Health Tips

5 tricks for eating fewer treats on Halloween

Halloween is the biggest holiday for candy producers, which can be a nightmare for parents. Nutritionist David Leal shares his top five tips to avoid eating too much sugar during Halloween.

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Your annual flu vaccination: The 5 W’s for winning flu protection

Flu season starts in October and can last until May. There are a number of precautions you can take this flu season to avoid catching the flu, but the best form of protection is your annual flu vaccination.

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Fast Facts: What you should know about the Ebola outbreak

Thousands of people have died from the Ebola outbreak currently spreading through West African nations, making it the largest outbreak of the disease on record, and on September 30, 2014, the CDC announced the first case diagnosed in the United States. With no known cure or vaccine, fears of further spread are escalating across the globe. We sat down with infectious disease expert Dr. Scott Lillibridge to find out more on the deadly disease and risk of its reaching epidemic proportions in the U.S.

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Q&A: Tuberculosis: Not just a disease of the past

Q&A: Tuberculosis: Not just a disease of the past

With nine million new cases appearing every year, tuberculosis (TB) is far from a disease of the past. We sat down with Jeffrey Cirillo, Ph.D., professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, who has spent the last 28 years researching tuberculosis, to find out more about one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases.

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5 tips for a winning and safe tailgating season

Football season has officially kicked off, which means it’s time to break out the grill and your 12th Man towel for some good ole’ fashioned tailgating—an integral, time-honored tradition for the nation’s biggest football fans. There are a couple of tips and tricks for making your tailgate safe and responsible so that you can enjoy it and the big win to the fullest!

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Follow-up oral care: The new normal for childhood cancer survivors

Today, because of advances in treatment, more than eight out of 10 children treated for cancer survive at least five years, most into adulthood. However, the same treatments that help these children survive can also cause immediate and late-term health effects, even in the mouth.

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Fast Facts: Fast-spreading enterovirus affects children across U.S., what parents should know

A respiratory virus that has sent hundreds of children to hospitals across 12 states is likely to become a nationwide issue, experts say. While the disease hasn’t been officially identified, it’s suspected to be a rare respiratory virus called enterovirus 68.

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Shopping on a budget: 5 tips to keep you and your grocery bill lean

You hear it all the time: Eating healthy is expensive. And while eating nutritiously can in fact impose a strain on your budget, there are tips and tricks to maintain healthy eating habits that won’t break the bank.

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Managing your child’s ADHD

Getting back into the school routine can be a stressful time for any child, let alone those with learning or behavioral disorders. For children with ADHD, it can be difficult to focus in class. Managing your child's ADHD is a crucial step towards helping your child succeed in school.

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