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…

04/26/2017 10:00

Ways to get healthier looking skin by boosting collagen levels

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In this article, we take a close look at collagen, a protein that helps skin cells renew and repair themselves. How can you improve your collagen levels?

04/26/2017 05:05

Binge Drinkers Beware: Study Finds Link Between Alcohol And Heart Arrhythmias

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Researchers tested more than 3,000 people at Munich's Oktoberfest beer festival. They found getting drunk was associated with abnormal heart rhythms.

04/26/2017 03:00

Can people with diabetes eat peanut butter?

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Peanut butter is a popular, protein-rich snack. How does it affect blood sugar levels in people with diabetes? Find out in this article.

04/25/2017 15:11

11 Products Beauty Pros Really Want You To Stop Using

Prevention

Not all beauty products are created equal, or let's be real, even remotely equal. Some face washes leave your skin positively dewy, while others leave it feeling more like old sandpaper. One shampoo may make your hair look lush and shiny—another, well, you get the picture. And most of time, you only discover which ones are subpar after buying them. So annoying. And expensive. That's why we talked to dermatologists, hair stylists, makeup artists, and nail experts to find out which products aren't doing you any favors—or worse—and what to start using to instead. (Looking for even more ways to look and feel your best? Then don't miss Prevention's new Younger In 8 Weeks plan. You could lose up to 25 pounds in 2 months!)

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04/25/2017 12:44

Psychiatrist Recalls 'Heartbreak And Hope' On Bellevue's Prison Ward

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Dr. Elizabeth Ford treated mentally ill inmates in New York City for more than a decade. It was almost universal, she says, that they had suffered abuse or significant neglect as children.

04/25/2017 11:51

7 Gross Things That Happen When You Bite Your Nails

Prevention

If you'd rather not send the people around you a message of "Hey, I've got issues!" then you might want to kick your nail-biting habit. Turns out nail-biting can be a sign of emotional imbalance, according to study review in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJODO).

While it's super common, nail-biting—or onychophagia, as experts refer to it—is a kind of "tell" that you're freaked out or frazzled, and one that can spur other mouth-related stress behaviors like chewing pencils, biting your lips, or smoking. (Discover the 5 best foods for your brain and other cutting-edge natural tips in Prevention's Ageless Brain.)

That same review identifies a four-stage sequence common to anxious nail-biters: After raising the hand to the face or mouth and holding it there for a few seconds, the fingers are quickly tapped against the front teeth, the study authors say. Next, a series of quick spasmodic bitings occur, followed by visual inspection or feeling the newly bitten nails with your other fingers.

If that sequence sounds familiar, your habit may be an easy way to assess when you're stressed out. While that's sort of helpful—symptoms of stress can be silent or hard to identify—biting your nails can also lead to some truly gross or harmful health issues, says Adam Friedman, MD, associate professor of dermatology at George Washington University. 

If you needed 7 more reasons to quit biting your nails, this list has you covered. 

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04/25/2017 11:10

Scientists Create Artificial Womb That Could Help Prematurely Born Babies

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The device kept fetal lambs alive for about a month, allowing them to continue to mature. It has not been tested in humans, and some say the device raises ethical questions.

04/25/2017 10:39

Changes To Federal Insurance Plans Could Hurt Families Of Chronically Ill Kids

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Some urge ending funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program, and moving those 8 million kids to marketplace plans. But research shows the out-of-pocket costs to many families would soar.

04/25/2017 10:29

This Wall Workout Will Sculpt Your Arms And Abs

Prevention

Walls make a great prop for bodyweight strength training. This arm routine not only works every muscle in your upper body, but it also fires up your core and back muscles, which help to stabilize your body through each movement. For best results, do this circuit 1 to 2 times through, and perform the series 3 times a week. (Got 10 minutes? Then you've got time to lose the weight for good with Prevention's new 10-minute workouts and 10-minute meals. Get Fit in 10: Slim and Strong for Life now!)

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04/25/2017 09:00

Six home remedies for hemorrhoids

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Hemorrhoids are common among adults, but which home remedies are recommended to help alleviate symptoms. Can lifestyle changes help?

04/25/2017 03:00

Orange essential oil may improve symptoms of PTSD, say researchers

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George Washington University researchers have found that orange essential plant oil may help alleviate symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in mice.

04/24/2017 17:12

6 Cookie Recipes With Absolutely No Added Sugar

Prevention

Cutting back on added sugar is one of the cardinal rules of clean eating. But even if you ditch Oreos for homemade cookies baked with honey or maple syrup, you're still eating a fair share of the stuff. Though natural sweeteners like these do affect your blood sugar in a slightly different way than the white granular stuff, it doesn't change the fact that they're still considered to be added sugars.

