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Holidays can mean added sugar intake

The holidays are filled with parties and celebrations, which can also mean more desserts and treats. Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital Registered Dietitian Roberta Anding said seasonal indulging can lead to an increase in the amount of added sugar in our diets. 135 more words

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Is your lunchbox lacking? Tips for packing healthier lunches

While they may be packed with love, researchers at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital found most lunches packed at home don’t meet federal nutrition guidelines. 334 more words

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Curb buyer’s remorse: Skip drinks while holiday shopping

Preparing for some marathon holiday shopping? Baylor College of Medicine Psychiatrist Dr. Kristin Kassaw says don’t add alcohol to the mix.

“Alcohol impairs judgment and decreases inhibitions,” said Kassaw, an associate professor of psychiatry at Baylor. 220 more words

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Running can be good for your knee health

Some people worry that running will cause knee osteoarthritis characterized by progressive damage to the joint cartilage—the cushioning material at the end of long bones—and causes changes in the structures around the joint. 339 more words

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Swaps offer healthier take on green bean casserole recipe

For people watching their weight, the holidays can be a careful balancing act of enjoying favorite dishes without overindulging.

Students from Baylor College of Medicine, who help host the Texas Children’s Hospital Adolescent Bariatric Cook Class, say look no further than best-selling author and registered dietitian Ellie Krieger for awesome recipes that encourage a balance of food, health and life. 130 more words

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Bittersweet Holidays

This December marks the 24th anniversary of my father’s death. For those of us who have lost loved ones around the holidays, this time of year brings a mix of emotions. 300 more words

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12 Foods Happy People Eat

You know we’re always talking about the concept of ‘Food as Medicine’ here at Fallon Wellness.  We talk and blog about it because we truly believe that the food you eat can have a profound impact on your health and sense of well being. 219 more words