- By Dana Sparks
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Did you or a loved one bet money on the Super Bowl and was is it a friendly wager or something more? Compulsive gambling is a serious condition that can destroy lives.
Relaxation techniques: Try these steps to reduce stress
Lessening stress can bring more calm into your life. By learning to relax, you can cope with everyday annoyances and more.
Humidifiers: Air moisture eases skin, breathing symptoms
Dry sinuses and cracked lips are painful — and common — when indoor air is dry. The good news is that humidifiers can increase moisture in the air. Get the facts.
Healthy heart for life: Avoiding heart disease
Preventing heart disease begins with small steps. Find out more about maintaining a healthy heart.
Stomach flu: How long am I contagious?
You can be contagious from a few days up to two weeks or more, depending on which virus is causing your stomach flu.
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HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Bedtime routines: Not just for babies
Start a relaxing bedtime routine. Do the same things each night to tell your body it's time to wind down. This may include taking a warm bath or shower, reading a book or listening to soothing music. Relaxing activities done with lowered lights can help ease the transition between wakefulness and sleep.
Nutrition-wise: Heavy coffee consumption — risky in younger adults?
If you regularly drink more than 4 cups of coffee a day, you may want to take note of a report on heavy coffee consumption and risk of early death.