Health Guides

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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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depressed girlCoping with Loss

Loss is a part of life that becomes more common as you move out of childhood into your teenage years and adulthood. Losing someone or something important to you is … read more

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Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates, sometimes called “carbs”, are a source of energy found in grains, fruits, vegetables, and dairy foods. Carbs supply your body with the glucose (sugar) it needs for energy. Extra … read more

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Reiki

Reiki is a combination of two Japanese words. Rei means “universal power” and Ki means “life force energy.” Practitioners of Reiki believe that life force energy flows through all living … read more

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Between homework, sports, other activities, and having a social life, many teens don’t get enough sleep. Sleep is very important and can affect your health. Why is sleep important? Your … read more

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Continuous Hormonal Treatment

Oral Contraceptive Pills (OCPs), the Patch, and Vaginal Ring Hormonal treatment including birth control pills, the patch, and the vaginal ring may be taken cyclically (with a week break) or … read more

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