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New nutrition guidelines: Meet MyPlate!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion recently released a new tool to help you eat right: MyPlate. This system, which completely replaces the old MyPyramid guidelines, was designed to help you quickly and easily make the best choices when having a meal. Whether at home…

H-P-What? The deets on HPV

The buzz is out about HPV. What you may not know is how this sexually transmitted infection (STI) gets around, how to find out if you have it or how the vaccine works. Following is a list of common myths — as well as the facts — about…

To Pap or not to Pap? When to get yours

While your mom may have started her Pap tests/smears at age 18, all the new recommendations — from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, among others — say you can wait till 21. The guidelines recently changed based on several years of research on what typically causes an…