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Opinions vary among healthcare providers and the conditions of their patients, as well as the infection rate in their communities and availability of personal protective equipment. Aekkarak Thongjiew / EyeEm Getty Images

By Joni Sweet

Should you skip your annual checkup? The answer would have been a resounding "no" if you asked most doctors before the pandemic.

But with the risk of COVID-19, the answer isn't so clear anymore.

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Although considered safe overall, aloe vera does carry the risk of making some skin rashes worse. serezniy / Getty Images

By Kristeen Cherney

Skin inflammation, which includes swelling and redness, occurs as an immune system reaction. While redness and swelling can develop for a variety of reasons, rashes and burns are perhaps the most common symptoms. More severe skin inflammation can require medications, but sometimes mild rashes may be aided with home remedies like aloe vera.

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By Kris Gunnars, BSc

Sleep is one of the pillars of optimal health.

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By Ryan Raman, MS, RD

Minerals are key nutrients that your body requires to function. They affect various aspects of bodily function, such as growth, bone health, muscle contractions, fluid balance, and many other processes.

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By Tonya Russell

A few years ago, my fiance and I got into an argument on our way to spend Christmas with my family.

As we drove through unfamiliar territory, we began to notice a lot of people who appeared to be without a home. This started to break up the tension as we turned our thoughts to this bigger issue.

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A new study from the University of Texas at Austin suggests that even small bouts of intense exercise can help offset some of the harmful effects of extended periods of sitting. Deagreez / Getty Images

By Gigen Mammoser

The next time you're sitting around wondering if you have enough time for a workout, ask yourself if you have 4 seconds.

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Fashion designer Yr Johannsdottir shows one of her masks at her studio in Reykjavik, Iceland on May 11. JEREMIE RICHARD / AFP / Getty Images

By Leah Campbell

It started with Eve donning a black mask against a backdrop of wisteria flowers, hashtagging her efforts #MaskingForAFriend. Sophia Bush, Matt McGorry, and Mayim Bialik soon followed, with others quickly joining the cause launched by the Pandemic Action Network.

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By Lauren Panoff, MPH, RD

Apple cider vinegar is often used in cooking and baking, or to make marinades, dressings, and even beverages.

To make it, chopped apples are covered with water and left to ferment to form ethanol. Natural bacteria convert the ethanol into acetic acid, which is the main component of vinegar.

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By Gavin Van De Walle, MS, RD

Coffee is one of the world's most popular beverages. It contains a very popular stimulant called caffeine.

Many people reach for a cup of this caffeinated beverage immediately after rising, whereas others believe it's more beneficial to hold off for a few hours.

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Consumers looking to buy disinfectant sprays and wipes may be out of luck for a while. eldinhoid / Getty Images

By Nancy Schimelpfening

Consumers looking to buy disinfectant sprays and wipes may be out of luck for a while.

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A pedestrian walks past Bannister's Wharf on May 9, 2020 in Newport, Rhode Island, as non-critical retail establishments began opening with limited capacity as part of Phase 1 to reopen the state due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Maddie Meyer / Getty Images

By Joni Sweet

Reducing our risk for COVID-19 depends on how well we understand the way SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is transmitted.

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