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Pumpkin: What to Buy, How to Prep

This squash offers plenty of benefits

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After Heart Surgery, This Ordinary Drug Could Be Right for Your Chest Pain

Tags: heart and vascular institute, heart surgery, NSAIDs, postpericardiotomy syndrome, pps, surgical trama

Inflamed tissues after heart surgery can cause discomfort, but there’s a solution. Here’s what you can do about postpericardiotomy syndrome.


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How to Deal With Dirty Money and Hidden Credit Card Germs (Video)

Tags: germs, holiday season, holidays, hygiene, staph infection

You know all that money you’re spending over the holidays? It’s jam-packed with germs. So keep your hands clean and your credit cards wiped down.


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Movie Plans? 5 Tips for Infection Protection (Infographic)

Tags: cold, germs, holiday season, holidays, virus

When you take the family to a holiday blockbuster, it’s fun to be frightened by on-screen predators. But remember to take precautions against microscopic organisms that may be lurking in the theater.


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5 Foods That Can Beat Your Holiday Hangover

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Sports drink? Check. Fruit? Check. Gingerbread house? Of course. How to survive the morning after.


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Best Holiday Stress-Busting Tips for Alzheimer’s Patients, Families

Tags: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, holiday season, holidays, stress

Following simple tips can help make the holidays happier and less stressful for loved ones living with Alzheimer’s Disease.


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5 Simple Tips to Prevent Norovirus This Winter

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It might be known as the “cruise ship” virus, but norovirus can appear anywhere, especially in the winter months when people gather in confined spaces.


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Low-Carb Eating May Be Best for Weight Loss, Heart Health

Tags: carbohydrates, diabetes, fiber, healthy diet, heart healthy diet, Mediterranean diet, saturated fat, weight loss

If you’re looking for a heart-healthy weight-loss diet to try, it appears that low-carbohydrate might be more effective than low-fat.


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Finding Out Your Baby’s Sex Has Its Advantages

Tags: childbirth, pregnancy, prenatal testing

Expectant parents have many reasons for wanting to know the sex of their baby before it’s born. It reduces stress, helps them plan ahead or makes it easier for siblings to adjust. So, will it be airplanes or flowers?


If you want to be heart-healthy this Thanksgiving, consider these tips from our Heart & Vascular Institute dietitians for preparing lighter versions of your favorite foods.

Thanksgiving Dinner: Serve This, Not That (Infographic)

Tags: healthy eating, holiday season, infographic, Thanksgiving

Overeating Thanksgiving dinner has become a national pastime. Learn how to lighten the calories and fat in the traditional foods you love.


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Cancer Patients Can Find Help to Handle the Details

Tags: cancer, cancer patients, patient care, patient experience

Patient navigators or liaisons can help facilitate the nonmedical activities that cancer patients and families have to deal with, from billing to parking.