• Grow Your Urban Gardens

    Feb. 10

    The benefits of growing locally produced vegetables in urban gardens outweigh any risks from gardening in contaminated soils, new research shows. Using compost offers protection from any danger associated with lead—and, as an added bonus—may ...
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  • Your Pre-Pregnancy Checklist

    Feb. 9

    Want to have a baby? Start the process before you start trying to get pregnant. Preconception health means knowing how what health conditions and risk factors could affect you or your unborn baby if you ...
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  • Put Your Heart Into Healthy Eating

    Feb. 8

    Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women. Risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and being overweight all increase your personal risk of developing heart disease. A healthy diet ...
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  • The Single Girl’s Valentine’s Day Guide

    Feb. 8

    Just when you have navigated the hurdles of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s as a single woman, now Valentine’s Day is almost here. For many it’s a day to celebrate love and romance with that ...
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  • What Women Should Know About Lung Cancer

    Feb. 8

    Though breast cancer has a bright pink ribbon and gets a lot of media attention, it isn’t the leading cause of cancer deaths among American women. The cancer that holds that honor is lung cancer. ...
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  • Black Health Matters Salutes Black History Month

    Feb. 6

    As long as we’ve been in America, we’ve been making history, and we’re still doing it. This is the Black Health Matters Black History Month salute to the medical history makers, past and present. Black ...
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  • 2016 Obamacare Enrollment Tops Expectations

    Feb. 5

    About 12.7 million Americans enrolled in private health insurance through the federal and state marketplaces for 2016, the Obama administration said Thursday. Sign-ups in the third enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act’s online marketplaces—and ...
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  • Super Bowl Sunday’s Cost in Calories

    Feb. 5

    Sure, the Super Bowl is an excuse to load up on appetizers and party food, but you can win the calorie game if you make these healthier choices: 1 ounce of peanuts (about 30 peanuts) ...
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