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Health Tip: Keep Diabetes in Check During the Holidays

Prepare for the festivities. Holiday parties, desserts and buffets can throw your diabetes meal plan way off-track. The U.S. Centers continue reading »

Health Tip: Are You Actually Hungry?

Or eating for another reason. When your stomach growls, it's often hunger that's talking. Hunger is your body's way of saying it needs to be nourished. continue reading »

Health Tip: Opt for a Healthy Weight-Loss Plan

Avoid fad diets. Fad diets may promise drastic and quick loss of weight, but may be dangerous and often fall short when it comes to long-term weight loss. continue reading »

Health Tip: Getting Ready for Childbirth

Creating a birth plan means making a list of your preferences for labor and delivery. The American Academy of Pediatricians says birth-planning should include your preferences about: continue reading »

Health Tip: Dealing With a Picky Eater

Suggestions to help ensure that your child gets all necessary nutrients. It may be difficult to ensure that a finicky toddler is getting all necessary nutrients. Experts say parents should be persistent in offering a variety of healthy foods. continue reading »

Health Tip: Make Calorie-Sparing Substitutions

Swap fattening foods for lighter fare. You don't have to make big changes to your diet to see noticeable results. The American Dietetic Association suggests these small ways to trim those calories: continue reading »

Health Tip: Who Needs a Whooping Cough Vaccine?

Here are some guidelines. Whooping cough, medically called pertussis, is a serious infection that can cause episodes of extreme coughing. In some cases, it can lead to serious complications, including death. continue reading »

Health Tip: Binge Drinking’s Risks

It can trigger a host of health problems. Binge drinking occurs when the number of alcoholic drinks consumed in a short period raises a person's blood alcohol level to 0.08 grams percent or abov continue reading »

Health Tip: How to Spot Underage Drinking

More children abuse alcohol than tobacco or illicit drugs. Besides being illegal, underage drinking can endanger a young person's physical and emotional health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. continue reading »

Health Tip: When a Doctor Should Evaluate Diaper Rash

Signs that medical attention may be needed. Diaper rash is usually easily treated and isn't a cause for concern. But severe cases may require a doctor's care. continue reading »

Health Tip: Using a Nasal Spray for Allergies

Suggestions for using it correctly. A nasal spray can help many allergy sufferers find relief from symptoms, but it's important that the spray be used correctly. The American Ac continue reading »

Health Tip: Fears and Phobias

Putting your heart at risk. People with phobic anxieties, like fear of crowded places, fear of heights or fear of going outside, are at higher risk for heart disease than those with fewer or no anxieties. continue reading »

Health Tip: Talk to Your Doctor About the Nicotine Patch

Especially if you have any of these problems. While the nicotine patch can be an effective method to help some people quit smoking and improve their health, it may not be the best smoking cessation tool for everyone. continue reading »