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Can Foods Forestall Aging?

Studies at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston suggest that consuming fruits and vegetables with a high-ORAC value may help slow the aging process in both body and brain. Which Foods, you ask? Find out right here.

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Ten Step Countdown For A Healthy Life

Here are ten things you can do to help live longer, live better, and live happier!

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Make A Nutrition Resolution

Each January, tradition dictates that you make a resolution to do something different or better in the new year. For many people, that resolution involves improving their health and appearance by eating better. Here are some great tips to help you succeed!

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Simple, New Test Offers More Reliable Health Screening For Newborns

Baby feet must be the most adorable things on earth. Even more than a source for tickling, however, your baby’s foot actually offers a precious gift: an invaluable glimpse into your baby’s health future.

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Protecting Children’s Teeth At Home And At School

Learning about what kids drink at school may help keep their teeth healthy. Soda vending machines are in many of the nation’s junior high and high schools. Between classes, many students drink soda because they are thirsty, while some want the caffeine some of the beverages contain.

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Losing Weight Safely

Americans trying to lose weight have plenty of company. According to a 1995 report from the Institute of Medicine, tens of millions of Americans are dieting at any given time, spending more than $33 billion yearly on weight-reduction products, such as diet foods and drinks.

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How to Cope With Food Allergies

What do you do if you suspect you have a food allergy? The Food Allergy Network’s Anne Munoz-Furlong suggests keeping a food diary as a first step, writing down everything you eat or drink for a one- or two-week period. Note any symptoms and how long it took for such symptoms to develop.

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Healthy Mouth, Healthy Baby?

Most expectant mothers will do whatever they can to safeguard the health of their unborn child. For example, many will stop drinking caffeinated beverages and alcohol and quit smoking. But these women may be surprised to find that something as simple as brushing and flossing their teeth can help reduce the risk of delivering a baby of low birth weight.

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What Every Woman Should Know

Women do not often talk about it, but it is the most common reason they see their health care providers. Vaginal infections account for more than ten million office visits each year. Did you know that some vaginal infections can lead to more serious health complications?

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Relieving PMS

Cramps aren’t the only problem women suffer in their monthly cycles. For many, premenstrual syndrome -PMS- can be just as bothersome. The time at which these symptoms occur is very important because it’s what allows doctors to track their cyclic nature and make a diagnosis.

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Fat Matters.. But Calories Count

Just because a product is fat free, doesn’t mean it is calorie free. In fact, fat free or reduced fat products can have as many, if not more, calories per serving than regular products. So, yes, you need to watch your fat intake. But remember calories do count.

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Probing the Pancreas

The human pancreas, an elongated, flattened gland behind the stomach, is involved in or affected by a number of diseases, including diabetes mellitus, cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer. These conditions are diagnosed and treated with products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Facts About Lead in Ceramicware

Are your ceramicware favorites, the cups and plates you use everyday, a potential lead hazard for you and your children? Probably not, because the really dangerous pieces of china are fairly rare. However, with a few helpful hints you can minimize the danger to you and your family.

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Attitude is Everything

A positive attitude plays a vital role in the development and maintenance of good emotional and physical health. Many New Year resolutions are broken before they ever get off the ground because the focus is in the wrong place – on the end result rather than how to enjoy the journey in getting to the goal.

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Campylobacter: Low-Profile Bug Is Food Poisoning Leader

When it comes to food poisoning, big outbreaks make headlines. E. coli in apple juice and alfalfa sprouts. Listeria in cheese and hot dogs. Salmonella in eggs and on poultry. But the most frequently diagnosed food-borne bacterium rarely makes the news. The name of the unsung bug? Campylobacter.

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On The Leaner Side – Tips On Ordering Healthy When Dining Out

Not sure what to order? For leaner cuisine, you can order these foods with confidence. Even if they don’t appear on the menu, restaurants that prepare food to order may serve these items to you.

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Secondhand Smoke in Your Home

We spend more time in our homes than anywhere else. So the thought of cancer-causing chemicals circulating throughout our houses and apartments can be quite unsettling. Yet, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, that is exactly what happens when someone lights a cigarette in your home.

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