5 Causes of Diabetes Diet & Fitness
Diet & Fitness

5 Causes of Diabetes

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November is National Diabetes Month, and there's no better time to assess your risk and ensure that you don't develop…

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Fall for Dry Skin Solutions! Style & Beauty
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Fall for Dry Skin Solutions!

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Has fall got your skin dry and flaky? Here are a few solutions to help you get glowing again.

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Best Pumpkin Bread Food & Recipes
Food & Recipes

Best Pumpkin Bread

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Warm, comforting and delicious -- that's this gourd-geous bread in a nutshell! Bake up a batch today!

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It's National Diabetes Awareness Month! Moms
Moms

It's National Diabetes Awareness Month!

Moms

One in three kids faces a future with diabetes if current trends continue. Here are some ways to raise your…

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The Health Benefits of Sex Love & Relationships
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The Health Benefits of Sex

Love & Relationships

Sex does a body -- and mind -- good. Here are a few ways it can benefit your health.

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The Healing Properties of Rubies New Age
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The Healing Properties of Rubies

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They're beautiful red gems – but they also have some surprising benefits. Check out what they can do for you.

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What's Making You Fat? Quiz Central
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What's Making You Fat?

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Putting on the pounds and not sure why? It could be how you eat – or something else. Take the…

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Staying Well When the Kids Are Sick

Moms everywhere are familiar with the scenario: You're nursing your child through a bout with a bad cold or stomach flu, knowing all the while that within a few days, you'll be experiencing the same misery yourself.

Before you had children, it was probably fairly easy to avoid catching illnesses; you simply stayed away from people who were sick until they got better! Now, as a mother, your natural compassion and love for your kids throws you right onto the frontlines comforting, cleaning, wiping, and keeping watch at the bedside through the night.

Catching the latest virus going around is one of the on-the-job hazards of being a mother, especially if your child is in school or daycare. Most of us have come to accept this as a fact of life, but it's something all parents dread.

Concerns about new, stronger viruses, such as H1N1, have caused many parents to set illness-prevention as a high priority. Flu can, at times, lead to more serious problems, bringing with it the emotional and financial strain of hospital stays and medical bills.

Even if the illness is your garden-variety seasonal complaint, it's still no fun. When the whole family ends up passing around a bug, it can lead to lost time at work and school, expenditures for over-the-counter remedies, and the stress generated by a household of unhappy individuals.

Luckily, you're not completely helpless against the invisible invaders among us. There are strategies you can put to use to help keep you protected, strong and healthy even when other people in your household are sick.