About the Author

Dawn Bialy

Dawn Bialy

Dawn Bialy is Executive Editor of the Weill Cornell Medical College Women’s Health Advisor and Executive Editor of Weill Cornell Women’s Nutrition Connection. She also has contributed to health publications associated with the Cleveland Clinic, UCLA, and Mount Sinai. Bialy also has served as Managing Editor for special health reports on nutrition and diet from The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.
Bialy strives to provide readers with science-based, practical actions they can take to improve their health. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from New College of Florida and is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists. Her pet peeve is misleading claims made by food and supplement manufacturers.

Articles by Dawn Bialy

What Does a Gallbladder Attack Feel Like?

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What Does a Gallbladder Attack Feel Like?

What does a gallbladder attack feel like? And, exactly what is a gallbladder attack? If you experience sudden pain in the middle or upper right section of your abdomen, you may be having one. The gallbladder pain may last a few minutes to a few hours, and it may lessen

Complete Nutrition: Vegetables Are Essential

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Complete Nutrition: Vegetables Are Essential

Vegetables have always had a reputation for boosting our health. Research continues to support the long-held standard that a vegetable-rich diet is a key part of any complete nutrition plan—and a winning approach to optimal health and disease protection.

Research suggests that a vegetable-rich diet can lower your risk of certain

High-Protein Foods: Plant-Based Protein Can Lower Your Disease Risk

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High-Protein Foods: Plant-Based Protein Can Lower Your Disease Risk

Adopting a plant-based diet, studies suggest, can lower your risk of chronic disease and extend your life. That’s why health experts are recommending the addition of a few meatless meals—ones that contain high-protein foods from plant sources—to your weekly meal plans.

Plant foods are known to contain fiber, vitamins, minerals,

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2018 WHN Index

BODYWORKS/MOVES OF THE MONTH

Strengthen your core for better balance, stability (Jan., 7)
Reduce fracture risk with resistance exercises (Feb., 7)
Keep your hands flexible and functional (Mar., 7)
Ease the ache in your neck and shoulders (Apr., 7)
Get a leg up on chronic knee pain (May, 7)
Maintaining

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Delicious Low-Sodium Soup Swaps

The healthiest soups are the ones you make at home, but if making homemade soup is not something you enjoy, you still can find healthy options in the canned soup aisle. Today, soup manufacturers are offering varieties ranging from low-sodium to organic to vegan. These soups have vegetables and proteins,

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The Truth About Expiration Dates

There are two types of dates that may be stamped onto food products. By knowing what food product dates mean and which foods can be eaten past their prime, you’ll feel more confident the next time you read the fine print at the supermarket.

“Best by” or “use by” date: This

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High Calcium Foods for Non-Dairy Consumers

If you don’t like the taste of milk or your digestive system can’t tolerate it or other dairy products, you might be worried about getting enough calcium from your diet. You need calcium to build strong bones and prevent osteoporosis, as well as for muscle and blood-vessel functioning, nerve transmission,

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Root Vegetables: A Powerhouse of Nutrients for Your Meals

All vegetables are rich in nutrients that can help keep your body healthy. Root vegetables, which are complex carbohydrates, contain fiber, antioxidants (disease fighters), and essential minerals, including potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium. Many root vegetables also have small amounts of vitamins A, C, E, and K, as well as