General Health

Paying for Weight Loss Surgery

Losing weight takes work. But when you have a lot of weight to lose, and if exercise and diet aren't enough, you might consider weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery. You'll probably have questions about how much it costs, what insurance...
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Iron-Rich Foods

Spinach may not give you superhuman strength to fight off villains like Popeye's nemesis Bluto, but this leafy green and other foods containing iron can help you fight a different type of enemy -- iron-deficiency anemia. Iron-deficiency anemia, the...
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Chickenpox (Varicella)

Cause and Symptoms Chickenpox is an illness caused by the Varicella zoster virus. It was once an almost universal childhood experience. Now it is much less common in the United States owing to widespread vaccination. In children, the first...
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26 Weight Loss Tips That Are Actually Evidence-Based

The weight loss industry is full of myths. People are often advised to do all sorts of crazy things, most of which have no evidence behind them. However, over the years, scientists have found a number of strategies that seem to be effective. Here are...
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How to Tell Someone You Have COVID-19

With coronavirus cases surging in many states, you might find yourself receiving a phone call from a friend, relative, or co-worker to say they’ve come down with the virus. Or you might find yourself testing positive and wondering, how should I...