• Improper Condom Use Is Very Common

    Oct. 24

    Condoms seem pretty easy to put on—and keep on—during sex, but a series of reports show looks can be deceiving. Improper condom use is a serious public health issue in developing countries and here in ...
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  • Turning 26 Soon? Start Birthday Shopping for Health Insurance Now

    Oct. 23

    Were you—or was someone you love—born in late 1988? Start planning for your birthday now! That's the message I shared several times with my son, who turned 26 in August. Why? Because turning 26 meant ...
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  • The Breastfeeding and Breast Cancer Connection

    Oct. 23

    Black mothers who don’t breastfeed may be at increased risk for an aggressive type of breast cancer, suggests a new study. Researchers from Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center analyzed data from nearly 3,700 black breast ...
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  • What Nutrition Mistakes Are You Making?

    Oct. 23

    We get it: Nutrition information can be overwhelming. What’s banned one year is praised the next, and labels can be misleading. So we’ve compiled this list of five common nutritional faux pas and included tips ...
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  • 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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