Holiday Treats

10 Holiday Survival Tips If You Have Diabetes

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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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Holiday Scents Can Set Off Your Asthma

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Live trees, scented candles and other aromatic holiday decorations can spark severe asthma attacks. Here's how to cut down the risk for a lung-healthy holiday.


How to Discuss a Terminal Brain Tumor Diagnosis During the Holidays

How to Discuss a Terminal Brain Tumor Diagnosis During the Holidays

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If someone you love is diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor at the holidays, you can discuss it with them, but only if they are open to the conversation. Here are some tips to help you get a sense of what to say.


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5 Simple Steps You Can Take to Avoid Germs at the Holidays

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While you can’t avoid every last germ that’s out there, you can certainly reduce your risk of exposure by following a few simple steps during the holidays.


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4 Ways to Control Your Gout This Holiday Season

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The holiday season comes with little indulgences. But when you have gout, you have to make sure those little indulgences don’t turn into big flare-ups.


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Best Ways for You to Eat Healthier in an Airport

Tags: healthy diet, holiday season, holidays, snacking, travel, travel tips

It is possible to eat healthy while you travel and wait in airports. But you do have to work at it. You have to be ready because unhealthy food is everywhere in an airport. Find some practical tips to eating well while you travel.


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Best – and Worst – Holiday Foods for Your Skin

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The holidays are coming – and so is holiday food. But weight gain and poor nutrition aren't the only things you might worry about. What you eat also can affect your skin’s appearance.


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5 Ways You Can Avoid Emotional Eating During the Holidays

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The holidays are here, and temptations from food and drink are all around us. Couple that with the stress these days often bring, and overeating can be the result. Here are strategies to avoid it.


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Drinking Alcohol and Diabetes: Do They Mix?

Tags: alcohol, diabetes, holiday season, holidays, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

During the holidays especially you may be invited to have a glass of wine or a festive drink. According to the American Diabetes Association, most people with diabetes can enjoy alcohol in moderation. But if you have diabetes, you'll want to take some extra precautions if you choose to drink.


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The 12 Days of Fitness

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’Tis the season for celebration, family gatherings and holiday fun — but not for sitting still. Keep your fitness routine going throughout December with these daily tips.