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Is It Safe to Breastfeed if You’re Sick? - Virtua Article

Is It Safe to Breastfeed if You're Sick?

If you're a breastfeeding mom and you're sick, you're probably worried about whether nursing your baby is safe and healthy. Here are some common precautions.

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Are Natural Sugar Alternatives Healthier than Real Sugar? - Virtua Article

Are Natural Sugar Alternatives Healthier than Real Sugar?

If you're looking to natural sugar alternatives to reduce the amount of refined sugar or artificial sweetener you use, here's what you need to know about the health benefits.

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Healthy Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Recipe - Pumpkin Soup

Try this savory, easy-to-make pumpkin soup recipe that is full of fall flavors that include sweet and warming spices.

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Your Annual Physical and Why It’s Important - Virtua Article

Your Annual Physical and Why It's Important

No matter your age or stage of life, annual physical exams are essential to your ongoing health. Here are five reasons why you should schedule yours today.

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Christina Leach

Christina Lost Weight and Gained an Active Life with Her Kids

With a busy schedule, it was hard for Christina to find time to eat well and exercise. But, she wanted to be an active mom for her kids and came to Virtua for weight-loss help.

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Your To-Do List for Staying Healthy at 40, 50 and Beyond - Virtua Article

Your To-Do List for Staying Healthy at 40, 50 and Beyond

Annual checkups with your primary care doctor and basic screenings and immunizations are a necessity to stay well. The schedule is your "to-do" list for your best health.

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9 Top Fitness Apps for Workouts, Sports Training and Weight Loss - Virtua Article

9 Top Fitness Apps for Workouts, Sports Training and Weight Loss

If you have a smartphone, you have access to hundreds, if not thousands, of health and fitness apps—all promising to help you live a healthier life through exercise and diet.

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When You Need a Hysterectomy, Know Your Options - Virtua Article

When You Need a Hysterectomy, Know Your Options

If heavy bleeding and pelvic pain have led you to a hysterectomy as a solution, there are many options to help you recover quickly, with less pain and few complications.

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How to Understand Cancer Genes and Your Family Risk

How to Understand Cancer Genes and Your Family Risk

When someone in your family is diagnosed with cancer, it can leave you with the fear that it may start occurring in other family members. Learn why this often isn't the case.

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How Many Concussions Are Too Many? - Virtua Article

How Many Concussions Are Too Many?

Most athletes now seek proper medical treatment for concussions. But, knowing when and if an athlete can safely return to sport is a decision that’s based on many factors.

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Recipe - Pear Quinoa Salad

Recipe - Pear Quinoa Salad

This quinoa salad is light and flavorful and makes a fabulous low-calorie side dish or you may want to eat it as your main meal.

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The Top 3 Challenges of Managing Chronic Conditions - Virtua Article

The Top 3 Challenges of Managing Chronic Conditions

Learn how your primary care doctor or a community-based health manager help you manage lifestyle changes that come with chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease.

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Avoid Nighttime Snacking Tips - Virtua

7 Easy Ways to Curb Your Nighttime Snack Cravings

Try the following simple strategies to avoid binging while watching television at night.

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Boost Your Health with Fermented Foods like Kefir, Sauerkraut and Kimchi - Virtua Article

Boost Your Health with Fermented Foods Like Kefir, Sauerkraut and Kimchi

Fermented foods like yogurt are known for promoting good digestive health. However, there are many other tasty options that will give you similar benefits.

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8 Ways to Go Meat-Free with Plant-Based Burgers, BBQ and Burritos - Virtua Article

8 Ways to Go Meat Free with Plant-Based Burgers, BBQ and Burritos

Give your next picnic a plant-based twist with a variety of meat-free options that can add creativity to your grilled meals without sacrificing the flavor—or the protein.

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