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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.

Trying a New Sport? Remember, You're Not an Olympian (Yet)

If watching the winter games made you want to try some new sports, go slow and ease into them. Don’t forget proper training and appropriate use of equipment.

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.

Need Motivation to Exercise? Try the Buddy System

Are you still thinking about a New Year’s resolution to work out more? Research shows that exercising with a buddy can give you both mental and physical boosts.

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.

How to Help Someone Quit Smoking

Most people who quit smoking don’t do it on their own. They get a lot of help and support from friends, family and significant others. In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, here is how you can help someone in your life quit smoking.

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.

Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury — or TBI — caused by a bump, blow, jolt to the head or hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. This fast movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging the brain cells.

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