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{PostingDate} - For years, colonoscopy has been the main test for finding colon cancer. But an annual stool test may work as well—without the unpleasant prep time, new research says.
{PostingDate} - Vegetables and fruits can be a tough sell for youngsters. But two simple changes in your family’s eating habits can help make sure that your children get enough of these healthy foods every day.
{PostingDate} - Since 1980, the Dietary Guidelines have helped millions of Americans eat healthier. Updated every 5 years, the guidelines are packed with nutritional advice based on sound scientific data.
{PostingDate} - Eating potatoes before getting pregnant may make it more likely for you to develop gestational diabetes. This form of diabetes occurs during pregnancy.
{PostingDate} - It’s better for your health if you cut back on the amount of salt in your diet. That’s been the advice from health experts for a number of years, but the message apparently hasn’t gotten through, the CDC says.
{PostingDate} - Do you have prediabetes? You might not know if you do. In fact, more than one in three adults in the U.S. has prediabetes, according to the CDC.
{PostingDate} - For every hour of TV you watch, you may well be shaving years off your life. So suggests a recent study that linked too much television to some of the most common causes of death.
{PostingDate} - Eating for two doesn’t mean you need to eat twice as much. When you are pregnant, you should keep an eye on your weight. But many women are gaining too many pounds during pregnancy, says a recent government report. That can lead to many health woes for mom and baby.
{PostingDate} - Not smoking. Staying active. Keeping a healthy weight. Eating a well-balanced diet. All these things can prevent certain cancers and make a cancer survivor feel better. For instance, exercise cuts the fatigue that often follows cancer treatment.
{PostingDate} - Having a dog at home may lower the risk for asthma in children, researchers say.
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