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Time is brain so BEFAST to recognize stroke

May 22, 2018
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and with 795,000 people suffering from a stroke each year in the United States, it is important to understand what a stroke truly is, what to do when it happens, and how to help prevent it.

Nirav H. Shah, MD, Medical Director of Stroke at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute, explains how strokes are caused, how they are treated and how to prevent them from happening.

Why a positive body image is so important

May 21, 2018
How we talk about our children’s bodies (and our own) in front of them is key to setting up a healthy relationship with food and eating behaviors for the rest of their lives, says Dr. Elizabeth Meade.

A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics showed that people who were encouraged by their parents to diet during their teen years were actually more likely in adulthood to be overweight or obese, and have lower body satisfaction. They also tended to pass these messages on to their own children.

Why is a high salt diet so bad for you?

March 15, 2018

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The average American consumes far more than the recommended daily amount of sodium, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Your diet plan should be as unique as you are

March 02, 2018
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Obesity is a big problem in the U.S. today. Diets don’t work. Changing long-term eating habits that match your lifestyle work best, and keeping it simple is the key.

Top 5 sugar shockers

February 24, 2018
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When it comes to sweet treats like doughnuts, cakes and cookies, it’s pretty obvious that they’re loaded with sugar. But what about the not-so-obvious foods?

American Heart Month

February 23, 2018
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Cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death – almost 18 million deaths each year worldwide, and one American death every 38 seconds. Some causes we can’t change, like age and genetics – but there are lots of things we can do to improve our heart health. 

5 foods to counter seasonal affective disorder

January 02, 2018

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These foods can lift seasonal depression when daylight savings ends.

Making the switch to veganism

December 12, 2017
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How to be a healthy vegan by following a balanced, whole-food diet.

Pick fish for your holiday dish

November 30, 2017
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What makes fish the perfect holiday dish? Not only are fish delicious, but they are also filled to the gills with health benefits.

The link between food allergies and childhood anxiety

September 15, 2017
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Learning how to manage your child’s food allergies is key to dealing with any potential negative imbalances and feelings of anxiety.

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