Family Health Team

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Halloween Horrors and Scary Candy Calories (Infographic)

Halloween Horrors and Scary Candy Calories (Infographic)

Tags: candy, children, diet and nutrition, fall, Halloween, halloween safety, obese children, sugar

Want to get a real scare this Halloween? Based on a rough estimate, even a modest stash of candy could contain more than 1,200 calories, 175 grams of sugar and 32 grams of fat. That’s the recipe for an epic sugar rush and a whopper of a stomach ache.


Recipe: Quick, Healthy Guacamole

Recipes: 7 Easy Party Dips

Tags: fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, holiday season, holidays, party, Recipes, snacking

People love dips. They're always a hit, whether creamy or chunky. Below we present seven distinctly different dip recipes that are healthy, delicious and easy to make for your next get together.


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5 Top Flu Vaccine Myths

Tags: flu, flu season, flu shot, flu vaccine, pregnant, vaccine

Some people won’t get flu vaccinations because of misconceptions about the vaccine or how it works. Here are five common myths about flu shots — debunked.


Itchy Scalp

Itchy Scalp? 5 Common Problems and Fixes

Tags: allergic reaction, dandruff, dermatitis, dermatologist, dermatology, eczema, hair, lice, psoriasis

If the embarrassment and nuisance of an itchy scalp bother you, find out what a doctor says about causes, treatments and when to worry.


Life expectancy was 81.2 years for females and 76.4 for males. HealthHub number from Cleveland Clinic

How Long Can We Expect to Live? U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High

Tags: exercise, healthhub number, healthy diet, healthy lifestyle, infographic, study

Life expectancy at birth reached an all-time record high of 78.8 years in 2012, according to data recently released by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. Find out what's changed and why, according to the experts.


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4 Tips for Navigating Open Enrollment for Insurance

Tags: healthcare reform, insurance

When selecting an insurance plan — either on or off new health insurance exchanges — know what you’re looking for, what you’re willing to pay and what your plan will and will not cover.


Halloween Candy Corn

Top Halloween Tricks to Have a Healthier Holiday

Tags: fall, Halloween, halloween safety

Whether you’re trick-or-treating or dressing up as your favorite celebrity, add these healthy tricks to celebrate this frightening, fun holiday.


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Cataract Symptoms Can Signal Other Diseases That Need Treatment Now

Tags: cataracts, eye, eye exam, eye health, eyes, eyesight, vision, vision loss

Cataracts can be taken care of at any time. However, if you have vision changes, you should have a doctor check your eyes right away because cataract-like symptoms may actually be due to other more serious problems.


Cold and Flu Virus

Is It a Cold or the Flu? Know Your F.A.C.T.S. (Infographic)

Tags: colds, fevers, flu, flu season, infographic, pneumonia

You're not feeling well. You're very tired and have a cough and a stuffy nose. How do you know if it’s the flu or merely a cold?


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Pregnant? Test Your Weight Gain Knowledge With This Quiz

Tags: diet, healthy diet, pregnancy, weight gain

If you have a new family addition on the way, you probably have a long list of questions, including how to manage your weight during pregnancy. Find out how much you already know — and get answers and additional resources to help you prepare.