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See a doctor online for flu treatment & skip the germy waiting room
See a doctor online for flu treatment & skip the germy waiting room
Flu season is coming. Prevent the spread of virus and keep yourself healthy with these helpful tricks.

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The pill: is it really your best birth control option?
The pill: is it really your best birth control option?
The birth control pill has been around for decades. But does that mean it's safe or right for you? We look at the pros and cons to help you make the best decision possible.

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Vaginal health 101: what’s really going on “down there”?
Vaginal health 101: what’s really going on “down there”?
Vaginal health can be tricky: how do you know what's really going on inside? Discover how to take care of your vagina and how you can tell if something strange is going on.

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Mastitis: don’t let it ruin your breastfeeding journey
Mastitis: don’t let it ruin your breastfeeding journey
Up to 20 percent of lactating women will experience mastitis. It's a painful condition that can have serious complications if left untreated. But it doesn't have to end your breastfeeding journey.

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Why erectile dysfunction is even worse than you think
Why erectile dysfunction is even worse than you think
Trouble getting an erection can be more than an embarrassing misfire in the bedroom; it can signal that something else, something worse, is going on in the body.

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Constantly hungry but losing weight? Your thyroid might be to blame
Constantly hungry but losing weight? Your thyroid might be to blame
Unintended weight loss and a reduced need for sleep are high on most of our wish lists. But as symptoms of overactive thyroid, these aren’t the blessings they may seem to be at first.

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The lowdown on STDs…or is it STIs?
The lowdown on STDs…or is it STIs?
At some point in the last few years, we’ve all started talking about STIs instead of STDs. What exactly is the difference between STI and STD, or is there even one?

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Should you be vaping instead of smoking?
Should you be vaping instead of smoking?
Smoking and vaping are both bad for your health. But when it comes to smoking vs. vaping, should we instead be focusing on which is healthier?

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Is celiac disease a sign we should all be living gluten-free?
Is celiac disease a sign we should all be living gluten-free?
Symptoms of celiac disease can be obvious, or nonexistent, but that doesn't mean it's a made up condition. Should we all be living a gluten-free lifestyle?

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5 tips to help you fall asleep tonight (and every night after)
5 tips to help you fall asleep tonight (and every night after)
Sleep hygiene — it's not about how clean your bed sheets are, but about creating the best sleep environment possible. Stick to these five, sleep therapist approved tips and you'll be sleeping better in no time!

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You’re doing it wrong: the best self-care strategies aren’t expensive
You’re doing it wrong: the best self-care strategies aren’t expensive
We all know that if your airplane is going down, you put your oxygen mask on before helping others. Making time for self-care is almost as important — but don't worry, this doesn't mean finding time for a week-long spa retreat. Here's how to practice self-care every day.

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