So how can you make sweet goodies without relying on coconut sugar or a tip of your go-to syrup bottle? Try these six cookie recipes, which rely on dates, bananas, and applesauce for that much-needed touch of sweetness. (Looking for more ways to makeover your diet and slim down? Then you won't want to miss Prevention's new 10-minute workouts and 10-minute meals. Get Fit in 10: Slim and Strong for Life now!)

Quinoa Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies

04/24/2017 15:01

10 Best Foods To Prep On Sunday So Your Meals Are A Breeze All Week

Prevention

Who has time to make lunch every morning before work, or a balanced wholesome dinner from scratch every night when all you want to do is curl up on the couch and watch Netflix? For many of us, the struggle is real, and we end up resorting to less healthy fare as a result of our busy lives—or spending a ton of time in the kitchen when we should really be hanging with the fam.

The solution: carving out a couple hours on Sunday to meal prep. Sure, it can seem intimidating, but when you know what key foods to focus on (i.e. the versatile multi-taskers), how to prep them (they don’t all need to be cooked!), and what to pair them with to create a meal, then the whole process is a lot more manageable. 

Ready to get started? Here, the 10 best foods to meal prep on Sunday to make your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners a breeze. 

(Slash your cholesterol, burn stubborn belly fat, solve your insomnia, and more—naturally!—with Rodale's Eat For Extraordinary Health & Healing!)
 

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04/24/2017 14:36

10 Condiments That Can Help You Lose Weight

Prevention

Cutting back on calories can mean subsisting on a rotation of dull, tasteless food, but it doesn't have to be that way. Shake up your meals with the big, bold flavors of these slimming condiments. They're guaranteed to keep your taste buds happy so you can stay on track. (Never diet again and still lose weight with this cutting-edge plan that naturally retrains your fat cells from Prevention!)

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04/24/2017 14:03

We're All Tired. But When Could Fatigue Mean a Medical Problem?

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Avoiding your phone and TV at night and setting a firm bedtime might solve your problem if you feel tired a lot. But fatigue can also be a sign of disease.

04/24/2017 12:45

These 80-Year-Olds Are Quite Possibly The Cutest Running Couple Ever

Prevention

Margaret and J.R. Vaughn, both 80, are not your ordinary running couple.

They proved that when they were spotted running while holding hands at the Mule Kick 5K at Columbia’s Riverwalk Park for the third year in a row.

But their story begins before that, back in 2012, at a local "dance place" in Columbia, Tennessee. The two met on the dance floor while dancing to country music—just hours after Margaret had completed a half marathon.

They were both single at the time, as both of their spouses had passed away earlier in their lives. And they weren't necessarily looking for love, but the pair hit it off immediately. That night, Margaret made sure to ask J.R. one thing: "Will you run with me?"

J.R. was more than happy to, as long as she would continue to go dancing with him.

“We are so lucky to have met each other and have so much in common," Margaret told Runners World over the phone. "He loves square-dancing, and I love running. So we just put our two passions together."

MORE: Octogenarian Couple Finishes Final Marathon Together 

Running and proper nutrition have always been an important part of Margaret's life. The Santa Fe, Tennessee-native used to work for medical and fitness doctors, so she always practiced healthy habits. But when her son, Jeff Woody, 53, started getting involved in the marathon scene in 2005, Margaret decided to give running a try. (Woody completed his goal of running 50 ultramarathons in 50 states before he turned 50 years old back in October of 2013.)

Though she loved running, it took Margaret until 2012 to register for a race. She said one morning she just woke up and decided to go to a local 5K. She won her age group that day, and became hooked.

Shortly after, J.R. became hooked on Margaret. He asked her out to dinner the day after they met on the dance floor. J.R. said he wanted to eat whatever she was eating, so he traded in his steak for a piece of fish and veggies.

But there was one thing that was a little bit harder for J.R. to change:

"He always wears a cowboy hat and boots, so when we started running together, he thought he could run in his boots," Margaret said.

Finally after a little persistence, Margaret got J.R. to trade in his boots for a pair of “tennis shoes”—but certainly not for good. J.R. now wears his running shoes when the two attend races, but once in awhile when they aren’t racing, J.R. still puts on those boots for their daily runs.

Margaret and J.R. like to get at least a mile or two in every day together, and up their mileage when they have an upcoming race.

