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Migraine Treatment: Can Antidepressants Help?

My doctor prescribed an antidepressant for my migraines. Is this an appropriate migraine treatment? I don't have depression. Answers from Jerry W. Swanson, M.D. Certain antidepressants can help reduce the frequency and severity of some types of headaches, including migraines. You don't have to be depressed to benefit from these drugs. Tricyclic antidepressants, such as […]

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Birth Control Options: Things to Consider

If you're considering using birth control (contraception), you have a variety of options. To help pick the right method of birth control for you and your partner, consider the following questions. What birth control options are available? Among your birth control options are: Barrier methods. Examples include male and female condoms, as well as the […]

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Why Weight Loss Diets Fail

About 10 years ago, I decided I wanted to lose weight. A Google search told me that there were plenty of lose-weight-quick solutions to try: Low-carb, low-fat, vegan, and Paleo diets all were top contenders. At the time, I wasn’t really into critically evaluating what I was reading, so I decided that a low-carb diet […]

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The House Next Door

This essay was guest edited by Ijeoma Oluo, a Seattle-based Writer, Speaker and Internet Yeller. Her work on social issues such as race and gender has been published in The Guardian, The Stranger, Washington Post, ELLE Magazine, NBC News and more. She has been the Editor at Large at The Establishment since 2015. Her NYT […]

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The Science on Weight and Health

Editor's note: There is a lot of confusion, misinformation, stigma, and bias about how your weight impacts your health. So we’ve created a comprehensive review and critical analysis of the science on weight and health as a resource. We get very in the weeds here, so we’ve broken it up into four parts: – Part […]