Bottoms Up!: New Year’s Calorie-Saving Cocktails and Drinks

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If you’re watching your calories, a drink or two could spell dietary disaster at tonight’s party. Consider the calorie counts on these:

Margarita, 6 oz., 407 calories
Rum and Coke, 12 oz. 369 calories
Pina Colada, 8 oz. 312 calories
Mai Tai, 5 oz., 306 calories
Mudslide, 12 oz., 820 calories

Instead, pick these drinks that total […]

What’s That Rash? A Visual Guide to Itch and Redness Relief

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When cold weather ushers in dry, red, itchy skin, you probably feel like an unlucky contestant on a rash-guessing quiz show: Is it dry skin…or some exotic flesh-eating bacteria you heard about on the news? The bacteria’s a long shot, but what you might mistake for simple dryness could be a […]

Bad back? Nerve stimulation won’t help

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A popular pain-relief treatment that uses electricity to stimulate nerves isn’t likely to benefit the millions of Americans who live with chronic low back pain and shouldn’t be recommended for that purpose, new guidelines say.

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Top Empowered Patient tips for 2010

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The top ways to empower yourself and take your health care into your hands this year.

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18 Amazing Hors d’Oeuvre Recipes

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You only need a few top-notch ingredients to create festive and delicious holiday bites and drinks. Go for a mix of shapes and colors–your guests will love how beautiful everything looks. (And you’ll love how easy it all is […]

“Click This!”: Sweet Potato Fries Video

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We love sweet potatoes during the holidays around my house. Since I am both a newbie cook and watching my weight, I was recently on the hunt for a diet-friendly and super-easy way to use them (instead of whipping up our traditional casserole).

Enter this great video I found at […]

10 ways to get motivated for change in 2010

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A new decade is about to start, and you may be tempted to set a copious list of resolutions for yourself in order to broadly “make life better.” Here are ten tips to help you succeed.

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25 Diet-Busting Foods To Avoid

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It really is a shame. Some of the best-tasting foods are actually some of the worst in terms of fat and calories. But it can be hard to avoid them, especially in places–like food courts–where nutrition information usually isn’t available.

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H1N1, health reform top news in 2009

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From swine flu to stem cells to reform bills, the topic of health was in the forefront in 2009. Here’s a look back at five of the top health stories of the year.

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Diet-Friendly “Virgin” Egg Nog Recipe

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I was thrilled this week to learn this diet-friendly (and alcohol-free) egg nog recipe that comes in at under 150 calories!

And possibly even more thrilling? A kitchen newbie like me “cooking” something that required only pushing […]