Planning Your Meals to Reach Your Goals

Planning Your Meals to Reach Your Goals

Feb 16

Sue Kiefner

I struggle with eating healthy. I often eat for convenience, which means I DO NOT plan!  Since February 3, I have been making conscious decisions on everything I put in my mouth.  I went away with the family for a couple of days and we had dinner at a buffet.…

How Santa Helped Me Believe in Jesus

How Santa Helped Me Believe in Jesus

Dec 22

Sue Kiefner

I think we are born wanting to believe in something… it’s innate.  Our soul has a yearning to be connected to something greater than ourselves.  I was brought up in a home that did not go to church very often. We were a Christmas and Easter family.  My mom grew…

It may be snowing, but you can still workout!

It may be snowing, but you can still workout!

Feb 13

The northeast is in the middle of a blizzard and people aren’t able to get to the gym.  Here’s a great workout you can do from your living room that will only take 10 minutes and will be worth it!

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Happy New Year- What's Your Change?

Happy New Year- What's Your Change?

Jan 01

Sue Kiefner

Here we are! The new year has finally arrive. It’s a perfect time to look back over the accomplishments of 2013.  For me, I lost 17 pounds and 20 inches since February 2013. Although I could have lost a lot more weight with more aggressive measures, this year I focused…

Have You Ever Been on a Diet?

Have You Ever Been on a Diet?

Dec 27

Wendy Strohl, Personal Trainer/Group Fitness Instructor/Nutrition Coach

Have you ever been on a diet? Just to give up a few days in. Maybe you had that piece of cake you were wanting and oh well the diet is over. Diets can work however they don’t last. We want to follow a diet of healthy eating and have…

Know your Body and Modify!

Know your Body and Modify!

Oct 26

Sue Kiefner

In my mind, I thought people who went to the gym were perfect. They didn’t have any pain, they didn’t need any motivation, it was simply, time to go to the gym and they went.  The more often I go, the more I realize that exercise isn’t easy for anyone.…

Up and Down Scale- How to Cope

Up and Down Scale- How to Cope

Oct 07

Sue Kiefner

I hate looking at the scale. It is never consistent and always makes me feel bad. I think one of my biggest hurdles for trying to lose weight is how I feel when I look at the scale. There’s nothing worse than seeing the number go up and…

MOTIVATION!, What's Yours?

MOTIVATION!, What's Yours?

Oct 01

Sue Kiefner

M.O.T.I.V.A.T.I.O.N. is such a big word and is different for everyone!  Since becoming a mom, this word is more important to me now than during any other time in my life. I want active kids,and they are! They love to run, ride bikes, swim, play tag, go sledding and all…

No Complements Necessary (butt thank you!!!)

No Complements Necessary (butt thank you!!!)

Sep 18

Sue Kiefner

I was walking into my daughter’s preschool this morning and a mom who was following me into the building said “Are you losing weight?”  I said, “yes, I’m trying.” And she said “I can tell!”  We all know what that means… my butt is looking smaller!  I’m still a big…

Space Between My Thighs!

Space Between My Thighs!

Sep 14

Sue Kiefner

The other morning I got dressed and as I was walking out of my room, I found something I hadn’t seen in a long time. Something almost foreign to me… it was space between my thighs! It has been so many years since this has happened to me that I…

"It's in Your Mind!"

"It's in Your Mind!"

Apr 15

Anna Negoescu, RN, BA

Almost 40 years ago Herbert Benson began describing the Relaxation Response. The Relaxation Response, which quiets the breathing, relaxes the muscles, calms the mind, and is a key to healing in the highest sense. For centuries physicians have been practicing under the assumption that there is a split, a disconnect…

Yoga Helps Us "Be the Change"

Yoga Helps Us "Be the Change"

Mar 12

Jessie Thompson, The Yoga Loft

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world towards him.” – Mahatma Gandhi.

Getting the Most out of Your Website

Getting the Most out of Your Website

Feb 16

You may wonder “How can I build more traffic to my website?” It is important that you are listed on websites that offer provider databases, such as Live Well for All, and search websites like Yelp and Google +. Click the link to each of the listed…

To Eat or Not to Eat Steel Cut Oats

To Eat or Not to Eat Steel Cut Oats

Nov 08

Sue Kiefner

If you do research on-line you will see differing opinions on whether or not there are health benefits to eating steel cut oats. Some will say you get the same nutritional value from rolled oats verses the steel cut versions, so it doesn’t matter which one you choose.

Others will mention…

Mind/Body Medicine

Mind/Body Medicine

Aug 30

Anna Negoescu, RN

Mind/Body Medicine is a contemporary exploration of human health and healing that weaves a rich tapestry of global traditions and contemporary medicine to fully integrate the mind, body, and spirit. It recognizes the difference between curing and healing. Contemporary Western Medicine may not be able to cure your disease, but…

Creating Compost for the Garden

Creating Compost for the Garden

Aug 01

Sue Kiefner, amateur gardener

When I was a child we had a very large garden. My mom grew everything from root and vine vegetables
to asparagus. She would send me out to weed the garden in the morning and it was something I hated
to do. I got dirty and it was always so hot. The…

Is Yoga Right for You?

Is Yoga Right for You?

Jul 18

Jessie Thompson, owner, The Yoga Loft

In yoga, we work for a balance of strength and flexibility, practicing postures and sequences that help us attain this balance. The result is both a quality of stability in the body, as well as a quality of openness and freedom of movement. We aim to move all of the…

06/23/2017 15:50

What The Man Who Ran Obamacare Thinks About The Republican Health Care Plan

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Andy Slavitt was acting administrator of the the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services until January. He calls the new Senate health care bill "the ugly step-sibling" of the House bill.

06/23/2017 12:00

Nine effective home remedies for earache

Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine News From Medical News Today

In this article, we look at the possible causes of an earache, as well as nine home remedies to help alleviate the pain and discomfort.

