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3 essential uti questions you should ask

3 Essential UTI Questions You Should Ask

If your urinary tract infection symptoms are especially troublesome or frequent, you should ask yourself these questions to avoid further complications.

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10 Reasons to Schedule Your Colonoscopy Today

10 Reasons to Schedule Your Colonoscopy Today

Research suggests that 40% of Americans who should be having colonoscopies are opting not to have them. Read on to see if you should be scheduling one today.

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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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Womens Stroke

A Warning to Women About Strokes

Women have increased risk of stroke compared to men due to unique risk factors. Awareness, action, and prevention can help women of all ages avoid stroke.

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Life-Saving Advice About Women and Heart Disease

Heart-Disease Symptoms in Women

Heart disease kills more women than cancer. A Virtua cardiologist explains how women can prevent and control heart disease by understanding risk factors.

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heed these 5 warning signals from your body

Heed Your Body's Warning Signals

Learn about the 5 most-ignored body parts that are actually important to your health.

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10 Quick Ways to De-Stress

Reduce the stress-induced surge of adrenaline in your body and allow yourself to calm down quickly with these 10 tips.

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heart healthy recipe shrimp salad

Heart-Healthy Recipe: Mediterranean Shrimp Salad

Eating smart doesn’t mean eating bland food. This tasty recipe is packed with bold flavor, AND it’s low in fat.

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5 ways to sleep better during menopause

5 Ways to Get Better Sleep During Menopause

Of all menopausal symptoms, the inability to sleep may be the worst. Here are 5 ways to get better sleep during menopause.

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Banish Flabby Arms

Banish Flabby Arms

Our fitness expert shares the one move that will tone your triceps and help you get rid of those flabby arms.

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3 bad habits sapping your health

3 Bad Habits Sapping Your Beauty

You may be damaging your skin and not even realize it. A Virtua dermatologist explains why some bad habits should definitely be broken.

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Smart Exercise Advice for Women 40+

As you get a little older, it's best to change up your exercise routine to meet your body's changing needs.

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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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These 4 Questions Help Reveal If You're Drinking Too Much

If the few glasses of wine you have on the weekend are turning into a few glasses every night, you could have an issue with problem drinking. Answer these 4 questions to assess your risk.

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solutions to common digestive problems

Solutions to Common Digestive Problems

When the digestive system is out of whack, you may feel pain and discomfort. Learn how to deal with heartburn and gallbladder attacks.

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4 easy ways to control your sugar intake

4 Easy Ways for Women to Control Sugar Intake

Women shouldn't eat more than 25 grams of sugar per day. Meet these guidelines with these simple tips.

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pick the right shoe for you

Pick the Right Shoe for You

A Virtua podiatrist shares three tips for picking the right pair of shoes for you.

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hollys kitchen: cooking with cocoa

Holly's Kitchen: Cooking with Cocoa

Dark chocolate's healthy, right? Sure - but cocoa powder packs the healthiest punch. A Virtua registered dietitian shows you how you can add it to everything from salad to steak.

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

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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lets talk about sex

Let’s Talk About Sex

Is your sex life suffering because of pain or lack of interest? Check out these easy tips for bringing back that lovin' feeling.

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taking your parents car keys

Taking Your Parent's Car Keys

Here are some signs that a person may not be safe on the road and ways to start the conversation with your loved one.

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your guide to HPV risks

Your Guide to HPV Risks

The human papillomavirus, or HPV, can lead to cancer. This is why it should stay on your radar – especially if you have young daughters and sons.

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Do Immunizations Wear Off

Do Immunizations Wear Off?

When it comes to vaccinations, how does age matter? What are booster shots? And are they safe? Dr. Samuel Weiner, a Virtua Primary Care physician, has the answers.

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i feel a lump

I Feel A Lump In My Breast. What Do I Do Now?

Dr. Michele Fantazzio, a breast specialty surgeon with Virtua, explains the steps to take if you find a lump in your breast.

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