Helping a smoker quit

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Useful tips for friends and family Respect that the quitter is in charge. This is their lifestyle change and their challenge, not yours. Ask the person whether they want you to ask regularly how they’re doing. Ask how they’re feeling – not just whether they’ve stayed quit. Let the person know that it’s OK to [&hellip
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Control calories during grill season picnics

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It’s tough to control calories during grilling season. Nutritionists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have cooked up a few tips to keep calorie counts in control. “There are plenty of tricks and tips that offer alternatives to full-throttle calorie binging,” says Lona Sandon, a clinical nutritionist at UT Southwestern. Among the best tips for controlling [&hellip
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New York Gets a “B” for Fertility

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RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association releases state rankings of “fertility friendliness” New York is above average, though not at the top of the class, when it comes to the availability of fertility treatments, according to a new study that has ranked all 50 states and assigned them grades based on the number of RESOLVE support [&hellip
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A Molecular Explanation for Age-related Fertility Decline in Women

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NIH-funded scientists find DNA repair systems become less efficient Scientists supported by the National Institutes of Health have a new theory as to why a woman’s fertility declines after her mid-30s. They also suggest an approach that might help slow the process, enhancing and prolonging fertility. They found that, as women age, their egg cells [&hellip
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New rules correct misleading sunscreen labels

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Sunscreen makers must now conform to new Food and Drug Administration labeling rules that will make picking an effective product easier for consumers. The two main changes address whether a product has full ultraviolet protection — that is, whether it protects both against ultraviolet B rays, the main cause of sunburn, and ultraviolet A rays, [&hellip
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3 Natural Ways to Combat Seasonal Allergies

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Allergy season is in full swing – but meds aren’t the only options By Christopher Mango, DC Is there a better time of year than spring in New York City? After this particularly long winter, I can’t think of anything more delightful than being able to get out of our apartments and enjoy the weather. [&hellip
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