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The Checkup: Yikes! Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have This STI

• Here, a very good reason to schedule that gyno appointment you’ve been putting off: New data from the National Center for Health Statistics found […]

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Why People Who Do Everything Right Still Get Cancer, According to New Study

Yesterday, my friend and I were texting back and forth about how Grey’s Anatomy is our personal version of comfort food. I turn to the […]

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The Checkup: How to Make a Loaf of Bread Last Forever

• Whenever I get bread at La Colombe’s Fishtown location (if you haven’t consumed an entire loaf of their fig bread in one sitting, I […]

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Hilarious Tweet Reminds Us to Stock Up on What We Really Need for the Snowstorm

In case you’ve somehow managed to miss the warnings: We are slated to get some snow tonight and tomorrow. Around eight to 12 inches of […]

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The Checkup: The Most Convincing Reason to Ditch Booze for a Month

• It’s Friday. On Fridays, I tend to tell myself that “I will go out for one drink with friends after work,” only to end […]

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Why New Jersey Parents Will Soon Be Trading in Bassinets for (Free!) Cardboard Boxes

Well, this is awesome: Back in May, we told you guys about Temple University Hospital’s baby box program, a year-long program inspired by the government-funded […]

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Why Alcohol Makes You Poop (And How to Avoid a Bathroom-Filled Morning After)

A little over a year ago, we asked this question: Why does running make you poop? (Here in Be Well Philly Land, we’re never afraid to […]

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4 Women Are Running From New York to D.C. for Planned Parenthood — Here’s Where to Run With Them in Philly 

Well, consider this your very hefty dose of Monday motivation: Later this month, four women are running from Harlem, New York to Washington, D.C. in […]

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How to Clean Your Ears: Don’t

You know what you can scratch off of your heaping to-do list — forever? Digging deep into your ear with a Q-tip to clean your […]

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Step Aside, Drugstores: These Wharton Grads Are Changing the Vitamin Game

There are a number of adjectives that I might use when talking about the vitamin and supplement aisle at a big-name drugstore: overwhelming, confusing, ACKSOMANYOPTIONSHELP […]

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Health Department: Air Quality Worsened During SEPTA Strike

If it was a little harder to breathe the first week of November, you weren’t just hyperventilating at the possibility of President Trump. According to […]

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The Checkup: It’s Perfectly Fine to Never Wash Your Coffee Mug (Really!)

• In today’s assurances that may seem questionable: It’s totally fine to never wash your office coffee mug (because you know you haven’t, like, ever), […]

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The Checkup: What Every Health-Obsessed Human Should Know Before Their Next Manicure

• If you are constantly obsessing over your health, you may want to take a closer look at what you put onto your digits the […]

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The Checkup: Tiny Tweaks That Set You Up for Big Weight-Loss Success

• Get ready to let out a big sigh of relief: If you’re looking to lose weight, you don’t necessarily need to makeover your entire […]

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The Checkup: Noooo! These Common Bad Shower Habits Are Destroying Your Skin 

• Ack! If you’re anything like me, you’re making a number of these common shower mistakes, like rinsing your conditioner out of your hair after […]