Katia Hetter, CNN

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Why water is the best drink during a heat wave

More water, please. Millions of Americans are experiencing a record-breaking heat wave that has continued for days on end.

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With avian flu and a new coronavirus variant spreading as summer begins, how can we keep healthy and still have fun?

Memorial Day is here, and soon summer will arrive. The threat of some diseases, such as Covid-19 is receding, though there are new coronavirus variants to keep an eye on, and a second human case of the bird flu has just been detected in the United States.

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What you should know about stress, according to a doctor

There is no doubt that stress is a part of everyday life, but too much can have detrimental impacts on people’s physical and mental health.

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Who can take the newly available over-the-counter birth control pill?

The first oral contraceptive approved for over-the-counter use in the United States will become available in stores and online this month. The medication, known as Opill, has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $19.99 for a one-month supply and $49.99 for a three-month supply.

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Covid-19 finally hit me - here’s what I did

After nearly four years of never testing positive for Covid-19 while editing pandemic coverage alongside my good friends at CNN Health, I caught the latest variant and was down for the count.

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What women can do to reduce risk from heart disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women — for about 1 in 5 women — in the United States, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 60 million American women are living with some form of heart disease, yet just over half (56%) are aware that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women.

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