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5 Ways to Stop Being a Passive Patient

Tags: healthcare, healthcare costs, healthcare expenses, healthcare reform, patient care, patient experience

There was a time when many people had long-term relationships with a family doctor – someone who knew them and their families well. Now, it's high time for patients to take an active role in their own healthcare. Here's how.

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Fast-Food Disasters: The 5 Worst Lunch Foods

Tags: diet, healthy diet, lunch

Save your health by stepping away from the fast food counter. These five foods are diet crashers that will boost your risk for disease.

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Why Your Mother Was Right About Vegetables (Infographic)

Tags: health hub number, healthy diet, infographic, portion size, vegetables

People tend to under-eat veggies, but these cruciferous crunchies, roots, sprouts and leafy lovelies are low in calories and high in nutrients and fiber. Here's an easy guide to the right portions for your plate.

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Recipe: Whole-Grain Cranberry Orange Muffins

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Don't be fooled. These are no ordinary muffins. Most muffins are low in protein and high in carbohydrates and fat, but not these tasty little numbers.

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Your Guide to Aging Hair: 6 Simple Tips

Tags: aging, female patterned hair loss, hair, hair loss, male patterned hair loss

As you age, hair fibers become thinner, their texture and color can change, and they are more easily damaged. But shampoos, diet and watching your medications can help retain some thickness and luster.

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Needles? Ouch! And 9 Other Acupuncture Myths

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There are a lot of misconceptions about acupuncture, but this practice provides relief to people around the world. Learn the truth about what it can do, which has plenty of research to support it.

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Best Ways You Can Avoid ACL, Knee Injuries

Tags: ACL, ACL tear, joint pain, knee arthroscopy, knee injury, knee replacements, sports injuries

Athletes know the unmistakable "pop" of a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which usually spells a season-ending injury. To prevent this, athletes need to practice proper form.

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4 Fantastic Foods You Can Eat in Bigger Portions

Tags: diet, healthy diet, portion size

These foods come with plentiful health benefits — and you can probably eat more of them than you think.

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The Surprising Truth About Gluten-Free Food and Weight Loss

Tags: celiac disease, diet, gluten, gluten-free, healthy diet, weight loss

Gluten-free diets are the latest craze for those looking to lose weight, but what’s the truth? Is gluten responsible for my love handles? The answer is no, but let’s clear the air of any confusion.

8-Layer Taco Salad Dip

Recipe: 8-Layer Mexican Fiesta Dip

Tags: healthy eating, Recipes

This healthy eight-layer taco dip is big on ingredients and flavor and is easy to make. You can scoop it up with baked tortilla chips or layer it onto a whole-grain tortilla or wrap. Enjoy!