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    New, longer breastfeeding guidelines. Sounds great, but what about my job?

    Candace Nelson
    In June and July 2022, the American Academy of Pediatrics put out a statement in support of breastfeeding exclusively for six months and breastfeeding “as long as mutually desired by mother and child for 2 years or beyond.”  The academy has long supported breastfeeding. What’s…
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    When to start talking about sexual health with your child: Earlier than you think.

    Nick Johnstone
    No matter how sophisticated parental controls for internet access are, research shows the average age children are now exposed to pornography is 13, with some children being exposed by age 7. Digging deeper, 60% of 11- to 13-year-olds are exposed to adult content by accident. And 93% of males and…
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    Healthy and Delicious Spiced Carrot Cake Recipe

    Mayo Clinic recipes and strategies for healthier living. Join Jennifer A. Welper, Wellness Executive Chef, as she creates a crowd-pleasing spiced carrot cake dessert that is wonderfully tasty, healthy, and easy to make. Shopping List: Fat-free plain Greek yogurt, Carrots Check For: Sugar, Canola oil, Eggs, All-purpose flour, Baking powder,…
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    Gestational diabetes — Will it affect your future health?

    You made it through pregnancy and delivery with a happy, healthy baby and now there’s more good news: You no longer have high blood sugar levels. You are relieved that your gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) — diabetes diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy — is gone. While this is…
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    What’s one health check you never miss?

    What screenings and cleanings should you prioritize? Learn which health appointments Mayo Clinic doctors, dietitians and other experts always keep, and why.
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    What Causes Ringing in the Ears?

    Tinnitus is when you experience ringing or other noises in one or both of your ears. The noise you hear when you have tinnitus isn’t caused by an external sound, and other people usually can’t hear it. Tinnitus is a common problem. It affects about 15% to 20% of people…
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    Talking to kids about racism

    Children learn about racial differences and racial bias from an early age, and parents and caregivers are their first teachers. It’s important for parents and other adults to be role models for inclusive behaviors early in the lives of children life to decrease racial bias and improve cultural understanding. Experts…
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    HIV doesn’t just affect men – and it’s not a thing of the past.

    In the 1980s and ’90s, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) entered the public consciousness in a big way: Think about the musical Rent or the moment when basketball player Magic Johnson publicly revealed his diagnosis. After those two decades, HIV quickly seemed to disappear from popular…
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    The Easy & Healthy Recipe for a Southwest Taco Bowl

    Mayo Clinic recipes and strategies for healthier living. Join Jennifer A. Welper, Wellness Executive Chef, as she creates an easy and deliciously healthy Southwest taco salad chock full of vegetables, lean ground turkey, and flavorful spices to create a mouthwatering yet simple meal perfect for the whole family. Shopping List:…
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    Understanding drug addiction and recognizing it in yourself or others.

    Drug addiction, also known as substance use disorder, is a disease that affects a person’s brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication. When you’re addicted, you may continue using the drug despite the harm it causes.
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    What’s causing you to feel unsteady or off-balance?

    Balance problems can make you feel dizzy, as if the room is spinning, unsteady, or lightheaded. These feelings can happen whether you’re lying down, sitting, or standing. Many body systems — including your muscles, bones, joints, eyes, the balance organ in the inner ear, nerves, heart and blood vessels —…