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Why Healthy People Need Flu Shots

It's certainly true that people with health problems such as asthma or lung disease or heart disease can get very sick with influenza and really need the flu shot. But healthy people need it too. Here's why. Mass. Hospital Workers’ Flu Vaccination Rates Fall Below Target Could You Have the Flu? The Invisible Threat of Vaccine Refusal

Study: Artificial Sweeteners May Promote Diabetes

Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice. Artificial Sweetener Vs. Real Sugar Does Your Snack Have More Sugar Than a Doughnut?

Move Over Sugar, Salt is Bigger Health Threat for All

While we are born with an innate desire for sugar, our taste for salt is learned through diet exposure, especially starting at a young age. Check out the top sodium culprits in kids' diets. Where Sodium Sneaks Up on You Effects of Sodium Content in Pre-Packaged Meals on Children’s Health 8 Tips to Improve Your Kid’s Diet

Five Strength Training Moves to Build Your Core

Alexa Pozniak pays a visit to Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, where Mike himself shares five strengthening moves with a common ‘core’: The plank. Top 5 Exercises Everyone Should Do at the Gym How Much Does Boston Move on Sept. 1? Ditch the Wetsuit: Build Surfer Bodies on Land

Calling Dr. Mom (or Dad): Caring for Sick Kids at Home

Most of the time, children who are sick can be cared for at home. So get out your white coat, folks; here's what you need to do to keep your kids comfortable--and speed up their recovery. 5 Healthy Back-to-School Habits Is Your Lunch Bag Making You Sick? The (Um, Obvious) Key to Parental Decisions About Video Games

The Moms Behind MIT’s Breast Pumping Hackathon

Over 100 men and women from across the country are coming to MIT next weekend to tackle an issue at the core of breastfeeding: The pump. Catherine D’Ignazio, one of the organizers of MIT’s Make the Breast Pump Not Suck Hackathon, shares the story behind the hack. Olivia Wilde Poses for Breastfeeding Pic Breastfeeding and The Mommy Wars

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