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Benefits of a Strong Immune System

A strong immune system helps to keep a person healthy The immune system consists of organs, cells, tissues, and proteins. Together, these carry out bodily processes that fight off pathogens,...

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A Healthy Halloween

Want to see something really scary this Halloween? Check the ingredients on your favorite candy. There’s not much more than sugar. We all have room for sweets in moderation. You...

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Tips for Hydration

Tips for Hydration Staying hydrated is an essential and often overlooked aspect of maintaining good health. As we age, it is even more important. Adults 60 and older are at...

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Nutrition and Dental Health

Nutrition and Dental Health Daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing are essential to a healthy smile, but did you know nutrition has an effect on your dental health, too?...

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Late Night Snacking

Late Night Snacking If you are hungry at night, you should eat something. Eating at night will not slow down your metabolism and if you are smart about snacking it...

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Healthy Aging: Healthy Diet

September is Healthy Aging Month and the time to get started on better health practices. As you age, you need fewer calories to maintain your weight, but the same amount...

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Lifestyle-related Breast Cancer Risk Factors

A risk factor is anything that increases your chances of getting a disease, such as breast cancer. But having a risk factor, or even many, does not mean that you...

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Managing Itch

The itch of psoriasis may have a bigger impact on quality of life than the visible aspect of the disease. Itch is present in 70 to 90 percent of psoriasis...

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Gastroparesis Traveling Tips

Gastroparesis is a disorder in which the stomach empties too slowly, causing nausea, vomiting, pain, bloating, fullness, and/or reflux. There are very few effective treatments for the condition, so most...

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Gastroparesis Prevention & Management Tips

There are lots of things that affect health and illness. Some you cannot control, but some you can. Beyond making healthy lifestyle choices, having gastroparesis will likely push you to...

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Healthy Eating for Juvenile Arthritis

There’s no special JA diet, but certain foods can promote healthy growth and development and help dial down inflammation. By Amy Paturel Eating a healthy diet is important for any...

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National Men’s Health Week

National Men’s Health Week is observed each year leading up to Father’s Day. This week is a reminder for men to take steps to be healthier, but they don’t have...

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How Is Alcohol Abused?

In most parts of the world, alcohol is legal for adults to both purchase and consume. As a result, beverages that contain alcohol are available almost everywhere, and clearly, many...

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Financially Fit Nutrition

15 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

We hear it all the time: “Eating healthy on a budget is impossible!” And the truth is—nope, it’s not. Did you know plenty of healthy foods are actually budget friendly? It’s...

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BD Prevention

Best For You. Best For Baby. 5 Tips for Preventing Birth Defects. 1.    Be sure to take 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid every day. Folic acid is important because it...

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Identifying Whole Grain Products

The Whole Grains Council has created an official packaging symbol called the Whole Grain Stamp that helps consumers find real whole grain products. The Stamp started to appear on store shelves in...

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Oral Cancer Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention

Causes Mouth cancers form when cells on the lips or in the mouth develop changes (mutations) in their DNA. A cell’s DNA contains the instructions that tell a cell what...

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Wine for Your Health: Truth and Myth

Cutting through the Clutter about Heart Health The following outline formed a webinar that NCADD presented in August 2015 as part of Cigna’s Alcohol and Drug Awareness Series. The presentation...

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Don’t dwell on past mistakes and bad choices, move forward toward your goals. Your future is waiting.

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You are doing this for yourself. Focus on your work with a strong will power and get the job done with class.

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Why are you eating that? Is it helping to get you to your goal or hindering your progress?

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The person who has the biggest interest in helping you succeed is you.

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The voice in your head that says you can’t do this is a liar.

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“Of course it’s hard. It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. Hard is what makes it great.” ~ Jimmy Dugan, A League of Their Own

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Believe in yourself & you will be unstoppable.

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Did you know? Americans consume 12.5 teaspoons more than the American Heart Association recommends

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You should be your top priority when it comes to your health and fitness.

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Be patient with yourself as you evolve. Small, healthy choices make a big difference in the long run.

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Exercise, eat healthy and stay positive. You will get there.

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National Health Observances Nutrition

What are Food Additives?

Food additives have been used for centuries to improve and preserve the taste, texture, nutrition and appearance of food. Food additives and preservatives are used in today’s food supply to...

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Processed Foods: What’s OK and What to Avoid

Processed food has a bad reputation as a diet saboteur. It’s blamed for obesity rates, high blood pressure and the rise of Type 2 diabetes. But processed food is more...

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Preventing Hearth Disease: Healthy Living Habits

Healthy Diet Choosing healthful meal and snack options can help you avoid heart disease and its complications. Be sure to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and fewer processed...

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Heart Healthy Foods

Eat heart-healthy foods What you eat has a direct impact on your cholesterol level. ·         Choose healthier fats. Saturated fat and trans fat raise your total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. The...

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We Have an Unhealthy Obsession with Your Health.

Keeping hearts beating gets our hearts pumping. That’s why we fund lifesaving science. Science that helps figure out new ways to lower your blood pressure and keep your heart healthy...

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Boost your Immune System

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Work out. Eat well. Be patient. Your body will reward you.

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“Adding chili peppers to your meals may help ramp up your metabolism.” Advances in Nutrition

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Are Foods With Printed Health Claims Really Better?

These days you almost need a Rosetta Stone to decipher the health claims on food package labels. Do you ever wonder if foods marketed with such claims actually are healthier?...

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Have you tried incorporating these gorgeous hued veggies into your meals? (Journal of Functional Foods)

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In a recent study, people who ate past this cutoff time gained weight and had higher cholesterol levels. (University of Pennsylvania)

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Is your smoothie *actually* healthy?

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The Happy-Meal Effect: Can Less Food (Plus Prize) Motivate Better Choices?

It’s becoming clearer that unlocking the complexities of human behavior, especially food motivation, can impact good and poor health. In a profound paradox, who would ever have thought the McDonald’s...

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Sweet sizzlin’ green beans and crispy shallots, anyone?

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Burn extra calories—almost effortlessly!

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Water

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Eating in Sync with Your Body Clock May Help Curb Fat Gain

(Reuters Health) – Timing meals relative to your own body clock, rather than to the time of day, may affect how lean you are, researchers suggest. Studies have shown that...

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5 of the Most Deceptive Claims at the Grocery Store:

You may see “good for you assurances” on foods that aren’t, well, good for you. Here’s what to look out for. I love going to the grocery store: I could...

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Want to Better Comply with Dietary Guidelines, and Save Money? Cook Dinner At Home: http://bit.ly/2p9qzUZ

The best culinary paths to better health are not always paved with cash, new research shows, and cooking at home can provide the best bang-for-the-buck nutritionally as well as financially....

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Eating a handful of nuts a day can cut your risk of dying from respiratory disease by about 50 percent. (BMC Medicine)

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Super Foods That Burn Fat

1. Tomatoes 2. Oranges 3. Oats 4. Spices 5. Sweet Potatoes 6. Apples 7. Nuts 8. Quinoa 9. Beans 10. Egg Whites 11. Grapefoot 12. Chicken Breast 13. Bananas 14....

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Fruits & Veggies: Add more to your diet!

Fruits and Vegetables Fresh, filling and heart-healthy, fruits and vegetables are an important part of your overall healthy eating plan. They are high in vitamins, minerals and fiber and low in...

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