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Eh 12 one minute tricks article
everydayHEALTH

12 One-Minute Tricks That'll Boost Your Health in 2017

There’s no time like the New Year to jump into action and recommit to better health. But leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t just a matter of making big, sweeping resolutions at the beginning of the year to eat better, exercise more, or lose weight. It’s really about the little things we do and the choices we make every day that help us develop healthier habits, and that ultimately lead to better overall health....

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8 Weight-Loss Trends to Try and 4 to Skip in 2017

Eating healthier, exercising, and losing weight are among the most popular New Year’s resolutions, so there’s always plenty of hype around diet and fitness fads in January. Some of these weight-loss trends will give you the tools you need to tackle those extra holiday pounds and get your body back into shape, while others are unsustainable, or worse, just plain unhealthy....

Eh crohns a to z article
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Crohn's Vocabulary: The A to Z of Understanding Crohn's | Everyday Health

When you start researching your Crohn’s diagnosis, it may suddenly feel like you need to learn a whole new language. But don’t worry — this guide will help you learn all the new words to add to your vocabulary....

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6 Habits to Avoid If You Have Hypothyroidism | Everyday Health

Some habits can help manage hypothyroidism, but others can make symptoms worse. Find out what to avoid if you have an underactive thyroid....

Eh crohns worms article
everydayHEALTH

Would You Swallow a Worm to Treat Crohn's? | Everyday Health

Studies are investigating the potential benefits of helminthic therapy for people with Crohn’s disease. Would you consider a treatment that involved parasitic worms?

Eh hypothyroidism stress relief tips article
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6 Stress-Relief Tips for Hypothyroidism | Everyday ...

Stress and hypothyroidism can cause many similar symptoms, such as changes in mood, weight gain, and fatigue. Learn more about what you can do to ease stress and better manage your condition....

Eh shave calories article
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7 Simple Ways to Shave Calories This Winter

A nutritionist shares seven secrets (and recipes!) that'll lighten up your favorite comfort foods this winter....

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Top Reasons We Love Meredith Vieira | Everyday Health

Meredith Vieira is a popular television host, Emmy Award-winning journalist, and Everyday Health partner and contributor — but she’s no diva. Down-to-earth and funny, she demonstrates her devotion to her family, compassion and empathy for others, and her commitment to making a difference in people’s lives — all in the public eye. Best of all, she's never afraid to show her emotions, even if that means getting teary-eyed while hosting her new daytime television show. Here are more reasons we can’t get enough of her....

Eh osteoporosis in women and men article
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Osteoporosis in Women vs. Men: What You Should Know

While women have a higher risk of developing osteoporosis, it can affect men as well. Learn more about the similarities — as well as the differences — in osteoporosis between women and men....

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Making a Quit Smoking Plan and Sticking to It | Everyday Health

Are you ready to be smoke free? Find out how to develop a quit plan that helps you cope with cravings, manage triggers, and get the support you need to succeed....

Eh t2d tired article
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Why Does Type 2 Diabetes Make You Feel So Tired?

If you have type 2 diabetes and you’re feeling tired, you’re not alone. Fatigue is a symptom that’s often associated with the condition. There are many possible causes, including everything from diabetes-related complications to underlying conditions. Simply managing diabetes on a daily basis can zap your energy from time to time....

Eh t2d 11 things for healthier future article
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Type 2 Diabetes: 11 Steps for a Healthier Future

When people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, they may worry that they’re going to be sick and have a lot of health problems. “But you can have diabetes and still be healthy,” says Arcy Segura, CDE, health education manager at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. While diabetes is a chronic illness, there are many lifestyle changes you can make to better manage the condition and prevent — or delay — complications....

Eh dodsons alzheimers article
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Alzheimer's at Age 30: An 'Old-Person's Disease' Hits a Young Family

I was engaged by Everyday Health to ghostwrite this personal story for Nikki Dodson about how her husband's early-onset Alzheimer's diagnosis affected their family.

Eh 7 ways to avoid weight after quitting smoking article
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7 Ways to Avoid Gaining Weight After You Quit Smoking

The last thing you want is to quit smoking only to pack on a few extra pounds. It’s true that some people gain weight after they stop smoking, but here’s what you usually don’t hear: The weight gain is often only temporary....

Eh t2d feet article
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Why Does Type 2 Diabetes Cause Your Feet to Go Numb?

Numbness in the feet is a symptom of neuropathy or nerve damage, one of the most common long-term complications of type 2 diabetes. Neuropathy is caused by poor blood sugar control that persists over a long period of time....