06/23/2017 11:48

Efforts Increase To Bring Health And Other Benefits To Independent Workers

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The vast majority of the estimated 54 million to 68 million contingent or independent workers in the U.S. don't receive employee benefits, though some firms and lawmakers are trying to change that.

06/23/2017 11:46

Could The Best Memory System Be One That Forgets?

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Forget thinking about forgetting as failure. Researchers now say that ridding our brains of irrelevant details and outdated information helps us better navigate our ever-changing world.

06/23/2017 06:00

Five home remedies for UTIs

Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine News From Medical News Today

In this article, learn about what you can do at home to help alleviate the symptoms of a urinary tract infection, as well as when to see a doctor.

06/22/2017 17:06

OB-GYNs Give Women More Say In When They Have Mammograms

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Updated guidelines on mammograms from the nation's gynecologists are intended to incorporate recommendations from three other medical societies and consider women's preferences, too.

06/22/2017 16:59

I Hosted A Sex Toy Party For My More Traditional Friends. This Is How It Went.

Prevention

I've written about sex for more than 10 years, so it's no surprise that good friends and strangers often talk to me about their most intimate issues. I think that's because they know that I'm open-minded and non-judgmental, and that makes me feel really good. As a sex writer, I get to see (and try!) the newest sex toys on the market, so it recently occurred to me that I should share the love with my girlfriends. That's why I decided to host a sex toy party.

Since I have 5-year-old twins who are always underfoot, I decided to hold the party at the apartment of my newly single and kid-free friend Amelie*. We agreed to call it a "naughty brunch," so as to not intimidate anyone. It would be just like normal brunch, except even better—there would be vibrators. (If you're looking for a new one to try, don't miss these 7 kick-ass sex toys you can get on Amazon Prime.)

The guest list included four other friends, all of whom were somewhat skeptical about attending, despite often sharing secrets with me. In a group email invite laden with puns—"Come over (and over and over)"—I reassured them that this was NOT a sex party and that no one would be expected to test any toys in person, nor would they be expected to buy anything, as I was just planning to give away my free swag. Since I knew all the women, I was aware that some of them had probably never owned a sex toy before, and I considered it my personal duty to change this. "Just think of me as a sex toy fairy godmother," I told them.

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On the day of the party, Amelie set out a brunch buffet including a frittata and some pretty provocative looking crudité. I brought my haul of new toys from Adam & Eve and set them out on the table as a conversation starter.

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When our friends arrived, we greeted each person with a glass of Prosecco (an essential for any sex toy party!). As we caught up and drank, I could sense a little nervousness among the guests. Finally, Jennifer, who is married with two kids, picked up one of the toys and made a joke that broke the tension in the room. Now we could start the fun part.

To get things going, I asked everyone to sit in a circle for a quick round of "I Never," the game where you have to take a drink each time you HAVE done the thing mentioned. For example, if I say, "I Never owned a vibrator" (ha!), and you have, then you take a drink. I kept the "I Nevers" pretty tame (ie, I Never had sex in the last seven days or I Never faked an orgasm), and the game really helped to loosen the mood and bring us around to the topic at hand.

I wasn't selling any toys, so I simply shared a bit of info on each of the products and then asked who wanted what. (Since you may not have your own sex toy fairy godmother, pick up one of these 10 most highly reviewed sex toys on Amazon.)

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We started with the Luminous G-Spot Vibrator (Buy now: $60, adameve.com) that Jennifer had picked up earlier—and would later take home. Jen liked that the vibrator glowed a fiery shade of red with the lights out, and said that it would make her husband feel like he was having sex with the devil. Naughty! That got a conversation started about whether our various partners would mind us bringing a sex toy into the bedroom. Jen said that when she first started dating her hubs he was jealous of her vibrator. They used to call it "Pierre" and made jokes about how she was going to leave him for it. "But he quickly realized that Pierre only enhanced our relationship because I was more into sex," she told us. "I don't think he'll mind me bringing a new 'friend' home." (Here's how one woman's husband reacted when she finally got up her nerve to introduce a sex toy in their relationship.)

Next up was Eve's Crotchless Vibrating Panty (Buy now: $20, adameve.com). My friend Valerie loves lingerie, so we knew this was all hers. The panties are black and lacy, offering easy access and a removable vibrating bullet that you can tuck into a hidden pocket.

MORE: If Your Sex Toys Could Talk, Here Are 7 Things They'd Tell You

A newer friend in our group, Greta, seemed very quiet. A hunch told me she had zero experience with sex toys, so I looked in her direction when we showcased the Rev Up Rechargeable Rabbit (Buy now: $50, adameve.com). Rabbit vibrators are an essential for masturbation beginners because they offer both G-spot and clitoral stimulation. Greta laughed nervously when I handed her the toy. "I've always wanted to try this, but I was too intimidated to get one for myself," she confided in me when we were alone in the kitchen. I was blown away that something that's totally normal and so not a big deal to me could mean so much to someone! (Here are 10 good reasons why you should masturbate tonight.)

At this point, I claimed the Adore Me Diamond Vibe (Buy now: $30, adameve.com) for myself. I loved the rhinestone-studded base, which apparently makes the toy easy to grip, but also looks like it would belong to a chick in an '80s heavy metal video.

The Joy Ride with Extreme Power Boost (Buy now: $80, adameve.com) was probably the centerpiece of our sex toy party. With a suction cup on the bottom (so you can go hands-free while it does its thing) plus eight vibration settings and a power boost button for maximum buzzing, this prize had to go to our host, Amelie, who would make good use of it now that her ex was officially history. "This definitely looks more satisfying then a certain person we will not name!" she joked.

MORE: The Beginner's Guide To Divorce, From Someone Who's Been Through One

Our friend Natalie confessed that her boyfriend would be threatened if she brought home a vibrator, so she took home the Flutter Ring (Buy now: $30, adameve.com). It's a discreet clitoral stimulator that you wear as a ring, and she agreed that it would be less intimidating than suctioning the Joy Ride to the wall in her shower. "I never really masturbate," she confessed to us, "but maybe I should!"

