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Staying healthy over the holidays

The weeks between Thanksgiving and the New Year are a time of family celebration, fun and sometimes a bit of overindulgence. And that’s fine, as long as you balance the partying with healthy habits. This is especially true if you … Continue reading

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DASH your way to a healthy diet

U.S. News and World Report recently evaluated popular diets to determine the best eating plan to support overall health, including fertility. The winner, and still champion, is the heart-healthy DASH diet. For the magazine’s 2016 “Best Diets” rankings, a panel … Continue reading

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Study finds many pregnant women gain too much weight

A large number of American mothers-to-be gain more weight than is good for them or their babies. That’s the finding of a recent study in which just 32 percent of pregnant women across the United States gained the recommended amount … Continue reading

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Study says women can eat a light meal during labor

Most healthy women can skip the fasting and, in fact, would benefit from eating a light meal during labor, suggests research presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists 2015 annual meeting. Improvements in anesthesia care have made pain control during … Continue reading

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No need to ‘eat for two’

Pregnancy is no excuse for doubling down on the ice cream. Despite the familiar belief that moms-to-be must “eat for two,” a new study suggests that a mother’s digestive system in early pregnancy is designed to handle the growing baby … Continue reading

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Eating for 2? Not quite

When you’re pregnant, eating healthy foods is more important than ever. You need more protein, iron, calcium and folic acid than you did before pregnancy. You also need more calories. But “eating for two” doesn’t mean eating twice as much. … Continue reading

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