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Category: Caregiver, Sleep

12 All-Natural Tips for Better Sleep

If you’re having trouble getting quality sleep, try our 12 easy tips for a better night’s rest — with no prescription required.
Category: Nutrition, Recipes

Secretly Healthy Chocolate Milkshake

Wow your family with this surprisingly healthy chocolate milkshake!
Category: Lifestyle, Mental Health

It’s Never Too Soon: Talking About Fertility When You Have Cancer

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A cancer diagnosis can erase other thoughts from your mind. However, if you’re a woman who wants to have children, deciding how to preserve your fertility as soon as possible after diagnosis is crucial.
Category: Nutrition, Sleep, Recipes

The Bedtime Banana Split: A Nighttime Take on a Classic Food

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Our take on a bedtime banana split is a healthy, delicious snack that helps get your brain and body ready for sleep.
Category: Lifestyle, Sleep

8 Ways to Cope with Disease-Related Fatigue

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Chronic health conditions and medications can both cause fatigue. Learn about 8 lifestyle changes that can help manage fatigue — including some you might not expect.
Category: Nutrition, Recipes

Low-Sodium Tacos

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What better day to consider your salt intake than today: National More Herbs, Less Salt Day! It may sound like a silly day to celebrate, but reducing your salt intake can have great health benefits, especially for those who have hypertension (high blood pressure).
Category: Lifestyle, Sleep

Sleep Apnea Does More Than Make You Tired

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Sleep apnea can do much more than make you tired during the day — it can actually keep your brain from cleaning itself.
Category: Nutrition, Sleep

Sleep Your Way to Better Health

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Sleeping affects your metabolism and can help regulate your weight. So how can you help yourself get better sleep? Here are some tips to try.
Category: Nutrition

Medication, Fasting, and School

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Fitting Your Child’s Medication Into the School Day
Category: Lifestyle, Mental Health

Mental Fatigue

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Fatigue doesn’t just affect your body, it also affects your mind. Think of a time you worked out really hard or walked around all day. How did you feel the next day? Was it like your limbs didn’t want to move? This same sensation can happen to your mental state, only the limb that is completely exhausted is your brain.

Category: Caregiver

Preparing for the School Year: A Caregiver’s Guide

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When your child has a chronic health condition, you are their best advocate. Learn how you and your child’s school can work together to help your child succeed.
Category: Recipes, Nutrition

Dark Chocolate S'mores

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This summer, dark chocolate comes to the rescue as a satisfying snack that does a body good.


Category: Nutrition

Getting Your Child a Healthy Breakfast On the Go

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Easy Ideas for the Day's Most Important Meal.
Category: Lifestyle

Going Back to School With Chronic Disease

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Going back to school is stressful for everyone. Teachers finalize lesson plans, kids worry about fitting in, and parents have to get everyone out the door on time. For students coping with chronic disease, the challenges are even more daunting.
Category: Lifestyle

Finding the Perfect Wig

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When Diplomat employee Mallory was diagnosed with leukemia, she learned a lot as she searched for the perfect wig. Here are four of her recommendations.

Category: Recipes, Nutrition

No-Bake Granola Bar

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This recipe makes an easy on-the-go breakfast — and your child can help make it!


Category: Lifestyle

Fun at Home: Simple Activities for Kids

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What can kids do when they have to stay at home for a health condition? We’ve collected some easy, fun activities for them to try.

Category: Nutrition

Eating to Beat Malnutrition

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Learn how to recognize malnutrition in yourself or someone you love — and what to do about it.
Category: Recipes, Nutrition

Milk & Avocado Smoothie

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Make this light and creamy smoothie in minutes. It takes just six ingredients you might already have in your kitchen.
Category: Nutrition

Phytonutrients: Defending Your Body With Plant Power

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Phytonutrients are natural defenders of plants. But they can help people, too — including in the fight against cancer.
Category: Recipes, Nutrition

Rainbow Stir-Fry

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Colorful vegetables are the star of this Thai-inspired stir-fry.


Category: Caregiver, Lifestyle

Caregiver Strain: Taking Your Feelings Seriously

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Taking care of yourself is an important part of being a good caregiver. This article will help you assess the strain you’re under and learn ways to cope.

Category: Nutrition, Lifestyle, Mental Health

Nutrition and Mental Health: The Surprising Connection

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People with healthier diets are less likely to report symptoms of depression. Learn more about the connection between food and mood.
Category: Lifestyle, Caregiver, Mental Health

Discover the Hidden Faces of Depression

The ill, the elderly, and caregivers can have different symptoms of depression. Learn what the symptoms look like and what to do.

Category: Lifestyle, Caregiver, Mental Health

7 Surprising Signs You May Be Depressed

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More than 300 million people around the world deal with depression — and just like every person is unique, depression can look and feel different for each individual experiencing it.

Category: Lifestyle, Mental Health

Tools for Coping With Depression

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Think you might be depressed? You can take control of your life. Here’s how.
Category: Lifestyle, Mental Health

Reaching Out: How to Stop Men’s Suicide

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Learn what people don't understand about therapy for men — and how it can help them.
Category: Lifestyle, Mental Health

3 Ways to Conquer Stress

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Don’t let stress distract and overcome you. Here are three ways to conquer it, one day at a time.
Category: Lifestyle, Mental Health

Before It's Too Late: Six Signs That Men Should Seek Help

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The support of family and friends is vital to help keep men from suicide. Learn six signs to watch for.
Category: Lifestyle, Mental Health

Resources for Help With Depression

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Are you dealing with depression or thoughts of suicide? You can find resources to help you here.
Category: Nutrition

How to Hydrate Right

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Learn about the best ways to get enough water — and why not all foods and drinks hydrate equally well.
Category: Nutrition

Staying Nourished While Nauseated & Vomiting

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Your body can lose nutrients when you're ill and vomiting. Here's how to replace them.
Category: Nutrition

The Hidden Nutrient: Staying Hydrated

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Learn why it's important to get enough water each day.
Category: Recipes, Nutrition

Electrolyte Water: A Delicious Way to Hydrate

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Make a simple and delicious sports drink — without all the added sugar.


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