By this time we had finished almost all the Prosecco, and Valerie returned from the bathroom with something buzzing under her pants. She'd decided to try on the vibrating crotchless panties! "This is intense!" she said, squirming and covering her privates as we all laughed. Jen and Amelie and I were hysterical with laughter and Greta had turned a shade of bright red. I promise, most sex toy parties don’t include guests trying out the goods, but it was all in good fun, and I was happy to see everyone so at ease.

Amelie and I sent our friends home with plenty of lube and toy cleaner, and all the girls promised they would report back on their new gadgets. It will be a great conversation topic for our next brunch, that's for sure!

*All names have been changed

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06/22/2017 15:59

CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

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Senate Republicans are calling their health care bill the Better Care Reconciliation Act. It shares many provisions with the House's American Health Care Act, but goes further in cutting Medicaid.

06/22/2017 15:41

This Shampoo Is Super Effective For Preventing Thinning Hair—And It’s On Sale Right Now On Amazon

Prevention

Both men and women lose hair. Hair loss is more prevalent in men—85% of men experience hair loss or thinning by the time they're 50, according to the American Hair Loss Association. But, 40% of people who experience hair loss in the U.S. are actually women.

Doctors have discovered many reasons for hair loss or thinning hair, including thyroid disease and iron deficiency. There are also different types of female hair loss ranging from subtle female pattern baldness to alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that causes balding in patches. Still, even if you know exactly why your hair is thinning, it is difficult to stop it and figure out how to get thick hair naturally.

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In women, the signs of hair loss can be subtle, but by the time we notice, it can seem impossible to get the voluminous hair we see in shampoo commercials. Luckily, there are shampoos that can help stop hair loss. And, one of the best ones is on sale on Amazon now for $27 (33% off).

Watch as one woman gets the haircut of a lifetime:

  

We picked the Art Naturals Organic Argan Oil Hair Loss Shampoo as one of the best products for thinning hair because it not only makes hair appear fuller, it stops it from falling out to begin with by blocking DHT—a hormone that causes hair loss by restricting blood to hair follicles. It is made with argan oil, aloe vera, burdock root, rosemary, and thyme. These ingredients stimulate the scalp for hair growth, moisturize your hair to add volume, and provide antioxidants and proteins, ensuring healthy hair. With more than 1,000 excellent reviews, it is a best-seller.

 

 

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06/22/2017 11:05

Forget Freud: Dreams Replay Our Everyday Lives

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Sigmund Freud thought dreams were all about wish fulfillment and repressed desire. But scientists now think they're linked to memory processing and consciousness. And they're often quite mundane.

06/22/2017 10:59

These 10 Kitchen Tools Can Help You Lose Weight—And You Can Get Them All On Amazon

Prevention

You already know that healthy foods like spinach, melon, and eggs are weight loss superstars, but what you may not realize is that the tools in your kitchen can be just as valuable for shedding pounds. It's true! After all, you can't turn those boneless chicken breasts and leafy greens into delicious, low-calorie meals with your bare hands. (Or a magic wand. Wouldn't that be nice!) Nope, you've got to use the right gear.

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Aside from the basics, like mixing bowls, pots, pans, and a good knife set, there are plenty of other tools that harbor serious slim-down properties. Here's a look at 10 of our favorites from Amazon that you should have on hand—and how they can help you cook your way to a healthier you.

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06/22/2017 05:00

Republicans' Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Hit Rural Patients Hard

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Hundreds of rural hospitals are on the brink of closing. The House Republican health plan drastically reduces one of their key sources of funding and the Senate bill is expected to do the same.

06/21/2017 17:00

'Combat Medicine:' Afghanistan Vet Seeks To Help Others Through Hip-Hop

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A new hip-hop album by a veteran of the war in Afghanistan drops Wednesday. His target audience: fellow vets suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

06/21/2017 14:47

10 Foods You Should Be Eating After 40

Prevention

While cancer and heart disease might not have been huge concerns for you a few years ago, your risk for both jumps as you move into your 40s and beyond.

In fact, cancer is the number-one killer of women in their 40s and 50s, and heart disease comes in at number two, according to the CDC. Diabetes and stroke also creep into the picture as you move into your 50s and 60s.

While not always fatal, autoimmune diseases—rheumatoid arthritis in particular, but also lupus, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, and multiple sclerosis—disproportionately affect women in midlife and beyond, per a 2015 study in Women's Midlife Health.

Blame a slower metabolism and shifting hormones for many of these health risks, says Felicia Stoler, RD, a nutritionist and author of Living Skinny In Fat Genes. If you're still following the diet that worked for you during your 20s and 30s, you're headed for trouble, she says.

Experts say adding plenty of the following foods to your diet—particularly if it means replacing some of your current less-than-healthy foods (like your morning white bagel)—can help you avoid the health issues most likely to strike during your 40s and beyond. 

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06/21/2017 12:52

CEOs Say They'll Sell Health Insurance Next Year, But Are Flying Blind

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Health insurers have to let the government know Wednesday if they'll be selling policies on the federal exchange next year. But Congress has yet to tell them what those policies will cover.

06/21/2017 12:41

6 Best Natural OTC Remedies For Constipation—And You Can Buy Them Online

Prevention

Whether it's an occasional blockage or a chronic problem, straining to go number two is never any fun. Although constipation is really common—affecting four million people in the U.S., according to the experts at Johns Hopkins—it can still be embarrassing, which is why you might be reluctant to bring it up with your doctor or pharmacist. Yet ignoring constipation is also a mistake.

Constipation can be painful and uncomfortable, revealing itself through bloating, cramping, and the feeling that you need to poop—but when you try nothing comes out. Left untreated, it can lead to other problems like hemorrhoids, anal fissures, and sometimes even an intestinal blockage.

"Constipation happens when intestinal activity has slowed, which causes the stool to harden and makes it difficult to pass," says Taz Bhatia, MD, an integrative health expert and founder of CentreSpring MD. "It can be caused by certain medicines, a lack of exercise, poor diet, absence of fiber, dehydration, and more." Certain medical conditions, like hypothyroidism, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease can also make constipation more likely.

