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Cutting junk food from kids' diets is important, but if a little sugar and fat helps them eat their veggies, that's a good trade-off, a leading group of pediatricians says.

New recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics emphasize the importance of introducing kids to a wide...Read Full Article

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Three of the most popular intentions to improve health are to eat a healthier diet, exercise regularly and lose excess weight. To make these intentions come to fruition, it takes more than just a wish. How will you make this habit part of your routine?

A habit is a behavior most often...Read Full Article

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Each month as part of our "12 Habits of Highly Healthy People" we're highlighting a healthy habit and offering tips on how to integrate it into your healthy lifestyle. This month's habit is strength and flexibility training.

Strength and flexibility aid in improving performance,...Read Full Article

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Humans, like all animals, need sleep, along with food, water and oxygen, to survive. For humans sleep is a vital indicator of overall health and well-being. We spend up to one-third of our lives asleep, and the overall state of our sleep health remains an essential question...Read Full Article

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Discover why DBT has shown promise in treating borderline personality disorder and read what supporters and critics of this therapy are saying about it.

Treating someone with borderline personality disorder can be one of the toughest challenges a social worker encounters. Life...Read Full Article

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Here's another reason to cut back on soda: The process to make cola and root beer darker may raise the risk of developing cancer if a person consumes those drinks regularly. 

A study by Consumer Reports, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future,...Read Full Article

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Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. In combination with healthy eating, it can help prevent a range of chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and stroke, which are the three leading causes of death. Physical activity helps control weight, builds lean...Read Full Article

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We know so much about nutrition and its powerful effects to create disease or protect against disease. However, the question that seems unanswered to the majority of our population is what constitutes a healthy diet that is actually disease protecting versus one that is disease promoting? What...Read Full Article

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Here are details about the USDA's recommended nutritional guidelines to follow for a healthy eating plan:

  • Focus on fruits and vegetables: Fill half of your plate with fruits and vegetables at every meal.
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