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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.


Homemade Festive Cinnamon Eggnog

Best – and Worst – Holiday Foods for Your Skin

Tags: fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, holiday season, holidays, skin care, vitamins, weight gain

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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Living on Liquids: How an IV-Only Diet Works

Tags: crohn's, Crohn's disease, dehydration, nutrients, total parenteral nutrition (TPN), vitamins and supplements

An infusion-only diet keeps patients healthy without solid foods. It also protects digestive health and supports routine activities.


Can an Engineered Body Pillow Prevent Your Acid Reflux?

Can a Specially Designed Body Pillow Prevent Your Acid Reflux?

Tags: acid reflux, antacids, Barrett’s esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), GERD, innovations, sleep, sleep hygeine

Lying on your left side at night has been shown to reduce acid reflux. Researchers are studying a new body pillow that keeps patients on their left sides at night as a help for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).


organ transplant illustration

Why Donate Organs? (Infographic)

Tags: face transplant, infographic, organ donation, organ transplant, transplantation

Every 10 minutes, a new person adds his or her name to the national waiting list for an organ transplant. Some people die waiting, while many of us don’t even realize we can help.


9 Tips for Healthier Munching at the Movies (Infographic)

9 Tips for Healthier Munching at the Movies (Infographic)

Tags: diet soda, holiday season, holidays, portion size, saturated fat, snacks, soda

Movie theater snacks can be hazardous for your health. The sizes are larger than recommended servings (by a lot)! The best strategy for going to the movies? Try not to go hungry! But if you must munch on something, follow these tips.


glass of milk on blue background

Can Drinking Too Much Milk Make Your Bones More Brittle?

Tags: bone health, calcium, dairy, milk, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency, vitamin deficiency

Milk and dairy products are concentrated calcium sources, and we know calcium fortifies bones and prevents osteoporosis. However, a recent study suggests that while some milk may be good, more is not better.


Group Of Women Sitting Around Table Eating Dessert

Why Women Who Don’t Drink Can Still Get Cirrhosis

Tags: addiction, alcohol, autoimmune disorders, autoimmune hepatitis, cirrhosis, drinking, drugs, fatigue, intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, liver disease, non-alcohol fatty liver disease, pregnancy

Women who don’t drink may still be at risk for cirrhosis, even in their late teens and early 20s. Learn what you can do to protect yourself.


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Gastric Bypass is as Safe as Commonly Performed Surgeries

Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, diabetes, gastric bypass, laparoscopic surgery, Type 2 diabetes

A new study shows that complication and death rates for laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery for patients with type 2 diabetes is comparable to some of the safest and most commonly performed surgeries in the United States.