The Top 16 Health Headlines of 2016 - Virtua Article

The Top 16 Health Headlines of 2016

It's time to review the top health topics you searched in 2016. These articles helped you figure out that fluttering feeling in your chest. You learned about the healing powers of functional foods. And, our 40-something readers got tips to maximize their exercise efforts.  

See all the top headlines of 2016. 

Updated January 3, 2017

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What Are Those Butterflies In Your Chest?

Some chest flutters are harmless, but others can last long or occur for no reason at all. Here’s what you need to know about this potentially dangerous heart condition.

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Don't Panic After an Abnormal Pap

Before you panic about an abnormal Pap smear result, read this list of possible causes of abnormal Pap test results.

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Has Sex Become Painful During Pregnancy?

Has Sex Become Painful During Pregnancy?

If you’re pregnant and your sex life is on hold because it’s just too painful, there may be some relief. That pain may be temporary and treatable.

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What to Know About Vaginal Discharge During Pregnancy

What to Know About Vaginal Discharge During Pregnancy

It's common for vaginal discharge to increase during pregnancy, but there are some types that you shouldn't ignore.

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5 things youre too embarrassed to tell your obgyn

5 Things You’re Too Embarrassed to Tell Your OB/GYN

Here are 5 common concerns you should share with your doctor, even if confronting those awkward issues make you blush.

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3 ways to keep your heart healthy

3 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Your heart is the hardest working muscle in your body. With a dose of prevention, you can keep it beating healthfully throughout your life. Here’s how.

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5 Functional Foods with Healing and Delicious Powers - Virtua Article

5 Functional Foods With Healing and Delicious Powers

Functional foods go beyond providing nutrition. They offer preventive qualities that may reduce risk factors for some diseases or even improve symptoms.

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3 no-treadmill workouts - Virtua Fitness

3 Time-Saving, No-Treadmill Workouts

Step away from the treadmill and try these workouts that achieve awesome results in less time.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bariatric Weight-Loss Surgery

How do I know if I'm a candidate for bariatric surgery? Is it covered by my insurance? How much weight will I lose? Get answers to these common questions.

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5 Exercise Tips for Women Age 40+

If you are not as flexible and find it harder to complete exercises you once found easy, use these tips so you can keep exercising for the next 40 years.

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What's causing your hip pain?

What's Causing Your Hip Pain?

For women, hips can be both a claim to curvy glory and a feminine feature to battle. But what about when your hips become a source of real pain?

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pros and cons of milk alternatives

Pros and Cons of Milk Alternatives

Should you switch to (or stick with) a plant-based milk? Find out the pros and cons so you can make an educated decision for you and your family.

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The Surprising Foods that are Spiking Your Salt Intake - Virtua Article

The Surprising Foods That Are Spiking Your Salt Intake

Salt hides in many common, everyday foods. Some high salt foods are obvious, others are meal staples you may not expect. See what foods you should avoid.

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5 ways a registered dietitian can help

5 Ways a Registered Dietitian Can Help

A registered dietitian can help you lose weight. But there are some other, perhaps surprising, ways this healthcare professional can help improve your health.

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Learn How to Snack Your Way to Weight Loss - Virtua Articles

Learn How to Snack Your Way to Weight Loss

You don't have to give up snacks just because you're eating healthy. Here are some smart snack choices – and a recipe for healthy potato chips to make at home.

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Is The Gurgle in Your Gut Telling You Something? - Virtua Article

Is The Gurgle in Your Gut Telling You Something?

While you can’t always control your body’s response, GI problems like stomach pain or gas can be manage with these helpful tips.

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