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A few seconds after your first sip, alcohol starts to change how your body works. After years of heavy drinking, those changes add up.

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"He [Trent] reassured me that he was going to be ok. He said, 'This isn't it. I'll see you later.'" Weeks after a heart and kidney transplant, my husband fought COVID-19 -- and won:

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Ideally, you should wash your bed linens weekly, or at least every other week. But a recent survey found that Americans tend to be sheet slackers, going 25 days between washes.

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Keep your family safe -- and tick free -- by checking these 8 places on your dog after time outside.

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Having diverticulosis is very common and most people never know they have it, but approximately 10%-25% of people go on to develop diverticulitis. How it typically develops:

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A strong immune system is your best protection against infections and illnesses. Find out what can weaken that defense:

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Here are 12 natural ways to calm your anxiety the moment it takes hold:

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Petroleum jelly has been on the market for almost a century and a half, but it's still a favorite of dermatologists for everything from wound care to helping to manage psoriasis and hemorrhoid flares. Learn more:

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Having high triglycerides doesn't usually have symptoms on its own, but over time it can raise your risk for heart disease. What you should know:

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Too much sugar can have the same impact on your dog that it has on people. It can make your dog overweight, cause problems with her teeth, and can even lead to diabetes.

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When it comes to spotting symptoms, do you know how to tell the new coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) from seasonal allergies, a cold or the flu? This chart breaks down what we know so far:

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A man who said he never drank alcohol but often appeared drunk actually had a rare condition called auto-brewery syndrome, in which his gut began producing alcohol whenever he ate carbohydrates, a new case study says.

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Yes, there IS a right way to wash your hands.

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In an emergency, CPR can save a life. Follow these steps to try to revive an infant.

A Texas teen spent 10 days in a coma fighting what doctors say was a vaping-related lung illness that almost took his life. His parents later learned he had been vaping since he was 14.

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You matter. Your mental health matters. Let's break the stigma. #WorldMentalHealthDay 

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The CDC says only 31% of men and 65% of women wash their hands after using the restroom.

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SOUND ON: This is what healthy lungs sound like -- and what your doctor hears when he or she listens to lung conditions like asthma, COPD, and more.

Reusable water bottles can collect germs and mold if you don't wash them often enough. ?

The liver is the only organ that can grow back when part of it is damaged or removed. ?

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