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For many people, simply eating more fiber-rich foods—like prunes, beans, and ample fruits and veggies—along with drinking more water is enough to get things going. But sometimes those tweaks just don't cut it. "A balanced diet along with exercise is often helpful, but for patients with constipation that is affecting the quality of their life, drinking water or increasing fiber in their diet is not sufficient to control their symptoms," says Jonathan Rosenberg, MD, a gastroenterologist at Illinois Gastroenterology Group. That's where over-the-counter remedies for constipation come in.

Whether you're having a rare slow-down or need regular help to stay, well, regular, one of these natural, stimulant-free products should do the trick. 

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06/21/2017 11:05

6 Fruit And Veggie Kabobs You'll Want To Make All Summer Long

Prevention

Let's be honest: In terms of flavor, most fruit and veggie kabobs are sort of...meh. Unlike meat skewers, which only take a shake of salt and pepper to be tasty, produce needs a little more TLC. If the final product isn't bland and boring, it's probably overcooked, still half-raw, or waterlogged. Blech.

Happily, it doesn't have to be that way. As these clever recipes prove, it's easy to make fruit and veggie kabobs that are truly delicious. Don't let summer pass you by without trying them all.

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06/21/2017 09:47

4 Simple Ways To Tone Your Legs While Lying Down

Prevention

With this leg routine, you can get a full workout for your thighs without even standing up—impressive! Not only will these exercises sculpt strong, lean legs, but they will also make walking, climbing stairs, and going about your day way less tiring. Complete the series below on a regular basis (2 or 3 times per week), and you should feel a difference in as little as 2-4 weeks, depending on your fitness level when you begin. (Don't stop there! Boost your energy and blast belly fat with the fun, ballet-inspired routines in Prevention's new Flat Belly Barre! fitness program.)

Throughout this routine, be sure to keep the best form possible so the moves can work their magic, and try to flow from one exercise to the next without resting. Keep your core pulled in and torso lifted without letting your bottom ribs collapse or sink into the mat. If you are a beginner, bring your top arm in front of you on the floor to help balance and keep yourself from rolling forward or backward in side-lying position. If you are intermediate, place your top arm long over your top leg. More advanced exercisers can lace both hands behind the head (not pulling on the neck) with elbows open wide.

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06/21/2017 05:00

Survivors Of Childhood Diseases Struggle To Find Care As Adults

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A few decades ago, babies born with conditions such as congenital heart disease or cystic fibrosis often didn't survive past childhood. Now many live longer, but adult medicine has not kept pace.

06/20/2017 16:57

7 Weight Loss Mistakes You're Making At Work

Prevention

You don't need us to tell you that those free office donuts and weekly birthday celebrations are bad news for your diet (seriously, how can there be so many birthdays?!). But those aren't the only work hazards stalling your weight loss progress: There's no shortage of seemingly innocent on-the-job habits that can make you take in more calories than you need. And we're betting at least a few of these sound uncomfortably familiar.

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Here are 7 workday mistakes that aren't doing your suit size any favors—and how to get back to a place you feel good about.  

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06/20/2017 15:38

A Pioneer In 'Flat-Fee Primary Care' Had To Close Its Clinics. What Went Wrong?

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Many patients liked the Qliance approach, which gave them unlimited access to a provider for a modest fee and freed doctors from insurance paperwork. But critics say the approach may not be viable.

06/20/2017 13:58

5 Crockpot Chicken Recipes You Haven't Tried—But Need To

Prevention

On the quest to create delicious healthy meals, there's often one major hurdle: time. Which is why we're such big fans of crockpots meals, which cook overnight—or while you work—with relatively little effort and just minor cleanup. Crockpots cook up a wide range of recipes, so you don't have to rely on takeout or spend hours you don't have slaving over a stove.

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Though crockpots can create delicious dishes using just about any ingredients, they do a particularly spectacular job cooking chicken, everyone's favorite lean protein. Since crockpot meals cook far longer than dishes prepared on the stove or in the oven, the meat is extra tender and flavorful—especially in these five crockpot recipes:

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06/20/2017 12:00

Grape extracts may protect against colon cancer

Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine News From Medical News Today

A new study examines the effect of grape compounds in mice and human cells. The compounds suppress cancer stem cells, which may drive cancerous tumors.

06/20/2017 09:00

Better pain management needed in emergency rooms

Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine News From Medical News Today

The effectiveness of acupuncture for treating acute back or ankle pain in the emergency department is comparable with that of pharmacotherapy, but neither treatment, either alone or in combination...

06/20/2017 05:00

Study Finds Yoga Can Help Back Pain, But Keep It Gentle, With These Poses

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A yoga class designed specifically for lower back pain can be as effective as physical therapy in easing pain, the study says. The class and teacher manuals are available online, for free.

06/20/2017 03:00

Yoga just as good as physical therapy for low back pain

Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine News From Medical News Today

A new trial establishes that yoga is "statistically as effective" as physical therapy for treating chronic low back pain.

06/19/2017 13:25

The Beginner’s Guide To Going Vegetarian Without Getting Sick

Prevention

It's understandable why many people give up meat in an effort to improve their health. Studies show that vegetarians tend to have lower rates of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and high blood pressure, and may even live longer.

But earning your healthy living badge isn't as simple as ditching burgers and chicken tenders. Adhering to a vegetarian diet that's actually wholesome and doesn't put you at risk for illness or a nutrient deficiency requires meal planning and a bit of research—in the beginning, at least.

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But don't let this discourage you. These simple tips and tricks can help with the transition; consider this your beginner's guide to going vegetarian—without getting sick:

The Beginner’s Guide To Going Vegetarian

06/19/2017 11:35

A Couple's Quest To Stop A Rare Disease Before It Takes One Of Them

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Twenty years. That's how long two grad students, Sonia Vallabh and Eric Minikel, think they have before a deadly disease envelops Sonia's brain. The Massachusetts couple is now racing to find a cure.

