• Cut Calories, Stave Off Age-Related Disease

    Sept. 3

    Make sure you’re healthy in your golden years by eating a little less every day. That's what a new study from the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA) suggests. The “results are quite intriguing,” study ...
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  • Cost of Diabetes Drugs Often Overlooked

    Sept. 2

    When it comes to treating chronic conditions, diabetes drugs aren’t nearly as sexy as say, Sovaldi, last year’s breakthrough hepatitis C drug that offers a cure for the chronic liver infection at a price approaching ...
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  • The Deal Down There

    Sept. 1

    Just because we have vaginas doesn’t mean we know enough about them and how they really work. There’s a lot that goes on down there, some of which can be embarrassing and a little scary. ...
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  • Breastfeeding While Working

    Aug. 31

    In the spirit of National Breastfeeding Month, the National Medical Association is standing by our commitment to promote awareness and education to our members and the community about the benefits of breastfeeding from a life ...
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  • Why You Should Sleep Naked

    Aug. 31

    Twelve percent of Americans sleep naked, says a recent National Sleep Foundation poll. Another study of 3,700 Americans found only 8 percent slept in the buff. Whichever study is correct, they both point to one ...
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  • Breastfeeding a Small Baby Has Its Challenges

    Aug. 28

    When the nurses brought 4-pound, 9-ounce Naomi to her mom, Charlyne McWilliams, an hour after McWilliams’ unexpected c-section, there was worry about the baby’s ability to breastfeed. Arriving three weeks ahead of schedule, “she was ...
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  • Back to School: Dealing With Bullying

    Aug. 27

    For many children, the start of a new school year can be very stressful, especially if they've been victims of bullying in the past. Mayo Clinic Children's Center psychologist Bridget Biggs, Ph.D., says parents and ...
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  • How to Pump and Store Breastmilk

    Aug. 26

    If you are unable to breastfeed your baby directly, it is important to remove milk during the times your baby normally would feed. This will help you to continue making milk. Before you express breastmilk, ...
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