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11 Diet Changes That Help You Fight PMS

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Healthy eating and exercise can help control the bloating, depression and irritability of PMS. Avoid salt, fast food and processed food, and chow down on fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy.


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Quiz: Can You Sort Drinking Myths From Facts?

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When it comes to alcohol, there are plenty of myths and misconceptions out there — and not just the kind your friend tells you after a couple of drinks.


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Chocolate, Red Wine Won’t Help You Live Longer or Healthier

Tags: alcohol, antioxidants, chocolate, dark chocolate, heart health, red wine, resveratrol

A new study says that the antioxidant resveratrol, which is found in red wine, dark chocolate and grapes, is not associated with living longer or avoiding inflammation, cardiovascular disease or cancer.


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If You Have Epilepsy, Don’t Overdo Alcohol

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When it comes to alcohol use and epilepsy, keep the saying “everything in moderation” in mind. Moderate alcohol use is okay for many people with epilepsy, but excessive use can increase the risk of seizures.


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How to Better Handle Your Teen’s Spring Break

Tags: alcohol, drugs, growing pains of parenting, parenting, spring break

For parents of young adults, spring break can be a time of worrying about their children's safety. Here's advice for parents to ensure their teens make the right decisions during spring break vacation.


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A Recovering Alcoholic’s Guide to the Holidays

Tags: alcohol, alcoholism, drinking, holiday season, substance abuse

Holiday parties create a potential minefield for recovering alcoholics. Be mindful of contextual situations associated with drinking and extreme emotions stirred up by the season that can trigger relapse.


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Quiz: Test Your Sleep Smarts

Tags: alcohol, Insomnia, sleep, sleep apnea, sleep disorders

How much do you know about sleep — and the choices and disorders that affect it? Take this quiz and find out.


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10 Tips for Holiday Party Season: Google+ Hangout On Air

Tags: alcohol, diet, healthy diet, holiday season

’Tis the season for holiday cocktail parties with bountiful buffets. As you gather with friends, family and coworkers to celebrate — and chances are you’ll do this more than once — be mindful of healthy eating habits.


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5 Suprising Facts About Alcohol (Slideshow)

Tags: alcohol, alcoholic beverages, drinking, red wine, wine

Like your favorite mixed drink, alcohol can be a mixed bag when it comes to your health.


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5 Foods That Cause Diet Disasters

Tags: alcohol, diet, healthy diet, myths

Disaster may lurk within food items that are marketed as healthy. To keep your diet on the right road, steer clear of these 5 foods.