06/19/2017 11:17

Can You Find The Defibrillator At Work? Half Of People Say No

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People who work in the hospitality and service industries were even less likely to know where to find an AED, according to a new survey. The devices can restart someone's heart after cardiac arrest.

06/19/2017 03:00

Meditation and yoga can 'reverse' DNA reactions which cause stress, new study suggests

Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine News From Medical News Today

Mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don't simply relax us; they can 'reverse' the molecular reactions in our DNA which cause ill-health and depression, according to a...

06/18/2017 05:00

This Father's Day, Remembering A Time When Dads Weren't Welcome In Delivery Rooms

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For many fathers, the birth of a child is a hugely emotional moment. But not that long ago, few fathers were allowed to participate in the process.

06/16/2017 03:00

Yoga, meditation counter gene expression changes that cause stress

Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine News From Medical News Today

Mind-body interventions - such as yoga and meditation - reverse changes in gene expression that trigger stress and related health conditions, study finds.

06/15/2017 03:00

Can diabetic neuropathy be reversed?

Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine News From Medical News Today

Neuropathy, or nerve damage, commonly affects people with diabetes, causing pain and loss of feeling. In this article, learn how it can be controlled.

06/14/2017 12:00

Epilepsy and natural treatments: Can they help?

Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine News From Medical News Today

What are the causes of epilepsy and can natural treatments help? Learn about eight natural remedies for epilepsy and what studies and research suggests.

06/14/2017 08:00

Essential oils and menopause: Can they help?

Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine News From Medical News Today

What are the common menopause and perimenopause symptoms and can essential oils help? What essential oils may be used and what are the considerations?

06/11/2017 03:00

Menopause: Do vitamins help?

Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine News From Medical News Today

There are a number of vitamins available to help women manage the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. Learn about them in this article.

06/06/2017 09:37

5 Father's Day Gift Ideas for Food-Loving Dads Everywhere

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A good bottle of red wine, a perfectly cooked steak and a lot of laughter—this is my dad's request for Father's Day gift ideas. In addition, I've found a few other Father's Day gift ideas any food-loving dad would be happy to receive.

Sansaire Sous Vide Machine, $199

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06/06/2017 03:00

Ulcerative colitis: Do probiotics help?

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Probiotics are similar to the good bacteria already found in the intestines. Can eating probiotics restore the balance of bacteria in the digestive tract?

06/03/2017 03:00

Ulcerative colitis: Natural remedies for managing symptoms

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What are the symptoms of ulcerative colitis? Can natural remedies manage symptoms, and what lifestyle and dietary changes are recommended.

06/01/2017 07:00

Bitter melon and diabetes: How does it affect blood sugar levels?

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Can bitter melon help people lower their blood sugar and manage the symptoms of diabetes? In this article, we look at the evidence.

06/01/2017 03:00

Can turmeric help manage diabetes? What the evidence says

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In this article learn about turmeric and diabetes. What are the risks, considerations, side effects and outlook of taking turmeric for diabetes?

05/31/2017 07:00

Home remedies for bronchitis: What works best?

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What are the causes and types of bronchitis, and what might be the symptoms of bronchitis? What home remedies are recommended to ease bronchitis?

05/29/2017 03:00

Five benefits of hot stone massage therapy

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In this article, learn about a hot stone massage and what the benefits may be. What are the potential risks and how can you get the most from a massage?

05/28/2017 06:00

Can people with type 2 diabetes eat honey?

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Raw, natural honey can be a healthful alternative to processed sugar, but it still contains carbohydrates. Is it safe for people with diabetes?

05/27/2017 03:00

Can daith piercings help with a migraine? What the experts say

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What is a migraine, what is a daith piercing, and could one help with migraines? Learn about alternative treatments for migraines including acupuncture.

05/26/2017 03:00

Mindfulness-focused childbirth education leads to less depression

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A study this month from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) shows mindfulness training that addresses fear and pain during...

05/25/2017 06:00

Coconut palm sugar: Can people with diabetes eat it?

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Coconut palm sugar has a rich caramel color, tastes like brown sugar, and has less fructose than other sweeteners. Is it safe for people wth diabetes?

05/24/2017 11:29

Bobbi Brown's Top 10 Superfoods for Beauty and the Fun Way She Eats Them

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Basic Beauty Bowl

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I have always believed that beauty starts from the inside out. Your health shows on your face, in your skin, in how you move your body and how your mind feels. When you feel good, you look good and are more confident in your own skin.

05/22/2017 15:55

4 Foolproof Tips to Make Healthy Veggie Chips at Home

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Sweet Potato Chips

We've all been there: caught with our hand at the bottom of a chip bag that is somehow now empty. We promised ourselves just a few, but what happened?

05/22/2017 15:24

The Easy Frozen Yogurt Dessert You'll Be Eating All Summer Long

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The Easy Frozen Yogurt Dessert You'll Be Eating All Summer Long Blog Post

 

05/22/2017 03:00

Five tips for treating bacterial vaginosis at home

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While bacterial vaginosis can usually be treated with antibiotics, some women prefer to try home remedies first. Are they effective? What are the risks?

05/20/2017 03:00

Black cohosh for menopause: Uses and side effects

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Black cohosh is sometimes used to treat hot flashes, excessive sweating, mood changes, and other symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. Does it work?

05/19/2017 10:00

Mindful eating may help people lose weight, study finds

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A program designed to help people manage their weight finds that being more mindful about preparing and eating food can be an effective aid to weight loss.

05/19/2017 09:00

Natural remedies for hot flashes

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In this article, we look at a variety of tips and alternative therapies that can help alleviate hot flashes, a symptom of perimenopause and menopause.

05/18/2017 10:44

These Coconut Fruit Bowls Are Trending on Pinterest and We're Obsessed

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Move over, pineapple bowls, there's a new (healthy) stuffed shell taking over and we're just as obsessed as everyone else on social media. Coconut fruit bowls—aka halved coconuts filled with yummy smoothies, fruit or a combo of both—are sweeping Pinterest and why wouldn't they be?

