Christmas candles

Holiday Scents Can Set Off Your Asthma

Avoid asthma triggers at the holidays

How You Can Roast Chestnuts in the Oven: 4 Easy Steps

How You Can Roast Chestnuts in the Oven: 4 Easy Steps

Tags: heart healthy diet, holiday season, holidays, Recipes

Roasting chestnuts in your oven isn't hard and makes for a delicious offering over the holidays for guests. Learn how to prepare them in four easy steps.


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4 Natural, Drug-Free Ways to Fight Your Migraine Headaches

Tags: aspirin, Headaches, migraine headaches, migraines, prescriptions, stress

Making changes to your diet, managing stress and taking supplements can prevent migraines and reduce their severity. Learn what you can do to help yourself without a prescription.


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Why You Should Limit Alcohol Before Bed for Better Sleep

Tags: alcohol, drinking, insomnia, sleep, sleep disorders, sleep hygeine, sleepwalking

Having a drink or taking a drug before bedtime can lead to sleep disturbances and other medical problems. Find out why and what to do if you need to take a prescription medication that is disturbing your sleep.


Could Ibuprofen Help You Live Longer? Maybe

Could Ibuprofen Help You to Live Longer? Maybe

Tags: ibuprofen, inflammation, NSAIDs

You take ibuprofen to relieve pain and reduce fevers or headaches. But could this common, over-the-counter drug also hold the keys to a longer, healthier life? Authors of a new study suggest it’s possible.


Recipe: Holiday Trail Mix

Recipe: Healthy Almond and Coconut Trail Mix

Tags: fruits and vegetables, Recipes, snacks, whole grains

This trail mix fits easily in a pocket or purse, and can help you avoid spur-of-the-moment fast food or other unhealthy choices. The protein, fiber, and whole grains will keep you satisfied.


Holiday Treats

10 Holiday Survival Tips If You Have Diabetes

Tags: blood sugar, diabetes, glucose, healthy diet, holiday season, holidays, obesity, snacking, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

The holidays tempt us with sugary, rich foods. Is it OK to indulge a little, even though you have diabetes? Marwan Hamaty, MD, talks about holiday challenges for those with diabetes.


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7 Benefits of Skipping Periods With Birth Control

Tags: birth control, contraception, menstrual cramps, menstrual flow, menstruation, ovarian cancer, periods, sex, uterine cancer

Taking your birth control pill continuously to avoid your period is safe and offers other benefits as well.


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That Cozy Fire Could Be Hazardous to Your Health

Tags: asthma, bronchitis, eyes, fireplaces, lung disease, lung disorders

When the weather outside turns frightful, there’s nothing cozier than a warm, crackling blaze in the hearth. But a wood-burning fire in your fireplace can cause health problems.


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Recipe: Ensalada de Noche Buena (Christmas Eve Salad)

Tags: diet, foods from around the world, healthy diet, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, nutrition, Recipes

Today, our series on delicious heart-healthy holiday foods takes us to Mexico with a tangy and colorful ensalada de Noche Buena—or Christmas Eve salad.


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Are E-cigarettes Safe for Pregnant Women?

Tags: bad habits, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, nicotine, pregnancy, quit smoking, smoking

Some consider e-cigarettes “safer” for pregnant women, but no medical studies prove they are safe. Experts say it’s best to avoid them and offer tips to help you quit.