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Christina Bhattacharya is a California-based freelance medical writer specializing in healthcare, insurance, Medicare, seniors, wellness, fitness, and innovation.

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Travel health: 10 ways to keep germs away

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, there’s always a chance to get sick. Take precautions by considering these 10 practical tips to help avoid illnesses and boost travel health.

Introducing Solid Foods Into Your Baby's Diet: When ...

Watching your baby grow and develop is an exciting time -- but there's a lot you'll need to know throughout the process, including how, when, and what to feed your newborn.

Dignity Health | How to Help Someone Quit Smoking: 6 Tips for ...

If you're wondering how to help someone quit smoking and aren't sure where to begin, here are six tips to get the conversation started and give your loved one the support they need.

Assessing the Benefits of CrossFit: Is It Right for You?

CrossFit has a reputation as a potentially dangerous form of exercise, with some of its movements requiring considerable technical skill and posing an injury risk if performed incorrectly. How do these risks stack up against the benefits of CrossFit?

Breastfeeding for New Moms: How to Increase Milk Supply

Your new bundle of joy just arrived. Congratulations! As a new mom, you're likely aware of the importance of breast milk for your baby, and because of the many benefits, you may have plans to breastfeed your baby for as long as a year or more.

Affordable Care Act Maternity and Pediatric Care: What You Should ...

With all the changes, you may not be aware of the many great benefits the ACA offers. Here's an overview of the Affordable Care Act maternity care, breastfeeding support, and pediatric care benefits that any couple planning to have a child should know about.

Tech For Seniors: 5 Must-Have Technology Devices for Seniors

Today's technology can help seniors to age in place more comfortably by keeping them engaged, connected, active and safe. Here are some senior-friendly technology devices to help seniors maintain their independence while monitoring their safety:

Staying Active: Navigating the Gym

For first timers, navigating the gym can seem overwhelming. While it might be intimidating at first, don't be discouraged. Most gym layouts are similar in equipment and spaces. There are areas for stretching, cardio, weights, and fitness classes.

4 Ways to Help Dad With Limited Mobility

Mobility issues can be frustrating for many seniors, especially men. The loss of mobility often decreases independence, and can lead to depression, anger, and other health issues. These tips can help you assist your dad manage his frustration, rebuild his confidence, and retain independence for a higher quality of life.

Celebrating Grandparents: Grandparents Day Activities Make it ...

Here are some Grandparent's Day activities that are great for honoring grandparents and creating memories together.

5 Apps To Keep You Accountable To Your Healthy New Year's ...

Here are a few health and fitness apps created to make getting and staying healthy simpler and safer. Even more, these apps are user-friendly for seniors looking to stick with their New Year's resolutions of being more active and independent.

Five Health and Fitness Christmas Gifts for Your Grandfather

This Christmas, gift your Grandfather more than a tie. He's sure to appreciate some of today's hottest health and fitness gadgets with our top five health and fitness Christmas gifts for your Grandfather.

Caring for a Loved One with ALS or MS

Although providing emotional and physical care for someone with MS or ALS can be a profound experience, it can also be challenging.

Older Americans Month 2014: “Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow.”

May is Older Americans Month. Each year, the Administration on Aging (AoA) issues a unique theme for the month of May focusing on seniors.

Improving Balance and Decreasing Fall Risk Through Vibration Therapy

Vibration therapy, also known as whole-body vibration, has been shown to provide health benefits for seniors, including increasing lower-body muscle strength, balance, and coordination, and decreasing the risk for falls.