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13 simple ways to improve your self-esteem

Good self-esteem helps you make sound choices, have a healthy regard for your well-being, and live authentically. Read more



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Cabrera on why sexual assaults go unreported

CNN's Ana Cabrera reports on why more than half of all sexual assaults go unreported. For anyone who needs help, call the National Sexual A… Read more

13 simple ways to improve your self-esteem

Good self-esteem helps you make sound choices, have a healthy regard for your well-being, and live authentically. Read more

Why The Trump Administration Changed The US Biodefense Strategy

'The Maria Generation': Young people are dying and suffering on an island with a highly uncertain future

Her son cried out for help via text message on the morning of October 17, a month after Hurricane Maria wrecked this Caribbean island. Read more

The 4 nutrients you need for energy

Unless you've been living in a cave for 20 years, you know you need calcium, folate and vitamin C. But the Dietary Guidelines for Americans highlight a few nutrients that many of us overlook, especially while dieting. These so-called shortfall nutrients are underconsumed by much of the U.S. population. Read more

Knuckle cracking: Annoying and harmful, or just annoying?

Knuckle cracking is a common behavior enjoyed by many. It can become a habit or a way to deal with nervous energy; some describe it as a way to "release tension." For some, it's simply an annoying thing that other people do. Read more

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40 cheeseburgers that have fewer calories than a Cheesecake Factory Caesar salad

This list may make you think twice about ordering a Caesar salad the next time you go out. Read more

6 things to know about wildfire smoke and health concerns

Wildfires have burned millions of acres across the United States, leading many to raise questions about health risks associated with the bl… Read more

ER or urgent care clinic? Here’s where experts recommend you take an injured child

Summer is fading like so many bathing suits on a clothing line, but for kids, this time of year is not only when school break doldrums set … Read more

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The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts: Functional fitness: a goal for active daily life

Q: I am in my early 60 s and want to stay active. A friend was talking about functional fitness as a good goal for older people. A: Becoming functionally fit means you are able to keep doing desired physical activities as you age. Read more

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Pain near artificial hip should be evaluated without delay

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Six years ago, at age 67, I had my right hip replaced. I'd been feeling fine until about eight weeks ago, when it started to hurt toward the front of my hip when I lifted my right leg. The pain is quite significant-- to the point where it hurts every time I get in my car or attempt to put on socks. Read more

When to seek medical advice for constipation in kids

Courtesy of the University of Virginia Health System. Constipation can be tough to manage no matter what your age. But for children-- especially those who are not yet verbal-- identifying and treating gastrointestinal issues takes time and may require physician intervention to get things moving again. Read more