- By Dana Sparks
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Pet therapy: Man's best friend as healer
Is medicine going to the dogs? Yes, but in a good way. Pet therapy is gaining fans in health care and beyond. Find out what's behind this growing trend.
Seasonal allergies: Nip them in the bud
Relieve seasonal sneezing, congestion, a runny nose and other bothersome symptoms with these tried-and-true tips.
Doppler ultrasound: What is it used for?
A Doppler ultrasound measures blood flow and pressure in blood vessels.
Fructose intolerance: Which foods to avoid?
Learn which foods to stay away from if you have fructose intolerance and what to look for on labels.
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Want to lose weight? Eat more fiber
High-fiber foods generally take longer to chew. This gives your body time to register when you're no longer hungry, so you're less likely to overeat. And high-fiber foods tend to make you feel full longer, so you won't be as ravenous later. Finally, high-fiber foods tend to have fewer calories for the same volume of food. Choose whole grains and whole-grain products, fruits and vegetables, beans, and peas and other legumes.
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Stress: Tired of feeling hassled? Try these tips
You can better manage stress and its physical consequences by having a routine and ignoring the trivial.