health and wellness

  1. Conditions

    Women’s health: Are you at risk for deep vein thrombosis?

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    March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) awareness month, and according to the American Heart Association, more than 2 million Americans...
  2. Children's Health

    5 Tips to help your tween girl become a physically and emotionally healthy woman

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    Don’t you love the drama of the tween years? Though you may be tempted to throw your hands in the air and give up on your tween...
  3. Children's Health

    Nutrition for kids: How to get your kids to eat vegetables

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    You’ve tried and tried, yet your child may still push the vegetables to the side of his or her plate or toss them under the table...
  4. Dieting & Nutrition

    Demystifying the detox diet

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    In the months between New Year's and bathing-suit season, you hear a lot about detox diets and how to kick-start weight loss after a...
  5. Wellness

    How to get more out of your health care

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    In the coming months and years, you will likely be shouldering more and more of the burden of health care expenses -- if it hasn’t...
  6. Conditions

    Culinary expert Ellie Krieger: Eat for rheumatoid arthritis relief

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    If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, your lifestyle, including regular exercise, a healthy weight and a nutritious diet, can go...
  7. Parenting How-to

    How to sharpen your kids' minds before school

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    Groundbreaking research has revealed that the human brain can, in fact, be trained. Sharpening the mind can be accomplished through...
  8. Self Improvement & Mental Health

    Charlie Sheen: Why are we so fascinated?

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    Charlie Sheen is like an impending train wreck – we know it’s going to have a gruesome ending but we can’t help but watch it. Why...
  9. Health & Wellness

    FDA pulls unapproved cold and flu meds from pharmacies

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    The FDA just announced that they're pulling 500 different kinds of untested cold and flu medications. Is your favorite medicine...
  10. Exercise & Fitness

    Ditch the gym every day of the week

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    Do you struggle to drag yourself into the gym on warm, sunny days? Don’t bother. Exercising outdoors – a literal breath of fresh air...
  11. Dieting & Nutrition

    Top 5 food fixes when you need them most

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    Did you know that food can be your most powerful ally when stress strikes -- or you simply need that extra oomph to get you through...
  12. Exercise & Fitness

    Barre workout: Get lean and chiseled

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    What do you get when you combine the grace and flexibility of dance moves with the strength and sculpting of Pilates? The Xtend...
  13. Exercise & Fitness

    5 Exercise machines to avoid

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    Walk into various gyms around the country (perhaps even in your locale) and you face a sweat-inducing plethora of weight machines,...
  14. Dieting & Nutrition

    Foods for good moods and energy

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    Are you in a bad mood? Feeling sluggish? Having trouble focusing? Your diet could be at fault. Dr. Connie Guttersen, R.D., Ph.D.,...
  15. Child Development & Health

    6 Tips for choosing a pediatrician

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    It doesn’t seem like it should take a degree in rocket science to find a good doctor for your new baby, but for some reason it isn’t...
  16. Exercise & Fitness

    5 Dangerous gym practices

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    Tripping over your own feet in aerobics class may be embarrassing, but it's not likely to result in serious injury to anything aside...
  17. Losing Weight

    Losing weight with the new Dietary Guidelines

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    Over time, the Food Guide Pyramid has evolved, and on January 31, 2011, the USDA declared the new nutritional laws of the land. With...
  18. Wellness

    The Bachelorette Jillian Harris: Healthy living tips

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    Jillian Harris is best known for her stint on The Bachelorette. The fun-loving, down-to-earth Vancouver native found love on the...
  19. Monday Mom Challenge

    Monday Mom challenge: Address your health issues

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    Moms are notorious for putting themselves last. We spend so much energy taking care of kids and spouses and homes and jobs that...
  20. Wellness

    Sexual health: IUDs are safe and effective

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    Intrauterine devices (IUDs) for contraception are safe and effective, but only a small fraction of women in the US use them. Despite...