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Start Some Healthy Holiday Traditions

As the holidays get underway, you might get caught up in the hectic business of the season. But the stress and anxiety of the holiday can take a toll. Give yourself and your family permission to start some new traditions that will help keep the madness under control.

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Festive Vegetable Dip Recipe

Mix up this gluten-free dip and pair it with fresh vegetables for your next potluck. Or, gather the spices in a decorative jar and give it as a thoughtful hostess gift.

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Herb and Spice Quiz

Do you know your coriander from your persimmons? Find out the answers to common questions about herbs and spices.

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Nutrition
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.
Orthopedics
You've heard that it's possible to preserve and strengthen your bones through exercise and a healthy diet. But accidents, genetics and disease can work against even the best of healthy habits. When fractures, sprains, and the wear and tear of daily life get to your bones and joints, you need to know when to take action and the best way to take care of yourself.
Older Adults
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
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    The main symptom of emphysema is shortness of breath, which is caused by permanent damage to the small air sacs and small airways in the lungs.

    It is important to know your estimated due date in order to help plan for the baby's birth.

    Cancer of the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer) usually develops slowly, over several years. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Still, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping for the last 15 years because of better detection and treatment. Take this simple assessment to learn about your risks for colorectal cancer.

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      Your body needs cholesterol to make hormones and to keep your cells healthy. Cholesterol comes from two sources: your liver and your diet. However, if your diet exceeds the body’s need for cholesterol or saturated fats, your cholesterol level in your blood will increase. This video discusses treatments and lifestyle changes that may be prescribed by your doctor.

      A traumatic event, such as a natural disaster or a severe car accident, can trigger feelings of anxiety and distress—maybe even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). So, too, can a breast cancer diagnosis. Recent research shows that approximately 25