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dietary ironIron

Iron is a mineral that helps build red blood cells, which is especially important for growing teens. Most importantly, iron helps your blood cells carry oxygen, which provides energy throughout … read more

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Your First Pelvic Exam

You may be worried about your first pelvic exam. It’s very normal to be uneasy about something when you don’t know what to expect. It’s also normal to feel embarrassed. … read more

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fiberFiber

Fiber is a type of carbohydrate found in foods like fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, and nuts. Since fiber gets digested in a different way than other carbohydrates, it helps you … read more

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Rideshare Safety

What is rideshare? Rideshares such as Uber and Lyft are similar to taxi services. The difference is, rideshare drivers use their own cars. These services can be requested at any … read more

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energy drinksEnergy Drinks

Many drinks at convenience stores and supermarkets claim to give you energy. Common brands of these drinks, known as energy drinks and energy supplements, include Red Bull®, Full Throttle®, Monster®, … read more

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smiling young woman applying suncreenSun Safety

Most of us enjoy the warm rays of the sun. The sun feels nice on our skin and helps our bodies make vitamin D, which is important for calcium absorption … read more

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insomniaInsomnia

Everyone has trouble sleeping once in a while. However, some people have more frequent trouble falling asleep or staying asleep to the point where it affects their normal daily life. What … read more

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blood-testHigh Cholesterol

As with many aspects of health, your cholesterol can be impacted by your diet. Levels of physical activity and genetics also play a role in your cholesterol levels. While you … read more

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