• Be Kind to Your Smile

    Oct. 22

    Avoid these habits to keep your toothy grin: Opening things with your teeth. Using your teeth as tools—to open beer bottle caps, plastic packaging or nail polish—can cause cracks and chips in your pearly whites. ...
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  • IVF Doesn’t Work Well on Black Women

    Oct. 22

    When black women undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF), we are only about half as likely as white women to become pregnant, according to a new study. A separate study found that the disparity exists even ...
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  • For the Love of Coffee

    Oct. 21

    Drinking coffee, regular or decaf, can help maintain a healthy liver, according to a new study. “Prior research found that drinking coffee may have a possible protective effect on the liver,” Qian Xiao, Ph.D., of ...
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  • Dirty Air Can Hurt Your Heart

    Oct. 20

    Air pollution—even limited exposure—can do a number on your heart, according to new research. The dangers of dirty air aren’t new; the American Heart Association has long cautioned against prolonged exposure to air pollution. A ...
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  • Bottoms Up! Diabetes and Dairy

    Oct. 20

    Do you choose skim milk to save on calories and because you believe it’s better for your health than whole milk? It might be time to reconsider. A new study finds that people who eat ...
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  • Winterize Your Nails

    Oct. 20

    Winter can wreak havoc on your nails. Everything—from acetone nail polish removers and washing dishes to cold weather and indoor heat—can dry out your nails, leaving them weak and susceptible to breaking, peeling and chipping. ...
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  • 8 HIV Treatment Mistakes You Could Be Making

    Oct. 17

    Recent advances in HIV treatment further solidify the virus is no longer an automatic death sentence, but a manageable, chronic disease. Still, there can be challenges that stand in the way of successful treatment. Learn ...
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  • Health Disparities Can Undermine Homeownership Dreams

    Oct. 17

    Racial inequities in health intersect with other factors, such as wealth inequalities, the recession and subprime lending, to increase foreclosure risk for African-American homeowners, a new study led by a Yale School of Public Heath ...
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