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Breakfast: Is It Still the Most Important Meal of the Day?

Tags: breakfast, healthy diet, morning, weight gain, weight loss

Two studies came out in recent months that seemed to say eating breakfast did not play a role in weight loss. They surprised many because for so long we all thought that we had to eat breakfast to be healthy and to lose weight.

Do You Know Your Personal Colorectal Cancer Risk?

Do You Know Your Personal Colorectal Cancer Risk?

Tags: colon, colon cancer, colon surgery, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, test results

What is your risk of having colorectal cancer? For some, it's greater than others and other factors matter, besides age. Here's a reliable way of predicting a specific individual’s risk of developing this deadly disease.

If You Have a Colostomy Bag, Embrace the Freedom It Offers

If You Have a Colostomy Bag, Embrace the Freedom It Offers

Tags: cancer, colon cancer, colostomy bags, crohn's, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

Conditions that require colostomy bags, particularly on a permanent basis -- and for younger people -- bring a stigma that patients can face and conquer.

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4 Best Ways to Take Control of Abdominal Adhesions

Tags: abdominal adhesions, abdominal pain, blood clots, Crohn's disease, ectopic pregnancy, laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, pregnancy, robotic surgery, surgery

Abdominal adhesions from surgery can lead to pain, bowel obstructions, and even additional, future surgeries. Learn more about the best ways to deal with this common problem.

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11 Simple Health Habits Worth Adopting Into Your Life

Tags: bad habits, breakfast, exercise, healthy diet, healthy habits, posture, sleep, soda

When you build healthy habits, small decisions add up over time. An exercise physiologist and dietitian offer 11 of the best diet, nutrition and fitness habits that you can incorporate into your life.

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Are Your Favorite Foods Too High in Calories? (Infographic)

Tags: calories, calories and weight loss, dark chocolate, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, infographic, weight loss, whole grain

Just like sticker shock when you’re shopping for a car, you can get "tracker shock" when you’re trying to lose weight. Here are satisfying swaps for 13 surprisingly unhealthy foods.

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35 Easy Low-Cal Snack Ideas — Each Under 200 Calories

Tags: healthy diet, snacking, snacks, weight loss

Snacking is a dieter's trick but is also great for anyone who wants to avoid excessive hunger and overeating during meals. Enjoy these 35 delicious, low-calorie snacks between meals. Only 200 calories each!

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Mom’s Advice Is Still the Best for Treating Diarrhea

Tags: dehydration, diarrhea, food allergies, hydration, nutrition, probiotics

Most of us will experience diarrhea a couple of times a year, whether it’s from a bacterial infection, a food allergy or simply something you've eaten that disagrees with you. You can help yourself by eating the right foods.

Recipe: Holiday Trail Mix

Recipe: Healthy Almond and Coconut Trail Mix

Tags: fruits and vegetables, Recipes, snacks, whole grains

This trail mix fits easily in a pocket or purse, and can help you avoid spur-of-the-moment fast food or other unhealthy choices. The protein, fiber, and whole grains will keep you satisfied.

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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.