Pumpkin Pie Mix

Pumpkin: What to Buy, How to Prep

This squash offers plenty of benefits

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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.


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5 Surprising Facts About Adult Scoliosis

Tags: back pain, chronic pain, scoliosis

You may have more power over adult scoliosis than you think. Here are five things you might be surprised to hear about adult scoliosis.


Recipe: Cauliflower Mashed Pseudo Potatoes

Recipe: Cauliflower Mashed Pseudo Potatoes

Tags: fall, fruits and vegetables, functional medicine, Recipes

You will never miss mashed potatoes once you try this yummy cauliflower substitute. And you get all of the healthful benefits of the vegetables, spices, and flavors in this dish.


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Your Age Helps Docs Find Best Option for ACL Repair

Tags: ACL, ACL tear, arthroscopic knee surgery, chronic knee pain, knee, knee injury, knee pain, knee replacements

Have you torn your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)? If, unfortunately, you have, you and your doctor need to weigh one factor very carefully when you discuss treatment options: your age.


Recipe: Spicy Roasted Squash

Recipe: Spicy Roasted Squash

Tags: fall, fruits and vegetables, functional medicine, Recipes

Enjoy this roasted squash in just thirty minutes. This easy-to-follow recipe is the perfect side dish to spice up any dinner or holiday party.


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High Blood Pressure? Don’t Take Vitamin D for It (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, Dr. Nissen, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, prevention, research, vitamin D

Some claim that vitamin D can lower blood pressure, but these claims are unproven. Vitamin D is essential for your health but too much is dangerous.


Can an Engineered Body Pillow Prevent Your Acid Reflux?

Can a Specially Designed Body Pillow Prevent Your Acid Reflux?

Tags: acid reflux, antacids, Barrett’s esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), GERD, innovations, sleep, sleep hygeine

Lying on your left side at night has been shown to reduce acid reflux. Researchers are studying a new body pillow that keeps patients on their left sides at night as a help for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).


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If Your Child Has Autism, Perception Matters

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder, behavioral therapy

A joke, a laugh, subtle body language — understanding these social cues doesn’t come easily for people with autism.