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Health News YOU Can Use

A series of practical tips for your health and happiness.

Best Kept Secrets to Happiness. Unlock secrets to happiness, and don’t wait for it to find you. Why do some people seem so happy? Are they all “stopping to smell the roses?” It appears so.

Find Credible Online Health Information. Searching for medical information? Not all sites are created equal. Heed these warnings.

Pumpkins aren't just for carving! Learn how this vitamin-rich fruit earned its claim as the Great Pumpkin.

Too busy to work out? By not exercising, you could set yourself up for a chronic illness in the future such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes. Need more motivation?

End of life and life-threatening illnesses are not subjects we like to discuss. But if you are over the age of 18, having an Advance Health Care Directive for your healthcare is essential.

Are you prepared for flu season? Try these seven steps to enhance your self-healing mechanisms.

Surprisingly True Old Wives’ Tales. As it turns out, some of mama’s pearls of wisdom have actually stood the test of time.

When Pain Sidetracks Your Walking. Unfortunately, pain in one of the many joints, muscles and tendons involved in walking can sidetrack even the most determined walker's routine.

Secrets to NOT Acting Your Age. Eight tips to turn back time and promote healthy aging and boost longevity.

Fired Up…3 Ways to Avoid BBQ Dangers. Ensure your backyard BBQ's are safe for your family.

Each year throughout Los Angeles County an average of 120 people lose their lives in drowning accidents; nearly all of these victims are children.

Unscramble the Multivitamin Maze. What to look for when choosing multivitamins and supplements.

Minutes Matter. Strokes are a race against time. Learn the warning signs of a stroke.

12 Instant Stress Boosters. How to create your own "Chill Pill" effect. Just say "NO" to reduce stress.

7 Health Bonuses to Going Green. Going green for your health can be simpler that you think.

Road Rules for Healthy Eating. A little planning ahead can help you eat health on the go.

Organic Food ... Hip or Hype? Choose wisely.

8 Fridge Fixes That Help You Save Money on Food. Makeover your refrigerator with these simple steps and avoid throwing money out the door.

13 Ways to Cut 100 Calories. Maintaining a healthy weight is a balancing act, but the equation is simple.

6 Ways to Spice Up Your Life. Herbs and spices have been prized by cultures around the world for thousands of years.

HEALING POWERS OF TEA. Teas are filled to the brim with antioxidants and that makes them good for you*. After water, tea is the most frequently consumed beverage in the world. Take a look at the new ones garnering attention for their amazing qualities to improve your health and start your year out right.

Eight new super foods already in your kitchen. Look no further than your kitchen cupboards to find foods that ward off cancer. Aim to have two-thirds of your plate made up of healthy plant foods, like vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans. PLUS, healthy fridge makeover.

Secrets from Centenarians.How would you like to blow out 100 birthday candles? More than 84,000 people living in the U.S. today have reached that mark, and the number of centenarians (100-year-olds) is expected to increase to 580,000 by 2040.* You may assume that genetics determine your longevity, but genes are just a small piece of the puzzle.

10 Tips for Choosing Athletic Shoes. Shoes, shoes, shoes…a woman’s best friend! But, do you know how to get the best fit, when it’s time for new ones or which shoes to wear for which sport? According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 43.1 million Americans have trouble with their feet, mostly from shoes that don't fit properly. Foot problems from ill-fitting shoes or medical conditions can make walking difficult and increase the risk of falls or other accidents.