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Take Charge of your Heart Health

Written on February 17, 2017

Take heart, ladies! You have the power to take charge of your health.

Love those antioxidants! But what are they?

Written on February 10, 2017

Antioxidant is a buzzword in nutrition talk these days. They're the nutrient that keeps our cells healthy. They can help fight cardiovascular disease, some types of cancer, and macular degeneration.

Being a girl is great – except when it comes to headaches

Written by Amanda Bush, MD on February 7, 2017

It's true: Women actually do get more migraines than men. Why? It's because their hormones fluctuate more, triggering those painful headaches. Whenever estrogen levels rise or drop rapidly, it can cause a migraine.

Making Your Super Bowl Party Healthy

Written on February 3, 2017

Barely a month after those healthy New Year's resolutions took effect, Super Bowl food can be intimidating. But SwedishAmerican dietitian Molly Sleger says it's all about prioritizing and planning.

Three cheers for cauliflower!

Written on January 27, 2017

We know it can be tough to get your family to eat the recommended 5 to 9 fruits and vegetables each day. But there's good reason to boost your veggie intake: Vegetables are high in fiber and water, making us feel full and lowering cholesterol.

A Cup of Health

Written on January 21, 2017

Fight off the winter chill and boost your health with a cup of tea!

6 Ways to Boost Your Daily Steps

Written on January 14, 2017

You've gone for a walk, taken the stairs and parked at the back of the lot but your step counts still come up short. Not to worry! We have a few more ways to help you boost your daily step count.

6 Tips to Keep Skin Soft

Written on January 7, 2017

There's just never enough lotion this time of year! Even if you don't struggle with chronic dry skin, the cold temps and biting wind of January can really dry you out.

7 Ways to Avoid the New Year's Eve Hangover

Written on December 31, 2016

Afraid your midnight party will turn into a noontime headache? You're not alone – more than 75 percent of drinkers experience a hangover. While science doesn't entirely know why we get hangovers, there are a few things you can try to help.

Keep Your Resolution This Year

Written on December 30, 2016

Are you setting resolutions that you're doomed to break? If you find yourself breaking your resolutions year after year, maybe the problem is the resolution itself!

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