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With summer nearly over, people start to routinely turn to comfort food that are higher in calories. While heavier winter fare works wonderfully to warm us up, it can also mean that we emerge in the Spring weighing a little more than at the end of summer.... 

Walking is one of the best forms of introductory exercise a person can engage in. If you have found yourself wanting to get back into shape, but need to gradually build back up your conditioning, a walking plan might be right for you. This beginner’s... 

For expecting mothers, the time from the beginning of their first-trimester to the end of the pregnancy can seem simultaneously thrilling and terrifying. With so many changes happening so quickly, it can become difficult for a woman enjoying her first... 

With two-thirds of all Americans either overweight or obese, it comes as little surprise that heart disease ranks as the leading cause of death in the U.S. In an effort to shed weight, millions of Americans have turned to such fad diets as Atkins, South... 

According to estimates from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 60 million Americans deal with some degree of insomnia. Considering how important getting a good night’s rest is to your productivity, alertness, and ability to... 

Approximately one out of every 88 children born in the U.S. has some form of autism, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. These numbers forecast that between 45,000 to 50,000 children with autism turn 18 every year, which potentially... 

When looking at the numbers, you could be forgiven if you thought the name of this country was the Medicated States of America. Nearly 48 percent of Americans will use at least one prescription drug each month, according to statistics compiled by the... 

Heart disease ranks as the leading cause of death in the United States among both men and women, accounting for nearly 600,000 deaths a year, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Considering the strong link that exists between heart... 

How much sleep you get each night can make a huge difference in your productivity, alertness, and overall happiness. Despite the overwhelming benefits, millions of people fail to get enough sleep each night. Whether a person’s lack of sleep stems from... 

As any married couple can attest, keeping a marriage healthy and happy takes a lot of work. Typically, when it comes to doing the little things that help keep a relationship strong, we men have a tendency to make a number of common mistakes. Of course... 

Heart disease ranks as the leading cause of death for both adult men and women in the U.S., according to statistics complied by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Each year roughly 785,000 Americans will suffer their first coronary attack,... 

After a long holiday season of gorging on sweet treats and a variety of delectable dishes, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the most commonly made New Year’s resolution is for people to lose weight. While trying to maintain a healthy weight is... 

Does your child frequently complain about tummy aches? While no one enjoys an upset stomach, belly pain affects a lot of children, so parents shouldn’t become too concerned if their son or daughter once again feels a little queasy or achy. Of course,... 

From time to time everyone eventually suffers from bad breath. As one of life’s most common annoyances, bad breath can make almost any social encounter an awkward one if your breath carries the lingering aroma of a pickled liverwurst and onion sandwich... 

If you wakeup in the morning only to find yourself feeling more exhausted than when you went to bed, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from chronic sleep deprivation, according to studies conducted by the Centers of Disease Control and... 

Have you heard from the doctor that you suffer from high cholesterol? Then you probably also know that you now need to change your lifestyle and diet in order to lower your cholesterol and risk of developing heart disease. Even if you receive a prescription... 

Considered by many to be the holy grail of weight loss, an increased metabolism helps your body burn calories at a faster rate. But many factors determine exactly how well you can process the calories you consume. Genetics plays a factor, as some people... 

Those who routinely suffer from migraines know the kind of debilitating pain the condition can cause. Of the millions of people who suffer from migraines worldwide, 38 percent will suffer from one to 12 each year, while 37 percent will suffer from at... 

Even though the holiday season may be over, cold and flu season still has several months to go. While colds come in all varieties, some of the worst involve dealing with a nagging cough. Coughing occurs when the something in the body, whether it’s the... 

For young children and babies, thumb-sucking ranks as a perfectly normal habit. Most babies suck their thumbs, while some even take it a step further to include fingers, toes, and whatever else they can get their hands on. Whether on a body part or pacifier,... 

Finding out that you’re pregnant is a wonderfully emotional and exciting time, especially for a woman who’s expecting her first child. If you’re experiencing a first pregnancy, you might have a lot of questions about what’s normal, what isn’t,... 

In addition to gaining and losing weight, the foods we eat can have an enormous impact on our overall health. Research has shown that eating the right combination of vitamins, minerals, healthy cholesterol, and antioxidants can lower your risk of disease... 

When most people think about losing weight, images of tiny portions of tasteless low-calorie meals dance through their head. However, losing weight doesn’t require going on a diet that deprives you of eating your favorite foods. By making some simple... 

Now that summer has all but arrived, the time has come to cross off a few of those items from your to do list. If you’re like many homeowners this time of year, one of the biggest items on your list is to finally improve your home’s paint. Whether... 

Every summer once the weather heats up, many homeowners begin thinking about heading down to the local hardware store to start putting a dent into their home improvement to-do list. Considering the cost associated with most home improvement projects,...