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Health Tip: Think Before You Eat

Health Tip: Think Before You Eat

Mindless eating can cause the calories to add up quickly, and before you know it your pants are more snug than usual. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this advice to consider before you start eating: continue reading »

Hispanic Health:  Healthy Eating Tips for Holiday Parties

Hispanic Health:  Healthy Eating Tips for Holiday Parties

It's all too easy to overindulge in food and drink at holiday parties, but there are things you can do to make sure you don't stray too far off the path of good health, an expert says. continue reading »

STUDY:  Healthy for Kids to Believe in Santa as Long as They Want

STUDY:  Healthy for Kids to Believe in Santa as Long as They Want

Children should be allowed to believe in Santa Claus as long as they want, an expert says. continue reading »

Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy Tied to Behavior Woes in Kids

Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy Tied to Behavior Woes in Kids

Women in study were not smokers. Children whose mothers were exposed to secondhand smoke while they were pregnant may be at greater risk for behavioral problems, according to a new study. continue reading »

Health Tip: Control Holiday Stress

Health Tip: Control Holiday Stress

Shop now to avoid the last-minute rush - Holiday stress can quickly spiral out of control. But you can take steps to keep your holidays merry and bright, not frantic and frazzled. continue reading »

Health Tip: Balance Holiday Buffets With More Exercise

Health Tip: Balance Holiday Buffets With More Exercise

Take the stairs, not the elevator - If you tend to indulge in your favorite holiday treats, you may want to schedule some extra exercise to help offset those added calories. continue reading »

Health Tip: Check Holiday Lights

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 »

Coffee May Lower Risk of Death From Mouth Cancer: Study

Coffee May Lower Risk of Death From Mouth Cancer: Study

Drinking more than 4 cups per day also lowered odds of dying from a type of throat cancer. People who drink more than four cups of caffeinated coffee daily could significantly reduce th continue reading »

Health Tip: Choosing a Safe Christmas Tree

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 »

Oxygen Deprivation in the Womb May Raise ADHD Risk

Oxygen Deprivation in the Womb May Raise ADHD Risk

Study found it was linked to a 16% greater chance of child having the disorder. Children who were deprived of oxygen in the womb or during birth are more likely to develop attention-d continue reading »

Health Tip: Stay Active After a Heart Attack

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 »

“The Horrors of Methamphetamine” Ad Shows the Physical Effects of Drug

“The Horrors of Methamphetamine” Ad Shows the Physical Effects of Drug

When Oregon authorities realized the growing number of methamphetamine uses in their area, they created the "Faces of Meth" campaign. Eight years later Rehabs.com has created another, "The Horrors of Methamphetamine." continue reading »

Study Supports Link Between Stress, Epileptic Seizures

Study Supports Link Between Stress, Epileptic Seizures

Stress activated brain response for some patients in preliminary research. Scientists have long thought that stress plays a role in epileptic seizures, and new evidence suggests continue reading »

SCARY: Woman Diagnosed with Allergy Issues When She’s Actually Leaking Brain Fluid

SCARY: Woman Diagnosed with Allergy Issues When She’s Actually Leaking Brain Fluid

An Arizona woman could have died after doctors diagnosed her with simple “allergies” rather than what turned out to be a much more serious condition. For months, Aundrea Aragon, a 35-year-old mother of three continue reading »

To Get More Fit, Find a Stronger Workout Partner

To Get More Fit, Find a Stronger Workout Partner

Study shows even a virtual one can spur you to exercise longer. What would it take to get you to regularly exercise longer than you do now? New research suggests that you might just need a virtual buddy who you think is stronger than you. continue reading »