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Tips for Healthier Thanksgiving Eating

It's almost an unspoken rule of Thanksgiving — you throw all dietary caution to the wind and eat way too much. But it doesn't have to be that way. You can still enjoy yourself, eat plenty and be healthy.

Preschool: How Much Is Enough?

Preschool can help kids build the skills they need for school. Many schools offer full- or part-day preschool, but which is better?

Extra Weight Tied to Half a Million Cancer Cases Each Year

People who think the extra pounds they carry around can't hurt them may want to think again. Being overweight may raise the risk for cancer, a new study suggests.

Sleep Apnea Treatments May Also Ease Depression

A common sleep disorder may be tied to depression. The good news? Treating that disorder may also ease depression symptoms.

Calorie Counts Across the Nation: FDA Issues New Menu Labeling Rules

Soon, the calorie count in a quarter-pounder with cheese at your favorite restaurant chain will no longer be shrouded in mystery.

Teens May Abuse Their Prescription Medications

Prescribing anti-anxiety and sleep medications may backfire with some teens. The authors of a recent study found that teens who had received prescriptions for these medications were much more likely to abuse them.

Yogurt May Help Prevent Diabetes

As the saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away — but pairing that fruit with yogurt may keep diabetes away, too.

Jury Still Out on Vitamin D Screening

Knowing which medical screenings and tests are worthwhile can be difficult. The jury is still out on one such screening for a vitamin deficiency.

For Obese Kids, Health Problems May Start Early

As more children become obese, related health problems like nonalcoholic fatty liver disease may be putting their health at risk.

Cholesterol-Lowering Rx Recommended for Most Older Patients

When it comes to deciding which patients should take statins to keep their hearts healthy, the focus may be shifting. Recent guidelines on statin use focused less on cholesterol levels and more on other factors, such as age or a history of diabetes.