- By Dana Sparks
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Medical history: Compiling your medical family tree
Knowing your family's medical history can help you see if you're at risk for certain diseases. Learn what to include and how to gather the information.
Social support: Tap this tool to beat stress
Family and friends can help you make it through the most stressful of times. Find out how to build and maintain these essential relationships.
Food poisoning: How long can you safely keep leftovers?
It's common to have plenty of leftovers around the holidays. Find out when to eat them and when to toss them out.
Elliptical machines: Better than treadmills?
Both exercise machines can give you a good workout. Let your fitness goals help you decide which is best for you.
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HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Veggie cooking tip: Honey-glazed sweet potatoes
Want a new way to enjoy fresh vegetables? Make your own honey-glazed sweet potatoes. Peel and chop 4 large sweet potatoes. Toss with a mixture of 1/4 cup water, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 tablespoons honey and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Arrange on a baking sheet. Cover with foil and bake at 375 F for 45 minutes. Remove the foil and bake another 15 minutes until the glaze is thick and the potatoes are tender.
Stress: Reality vs. myth in fighting holiday stress
Try these survival tactics to help limit holiday stress this season.