- By Dana Sparks
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Atkins Diet: What's behind the claims?
Get the details on this popular low-carbohydrate eating plan, including potential weight loss, health benefits and risks.
Strength training: Get stronger, leaner, healthier
Want to reduce body fat, increase lean muscle mass and burn calories more efficiently? Strength training to the rescue!
How many hours of sleep are enough?
The amount of sleep you need depends on various factors — especially your age. Here are some guidelines.
Enterovirus D68: How can I protect my child?
Enterovirus D68 infections are on the rise, mostly among children. Know the signs and what you can do.
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PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Hearing aids: How to choose the right one
Telehealth: When technology meets health care
Talking with your child's caregivers and teachers about food allergies
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Brush up on how to brush your teeth
You brush your teeth every day, but are you doing it properly? Here's how to brush: Hold your toothbrush at a slight angle against your teeth and brush with short back-and-forth motions. Remember to brush the back and chewing surfaces of your teeth, as well as your tongue. Avoid vigorous or harsh scrubbing, which can irritate your gums. Or use an electric toothbrush. Either way, brush your teeth at least twice a day: in the morning and before you go to bed.
Nutrition-wise: Do you have 'sitting disease'?
The number of hours you spend sitting each day can affect how long you live as well as your quality of life.