Health Tip: Is Your Backyard Safe?

Want to make playtime safer for your children? Look no further than your own backyard. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these suggestions: Keep outdoor stairways clear, and install handrails on both sides. All walkways, porches and stairs Read more

Health Tip: Exercise Your Brain Every Day

Challenging your brain helps keep you sharp and preserve memory as you age. So just as you exercise your body, take time to exercise your brain. The American Academy of Family Physicians reminds seniors to: Play online games designed to sharpen Read more

Gut Bacteria Changes After Some Weight-Loss Surgeries

A type of weight-loss surgery -- called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass -- triggers major changes in the microbial population of the digestive tract, a new study finds. Specifically, the procedure leads to increased diversity of bacteria in the gut, and a microbial Read more

Eye Problems May Be Tied to Zika, Lab Study Suggests

Scientists exploring how the Zika virus passes from pregnant monkeys to their fetuses believe the infection may be more dangerous to human pregnancies than previously believed. "The results we're seeing in monkey pregnancies make us think that, as they grow, more Read more


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Women's Health

Nutrition and Exercise During Pregnancy

Healthy eating is vitally important during pregnancy to provide your baby with what it needs to grow and be healthy. Pregnant women need 300 extra calories per day..

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