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  • Foods May Taste Better If You’re Sitting

    Foods May Taste Better If You’re Sitting

    Everybody eats while standing at parties, picnics and food trucks, but science suggests we’d all enjoy our food much more if we sat down.

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  • Chickenpox Vaccine Shields Kids From Shingles, Too

    MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Shingles isn’t usually considered a kids’ disease, but children can get this painful condition. Fortunately, the chickenpox vaccine can also protect them against it, a new study finds. “The virus that causes chickenpox also causes shingles. It’s pretty uncommon in kids, but we wanted to see what would

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  • Add Pizzazz, Not Calories, With Zucchini

    Add Pizzazz, Not Calories, With Zucchini

    Whether you grow it yourself or buy it at your farmers’ market or grocery store, zucchini is a great way to add variety to traditional dishes and even increase portion sizes of favorite recipes without extra calories.

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  • AHA News: With Summer Vacation Here, How Much Screen Time Is Too Much?

    AHA News: With Summer Vacation Here, How Much Screen Time Is Too Much?

    MONDAY, June 3, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Dazzling graphics, engaging applications and a dizzying array of beeps, pings and rings make smartphones and other portable gadgets hard to resist. With summer vacation starting for millions of American children, many parents are asking: How much screen time is too much? In newly released guidelines,

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  • How Kids Benefit From Doing Chores

    How Kids Benefit From Doing Chores

    THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Chores. Whether you’re an adult or a child, the very word makes any job sound less than fun. But these everyday tasks make households run, and engaging kids in age-appropriate chores from an early age teaches them invaluable life skills, instills in them a sense of responsibility and

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  • It’s Never Too Late for New Brain Cells

    It’s Never Too Late for New Brain Cells

    WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New research delivers fresh hope for everyone who struggles with a fading memory: Neurons continue to form well into old age, even in people with mental impairments or Alzheimer’s disease. “We found that there was active neurogenesis [new neurons forming] in the hippocampus of older adults well into

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  • Could You Have a Sensitive Gut?

    Could You Have a Sensitive Gut?

    WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’ve ever wondered why emotional distress causes stomach cramps or a mad dash to the bathroom, know that there’s a direct line of communication that runs from your brain to your digestive tract. It’s called the enteric nervous system, and it can have a powerful effect. For

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  • 7 Tips to Prevent Accidents at Your Home

    7 Tips to Prevent Accidents at Your Home

    In the kitchen, keep knives sharp — the extra effort needed to use a dull knife can lead to cuts if your hand slips.

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  • Try This Whole-Grain Lemony Quick Bread

    Try This Whole-Grain Lemony Quick Bread

    THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you love quick breads but crave a healthier treat, this lighter take on Grandma’s traditional recipe serves up a lemony lift. And because it calls for whole grains, dried fruit and nuts, it’s packed with goodness. Quick breads are great because they’re fast to put together, no

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  • Health Tip: Which Foods to Wash

    Health Tip: Which Foods to Wash

    (HealthDay News) — Fruits or vegetables with a skin should always be washed before eating. But other foods shouldn’t be washed, says the United States Department of Agriculture. Washing raw poultry, beef, pork, lamb or veal before cooking is not a good idea, the agency says. Bacteria in raw meat and poultry juices can be

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