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Common Cold and Flu Prevention: 15 Tips to Keep You Healthy

Common Cold and Flu Prevention: 15 Tips to Keep You Healthy

Every year, millions of Americans are hit by cold, flu, and other respiratory infections. While the common cold will rarely cause serious complications, the flu and other infections—such as Legionnaire’s, pneumococcus, and mycoplasma—can lead to severe and potentially life-threatening complications, especially in the young, the elderly, and the chronically sick.

How to Avoid Diabetes: 4 Steps to Take

How to Avoid Diabetes: 4 Steps to Take

Type 1 diabetes is currently not preventable, though research focused on what causes it may one day lead to preventative measures. For type 2 and gestational diabetes, however, many of the treatment options involving lifestyle changes can help delay or even prevent diabetes. Here, we offer four lifestyle tips on

Why Am I Always Hungry, Even After I Eat?

Why Am I Always Hungry, Even After I Eat?

“Why am I always hungry?” Is that a question you often ask yourself, even after meals? Feeling hungry after eating could be due to leptin resistance. Leptin, a hormone produced by body fat, controls whether or not you feel full after eating.

Someone with normal leptin function will not feel hunger

Ask Dr. Etingin: Chronic Kidney Disease; Giving Up Carbs

Q: I have chronic kidney disease. I’m not supposed to eat foods high in potassium or phosphorus, but I’m not sure which foods I can have. Can you suggest which foods I should and shouldn’t eat?

A: Potassium and phosphorus are important nutrients. Potassium helps your muscles—including your heart and lungs—work

5 Strategies to Make Mealtime Stress-Free

Mealtime can be a relaxing break from a busy day, a time to nourish your body and catch up with loved ones or friends. But the grocery shopping, meal preparation, and even the eating experience itself can feel stressful. Trying to please all the palates in your home can be

Frontline: Fractures & Bone Density; Mediterranean-Style Diet & Eye Health

Fractures Linked to Body-Wide Losses in Bone Density
According to research conducted at University of California-Davis, breaking a bone is associated with a subsequent reduction in bone density throughout the body. The researchers analyzed data collected over a 20-year period from older women who were participants in the Study of Osteoporotic

Editor’s Note: Sugar’s Link to Cancer

Want to reduce your risk of cancer? Cut back on processed foods that are high in rapidly-digested sugar, such as sodas, cookies, and other sweets, says Lewis Cantley, MD, director of the Meyer Cancer Center of Weill Cornell Medicine.

According to Dr. Cantley, there are several links between sugar and cancer.

Diet and Cancer Prevention

According to the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), 20 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the U.S. are related to poor dietary choices and lack of exercise. So what should we eat, and what should we avoid? News outlets and the internet are full of (sometimes conflicting) reports claiming links

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