Nutrition & Healthy Eating Topics

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'Choose My Plate' Quiz

How many cups of vegetables should you eat each day? How about milk? Meat? The My Plate eating plan can help you find out.

5 Foods You Need to Start Eating ... Like, Now

A 40-year-old’s body doesn’t work quite the same as a 25-year-old’s. But you knew that. What you might not know is there are ways to slow the aging process. If you’re approaching — or already smack in the middle of — middle-age, you might want to give this video a watch.

6 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain When Eating Out: The New Rules of Restaurant Dining

Did you know the average American eats out five times a week? That can lead to a weight gain of 10 pounds a year! Make sure “dining out” doesn’t become “dining out of control” with these tips from Dr. Martin.

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A Chubby Baby is Not a Sign of Future Obesity

With childhood obesity on the rise, should parents worry about the weight of their babies?

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A Guide to Common Medicinal Herbs

Here are some common medicinal herbs. Most herbs have not been completely tested to see how well they work or to see if they interact with other herbs, supplements, medicines, or foods.

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Add Variety to Your Vegetables

Vegetables offer not only a variety of flavors and textures--they are also packed with nutrients. But many Americans limit their vegetable consumption to just a few types.

All We Are Saying Is Give Prunes a Chance: They're Not Just for Grandmas Anymore

Can eating prunes actually keep you regular? Is the saltwater gargle just an old wives’ tale? And ladies, is there an all-natural way to avoid menstrual cramps? Find out in this week’s Flyer.

Allergic Reaction: Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Common causes of anaphylaxis are allergies to penicillin, bee stings, aspirin, eggs, peanuts, and nuts. In this video, you'll find out other possible causes, what preventive steps you can take to avoid anaphylaxis, and why emergency treatment is needed.

Allergic Reaction: Angioedema

Angioedema is a skin condition very similar to hives. In hives, raised, red, itchy, irregular bumps appear on the skin. In angioedema, the same thing happens beneath the skin. Instead of being itchy, angioedema is tender or painful. This video offers more details about this condition and how it develops.

Anemia

Anemia means a low level of hemoglobin in the blood. It can be brought on by chronic disease, including inflammatory, infectious, or malignant conditions. This video gives information on the chronic diseases linked to anemia and recommended treatment.