- By Dana Sparks
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Chronic stress puts your health at risk
Your body's stress reaction was meant to protect you. But when it's constantly on alert, your health can pay the price.
Caffeine content for coffee, tea, soda and more
Are you bothered by headaches, restlessness or anxiety? Your daily caffeine fix may be the culprit. See how much caffeine is in your favorite drinks.
Fitness: Tips for staying motivated
Many people start fitness programs but stop when they get bored or when results come too slowly. Here are 7 tips to help you stay motivated.
Alzheimer's: Can a head injury increase my risk?
Some research indicates a link between head injuries and Alzheimer's disease. Learn more.
Dry mouth treatment: Tips for controlling dry mouth
From chewing sugar-free gum to avoiding certain products, find out how to ease dry mouth.
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Easier hepatitis C treatment
Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs) and children
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Do you respect the mind-body connection?
Feel stressed out? Try meditation and put the mind-body connection to work for you. During meditation, focus your attention on a single thought or phrase and let go of the jumbled thoughts that are crowding your mind. Spending even a few minutes in meditation can help you feel more calm and less frazzled.
Nutrition-wise: Deciphering dates on food packages
Did you know that dates on food packages are typically intended to ensure quality — not safety?