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Putting the Brakes on Emotional Eating

When a bad mood strikes, we often tend to reach for junk food. And that can be a recipe for disaster when you're trying to lose weight. Here's how to keep your emotions from ruining your diet resolve.

Avoiding Anemia

If you’re feeling constantly exhausted and sluggish, you might have anemia, a common blood disorder that many people develop at some point in their lives. The good news is that anemia often can be prevented and easily corrected by getting enough iron.

Say No to Raw Dough

For many people, the holiday season is the perfect time to spend time together in the kitchen sharing delicious baked foods and desserts. When you prepare homemade cookie dough, cake mixes or even bread, you may be tempted to taste a bite before it is fully cooked. Steer clear of this temptation.

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Your Home

Each year, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, more than 20,000 visit the emergency room and more than 4,000 are hospitalized. Here are ways to prevent CO poisoning in your home.

What Is Eating "Clean"?

Many of us want to make healthy eating changes but aren’t exactly sure how. One simple way is to begin eating “clean."

Adults Need Vaccines, Too

Vaccines are not just for kids! Regardless of age, we all need immunizations to protect against serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases. Protection from vaccines you received as a child can wear off over time, and you may be at risk for new and different diseases.

9 Ways to Reduce Sodium in Your Diet

The majority of sodium in our diets doesn’t come out of the salt shaker. It comes from packaged, processed and restaurant food. Even foods that may not taste salty can be major sources of sodium. Here are nine ways to cut out the sodium.

5 Ways Herbal Supplements Interact with Medicine

Many people take both herbal supplements and prescription or over-the-counter medicines. But did you know that these medicines and supplements may interact in harmful ways? Some supplements can decrease the effects of medicines, while others can increase the effects, including unwanted side effects.

What Does "Organic" Really Mean?

Deciphering food labels and marketing claims can be a challenge for even the most savvy consumer.  Companies use production and handling claims as a way to differentiate their products. “Organic” can seem like just another label, so understanding what it really means will help you make informed choices when shopping for food.

Get Ahead of Your Headaches

Do recurring headaches stop you in your tracks? If so, you are not alone. According to the National Headache Foundation, more than 45 million Americans suffer chronic, recurring headaches. Most migraine sufferers have their first headache between the ages of 6 and 25, and about 70 percent are women.

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