New Year's Resolutions That Should Be on Your List (But Probably Aren't)

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A new year is right around the corner, which makes now a great time to review your 2018 resolutions (particularly how successful you've been at achieving them) and chart a course for an even better 2019 with a fresh set of resolutions designed to build a better you. Ready, set, go! Wait ... not so fast. The overwhelming majority of lists start and end...

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Winter Cold and Flu Defense

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If you're looking to gear up for the cold and flu season without subjecting yourself or your family to the potential dangers of the flu vaccine, take heart: There are natural ways to boost your immune system and reduce your risk of getting sick. Here are a few to discuss with your doctor.

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How to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain: Weigh In

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If you're concerned about your weight this holiday season, you're not alone. Millions of people stress about how to enjoy the festivities – and at least a few of the treats, sweets and other holiday foods – without packing on the pounds they've worked so diligently to lose all year. In previous issues of To Your Health, we've offered some great tips on...

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Children Too Young to See App Ads? It's Still Happening (Constantly)

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It all starts innocently enough: You help your child download an app to your tablet or smartphone so they can play a popular game. No language, no sexual connotation, no violence; just a harmless age-appropriate game. After all, your child isn't old enough to have their own tablet or phone yet. And since you've already researched the app beforehand, you...

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Want to Constrict Your Blood Vessels? Grab an Energy Drink

OK, so let's start with a warning, in case you were confused by the title of this article: You don't want to constrict your blood vessels. The heart and brain are the primary organs that rely on blood, although every organ in the body requires a steady flow of blood to function properly, much less survive. If you're eating low-cholesterol foods and...

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We All Need a Regular Bedtime

Most parents put their children to bed at fairly specific times, depending on age: generally sometime between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. until they reach puberty. But what about you? Parents – in fact, all adults – benefit from a consistent sleep time as well. Here's why: Adults who go to bed at a regular time are more likely to weigh less, have lower blood...

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