05/11/2017 13:27

4 Ideas for Using Herbs You Probably Haven't Thought Of

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Here's how I know I'm in the right place: The sun yawns across my back as I reach for another bouquet of aromatic mint, basil, rosemary, lavender. I bury my face in their leaves and buds. Scent envelops me, a suggestion of the soup, pesto, juice, body scrub to come.

05/11/2017 11:36

4 Tips for Building the Perfect Mason Jar Salad

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Mason Jar Salad

I'm always looking for healthy lunch ideas that I can make ahead and bring to work. I've gone through the sandwich phase, the soup phase and, of course, the not-so-healthy takeout phase. But lately, I've been on a new kick.

05/09/2017 15:55

We ❤ Vegetables—and We Want You To Love Them As Much As We Do!

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Grilled Summer Vegetables

My no-fuss answer to cooking up the haul from the farmers' market: Toss vegetables with olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill until crisp-tender. Drizzle with vinaigrette made with minced shallot and plenty of fresh herbs. Pile leftovers on crusty baguette with melted fontina or fresh mozzarella for lunch the next day.

05/05/2017 15:22

A Food-Lover's Mother's Day Gift Guide

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A Food-Lover's Mother's Day Gift Guide Blog Post

Figuring out what to give my mom for a Mother's Day gift used to be easy. When I lived close to her, I'd always cook up one of her favorites—black-and-white cookies, a roast chicken and risotto, homemade cheese crackers—then grab a card, arrange some flowers and call it a day. But ever since moving 800 miles from home, I find I need to do a little more planning. Since she loves to cook and eat as much as I do, here are a few of my favorite food-related gifts that I think any mom will enjoy.

04/21/2017 15:02

The Salad Trend You Didn't Know You Needed

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05/30/2013 19:03

Probiotics can prevent dangerous diarrhea

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Probiotics — those products that promise to replenish your gut’s 'healthy' microbes — do seem to help prevent dangerous diarrhea, researchers reported on Thursday.Probiotics — those products that promise to replenish your gut’s 'healthy' microbes — do seem to help prevent dangerous diarrhea, researchers reported on Thursday.


05/24/2013 15:30

People think they're eating less than they are

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People may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated just how much they were chowing down.People may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated just how much they were chowing down.


05/14/2013 12:07

Report questioning salt guidelines riles heart experts

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An unusual medical brawl erupted on Tuesday when the influential Institute of Medicine issued a report questioning the basis of years of advice for Americans to cut their salt intake in half.

05/07/2013 17:05

Chris Christie's weight-loss procedure doesn't always work

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie revealed that he's had gastric-band weight-loss surgery, which experts say has the least amount of short-term risk but also yields the least amount of weight loss.New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie revealed that he's had gastric-band weight-loss surgery, which experts say has the least amount of short-term risk but also yields the least amount of weight loss.


04/29/2013 18:53

Caffeinated gum raises health buzz

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A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.


03/11/2013 15:24

Dr. Oz's tips for losing those last 10 pounds

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Stress, the slowing of metabolism of middle age, and hormone changes after having a baby are three main reasons why many people see the numbers on the scale going up. Dr. Mehmet Oz shares tips on how to shed those final 10 pounds. Stress, the slowing of metabolism of middle age, and hormone changes after having a baby are three main reasons why many people see the numbers on the scale going up. Dr. Mehmet Oz shares tips on how to shed those final 10 pounds.


02/28/2013 19:43

How First Lady won over Miss. on school lunches

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Despite its deeply red political leanings, it was Mississippi that early on embraced the first lady’s ideas about healthy food, and was the site where Mrs. Obama kicked off a two day, three-city tour touting the three-year anniversary of her “Let’s Move” initiative, which encourages kids to get and stay fit.

02/22/2013 16:40

Why snacking at night is bad for you

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Eating that bowl of Cocoa Puffs at night may be much worse than having it in the morning. The body tends to turn more of that food into fat at night, while turning it into fuel during the day, new research suggests.

02/14/2013 17:47

High-glycemic foods tied to diabetes risk

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People who eat a lot of low-fiber and processed foods that quickly spike blood sugars may, not surprisingly, have a significantly higher risk of the most common form of diabetes, according to a new study.

02/01/2013 12:34

New rules would make school snacks healthier

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The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus.

01/24/2013 18:48

Yogurt lovers have better diets

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People who like yogurt may enjoy a better-balanced diet and get more key nutrients than people who never eat the cultured dairy product, new research shows.

01/23/2013 19:40

Fat-shaming may curb obesity, bioethicist says

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Unhappy with the slow pace efforts to curb America’s obesity epidemic, a prominent bioethicist is proposing an “edgier strategy” to promote weight loss: more social stigma. But others disagree sharply with Daniel Callahan of the Hastings Center. Unhappy with the slow pace efforts to curb America’s obesity epidemic, a prominent bioethicist is proposing an “edgier strategy” to promote weight loss: more social stigma. But others disagree sharply with Daniel Callahan of the Hastings Center.


12/06/2012 19:16

Forget diets: Cutting fat keeps you slim

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Swapping fatty foods for low-fat alternatives will keep you slim - and now there's World Health Organization-backed research to prove it.

11/25/2012 12:49

8 sneaky ways to avoid holiday pounds

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Trying to lose those pesky 10 pounds you gained on summer vacation or wondering how to prevent packing them on over the holidays? New research shows it can be done, 100 calories at a time. Trying to lose those pesky 10 pounds you gained on summer vacation or wondering how to prevent packing them on over the holidays? New research shows it can be done, 100 calories at a time.


11/16/2012 15:47

Even top nutritionists mourn the end of Twinkies

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Ok, admit it. With the threat that Hostess Brands could really go out of business, you are seriously considering a run to the grocery store to stock up on Twinkies. And you are not alone; they evoke such sweet memories that even top nutritionists are defending our right to eat them. Ok, admit it. With the threat that Hostess Brands could really go out of business, you are seriously considering a run to the grocery store to stock up on Twinkies. And you are not alone; they evoke such sweet memories that even top nutritionists are defending our right to eat them.


