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How Doctors Can Treat an Inflamed Appendix Without Surgery

Tags: antibiotics, aorta surgery, appendectomy, appendicitis, laparoscopic surgery, prescriptions, study

About 7 percent of the U.S. population eventually develops an inflamed appendix and requires surgery. A new study provides evidence that the use of antibiotics may be an option for some patients.


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Make the Most of Your Trip to the Farmers Market

Tags: farmer's market, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, nutrition, video, videos

Buying locally grown food in season will benefit your family’s health, the environment and our economy. So what’s not to love? Here’s info that can help you make the most of your trip to the farmers market.


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How to Make Extraordinary Oats Overnight (Infographic)

Tags: breakfast, infographic, morning, oatmeal

Oats aren’t just for oatmeal. Learn how to create overnight oats — oatmeal’s warm-weather friendly cousin. You’ll reap the same health benefits, but no cooking is needed!


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Best Diet Advice for Before and After Your Bariatric Surgery

Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery

If you’re considering bariatric surgery, you may be wondering how your diet will change. Get the facts from a registered dietitian.


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7 Bariatric Surgery Benefits Besides Helping You Lose Weight

Tags: bariatric surgery, BMI, diabetes, fertility, gastric bypass, heart disease, joint pain, obesity, sleep apnea, Type 2 diabetes

Learn how bariatric surgery works better than diet and exercise for significant weight loss and the many additional health benefits that come with it.


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What to Do When Your Stomach Bug Won’t Go Away

Tags: digestive health, irritable bowel syndrome, stomach flu

If symptoms of a stomach bug or bad bout of food poisoning linger for weeks or even months, you might be suffering from “post-infectious IBS.” Find out what steps to take to recover.


12 Baking Hacks For a Healthier You (Infographic)

How to Bake Healthier Treats for Your Family (Infographic)

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You don’t have to ditch your tried-and-true recipes to bake healthier. Cleveland Clinic dietitian Anna Taylor offers 12 easy ways to make your favorites lower in fat and calories.


Recipe: Mediterranean Chicken Thighs With Tomatoes and Basil

Recipe: Mediterranean Chicken Thighs With Tomatoes and Basil

Tags: chicken, fruits and vegetables, Mediterranean diet, Recipes

Looking for a new spin on the same old chicken dinner? Try this Mediterranean variation, which is low in saturated fat and rich in flavor.


Recipe: Sweet and Savory Roasted Brussels

Recipe: Sweet and Savory Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Tags: fiber, fruits and vegetables, Recipes

Brussels sprouts are a good source of fiber and vitamin C. Apple and balsamic vinegar lend a tasty twist to this interesting vegetable, with a bit of ham to add flavor.


How to Cut Colon Cancer Risk Before Age 50 (Infographic)

How to Cut Colon Cancer Risk Before Age 50 (Infographic)

Tags: colon, colon cancer, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, health hub number, infographic

Colon cancer rates are on the rise in a surprising age group: people age 20 to 49. Experts think this alarming trend may be due to poor diet and rising obesity rates.