Healthy Family Favorites
Heart Smart Collard Greens with Black-Eyed Peas Recipe

VIDEO: Heart Smart Collard Greens with Black-Eyed Peas

Sometimes eating a heart-healthy diet involves making small tweaks to your family’s favorite dishes to make them more healthful — like cutting out unnecessary salt or fat, or finding ways to add more vegetables and nutrients. Sometimes, it may be trying a new vegetable that you haven’t eaten before or …

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Integrative Medicine
What is Cupping Therapy?

What Is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping has become a hot topic in recent years with news of models, movie stars and Olympic athletes using cups to ease aches and pains and enhance health and well-being. But cupping isn’t just for celebrities. “It can be beneficial for almost anyone,” says Ruth Lehmann, an acupuncturist at Henry …

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Understanding Your Health
Vitamin B12: Your Questions Answered

Vitamin B12: Your Questions Answered

Most of us know that vitamins are essential for keeping our bodies healthy, but understanding how each vitamin functions isn’t always so clear. Case in point: Vitamin B12.   According to long-standing research, B12 is vital for healthy nerves, production of blood cells and even optimal brain function. In fact, …

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Heart Health
Managing a Heart Failure Diagnosis

Managing a Heart Failure Diagnosis

You might be surprised to know that heart failure doesn’t mean your heart just stops working. In fact, living with heart failure is a reality for over 5.7 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Heart failure is a condition where your heart does not …

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Keeping Your Family Healthy
Cleaning House After Cold or Flu

Cleaning House After a Cold or the Flu

When someone in your household comes down with a cold or flu, your first thought might be: How can I prevent the rest of us from getting ill? It’s complicated. Not only are you sharing the same space with someone who is sick, but you’re also touching the same surfaces, …

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Making Healthy Changes
How to Start a Heart Smart Diet

How to Get Started on a Heart Smart Diet

Who says a healthy diet should be boring or leave you feeling unsatisfied? If you think a eating healthy translates to a little more than ho-hum salad greens or bland food, you’ve got it all wrong. In fact, learning how to take the first steps to eating better might be …

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Healthy Body
Finding Relief for Constipation

Backed Up? Finding Relief from Constipation

Constipation is among the most common gastrointestinal problems in the United States, chronically affecting an estimated 16 out of 100 adults, with older people disproportionately affected, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Disease Diseases. No matter what your age, though, you might find yourself constipated, says …

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Understanding Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer 101

Pancreatic Cancer 101

After a cancer diagnosis, every individual begins a difficult battle — and a battle against pancreatic cancer can be notoriously tough. In recent years, notable figures who’ve fought the disease include Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, American legend Aretha Franklin, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and Nobel laureate Ralph Steinman …

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Staying Healthy
Can Elderberry Fend Off a Cold or the Flu?

Can Elderberry Fend Off a Cold or the Flu?

Every winter, dodging a cold and the flu can be a chore. After all, huddling indoors with folks who are coughing, sneezing and wheezing is essentially like swimming in a petri dish of germs. One way people are trying to stay afloat: elderberry. A growing number of consumers are hitting …

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Exercise Tips
Virtual Fitness: Exploring the Pros and Cons

Virtual Fitness: Exploring the Pros and Cons

Whether it’s for business, retail or entertainment, technology is always changing how we get things done. These days, fitness is no exception. If you have a smartphone, laptop or other device, you can check your heart rate, track your steps, join an online exercise group and even sign up for …

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