Stages of Pregnancy Pictures Slideshow: See the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Trimesters of Mom & Baby

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First Trimester: The Baby at 4 Weeks

  • Your baby’s brain and spinal cord have begun to form.
  • The heart begins to form.
  • Arm and leg buds appear.
  • Your baby is now an embryo and 1/25 of an inch long.
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Bounce Back from a Cold or Flu Fast

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11 best ways to soothe symptoms and speed up recovery

Have a steamy moment

“Inhaling warm, moist air can help thin out and loosen mucus,” says Czaja. Make a mini steam bath by leaning your head over a bowl of hot water, being careful not to scald yourself. Or indulge in an extra-long shower.

28 Days to a Healthier Heart

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Lower heart disease risk by 92% with a simple change each day

Heart Health Day 18: Assess Your Stress Levels

One of the biggest causes of stress is trying to live in a way that’s not consistent with who you are. Ask yourself: Am I doing what I want to do? Am I getting my needs met? Every day, run a reality check on what you’ve done. When it says that your actions aren’t true to the kind of person you are, make sure you listen.

Spend time with people and on activities that make you feel happy and challenged in a healthy way — not drained or burned out.

28 Days to a Healthier Heart

Heart Disease

Lower heart disease risk by 92% with a simple change each day

Heart Health Day 17: Spice Up Your Workout

The best exercise is one that you’ll continue to do. So every day, in addition to your regular workout, try something new just for fun — hitting a tennis ball against the house, shooting hoops with your kids, or dancing around your bedroom after work. If you find something that you like, incorporate it into your daily workout.

Research shows that people who are active in little ways the entire day burn more calories and are generally healthier than those who exercise for 30 to 60 minutes and then sit at a computer, says cardiologist and Prevention advisor Arthur Agatston, MD.

Image Collection: Skin Problems

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Picture of Hammertoes

Picture of Hammertoes

A hammertoe is a toe that is bent because of a weakened muscle. The weakened muscle makes the tendons (tissues that connect muscles to bone) shorter, causing the toes to curl under the feet. Hammertoes can run in families. They can also be caused by shoes that are too short. Hammertoes can cause problems with walking and can lead to other foot problems, such as blisters, calluses, and sores. Splinting and corrective footwear can help in treating hammertoes. In severe cases, surgery to straighten the toe may be necessary.