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Why Am I Gaining Weight?

Weight is an indicator of health status, and nowadays most of us are overweight. In fact, two-thirds of all adult Americans are either overweight or obese. There can


HPV Vaccine Important for Cancer Prevention

There are over 100 strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) that affect different parts of the body. Of those, more than 30 HPV strains can affect the genitals.


How Much Water Should You Drink?

Many of us don’t get enough water each day and are subtly dehydrated as a result. Water is vitally important to our health. It helps increase our metabolic


Cold vs Flu: Know the Differences

It’s the time of year when many people get sick, often with a cold or the flu. Both are caused by viruses, and often share some similar symptoms.


4th Trimester of Pregnancy Explained

Recently the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology identified what they refer to as the fourth trimester of pregnancy. Gynecologist Abby Drucker, MD from Northwest Iowa Surgeons sees


4 Ways to Make Veggies Delicious

Not a fan of vegetables? They’re not everyone’s favorite food, even though most of us know that a plant-based diet lowers the risk of chronic diseases. There are


6 Natural Ways to Lower Cholesterol

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 12 percent of American adults ages 20 and older have high total cholesterol. What’s worse, seven percent


5 Important Facts about Breast Cancer

Most of us have been affected by breast cancer, whether it’s through a friend, relative, coworker, or our own battle. As a result, we may believe we know


5 Things to Know About the Flu Shot

You may have noticed it while you’re at the store or work or anywhere else while you’re out and about – sneezes, coughs, runny noses. While these symptoms

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