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Tips for Healthy Cooking

By Jessica on December 20, 2013

Grabbing a quick bite to eat on the way home from work might be easier than making a home cooked meal but we all know it probably isn’t healthier. Pew Research Center found that roughly 40% of Americans eat out two or more times...

Does Skipping Meals Help You Lose Weight?

By Jessica on December 20, 2013

Q: Is it true that’s it better to skip meals to burn fat and eat one large meal a day? I thought the body needs meals throughout the day, but I’ve been hearing this one meal a day idea from people and want to know if it’s true.

A: It’s recommended that you eat 3 main...

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8 Tips to Help Curb Sugar Cravings

By Jessica on December 20, 2013

Q: I have impulse control issues when it comes to sugar, especially during the holidays! Any tips to help my cravings?





A: I know sugar cravings can...

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Homeopathic Remedies for ADD?

By Jessica on December 10, 2013

 

Q: Is there a general homeopathic remedy for ADD? I refuse to continue my child on stimulant medications for his issues with concentration, disorganization, sleeping, oversensitive personality and mood swings.

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How can I combat sleepiness after a big meal?

November 15, 2013

Q: I would like to know why immediately after eating---mostly dinner--I feel a very strong desire to sleep, often ‘nodding out.' I’m ok after lying down for 20-30 mins. What else can I do to prevent or minimize the sleepiness?

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When can my child start playing sports again after a concussion?

Q: My 9-year-old son suffered a mild concussion while skiing last Sunday. He had headaches for a few days but felt 100% better by Wednesday. We were told he needs to wait a full week post-symptoms before resuming sports activities, however, can he play in a soccer game this Saturday that...

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How often should I take my ADHD medication?

October 30, 2013

Q: I’ve been diagnosed with Adult ADHD and my doctor prescribed me Ritalin. I’m wondering if I need to take my medication every day or just on my “bad” days?

A: It’s extremely important to take the Ritalin prescribed to you by your doctor every day and not just on the...

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How can I get my kids to eat less candy on Halloween?

October 29, 2013

Q: Halloween is coming up and I don’t want my kids to overeat. How can I get them to eat less candy?

A: Halloween is an awesome time in a child's life because it...

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How does a BI-RAD score affect my mammogram?

October 21, 2013

Q: I received my mammogram results back and although it was categorized as a BI-RAD category 0, my doctor found an oval-shaped density in my left breast tissue. Does this mean I have breast cancer?

A: First off, a BI-RAD score of 0 means the study is incomplete. If your...

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How does the Affordable Care Act affect my small business?

Q: I have a small business in Texas. How will the Affordable Care Act affect my business and employees?

A: Starting in 2015, the Affordable Care Act (aka "ObamaCare") requires that employers with 50 or more full-time employees provide healthcare coverage as part of...

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