Health News
'Tis the Season to Overeat
Friday, December 26, 2014

Read more...Overeating is common during the holidays, but there are strategies that can help you eat in moderation, an expert says.

"Don't arrive at a party hungry. It may seem logical to save up calories if you know you'll be attending a party, but deprivation leads to hunger, and hunger leads to overeating," Jill Ashbey-Pejoves, lead dietitian at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y., said in a hospital news release.

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Keep Holiday Meals Festive and Safe
Friday, December 26, 2014

Read more...Holiday parties and home-cooked meals offer plenty of opportunities for germs to find their way into food.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service offers advice about keeping food safe.

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Tablets and E-readers May Disrupt Your Sleep
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Read more...People who receive a tablet or e-book reader for the holidays might wind up spending some sleepless nights because of their new gadget.

That's because the light emitted by a tablet like an iPad can disrupt sleep if the device is used in the hours before bedtime, according to a new Harvard study.

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Potty-Training Method Won't Affect Tot's Health: Study
Monday, December 15, 2014

Read more...One less thing for toddlers' parents to stress over: A new study finds that toilet-training methods aren't the cause of urinary problems in children.

Whatever method parents choose -- early toilet training with firm direction or a more child-oriented approach in which training begins when the child shows interest and willingness -- makes no difference, researchers say.

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Tips for Keeping Breast-Feeding Goals on Track
Monday, December 15, 2014

Read more...Breast-feeding offers many benefits for new moms and babies, but some women experience problems and don't know where to get help, an expert says.

Breast-feeding can lower a child's risk of asthma, diabetes and other health problems, and reduce a mother's risk of breast cancer, said Laura Zeidenstein, director of the nurse midwifery program at Columbia University School of Nursing in New York City.

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