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How To Choose a Sunscreen That Packs the Best Protection

Sunscreens are essential to lower your risk of skin cancer, and they also prevent premature aging of the skin, But with so many options, how do you pick?

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How To Manage the Health Challenges of Your 50s and Beyond

You’ve successfully navigated through all the personal, professional and financial challenges that life can throw at you. Make the most of it – and help ensure more years to come – by keeping your body and mind healthy and active.

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Your Nails Can Say a Lot About Your Health

There’s a lot more to fingernails and toenails than pruning and polishing. Your nails actually serve as a window to your health. Learn what changes in your nails should be mentioned to your primary care provider.

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Young Adults: Planning For Your Healthy Future Should Start Now

When you are young and healthy, having what your parents or grandparents might refer to as a “family doctor” probably seems like an outdated and unnecessary concept. Why go to the doctor if there’s nothing wrong with me, you might ask.

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Is It Stomach Bug, Stomach Flu, or Food Poisoning?

Your stomach is in knots as another wave of nausea strikes, sending you to the bathroom for the third time in an hour. Understanding the cause can lead to feeling better sooner and even prevent the illness from occurring in the first place.

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Your Primary Care Provider Can Help Treat Your Mental Health, Too

You don’t have to wait for an appointment with a psychiatrist if you feel the need for mental health care services. You can bring up any concerns about your mental or emotional health with your primary care provider.

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Getting the Most Out of Over-the-Counter Medicines

Pain relievers, cough suppressants, nasal sprays – these and other over-the-counter medicines are supposed to help us feel better when we have minor illnesses. But do these medicines really work?

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Ear Ache vs. Ear Infection: What's the Difference?

Ear pain can range from a minor nuisance to a major source of agony. Ear pain is a common problem, especially in children, and can have a number of causes – some of which have nothing to do with the ear.

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