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10 Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving
The holiday season is upon us - a time of family gatherings, celebration and delicious food. Contrary to popular belief, the holidays do not have to be an unhealthy time. Follow this link to see USA dietitian Nancy Brumfield's tips on having a healthy Thanksgiving

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Stay Active: Reduce Your Risk of Irregular Heartbeat
A recent study found that staying active may help postmenopausal women avoid atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke and even heart failure. USA cardiologist Dr. Clara Massey stresses the importance of exercise even if you have a risk factor for heart disease such as being overweight.

cordina011-sm.jpg Cerebral Aneurysms: Prevention and Management
Approximately 3 to 5 million people in the U.S. have cerebral aneurysms, but most do not produce any symptoms. Brain aneurysms are often detected after they've ruptured and become medical emergencies. USA interventional neurologist Dr. Steve Cordina said it is important for everyone to be aware of risk factors for aneurysms. 
Dr_Brocato-sm.jpg Addressing a Risk Factor During Pregnancy
In the United States, nearly one-third of childbearing-age women are significantly overweight. With this in mind, USA obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Brian Brocato said there are some things significantly overweight women can do before and during pregnancy to ensure a healthy pregnancy.
OrthPT01.jpg Energize Your Work Day with Desk-Friendly Stretches
Sitting at your workstation for an extended period of time can cause muscle tension and stress. With this in mind, USA occupational therapist Renee Hall and USA physical therapist Joan Friedlander said there are several habits you can develop to help you feel better at the end of each work day.
preudhomme01.jpg Back-to-School: Healthy Eating Tips
Healthy eating habits are the cornerstone of prevention of obesity and associated complications such as diabetes and heart disease. With this in mind, USA Pediatric Gastroenterologist Dr. Daniel Preud'Homme says it is very important that children make good food choices - both at school and at home. 


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