Health Tip: Keep Teeth Healthy During the Holidays

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By Diana Kohnle, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) — Holiday favorite foods can wreak havoc on your teeth, so take care to protect your smile. The American Dental Association recommends: Floss after eating the holiday turkey or ham, which can lodge between teeth. Eat cranberry sauce as part of a meal, rather than by itself. This should reduce the chances of it sticking to teeth. Opt for yams without marshmallows and sugar. If you do eat...

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Surgeon General report: E-cigarette use a ‘major public health concern’

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By Michelle Manchir E-cigarette use among youth has increased in recent years at an “alarming rate” and public health professionals and others must work together to address it, the U.S. Surgeon General said in a report released Dec. 7. E-cigarettes, or devices that deliver nicotine, flavorings and other additives to users via an inhaled aerosol, in 2014 surpassed conventional cigarettes as the mostly commonly used tobacco product...

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The TRUTH about yo-yo diets: Losing and regaining weight rapidly can make your hair fall out, and harms the heart more than obesity.

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Losing weight rapidly, only to pile it all back on again — yo-yo dieting — is a trap many fall into; a survey in 2014 found 60 per cent of yo-yo dieters will try up to 20 diets in their lifetime. And you don’t have to be losing and gaining huge amounts of weight to be a yo-yo dieter (it can be as little as between 7lb and 1st), but the weight gain and loss occurs over weeks and months, rather than years. This way of dieting has been...

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