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9 Ways to Prevent Food Poisoning

Illnesses caused by strains of bacteria, such as salmonella and E. coli, sicken millions of people in the U.S. each year. Here’s how to prevent them.

By HealthAfter50

Celiac Disease: Pediatric Implications

About one in every 133 people in the United States has celiac disease, an autoimmune disease in which the body mounts an immune response to ingestion of the protein gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, rye and barley. Children with celiac disease face a...

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

6 Ways to Safer Grilling

Red meats, especially those cooked over an open flame, are associated with a higher risk of certain cancers. Try these tips to reduce your risk the next time you’re grilling.

By William Dale, M.D., Ph.D.

Sodium: How Much Do We Really Need?

The average American consumes over 3,400 mg of sodium each day, which is equal to 1½ teaspoons of salt. While it’s a fact that people who consume too much sodium tend to have higher blood pressure and increased risk of cardiovascular disease, there i...

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

The Lowdown on Red Meat and Cancer

Learn more about the recent studies that show red meat and processed meat can contribute to cancer.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Skipping Breakfast May Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

You wake up, check your Facebook page and Twitter account, and then jump in the shower. After pulling on your work clothes, you check the day’s weather forecast before heading out to your car to drive to work. Does this seem like a typical morning ro...

By Dorian Martin

Fast Food May Contribute to Eczema

A recent study links fast food and allergy symptoms, including eczema in children and adolescents. The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood reviewed questionnaires completed by more than 300,000 adolescents and almost 200,000 comp...

By Eileen Bailey