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'Tis the Season for Seasoning? Some Healthier Alternatives to Salt

You can deck the halls with healthier habits this holiday season. By saying no to the salt shaker, you’re doing your body a favor. What you may not realize is that there are several sneaky ways salt oozes into our diets. In fact, 75 percent of the sodium Americans consume doesn’t come from the salt shaker, but from packaged foods. Sodium is also hidden in canned soups, cured meats and cold cuts...


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Can You Eat Out and Still Lose Weight? Our Dietitian Has the Answers

Eggplant parmesan. A nice, thick steak. Sizzling fajitas brought straight to your table. If these made your mouth water, you’re not alone. Dining out is one of life’s great pleasures, particularly if it’s a special occasion with friends and family. However, poor choices can easily derail your nutrition and diet plans. Don’t worry—healthy eating doesn’t mean you have to forego your favorite meals. Here are some simple principles to keep in mind to help you stay the course and still enjoy a leisurely meal at your favorite restaurant. 


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5 Ways Allergy Sufferers Can Sleep Soundly

As if Wake County residents needed something else to keep them awake at night! Watery eyes, stuffy noses, and sore throats do much more than make daylight hours miserable, they are also a nightmare when it comes to falling asleep...

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Four Ways to Make Your Home a No-Allergy Zone

Sneezing, a stuffy nose and itchy, watery eyes are par for the course during Carolina spring and summer. While your sinuses may drive you indoors to avoid common allergens like tree and grass pollen, your house is far from a safe zone. Every room can be harboring potential “invaders” who can make you miserable. The most common  allergens include pollen dust mites mold and animal dander. Following these four steps can eliminate a lot of these environmental problems and make your home an allergy-free zone...

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4 Breast Cancer Myths

Knowledge is power, but the wrong “knowledge” is worse than ignorance. Sadly, a lot of misinformation is spread through well-meaning friends and family, whether through heartfelt advice or posted on your Facebook page.When it comes to breast cancer, you can’t afford to believe these common myths. Each year around Breast Cancer Awareness Month they seem to resurface. Don’t be fooled! We’ve examined some of the most common misconceptions here...


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Shingles 101: Are you at Risk?

One out of every three Triangle residents may have a painful disease lying dormant in their systems, waiting for an opportunity to strike. If you have had Chickenpox, you may be at risk...

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Diabetic? You’re at Higher Risk for These Five Diseases

If not properly managed, diabetes can put you at a higher risk for these Five Diseases...

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Sitting Too Long? Use These Four Office Exercises to Take a Break

That 9-to-5 job may be slowly killing you---and we’re not talking about stress, overtime or high blood pressure. We’re talking about sitting. Studies have repeatedly shown that those who sit for eight hours a day have a dramatically increased risk of health problems. Learn more about the negative effects of sitting all day and see exercises that can help.

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How Much Do You Know About the Flu? Take Our Quiz to Find Out

 

Benjamin Franklin famously said that only two things in life were certain: death and taxes. We think “flu season” should be added to that list. To be prepared, you must have the right information. We’ve compiled a short quiz to make sure you have the answers you need as flu season approaches. Test your knowledge!

 


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Are You at Risk for High Blood Pressure? Take Our Quiz

It’s called the “silent killer.” One in three Americans has high blood pressure—and many may not even be aware of it! High blood pressure (also called hypertension) frequently does not show any symptoms, so unless you’re having regular physicals or you’ve participated in a free screening at a health fair, you may not realize you’re at greater risk for heart attack or stroke.

Take our quiz to find out if you could be at risk...

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