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Eating potatoes before getting pregnant may make it more likely for you to develop gestational diabetes. This form of diabetes occurs during pregnancy.
It’s better for your health if you cut back on the amount of salt in your diet. That’s been the advice from health experts for a number of years, but the message apparently hasn’t gotten through, the CDC says.
Do you have prediabetes? You might not know if you do. In fact, more than one in three adults in the U.S. has prediabetes, according to the CDC.
For every hour of TV you watch, you may well be shaving years off your life. So suggests a recent study that linked too much television to some of the most common causes of death.
Eating for two doesn’t mean you need to eat twice as much. When you are pregnant, you should keep an eye on your weight. But many women are gaining too many pounds during pregnancy, says a recent government report. That can lead to many health woes for mom and baby.
Not smoking. Staying active. Keeping a healthy weight. Eating a well-balanced diet. All these things can prevent certain cancers and make a cancer survivor feel better. For instance, exercise cuts the fatigue that often follows cancer treatment.
Having a dog at home may lower the risk for asthma in children, researchers say.
Add heart failure to the growing list of health problems that may be tied to drinking sweetened beverages.
Recent research suggests that unhealthy heart habits may affect your brain, too. This is true no matter what your age.
If you have a UTI, it's important to see your doctor. He or she can best decide if you need to take antibiotics.
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