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Why Facebook May Fuel New Mothers’ Insecurity

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You haven’t showered in a few days, and you haven’t brushed your teeth yet this morning. But your baby is one month old today. You...




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    People who are left unconscious after their heart suddenly stops should be cooled in an effort to preserve brain function, according to the American Academy... Read more

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    Virtual doctors could bring health information to patients’ smartphones with a new app being developed at the University of Southern California’s Center for Body Computing... Read more

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    The Republicans’ controversial effort to repeal the perhaps optimistically named Affordable Care Act because of rising premiums may be fatally stalled. But there are other... Read more

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    Almost three dozen children end up in U.S. hospital emergency departments every day thanks to injuries that result from using cotton-tipped swabs to clean their... Read more

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    7 Healthy Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

    It’s that time of year to honor our mother’s on their special day. We have some gift ideas that will help you spread your wish... Read more

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    Long before the Internet and direct-to-consumer advertising, the medical profession tried to reassure people about their health concerns. Remember “take two aspirins and call me... Read more

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