RELATED: Meet the Oldest Man to Run the World Marathon Challenge

The pair married in 2013 and have now completed more than 30 races together including 5Ks (their favorite) and even half marathons. The best part? They run every single race, hand-in-hand, the entire time.

"He's known as the man who pulls me up the hills," Margaret said. "And we always cross the finish line together.” 

J.R. could go faster than his wife now, but he never leaves her side. Every race they enter, they almost always win their age group, and they take turns letting each other cross the finish first.

When asked about their PRs, Margaret said they have completed a 5K in less than 40 minutes before, but quickly added that's not why they do what they do. J.R. and Margaret’s hope is to inspire others their age, and younger, to take a page from their book. Their message? It's never too late to start moving—and keep moving.

“We are so glad to be healthy and active together. We don't do it for the glory, we do it to inspire others to do the same,” Margaret said.

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80-year-old running couple
Photograph courtesy of Margaret Vaughn

And indeed, they still dance—almost always in matching outfits. They also have a garden where they raise fresh vegetables, and enjoy sharing them with their neighbors. They go on bike rides and love to travel together, and want to plan more trips in the future.

As for what’s next for these two lovebirds? They take it one day at a time, and fit races in whenever they can.

"He tells me all day how much he loves me," Margaret said. "He's a true gentleman. It means the world to me to have someone like J.R. to live with, to love, and to inspire me every day.”

The article These Two 80-Year-Olds Are Quite Possibly the Cutest Running Couple Ever originally appeared on Runner’s World.

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04/24/2017 12:17

5 Places You Should Think Twice About Tweezing

Prevention

When you see a random hair on your body, you're probably tempted to pull it out. After all, it's a hair out of place and it's right there. But experts say you should take a beat before getting pluck-happy.

That's because when you pluck a hair with tweezers, it pulls the hair shaft from the skin at its root, says Joshua Zeichner, MD, a New York City-based board-certified dermatologist. "While there may be some degree of inflammation in the hair follicle from tweezing, generally tweezing is not considered a form of permanent hair removal and a new hair will be produced," he says. But you can also traumatize or scar your skin, causing permanent damage in the area, which is why it's best to proceed with caution. 

"It really depends on the location," says Gary Goldenberg, MD, medical director of the dermatology faculty practice at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

These are the areas experts say you should think twice about before tweezing:

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04/24/2017 11:59

3 Ways To Release Back Tension Using A Foam Roller

Prevention

One of the most common problems we get at the pilates studio is people complaining about upper back or lower neck pain due to poor posture. When you slump forward with your neck or round your shoulders in, your poor muscles need to work overtime to hold everything up. This can eventually lead to misalignment, pinched nerves, pain, soreness, and a variety of other problems. 

The following foam roller exercises all aim to release those tight muscles of your upper back to solve these woes. (Here's a helpful guide to 5 different types of foam rollers, and when to use each one.) I'm using TriggerPoint's new vibrating Grid Vibe roller, but you can use any foam roller that is stiff enough to hold its shape when you lie on it, yet soft enough to be comfortable for your body. (Got 10 minutes? Then you've got time to lose the weight for good with Prevention's new 10-minute workouts and 10-minute meals. Get Fit in 10: Slim and Strong for Life now!)

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04/24/2017 11:23

6 Delicious Salad Dressings With 4 Ingredients Or Less

Prevention

There might not be any legit scientific evidence to support this, but we're gonna throw it out there anyway: Homemade salad dressing is a million times better than store-bought versions.

For starters, it's usually cleaner. Bottled salad dressing is notorious for packing tons of added sugar and sodium that you definitely don't need. (Watch for these 6 other secret sugar bombs at the grocery store, too.) And even some natural versions contain weird ingredients, like the thickener carrageenan.

With homemade dressing, you get to decide the ingredients that go in. Best of all, salad dressing is one of the easiest things you can make. All you have to do is add a handful of ingredients to a jar or bowl, then shake or whisk. For a creamier texture, just give everything a whirl in the blender.

Oh, and the flavor combinations are pretty much endless. Just look at these simple, creative dressing combos. Each one calls for 4 ingredients or less, not counting pantry staples like olive oil, salt, and pepper. In practically the time it would've taken you to peel that annoying plastic wrap off the cap of your store-bought bottle, you’ll have a clean homemade dressing that'll keep in the fridge for at least a week. (Got 10 minutes? Then you've got time to lose the weight for good with Prevention's new 10-minute workouts and 10-minute meals. Get Fit in 10: Slim and Strong for Life now!)

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04/24/2017 11:00

How to treat an overactive bladder with natural remedies

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In this article, learn about the symptoms of an overactive bladder, when a doctor should be consulted, and natural remedies to treat an overactive bladder.

