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Mother's Lifestyle Shapes Child's Obesity

Mothers can reduce their child's risk of obesity by changing their lifestyle. Consider adopting these five habits before you get pregnant.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

How Vitamin D Affects Your RA

Vitamin D is important for managing rheumatoid arthritis, but too much vitamin D can also be toxic. Here's how to make sure you're getting the right amount.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

When it comes to staying hydrated, we now know that it’s important to drink the right amount of water for your specific weight. Find out what's right for you.

By Ask HealthCentral

The Dangers of Dehydration

Every time you go to the bathroom or sweat, you lose water. If you’re vomiting or have diarrhea – more water loss. All of this contributes to dehydration, which is a serious health risk. Find out how much your body needs.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Could Hot Dogs and Beef Jerky Make You Manic?

A chemical found in cured meats like hot dogs, beef jerky, salami, and bacon is associated with mania in people with bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and other mental illnesses, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

By Diane Domina

Protect Your Skin with the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet—rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids—can help lower your risk of developing skin cancer.

By Eileen Bailey

Western Diet Linked to Higher Leukemia Risk

A typical Western diet – high in saturated fat, red meat, refined grains, and processed foods, and low in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, seafood, and poultry – increases the risk for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

By Diane Domina

Lose the Meat Habit: Eat Proteins That Do Your Heart Good

Plant protein, from nuts, seeds, and legumes, may be much healthier for the heart than meat protein. Find out how to add more plant protein to your diet.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

What You Need to Know About Iron

It's important to get iron in your diet, but too much can also be harmful. Here's how to make sure you get the right amount.

By Stephanie Stephens

Are Nutritional Supplements (like Boost® and Ensure®) Good For You?

Consuming nutritional supplements can be great if you aren’t getting enough calories, protein, vitamins, etc. — but too much can also put a person at risk for malnutrition.

By Ask HealthCentral