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Updated Jun 20, 2016 at 9:37 AM

The vaccine's low uptake among preteens and adolescents belies its universally acknowledged effectiveness in preventing the most common sexually transmitted infections linked to the human papillomavirus

Updated Jun 20, 2016 at 7:57 AM

Dear Readers, I have stepped away from my blog for a time but my colleague Megan Stonelake is filling in with insightful posts about parenting. Enjoy. There are some misconceptions about how parents discipline when they donít use punishment. The...

Posted Jun 18, 2016 at 11:01 PM

The first physician, Hippocrates, believed bodily fluids, called humors, influenced personality and health. There were thought to be four humors: black bile, yellow bile, phlegm and blood. People with excess black bile (bile refers to the...

Updated Jun 17, 2016 at 11:07 AM

Belly fat is infuriating. It is obnoxiously persistent and acts as a constant reminder every time you slide on your skinny jeans that your New Year's fitness goals (from the past five years) have yet to be met.

Updated Jun 16, 2016 at 12:02 PM

Everyone knows that combining a healthy, balanced diet with regular exercise is good for your body. However, if you're looking to shed some pounds, certain foods promote weight loss more than others.

Updated Jun 15, 2016 at 3:21 PM

Seldom heard are the stories of autistic adults. †And rarely do they report the challenges of those who seek companionship. It’s believed that autism blocks the ability to intercommunicate and express feelings in a normal way. †These...

Updated Jun 15, 2016 at 11:54 AM

For National Football League fans such as myself, this is a barren time, with the draft well behind us and even preseason games (ugh) still almost two months away. So, I took the opportunity to speak with a trio of NFL athletes about how they...

Updated Jun 14, 2016 at 11:06 AM

That great glass of cabernet sauvignon can sometimes come with a price, a headache. Setting aside those who suffer routinely from migraines or someone who tied one too many on the night before, even people not normally prone to headaches can...

Posted Jun 11, 2016 at 11:01 PM

My husband tells me I have no sense of humor. Well, he said it once, and quite vehemently, as I recall. It was in response to my frowning at an amusing but sarcastic joke. To me, sarcasm is sharp and biting. I like soft, safe humor. I lean...

Updated Jun 10, 2016 at 12:12 PM

Why would people need to power down for twenty minutes in the middle of the day if they were making good choices at night? They must be sick. Or hungover. Or, worst of all, lazy; but things have changed.

Updated Jun 9, 2016 at 11:12 AM

Amid escalating anxiety over the fast-spreading Zika virus, a team of scientists that includes Arizona researchers has developed an inexpensive test that can detect the disease even in regions with limited medical resources.

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