Seniors, Lose the Weight But Not the Muscle in 2018

FRIDAY, Dec. 29, 2017 — If you’re a senior who’s pledging to lose weight in 2018, be sure you’re shedding excess fat without losing muscle and bone.
Losing fat is good for your heart, but maintaining muscle and bone is crucial for staying mobile…
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How Good Is Your New Year's Bubbly? Listen Closely

FRIDAY, Dec. 29, 2017 — Pop! goes the New Year’s corks — and the bubbles that result might point to how high-quality your champagne is, researchers say.
“We came across the idea that bubbles play an important role in the quality of a sparkling…
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How to Survive a New Year's Hangover

FRIDAY, Dec. 29, 2017 — Excess drinking on New Year’s Eve can lead to a painful morning after, with no sure-fire cure available. But helpful strategies for treating a hangover do exist.
Hangover symptoms — headache, nausea and dizziness — occur…
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New Resolve for New Year's Resolutions

FRIDAY, Dec. 29, 2017 — What would New Year’s be without resolutions? But the way you approach change can make the difference between reaching successful milestones and abandoning your resolutions faster than you can say Valentine’s Day…
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Health Tip: No Screens Before Going to Bed

– Using a TV, computer or smartphone just before bed is a bad idea.
These and similar gadgets emit blue light, which can harm sleep quality, the National Sleep Foundation says.
Studies show blue light delays release of sleep-inducingmelatonin and…
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Asthma Worse for Overweight Preschoolers: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 — Preschoolers with asthma may have worse symptoms if they’re overweight.
Compared to those with a healthy weight, heavy kids with untreated asthma had 37 more days with symptoms a year, according to a new report.
The study…
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The Sooner Kids Learn to Eat Healthy, the Better

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 — Exposing young children to a wide range of healthy foods when they’re young can help instill good eating habits, researchers report.
They added that even if it’s a struggle, parents shouldn’t give up.
To arrive at that…
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Teens and Their Phones: What You Should Know

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 — In a world full of digitally charged teens, it would be unlikely to expect parents to cut their children off from smartphone use completely.
“Social media is a regular part of teens’ everyday lives and an important part of…
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