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  • Want to Help Your Heart? Read Food Labels

    The average American takes in too little fiber, calcium, and essential vitamins, and too much fat, sugar, and sodium. So do your heart a favor: Fix shortcomings in your diet by scanning both sides of food packages when you shop.

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  • Practicing Yoga May Help You Manage Blood Sugar

    Yoga can help reduce stress, boost mental well-being, and improve strength, flexibility, and balance. A recent study found that it may have another benefit: helping people with diabetes manage their blood sugar.

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  • How to Choose Safe Toys

    Toy-related injuries send tens of thousands of children to the emergency room each year. These suggestions can help you make the right choice when selecting a birthday or holiday gift for children.

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    Peripheral neuropathy is a term that refers to temporary or permanent damage to the peripheral nerves – the nerves that carry information to and from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. This damage is one of the most common complications of diabetes.

    Drinking can be an expensive habit. While you may not notice a dollar here or two dollars there, consider how much you spend per week and per year on alcohol.

    Having a baby is a life-changing event, so it’s completely normal to feel a bit overwhelmed. However, if your spirits are down despite your new bundle of joy, it may be a sign of postpartum depression. Take our online assessment to help determine your risk.

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      A transient ischemic attack (TIA), also called a ministroke stroke, causes symptoms similar to those of a stroke. The difference is that TIAs don’t cause permanent brain damage. This video explains what happens during a TIA, what you should do if you have symptoms, and what treatment is available.

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