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What It’s Like Being Disabled And Asian In America

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Antibiotics and Pregnancy: What’s Safe?

Is it safe to take antibiotics during pregnancy? Answer From Yvonne Butler Tobah, M.D. Antibiotics are commonly prescribed during pregnancy. The specific medication must be chosen carefully, however. Some antibiotics are OK to take during pregnancy, while others are not. Safety depends on various factors, including the type of antibiotic, when in your pregnancy you […]

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What Do Carbs Do for Your Body?

Whether you call them breakfast food, marathon fuel, or diet culture pariah du jour, one thing we can all agree on is that people have strong opinions about carbohydrates. Somewhere along the way, it’s almost as if we’ve forgotten that “carbs” is just a word we use to talk about certain kinds of foods. And […]

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Normal Stress or Adjustment Disorder?

What’s the difference between normal stress and an adjustment disorder? Answer From Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D. Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to positive or negative situations in your life, such as a new job or the death of a loved one. Stress itself isn’t abnormal or bad. What’s important is how you […]

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IBD and Depression: Is There a Connection?

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and depression can go together. After all, IBD doesn’t just affect you physically. It can take a toll on your self-confidence, your relationships, your work life, and your zeal for new adventures and activities. If you experience regular episodes of severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and cramping, your life may revolve around […]