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August Is Immunization Awareness Month

Confused about all the rumors you’ve been hearing about the safety of immunizations? Get the facts.

What Do Your Symptoms Mean?

Use our online Health Decision Guides for a personalized, interactive way to get information on 100 medical issues that people face every day. Created by the faculty of the Harvard Medical School, the Guides cover the most common symptoms in adults and children. Try them now.

Use Yoga to Relieve Stress

Meditation helps to relieve your mental stress, but to ease its effects on your body, turn to physical activity, such as yoga. Learn about yoga’s stress-busting abilities and how to get started.

How to Keep Bugs from Bugging You

If you’re spending time outdoors this summer, you will probably have to deal with insects, some of which could pose a health risk. Read this article to find out about the most effective ways to keep the bugs away.

Quiz: Foodborne Illness

You’ve probably heard a lot about E. coli bacteria outbreaks in the news lately. E. coli can cause foodborne illness, which can be deadly. Do you know enough about it to protect yourself and your family? Find out by taking this quiz..

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Pan-Fried Shrimp

Grapeseed oil is a healthy alternative in this easy appetizer. You can also pair this high-protein dish with a salad for a healthy lunch. It’s heart-healthy, diabetes-friendly and suitable for a bariatric diet. Watch us make it.



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