read more

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The top 10 cities where people rarely go to the doctor

Routine doctor’s visits should be a key component of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Instead, trends in the data suggest the opposite. Read more

The 10 safest cities in the United States

Based on the analysis, five of the top 10 safest cities in the U.S. are located in one state. Read more

The healthiest cities in the United States for families

Location can make all the difference when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. Read more

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The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts: E-cigarettes another option to help smokers quit

Q: My son has been unsuccessful trying to quit smoking on his own, but he is resistant to using nicotine patches or taking pills. What's your opinion about e-cigarettes to help with smoking cessation? A: Users of electronic cigarettes inhale an aerosol created by heating nicotine, flavorings and other... Read more

The benefits of cherries

Today, the U.S. is the biggest producer of tart cherries, including Montmorency, the most popular in the U.S. America does love its traditional slice of cherry pie, yet beyond the cherry's irresistible sweet-sour taste, this tiny fruit packs a powerful punch of health-promoting nutrients. Read more

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Conditions that qualify for treatment with medical cannabis differ among states

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Medical marijuana is now legal in the state where I live. What conditions can it be used for and how effective is it? Do people who use medical marijuana need to be concerned about addiction? Read more