Speaking of Health
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Traditions play a big part in our lives during the holidays. However, it can be difficult to maintain the same traditions each year due to family changes, such as a lost loved one, unemployment, a new family member, divorce/separation or a move. Here are five tips to help you navigate changes to your family holiday traditions.
The holiday season is the most wonderful — and least healthy — time of the year for many people. Luckily, creating your plate with health in mind does not need to be complicated. Here are six easy tips to make eating during the holidays fun and simple.
Studies show that excess TV viewing in childhood predicts risk for obesity well into adulthood. For example, kids who have TV sets in their rooms are more likely to gain excess weight when compared to those who don’t have TVs.
Bariatric surgery is the only available treatment for severe obesity that consistently achieves and maintains substantial weight loss, and improves health and quality of life. Let’s review some misconceptions.
Having a baby is one of the most important, joyful, exciting and tumultuous times in a woman's life. Just as a joyfully anticipated pregnancy can still have its ups and downs, so too can the birth of a new baby.
When a significant person in your life has died, it may feel as though your center of gravity has been upended. Reactions may be even more prominent given the changing seasons and approaching holidays.
Many physiological and nutritional demands occur within the body during exercise. The human body requires a continuous supply of energy to perform its many functions. As energy demands increase with exercise, additional energy must be supplied or the exercise will end.
It can come as a shock to be diagnosed with a long-term illness. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and helpless, but it’s important to know how to manage those feelings and learn how to cope with the daily stress of living with Type 2 diabetes.
The guidelines about when women should have a Pap test have changed. Studies about HPV and cervical cancer conducted over the last 10–20 years have identified no advantages to having an annual Pap test over the current recommendations.
Got the flu? Don’t worry quite yet. There are ways you can self-manage.
Sending children off to college or into the real world is usually a proud time for parents. But there also can be sadness, especially when it's the last child to leave home.
You might think that carpal tunnel syndrome is a new condition of the Information Age, borne from long hours of computer keyboarding. However, carpal tunnel syndrome is nothing new.