04/24/2017 04:28

Is It Time For Hearing Aids To Be Sold Over The Counter?

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About 35 million Americans suffer some hearing loss, but most don't do anything about it. There's a growing effort to make hearing aids easier and cheaper to buy.

04/24/2017 03:00

Mindfulness class helped women, but not men, overcome 'negative affect'

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In a new study of a Brown University scholarly course on mindfulness that also included meditation labs, researchers found that the practice on average significantly helped women overcome "negative...

04/23/2017 05:00

Chemo Scrambled My Brain

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After an incorrect dose of a chemotherapy drug for Crohn's disease caused Anne Webster's bone marrow to shut down, she decided that, if she survived, she'd write about her experience.

04/22/2017 08:06

'Send Me A Friend': Anders Osborne Helps Musicians Stay Sober On Tour

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New Orleans bluesman Anders Osborne is launching a program to help musicians and others in the industry stay sober in work environments that are often centered around drugs and alcohol.

04/22/2017 06:00

Hispanic Men Often Put Off Medical Care, Bringing Bigger Trouble

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Men are more likely than women to put off going to the doctor. Hispanic men can face complications of culture, language and cost that make that even more likely.

04/22/2017 03:00

Five possible health benefits of pineapple juice

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Pineapples are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. In this article, we examine some of the health benefits that can come with drinking pineapple juice.

04/21/2017 15:02

The Salad Trend You Didn't Know You Needed

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04/21/2017 12:00

Seven herbs and supplements for type 2 diabetes

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Growing research suggests that herbs and supplements may help with type 2 diabetes. Learn about seven of these herbs and supplements in this article.

04/21/2017 05:00

GOP Plan To Trim Insurance Benefits Might Not Tame Premiums

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House Republicans are taking another stab at replacing the Affordable Care Act. But industry analysts say cutting required coverage won't meet their goal of lowering premiums for individual insurance.

04/21/2017 03:00

Weighted blankets for anxiety: Uses and benefits

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There are many ways to manage anxiety, including medication, lifestyle changes, and complementary therapies. Learn about how weighted blankets may help.

04/20/2017 16:55

Don't Give Kids Cough Syrup Or Pain Meds That Contain Codeine, FDA Says

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The agency expanded its warnings about prescription cough and pain medications that contain the narcotics codeine or tramadol, saying they can cause dangerously slow breathing in some kids.

04/20/2017 13:21

New GOP Health Proposal Could Ditch Protections For People Who Are Sick

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The proposal allows states to put people with pre-existing conditions into high-risk pools and get rid of minimum health benefits for health insurance plans if they choose.

04/20/2017 12:01

Electrical Stimulation To Boost Memory: Maybe It's All In The Timing

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Research in epilepsy has found a key to why small pulses of electricity to the brain sometimes help and sometimes hurt a failing memory. Brains hurt by physical trauma or dementia might benefit, too.

04/20/2017 11:00

Horny goat weed: Uses, benefits, side effects

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What is horny goat weed and what are its uses? Can it help with erectile dysfunction, are there side effects, and what is the recommended dosing?

04/20/2017 10:22

Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino Has More Sugar Than a Coke

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The internet is buzzing, and Starbucks is behind it. The coffee chain has jumped on the unicorn trend and introduced a magical, flavor-changing, color-changing drink: the Unicorn Frappuccino.

04/20/2017 08:00

Nine essential oils for diabetes

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In this article, learn about essential oils and how they may be added to a diabetes care plan. Also learn about aromatherapy and diabetes.

04/20/2017 05:00

How Do Former Opioid Addicts Safely Get Pain Relief After Surgery?

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Max Baker got treatment for his opioid dependency and kicked the habit. He'd been clean for more than a year when a car accident and subsequent surgery returned him to addiction's spiral.

04/19/2017 17:00

Many Veterans Gained Health Care Through The Affordable Care Act

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Almost half a million veterans gained health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, cutting the number of uninsured vets by 40 percent.

04/19/2017 09:00

Marijuana and diabetes: Benefits, disadvantages, and legality

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What are the medicinal properties of marijuana and does using it have benefits for diabetes? Are there also disadvantages to using it and is it legal?

04/19/2017 03:00

Electroacupuncture may improve regulation of blood sugar in overweight and obese women

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For women who are overweight or obese and are unable to exercise, new research appearing online in The FASEB Journal suggests combining acupuncture with an electrical current may help.

04/14/2017 03:00

Ayurvedic treatment for psoriasis: Options, remedies, and evidence

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Ayurveda is an ancient medical practice. Can it help with the symptoms of psoriasis? What are the risks and safety considerations?

