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Health Tip: Check Holiday Lights

Glittering holiday lights are a delight to the eyes, but they can be a fire hazard if they aren't inspected and maintained. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these safety continue reading »

Health Tip: Choosing a Safe Christmas Tree

If artificial, make sure it's labeled 'fire-resistant' - Before you install and decorate your holiday tree, make sure it's safe for you and your family. The American Academy of Pediatrics m continue reading »

Health Tip: Stay Active After a Heart Attack

But discuss with your doctor first - Having a heart attack shouldn't put an end to an active lifestyle. The American Heart Association offers these guidelines for when continue reading »

Health Tip: Taking Medication to Manage Diabetes

Questions you should ask your doctor - Medication can help keep diabetes under control, but it's important to understand what you're taking and how to take it. continue reading »

Health Tip: Enjoying Thanksgiving Leftovers

Tips on how to save them safely - One of the best parts of Thanksgiving may be enjoying the dinner leftovers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests these safe storage continue reading »

Health Tip: Why Eat Lean Meats?

Avoid the fat - Meats are good source of complete protein, the University of Michigan Health System says. But eating meats loaded with fat can negate any of the nutritional benefits. continue reading »

Health Tip: Talking to Your Doctor About Weight

Questions to focus on - It can be embarrassing to talk with your doctor about weight. But he or she can help you choose a weight-loss plan, including specifics on any diet or lifestyle changes you'll need to make. continue reading »

Health Tip: Exercise Isn’t Always Expensive

Here are less costly options - Exercise doesn't have to amount to a monthly pass to the neighborhood gym. The U.S. Weight-Control Information Network offers these in continue reading »

Health Tip: Signs of Heart Attack in Women

They can be different than in men - Every 90 seconds, a woman in the United States has a heart attack, according to the womenshealth.gov website. Sadly, many women don't recognize these typical symptoms: continue reading »

HEALTH TIP: Are You at Risk for High Cholesterol?

Risk factors include obesity - Risk factors for high cholesterol include things you can't control, such as age, gender and family history. But lifestyle choices -- factors you can control -- are a big part of the equation, too. continue reading »

Health Tip: Considering Counseling?

Therapy may help you deal with depression, loss or anger - Psychological counseling can help people cope with myriad difficult physical or emotional issues. continue reading »

Health Tip: If You’re Lactose Intolerant

You may not have to give up dairy entirely - If you're lactose intolerant, you may not need to stop drinking milk completely, experts say. The Academy of N continue reading »

Health Tip: Don’t Combine Medication and Alcohol

The interaction can be deadly- If you're on any medication -- even over-the-counter cold medicine -- you should avoid drinking alcohol. The combination of alcohol and medication can be deadly, the National Institute on Aging warns. continue reading »

Health Tip: Exercise to Combat Stress

It will help you feel better - Exercise helps more than just your physical well-being, experts say. Plain and simple, says the American Council on Exercis continue reading »

Study Finds Doctors Are Biased Against Drug Company Research

Disregarding high-quality studies may prevent patients from accessing better treatments. Physicians are less likely to trust even top-notch clinical research if it is funded by a pharmaceutical company, a new study suggests. continue reading »

Health Tip: On the Go With Diabetes

Talk to your doctor about making adjustments - Crossing time zones while adjusting your insulin doses can be tricky. Discussing your travel plans with your doctor can make the trip easier. continue reading »

Health Tip: Maintain Your Ideal Weight

The weight-loss battle isn't over once you lose the extra pounds. The challenge becomes keeping it off. The American Council on Exercise offers these suggestions to help you maintain a healthy body weight: continue reading »

Health Tip: Quench Your Thirst Without Extra Calories

It's important to drink a lot of fluids during the hot summer months. But too many sugary drinks can widen your waistline. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics continue reading »

Health Tip: Work Out in Water

And help ease pressure on muscles and joints - Aquatics, another name for water exercises, are a low-impact way to strengthen muscles and burn calories. continue reading »

Serious Exercise May Benefit Middle-Aged Arteries

Highly active people had less stiffening of their blood vessels, study found. High levels of exercise help prevent stiffening of the arteries in middle-aged people, a small new study says. continue reading »