11/10/2012 04:41

LA declares 'Meatless Mondays' in vegetarian campaign

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Los Angeles is hoping to persuade people to become vegetarian – at least one day per week.

10/21/2012 20:47

Extra pounds may put you in the hospital

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Regardless of lifestyle and other health-related factors, heavier people were more likely than lean ones to be hospitalized for a variety of conditions, according to an Australian study. What's more, this was the case not just for obese people but also for the merely overweight.

10/01/2012 18:09

Cow named Daisy makes reduced-allergy milk

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People allergic to whey may be able to drink newly engineered milk without the unpleasant digestive consequences, according to research released Monday.People allergic to whey may be able to drink newly engineered milk without the unpleasant digestive consequences, according to research released Monday.


09/13/2012 17:53

She lost nearly 80 pounds on a 'Starbucks diet'

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Christine Hall didn’t join an expensive weight-loss program or sign up for a meal-delivery service to help her lose nearly 80 pounds. In fact, she never even goes to the grocery store.Christine Hall didn’t join an expensive weight-loss program or sign up for a meal-delivery service to help her lose nearly 80 pounds. In fact, she never even goes to the grocery store.


09/12/2012 14:32

6 delicious ways to snack on superfood chia

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Chia is an ancient seed that dates back to the Aztecs, who used it as a source of energy and endurance. Now, it's all the rage as a healthy ingredient. From peanut butter to chips, here are tasty ways to incorporate chia in your snacking. Chia is an ancient seed that dates back to the Aztecs, who used it as a source of energy and endurance. Now, it's all the rage as a healthy ingredient. From peanut butter to chips, here are tasty ways to incorporate chia in your snacking.


09/12/2012 14:07

McDonald's adds calorie information to menus

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The world's biggest hamburger chain said Wednesday that it will post calorie information on restaurant and drive-thru menus nationwide starting Monday.

09/11/2012 04:54

Genetically modified 'golden rice' tested on kids?

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China's health authorities will investigate allegations that genetically modified rice was tested on Chinese children as part of a Sino-U.S. research project, state media said Tuesday.

09/10/2012 14:56

Study: Heavy teens eat fewer calories than peers

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The findings illustrate the difficulty of losing weight by cutting calories alone, especially when the weight is gained early in life, the researchers said.  

09/04/2012 13:29

Organic food no more nutritious than non-organic

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Organic produce and meat typically isn't any better for you than conventional varieties when it comes to vitamin and nutrient content, according to a new review of the evidence.

08/31/2012 08:28

Bagged lettuce or bulk? Experts offer food safety advice

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A new recall of Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine salad marks the sixth time since April that the nation’s top producers of bagged lettuce have pulled products because of worries about food safety. A new recall of Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine salad marks the sixth time since April that the nation’s top producers of bagged lettuce have pulled products because of worries about food safety.


08/22/2012 19:16

Weight loss surgery helps prevent diabetes

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Treating obese people with weight loss surgery dramatically delays or prevents the onset of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

08/22/2012 09:40

Diet supplements linked to bleeding, deaths

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The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use Reumofan dietary supplements, after receiving reports of bleeding, stroke and death among people taking the pills.

08/20/2012 15:38

School lunches: How to get kids to eat healthy

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Diane Wagner, with Schwan Food Co., hands out samples of food at a booth July 17 during the School Nutrition Association conference in Denver. There will be more whole grains on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy options. The challenge is getting children to eat them.


08/17/2012 14:02

Vitamin C may lessen effects of air pollution

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There's another reason to eat fruits and veggies: A diet rich in them may lessen the harmful effects of air pollution for people suffering from chronic lung diseases.There's another reason to eat fruits and veggies: A diet rich in them may lessen the harmful effects of air pollution for people suffering from chronic lung diseases.


08/12/2012 11:27

13 rules for dining out on a diet

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On average, Americans dine out four times a week, according to the National Restaurant Association. That could be enough to bust any diet. But these tips will help you dine out, have fun and navigate any menu to make smart choices.On average, Americans dine out four times a week, according to the National Restaurant Association. That could be enough to bust any diet. But these tips will help you dine out, have fun and navigate any menu to make smart choices.


08/03/2012 08:20

Key to dieting: Keep treats out of sight

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People who lose the most weight may be those who can overcome urges when they see, smell or dream about something tasty, researchers said this week. And their study adds to a growing body of evidence that another key to success is keeping a food diary.People who lose the most weight may be those who can overcome urges when they see, smell or dream about something tasty, researchers said this week. And their study adds to a growing body of evidence that another key to success is keeping a food diary.


08/01/2012 14:15

Americans in denial about weight gain, study says

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Researchers from the University of Washington found that people often think they are losing weight when they aren’t, according to research published in the August issue of the journal Preventive Medicine.Researchers from the University of Washington found that people often think they are losing weight when they aren’t, according to research published in the August issue of the journal Preventive Medicine.


08/01/2012 13:39

Study: Nearly half drop weight-loss programs

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High drop-out rates are in line with those seen in other studies and are a barrier to reducing obesity rates, the researchers said.

07/31/2012 14:41

Gluten-free: food fad or alternative remedy?

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A worker packages gluten-free bread July 14 at Pure Knead bakery in Decatur, Ga. A decade ago, virtually no one in the United States seemed to have a problem eating gluten in bread and other foods. Now, millions do and spend more than $7 billion on gluten-free products. It sounds like an unfolding epidemic: A decade ago, virtually no one in the U.S. seemed to have a problem eating gluten in bread and other foods. Now, millions do.


07/30/2012 12:56

Devices don't work to save kids in hot cars

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Special seats and other devices designed to help prevent parents from accidentally leaving babies and toddlers behind in cars don’t work, a team of experts said on Monday. They said parents shouldn’t rely on them to keep children safe.Special seats and other devices designed to help prevent parents from accidentally leaving babies and toddlers behind in cars don’t work, a team of experts said on Monday. They said parents shouldn’t rely on them to keep children safe.


