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Helping Your Gut After You Gobble, Gobble, Gobble
Breaking bread together is a natural way to celebrate, but there's no reason it has to spoil the holiday. Eating mindfully and seeking the right treatment when your digestion is distressed can help anyone better digest Thanksgiving.
Just for Kids: Summer Fun, Summer Health
The end of the school year is here. That means now may be a good time to start thinking about how to keep your kids healthy and safe this summer.
Thanksgiving Food Safety
One in six Americans contracts a foodborne illness in the United States each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). You don’t want that number to include one of your Thanksgiving guests, so don’t let cooking for a crowd lead to mistakes.
Home Remedies for an Upset Stomach
The occasional stomach ache might not be bad enough to warrant a trip to the doctor’s office, but it can still be uncomfortable. There are numerous ways to relieve such belly aches on your own.
Things to Keep in Your Medicine Cabinet
American families keep a wide range of prescription and non-prescription items in their medicine cabinets, but what is really necessary?
Common Side Effects of Antidepressants
Some of the most widely prescribed antidepressant medications are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Here’s a list of side effects associated with SSRIs.
Good Bacteria for Healthy Guts
Companies selling foods like yogurt and kombucha use advertisements boasting about their products' live probiotics and cultures, but do these products have any real health benefits?
Do Probiotics Work for Diarrhea in the Hospital?
Several probiotic foods and beverages on the market claim to help with gut health. But do they really work for everyone?
The Good, the Bad, and the 'Difficile'
There is such a thing as good bacteria. And they can be helpful when upset stomachs call for constant bathroom trips.
What's in the Water
Sometimes there's nothing like an ice-cold glass of water on a hot day or after an intense workout, but watch where it's coming from.