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Easing the Burn: Recognize Causes of Heartburn

After a big meal, many people experience a feeling of burning behind the breastbone that seems to extend all the way back up to the mouth. Although it feels like the heart and lungs are on fire, heartburn actually


Skin care tips when in cancer treatment

The effects that cancer treatment can have on a person's skin have long been overlooked. But patients who have suffered through skin rashes and burns will be glad to know that a growing trend in treating cancer focuses on curing both the disease and helping patients maintain their self-esteem and quality of life. A new movement combining oncology and dermatology aims to address both the disease and the potentially negative consequences that rashes, burns and blemishes can produce.


Easy Ways to Ward Off Winter Weight Gain

With winter on the horizon once again, the familiar retreat indoors is in full swing. With the colder weather comes less time spent outside, and more time spent on the couch.
While it's difficult for those who live in areas with particularly harsh winters to do much of anything outdoors once the temperatures begin their annual descent, it's not that difficult for cold-climate dwellers to continue emphasizing their health during such months. 


Make better choices when dining out

Dining out can make for an enjoyable evening or afternoon. Many people enjoy sampling different cuisines, and eating out removes the pressure and the work required when preparing meals at home.
A 2013 poll from Rasmussen Reports found 58 percent of American adults say they dine out at least once a week, while 14 percent go out two or three times per week and 4 percent eat out more than three times per week.


Improve the nutritional value of candied apples

Homemade candied apples are a fixture come Halloween. Sweet, delectable and very easy to make, these apples are a staple at parties and may even be distributed to trick-or-treaters. As anyone who has bit into a sticky-sweet candied apple can attest, although delicious, these apples are not exactly a healthy snack. Yet, with a few, easy modifications, it's possible to improve the nutritional value of candied apples.