07/24/2012 13:32

Poll: Half of Americans guzzle soda everyday

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For about half of U.S. adults, soda is a daily drink, according to a new Gallup poll.For about half of U.S. adults, soda is a daily drink, according to a new Gallup poll.


07/19/2012 10:57

New diet drugs? They won't be easy to get

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved two new diet drugs in a week. But don't expect to get either Qysmia or Belviq easily, health experts say.The Food and Drug Administration has approved two new diet drugs in a week. But don't expect to get either Qysmia or Belviq easily, health experts say.


07/18/2012 13:48

Poll: Obesity a bigger problem than smoking

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The percentage of people in the U.S. who say that obesity is an extremely serious problem for society is now higher than the percentage saying the same thing about cigarette-smoking, according to a new Gallup poll.

07/17/2012 19:56

FDA approves weight-loss drug Qsymia

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the new weight loss drug Qsymia on Tuesday, adding to a very skimpy arsenal of drugs Americans can take to battle severe obesity.

07/13/2012 15:46

Want to lose weight? Adopt these 3 habits

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Women who were most successful at losing weight kept track of their food intake in a journal, didn't skip meals and avoided eating out, according to a new study.Women who were most successful at losing weight kept track of their food intake in a journal, didn't skip meals and avoided eating out, according to a new study.


06/27/2012 13:58

FDA OKs first new weight-loss pill in 13 years

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Federal Food and Drug Administration officials approved a new weight-loss pill Wednesday, giving the nod to Belviq used in combination with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise to combat obesity.

06/26/2012 17:41

Low-carb diets may burn the most calories

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Researchers found that overweight people burned 350 more calories a day, on average, when they ate a low-carbohydrate diet, than when they ate a low-fat diet.

06/26/2012 16:10

Study: Photos of treats may spark cravings

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Just glancing at a photo of a rich and gooey chocolate cake can set your brain circuits sparking, switching on cravings and revving up your appetite, a new study shows.Just glancing at a photo of a rich and gooey chocolate cake can set your brain circuits sparking, switching on cravings and revving up your appetite, a new study shows.


06/22/2012 12:58

An apple a day may help fight obesity

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A compound found in apple peels called ursolic acid may protect against obesity, a new study in mice suggests.A compound found in apple peels called ursolic acid may protect against obesity, a new study in mice suggests.


05/17/2012 14:47

Is healthy food really more expensive?

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Contrary to popular belief, it can actually cost more to eat badly. In fact, a new government report finds that nutritious foods – such as grains, vegetables, fruit and dairy – typically cost less than items high in saturated fat and added sugars.Contrary to popular belief, it can actually cost more to eat badly. In fact, a new government report finds that nutritious foods – such as grains, vegetables, fruit and dairy – typically cost less than items high in saturated fat and added sugars.


05/17/2012 14:06

How to avoid weight gain? Eat on a schedule

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A new study of  mice finds that when we eat may be an important factor in preventing weight gain.

05/16/2012 17:00

Coffee lovers lower death risk, study says

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Coffee drinkers who worry about the jolt of java it takes to get them going in the morning might just as well relax and pour another cup.Coffee drinkers who worry about the jolt of java it takes to get them going in the morning might just as well relax and pour another cup.


05/11/2012 13:35

America's hatred of fat hurts obesity fight

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It may be the nation's last, accepted form of prejudice. But the stigmatization of obesity has repercussions beyond the pain it inflicts on its targets: It threatens to impede efforts to fight the obesity epidemic.

05/10/2012 16:46

New weight loss drug a step closer to approval

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Advisers to government health regulators have recommended that that they approve sales of what would be the first new prescription weight-loss drug in the U.S. in more than a decade, despite concerns over cardiac risks.

05/08/2012 19:29

Report: Schools key to fighting America's obesity

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Fighting obesity will require changes everywhere Americans live, work, play and learn, says a major new report that outlines dozens of options — from building more walkable neighborhoods to zoning limits on fast-food restaurants to selling healthier snacks in sports arenas.

05/08/2012 09:37

Is healthy weight impossible for many Americans?

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America's obesity epidemic is so deeply rooted that it will take dramatic and systemic measures - from overhauling farm policies and zoning laws to, possibly, introducing a soda tax - to fix it, the influential Institute of Medicine said on Tuesday.

05/07/2012 19:20

No end to US obesity epidemic, forecast shows

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More bad news about Americans' waistlines: They're only going to get bigger.  Already, about a third of people are obese. By 2030, it is estimated 42 percent of the population will be.

04/27/2012 13:04

Berry good news: These may protect your brain

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Women who eat more berries may have a lower risk of cognitive decline in old age, a new study suggests. Researchers found that women who had a higher berry intake delayed cognitive aging by up to 2.5 years, as shown by their scores on memory and thinking tests.Women who eat more berries may have a lower risk of cognitive decline in old age, a new study suggests. Researchers found that women who had a higher berry intake delayed cognitive aging by up to 2.5 years, as shown by their scores on memory and thinking tests.


04/20/2012 06:54

Cola habit behind death of 30-year-old woman?

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Experts say a New Zealand woman's 2-gallon-a-day Coca-Cola habit probably contributed to her death, a conclusion that led the soft-drink giant to note that even water can be deadly in excessive amounts.

04/16/2012 13:32

Saltiness of fast food depends on where you buy it

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Saltier chicken McNuggets in the U.S.? Mais, oui. A new study suggests salt levels are 2.5 times higher in U.S. fast food, compared to other countries like France and the United Kingdom.Saltier chicken McNuggets in the U.S.? Mais, oui. A new study suggests salt levels are 2.5 times higher in U.S. fast food, compared to other countries like France and the United Kingdom.


01/27/2012 18:38

Weight-loss Challenge: It's the home stretch!

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With a few more days to go and a few more pounds to lose in the challenge, readers share their motivation and what's working for them.With a few more days to go and a few more pounds to lose in the challenge, readers share their motivation and what's working for them.