Posted by Dana Sparks (@danasparks) · Mar 31, 2014
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Added sugar: Don't get sabotaged by sweeteners
Added sugar can contribute unwanted calories and aggravate health concerns. See where it may be lurking in your diet and how to cut back.
Telehealth: When health care meets cyberspace
From researching treatment options to emailing your doctor, see how technology can help you better manage your health.
White whole-wheat bread: Is it nutritious?
White whole-wheat bread may make it easier to add whole grains to your diet.
Can vitamins help prevent a heart attack?
There's mixed evidence on whether vitamins can prevent heart disease. Find out more.
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Prevent night leg cramps
Nighttime leg cramps often strike just as you're falling asleep or waking up. To prevent these involuntary contractions of your leg muscles, usually in the back of your lower leg, stretch your legs before you climb under the covers. Wear shoes with proper support. Untuck the covers at the foot of your bed. And drink plenty of fluids during the day.
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PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Quit-smoking medicines: Boost your chance of success
Nutrition-wise: Trans fat — should it be in your food?
Have you changed your diet following the FDA's announcement that partially hydrogenated oils — the major source of trans fat — may not be as safe as once thought?
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