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Ease Into a Workout Program to Prevent Injuries
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
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If your New Year's resolution was to get in shape, you should ease into your exercise program, an expert warns. Trying to get quick results could do more harm than good.

"It's important to know and respect your body's limits," Dr. Joshua Harris, an orthopedic surgeon with Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, in Texas, said in a news release. "Start with an exercise program that will slowly build your strength and endurance."

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'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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