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‘Reverse Dieting’ Is Not a Weight Loss Cheat Code

Photo: Lolostock (Shutterstock)To hear the TikTok girlies tell it, there’s a hack that will let you EAT MORE FOOD! While NOT GAINING WEIGHT! And it’s great if you are SICK OF DIETING! Never mind...
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Can We Stop Saying Potatoes Are Unhealthy?

Photo: nelea33 (Shutterstock)Potatoes have been saddled with a reputation of being “unhealthy,” and it’s unfair. The potato is just a lump of mostly starch (and a surprising amount of vitamin C) that grows in...
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The Important Differences Between At-Home Dementia Care and a Long-Term Care Facility

Photo: pikselstock (Shutterstock)If an elder family member has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, you probably did your best to keep their lives as regular and independent as possible, but now...
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It Matters Which Rubbing Alcohol You Use for Disinfecting

Photo: Colleen Michaels (Shutterstock)Stronger is better, right? Concentrated dish soap degreases better. Higher proof rum will get you drunk faster. You even scoop your ice cream from the part of the tub with the...
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Why Antibiotics Don’t Work on Colds

Photo: fizkes (Shutterstock)If you’ve been sick with a cough and a sniffly nose for a few days, you might show up at the clinic desperate for something that will make you feel better. But...
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These Are the Signs Your Child May Be Depressed

Photo: Iren_Geo (Shutterstock)It’s the season for seasonal depression. Children can get seasonal affective disorder, too, but they can also suffer from depression. While many children are described as anxious, fewer are described as depressed....
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How Much Hair Is Normal to Lose in a Day?

Photo: gpointstudio (Shutterstock)We like to think of our hair as permanently attached to our head, but that’s not exactly how it works. Each hair goes through its own cycle of growing, waiting around, and...
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Don’t Waste Money on Food Allergy Tests (and What to Do Instead)

Photo: New Africa (Shutterstock)It happens to a lot of people: You start to notice a pattern of unpleasant symptoms, and they seem connected to your diet, so you begin to wonder if maybe you...
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Yes, You Can Really Have a Heart Attack From Shoveling Snow

Photo: SKatzenberger (Shutterstock)You may have heard of people—elderly folks in particular—getting a heart attack from shoveling snow. But what’s so dangerous about shoveling? And is everybody at risk, or is this pretty rare? Here’s...
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Whether You Really Need to Pee After Sex, According to Science

Photo: VGstockstudio (Shutterstock)If you have a vagina, you’ve probably been told that it’s an absolute must to pee immediately after having sex to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs). But it turns out there isn’t...
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