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Can Breastfeeding Lower Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Although women are at greater risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis compared to men, there may be something they can do to reduce their chances of developing this painful disease: breastfeeding. Renowned for its health benefits to children, breastfeeding is also linked with lowering a woman’s risk for postpartum depression, Type 2 diabetes and breast and […]

Five Lifestyle Behaviors Cut Diabetes Risk

New research shows that a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes can be dramatically cut by combining five important lifestyle factors. To get the best benefit, people should follow a healthy diet, stay at an optimal body weight, exercise regularly, abstain from smoking and limit how much alcohol they drink every day, according to a […]