Healthy Recipe Hacks
Shrimp & Chicken Caulifredo Pasta Recipe & Video

Shrimp & Chicken “Caulifredo” Pasta Recipe & Video

When you’re trying to lose weight or improve your nutrition, finding healthy “recipe hacks” for comfort food classics, like fettuccine alfredo, is such a win. And when you end up liking the lightened up recipe even a more than the original that inspired it? It’s a major win. We hope …

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Preventing Addiction
4 Things You Should Know Before Taking Your Opioid Prescription

6 Things You Need to Know Before Taking Your Opioid Prescription

Opioids are highly addictive drugs that act on the brain to alleviate pain. They include opioid medications that doctors prescribe to relieve pain after serious injury or surgery, as well as illicit drugs such as heroin. Examples of prescription opioids include oxycodone, morphine, codeine, fentanyl and hydrocodone (commonly known as …

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Understanding Health Risks

Does Using Deodorant Increase Your Cancer Risk?

In recent years, rumors have swirled that suggest deodorants and antiperspirants cause cancer, specifically breast cancer. And while the National Cancer Institute says there’s no conclusive evidence to back up that statement, plenty of women – and men – are still concerned about underarm odor control products. Your armpits are …

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Staying Fit
Sports Drinks vs. Water: Best Way to Hydrate?

Sports Drinks vs. Water: What’s the Best Way to Hydrate?

When it comes to athletic performance and exercise, hydration is key.  Because the human body is comprised of more than 70 percent water, drinking plenty of fluids helps maintain and replenish what you lose in the heat of competition or exercise. Water is best, of course. But sports drinks provide …

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Raising Healthy Kids

Pediatric Eye Exam: Does Your Child Need One?

When you hear about an eye exam for your child, you may be thinking: “Wait. Didn’t my kid already have one of these? Isn’t that what the nurse did at school?” Not exactly. There’s a lot of confusion surrounding regular pediatric vision screenings and comprehensive pediatric eye exams, the two …

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Breast Cancer Awareness

6 Breast Cancer Myths, Solved

Any cancer diagnosis brings with it a lot of fear, and a lot of questions. For many, a diagnosis is unfamiliar, and people may resort to trusting information they may have heard or read. Unfortunately, some of this information regarding cancer and treatment may be inaccurate or incomplete. Lisa Newman, …

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Healthy Treats
Cocoa-Date Truffles Recipe & Video

Cocoa-Date Truffles Recipe & Video

It feels indulgent to eat these cute little truffles. It really does. The secret? These bite-sized treats are actually full of protein from black beans and sweetened with tasty medjool dates. They are also low in calories and fat. Roll them into the cocoa-sugar mixture described below or customize them …

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Stress and Anxiety
Advice for Coping After a Violent Tragedy

Advice for Coping After a Violent Tragedy

Dealing with tragedies – such as the recent shooting in Las Vegas – is a process, says a Henry Ford Health System psychologist who has worked with many patients exposed to shocking violence. Police estimate a lone gunman killed more than 50 people and injured more than 400 attending a …

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Fitness Tips

Choosing the Right Shoes for Your Workout

Whether you prefer running, CrossFit or spin class – or a combination of all three – selecting the correct footwear depends on your activity. Add to that form, function and trendy neon colors, and it’s no wonder fitness enthusiasts often get stumped at the sporting goods store. While run-of-the-mill exercise …

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Skin Care

Living with Eczema: 3 Ways to Manage It Better

As the months start to get colder, many of us find that our skin tends to become dry and even a little itchy. However, if you notice an itchy rash that appears on your skin and doesn’t seem to go away, a doctor should look at it to determine if …

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