04/13/2017 03:00

Ten natural treatments for psoriatic arthritis

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In this article, learn about ten natural remedies for psoriatic arthritis, what alternative therapies may be recommended, and the best diet for PsA.

04/12/2017 15:49

The 1 Veggie Base You Need for 5 Easy Meals All Week

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Roasted Root Veggies

04/12/2017 03:00

Clinical trial finds no benefits of wearing silk for children with eczema

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A new randomized clinical trial tests the health effects and cost effectiveness of wearing silk garments in children with moderate to severe eczema.

04/11/2017 13:00

Can a gluten-free diet help with psoriasis?

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Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition. While there is no cure, a gluten-free diet may help some people better manage their symptoms.

04/11/2017 10:30

8 Things You'll Only Understand If You're a Food-Allergy Mom

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1. Your diaper bag is a bottomless pit.

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Just the essentials... wipes, hand sanitizer, EpiPens, Benadryl, cortisone, emergency action plan, inhaler, safe snacks, safe treats, water bottles, cell phone, charger, spare clothes. And diapers, don't forget those.

2. People Who "Pack Light" Are Not Our People

04/10/2017 03:00

Clinical trial shows benefit of yoga for side effects of prostate cancer treatment

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Men who attended a structured yoga class twice a week during prostate cancer radiation treatment reported less fatigue and better sexual and urinary function than those who didn't, according to a...

04/07/2017 16:19

A Foolproof Way to Grow Your Own Food (Even with a Black Thumb)

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Ever wanted to start your own garden but didn't know where to begin? Or maybe you've tried and ended up with seeds that never made it out of the ground. But don't let your black thumb get you down. We found a product to help you grow your own veggies—even if you're lacking all-star gardening skills and outdoor space.

04/07/2017 03:00

Yoga helps patients with ulcerative colitis

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Patients with ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease, often relapse at times of stress.

04/03/2017 03:00

Sleep-inducing herb: The key component identified

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Can't sleep? Your sleep problems may be improved if you try an Indian herb, Ashwagandha.

03/31/2017 03:00

High-dose vitamin C makes cancer treatment more effective, trial shows

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The use of high-dose vitamin C in patients undergoing standard cancer treatment has been shown to be safe and improve health outcomes in clinical trial.

03/30/2017 16:17

Crack into This: How Much Sugar Is in Your Favorite Easter Candy?

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Easter Candy

03/29/2017 11:00

Five of the best blogs for stress relief

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Too much stress can have an adverse effect on health and well-being. Medical News Today take a look at five of the best blogs to help with stress relief.

03/24/2017 12:00

Spiritual retreats alter brain's reward, emotion centers

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New study sheds light on the psychological effects of spiritual retreats, after finding they alter chemical systems in the brain associated with emotion.

03/24/2017 07:00

Atrial fibrillation: Natural treatments, remedies, and tips

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Learn about A-fib and the natural treatments available. What herbs and supplements may be used to treat A-fib and what substances should be avoided?

03/20/2017 03:00

Electroacupuncture releases stem cells to relieve pain, promote tissue repair, study finds

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A study led by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers demonstrates how electroacupuncture triggers a neurological mechanism that can help promote tissue repair and relieve injury-induced...

03/10/2017 11:18

Why Bob Harper Is Eating a Mediterranean Diet Post Heart Attack

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03/09/2017 15:04

Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in Sustainable Seafood Line

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03/29/2016 13:51

The One Formula You Need to Make a Killer Healthy Salad

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I try to make a ginormous salad every day for lunch or dinner. Healthy salad recipes pack in a lot of nutrients for not a lot of calories—as long as you pay attention to the ingredients. It's easy to come up with healthy salad recipes in the summer when the market is overflowing with summer-ripe tomatoes, loads of veggies and a variety of salad greens. But dinner salads can be just as delicious and satisfying in the cooler months. I just adjust the mix for the season.

04/16/2015 10:12

The Best Spiralizer for Making Vegetable Noodles

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When I was tasked with testing vegetable noodle makers—aka “spiralizers”—I was hesitant. Growing up with a Chinese father, I primarily ate an Asian-inspired diet that included a lot of rice. But on special occasions, I had another option: noodles. And like most kids, when given the choice between rice and noodles, I’d always pick noodles. Noodles, in this case, meant ramen, lo mein, soba or egg and I loved them all—and still do. I was afraid that vegetable versions of my beloved noodles couldn’t come close to my enjoyment of the starchy originals.

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.