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What's causing your digestive discomfort? The answer might not be straight forward

It's not exactly a conventional conversation starter, but after Dr. Robynne Chutkan was routinely pulled aside by inquisitive women at soccer games, the supermarket, dinner parties and the yoga studio, she decided to tackle the hush-hush topic of gas and discomfort from bloating.

Monday - 10/14/2013, 02:05pm EDT

Tags: gas, bloating, Dr. Robynne Chutkan, food, Rachel Nania

Site uses social media to track illness

Sickweather.com uses social media updates to follow outbreaks of the flu, allergies and other illnesses around the country. Sickweather scans Facebook and Twitter for posts about sickness and gathers the data to form an interactive map showing the areas with the most statuses about infections.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 02:24am EDT

Tags: Capital News Service, social media, sick, Twitter, tracking illness, sickweather.com, Baltimore

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Self-limiting exercise: Have safer, more effective workouts

Good form and good posture do the same thing for your body. Both take the stress off of your joints and shift that stress to your muscles, making for an all-round better workout.

Sunday - 10/06/2013, 08:16pm EDT

Tags: Josef Brandenburg, exercise, fitness, The Body You Want

Is climate change affecting your health?

Wind, heat, rain, snow and severe storms have long been blamed for interruptions to the nation's overall infrastructure, but federal and state officials are more carefully studying changing weather patterns as a direct threat to human health.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 08:32am EDT

Tags: climate change, weather, extreme weather, cdc, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Rachel Nania

The stiletto workout: Preventing and treating pain from high heels

High heels, kitten heels and platform heels. No matter the shape, heels are a common item in many wardrobes.

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 08:54am EDT

Tags: Lisa Reed, high heels, heels, workout, work out, tips

Social and mental health integration may help prevent, treat obesity in teens

High school health education classes that focus exclusively on topics of physical activity and nutrition may be a thing of the past. It turns out, integrating cognitive-behavioral components into health curricula makes for happier and healthier teens.

Monday - 09/30/2013, 07:40am EDT

Tags: Health education, NIH, Rachel Nania, high school, mental health

Healthy snacking: Plans, tips and ideas

When you do snack, it's important to do so smartly. Here are some tips on how to do just that.

Friday - 09/27/2013, 01:54pm EDT

Tags: Kait Fortunato, snacks, snacking, health tips, food

Study finds accumulation of chemical compound from house furniture remains a health threat

They sit in our homes like beloved antiques from the disco era. But there is good reason to avoid those old foam-stuffed couches.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 09:36am EDT

Tags: PBDEs, flame retardant, chemicals, environmental health, Paula Wolfson, Ami Zota

8 tips for reducing muscle soreness

If you hit your back-to-workout routine just as the kids went back to school, chances are, you could be feeling a bit sore now. But don't let that hinder your progress. Here are eight ways you can reduce muscle soreness.

Monday - 09/23/2013, 09:53am EDT

Tags: Lisa Reed, fitness, workout, muscle soreness

Maryland receives $6.4 million grant from HHS

Maryland has been awarded $6.4 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for expansion of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program -- one of only 13 states to receive a competitive grant.

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 07:19am EDT

Tags: HHS, Department of Health and Human Services, grant, Maryland Department of Health, Capital News Service, Natalie Kornicks

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