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Lisa Lombardi
Lisa Lombardi is the Executive Editor of Health and co-author of What the Yuck?! The Freaky & Fabulous Truth About Your Body. She has written for everyone from The New York Times and MSN to Marie Claire and Maxim. A working mom of two, she is much better at pinning healthy recipes than actually making them.
Recent Posts By Lisa Lombardi

Angelina Jolie on Getting Chickenpox at 39: “Such is Life!”

While the new movie Angelina Jolie directed, Unbroken, is getting lots of good buzz, the star had to bail on upcoming promotional events for a surprising reason: She has the chickenpox.

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What You Need to Know About the New Mumps Outbreak

Pro hockey players’ health woes usually involve concussions or broken bones, but three NHL teams are fighting an unexpected ailment: the mumps.

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The Magical Thing Disney Is Doing for Kids with Allergies

From peanuts on the plane to dicey local grub, vacations can be a total nightmare for families of the estimated 15 million people with food allergies. But Disney has teamed up with the makers of the EpiPen to provide a safer haven.

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How Much Weight Should You Really Gain During Pregnancy?

Nashville star Hayden Panettiere said she’s gained nearly 40 pounds during her pregnancy so far. Yes, that’s above the target range for a typical pregnant woman (25 to 35 pounds), but here’s what you need to know.

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What the Perfect Breast Looks Like, According to Men and Women

It may sound like a headline from The Onion, but actual British researchers have pinpointed the ideal breast shape, according to a study published in the very real journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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The Great Reason Why You May See Teal Pumpkins This Halloween

Don’t be surprised if you stumble upon teal pumpkins while trick or treating this year—it’s the new, very cool way that people are showing that their home is safe for kids with food allergies.

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Renee Zellweger: ‘I’m Glad I Look Different’

Unless you live under a boulder, you’ve no doubt seen the mean-spirited Internet posts about Renee Zellweger’s face. To her total credit, she is rising above the silliness. Here’s what she said in a statement to People.

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4 Movies Germaphobes Should Never Watch

Are Ebola headlines making you jittery about the thought of a global pandemic? Escape your worries with a nice movie. That is, not one of these 4 fright-fests.

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We Love Jennifer Garner for Defending the Mom Paunch

As if we could worship Jennifer Garner any more, yesterday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show the actress stood with real women everywhere and spoke out loud and proud about having a less-than-taut tummy

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4 Scary Truths About Cocaine

Stevie Nicks recently revealed that she gave up cocaine in the ’80s because a doctor told her if she didn’t, she could have a brain hemorrhage. Is that possible? If so, what else could the drug do to your body?

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Stop Saying Britney Spears Got a “Mom Cut”

When Britney Spears recently debuted her new chin-length bob, some beauty and fashion sites dubbed it a “mom bob.” And they didn’t mean it as a compliment.

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Is the iPhone 6 Plus Too Big for Normal Hands?

Apple’s iPhone 6 is selling like, well, iPhones, but some early adopters are complaining the “Plus” model is too darn big to use comfortably. You can beat smartphone pain no matter what gadget you’re using with this advice.

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Is Robert Downey Jr. Right that Drug Addiction is Genetic?

“Pick a dysfunction and and it’s a family problem,” the Iron Man star told Vanity Fair.

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Fact-Checking The Knick: Were Doctors Really Deranged and Drugged Out?

The new Cinemax series “The Knick” paints a shocking picture of medicine in the early 1900s at the fictional Knickerbocker Hospital. It’s so wild-west that you can’t help but wonder: Is this for real?

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Attention Germaphobes: A Less Icky Alternative to the Handshake

You may think a fist bump is strictly for bromances, but it just may be the new greeting of choice for germaphobes everywhere.

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Study Says Breast-Feeding is Overhyped, and This Mom is Relieved

Here’s welcome news for any mom who, like me, couldn’t breast-feed and felt like she was dooming her baby to a fat, hyperactive, less intelligent future: The long-term benefits of breast-feeding have been exaggerated, according to a new Ohio State University study published in the journal Social Science & Medicine.

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Want to Feel Good This Weekend? Sign Up for the March for Babies Fundraiser

Thirty-six years ago this week, my mom gave birth two months early to a two-and-a-half pound baby with undeveloped lungs. That teeny-tiny, very sick preemie is now a horse vet in Virginia, and her survival is in no small part due to the herculean efforts of the 75-year-old March of Dimes. This weekend is the group’s big fundraiser, March for Babies. If you’ve been meaning to get more steps into your day, sign up to walk.

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