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How to Prevent Diarrhea While You Take Antibiotics

Tags: antibiotics, diarrhea, probiotics

When you need to take antibiotics to treat a bacterial infection, the last thing you want to do is add more symptoms into the mix. Get tips on probiotics and food choices to prevent or minimize diarrhea and other stomach problems.


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.


Superbug CRE Outbreaks and Endoscopy: 4 Things You Should Know

Superbug CRE Outbreaks and Endoscopy: 4 Things You Should Know

Tags: colon cancer, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, endoscopy, superbug

There has been a lot of press lately about people contracting CRE during endoscopy. Cleveland Clinic gastroenterologists discuss why endoscopy is still safe.


Salmon and Cannellini Bean Salad Recipe

The Best Diet to Lower Your Colon Cancer Risk

Tags: colon cancer, colorectal cancer, fiber, fish, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, Mediterranean diet, vegetarian

Research has shown that what you eat can play a large role in your risk for developing colorectal cancer. Find out which diet offesr the most protection against developing colorectal cancer.


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Do You Buy Pre-Cut, Bagged Vegetables — Are They Just as Nutritious?

Tags: food safety, fruits and vegetables, vegetables, vitamin c

Pre-cut, bagged vegetables are as nutritious as whole foods if you buy fresh and follow these simple steps.


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3 Reasons Why Pistachios Can Boost Your Health

Tags: antioxidants, Mediterranean diet, snacking, snacks, vitamin B6

Pistachios can pack a powerful punch for health. That’s because these little green gems are a great source of nutrition, and are brimming with vitamins and nutrients. Find out why these are a healthful snacking choice.


How to Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer (Infographic)

How to Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer (Infographic)

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

One in eighteen Americans will be diagnosed this year with colon cancer. But a colonoscopy is a simple test that can save your life.


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6 Surprising Ways Alcohol Affects Your Health – Not Just Your Liver

Tags: acute pancreatitis, alcohol, alcohol abuse, alcoholic beverages, cirrhosis, drinking, liver disease

Read about how the liver breaks down alcohol and how the process affects your health. Learn how alcohol abuse harms your liver, heart, immune system and more.