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In the article Mocha Coffee Drinks Are As Bad As Soda, Gail Ingram explains that mochas (lattes with chocolate) are “sugar-sweetened beverages” that are comparable …

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Gail Ingram has lived in Manhattan since 2007 and has witnessed people thrive or suffer in the City.  With an eye on wellness, you …

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Can’t sleep?  Nurse Gail Ingram shares natural sleep remedies (also known as ‘sleep hygiene’) to get you back on track:   A reader wrote …

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I find that few Americans continue to learn about food and nutrition once they’ve graduated from school.  At some point, learning how to change …

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Nurse Gail Ingram (and her grandma!) give you adult cold remedies that work: Despite all the advances in medicine, my grandma’s home remedies for colds …

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Gail Ingram, a primary care practitioner, explains why benifuuki green tea for allergies is the best (and probably the only) variety that works. I …

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Nurse Gail Ingram reminds us that not all soup is healthy.  As an expert in nutrition, she helps you make the healthiest soup choices: …

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Nurse Gail Ingram is a concierge nurse and makes house calls to treat hangovers in NYC.  She’s a seasoned expert and says coconut water …

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Cynthia Jaffe FNP DC recommends a consistent snooze schedule because regular sleep and wake times are important for optimal wellness. Keeping a consistent sleep …

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In Part 3 of her Winter Sports Series, Nurse Mia Ross digs deeper into the latest health fad, Whole Body Cryotherapy. Recently, the media …

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Inspired by Facebook know-it-alls, Gail Ingram sets the record straight about birth control, IUDs for young women, and “standard med advice.”   As long …

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Nurse Marsha Battee discusses the importance of gluten sensitivity testing and ruling out a wheat allergy and Celiac Disease. Gluten is a popular topic …

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Gail Ingram, an open-minded practitioner, explains why aromatherapy “works” depending on the definition and gives her professional opinion on essential oil treatments. According to …

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Nurse Gail Ingram cautions readers to beware of internet health hype.   The marketing behind health and wellness is a sore subject for me …

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Nurse Marsha Battee explains that the healthiest chocolate is DARK chocolate ONLY–not the low quality Valentine’s Day stuff at the drug store. The media …

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Nurse Mia Ross explores the biology of love, or rather, the neurobiology of love.  Is monogamy a choice?  What about cheating?  It might be …

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Nurse Gail Ingram answers the question, “Does dairy make a cold worse?” and discusses the milk-mucus myth:   I can’t count how many times …

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Nurse Keilynn Hopkins tells us what to watch out for when purchasing supplements in her article Shopping for Shortcuts–Herbal Supplements for Fast Results: Have …

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Nurse Gail Ingram explores Vitamin B17, laetrile, amygdalin: Cancer Cure or Scam?   A patient undergoing chemotherapy for lymphoma recently asked me about Vitamin …

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The NurseGail.com website provides a platform for nurses to join in the e-health conversation.  The site showcases the experience and knowledge of nurses who …

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Nurse Gail Ingram explains the statistics used to determine morning after pill odds: My girlfriend had a hot weekend sexcapade that required emergency contraception.  …

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Nurse Gail Ingram suggests a new strategy to reduce medical errors based on a study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology: A study* …

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Nurse Gail Ingram answers the question, “How can I skip my period?” just in time for Valentine’s Day. You’re expecting a call from Aunt …

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You asked, “What should I know before getting pierced?” and Nurse Gail Ingram answered.  Here’s how to pick the best piercers, studios, and avoid …

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Gail Ingram responds to a reader who had a dental emergency (ouch!) and answers the question, “How long does swelling last after a root …

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A NurseGail.com reader writes: I want to get my hormones drawn. Where can I get that done? Gail Ingram BSN RN responds: I’m assuming …

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