- By Dana Sparks
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Thanksgiving recipes: Delicious and healthy options
Serve up a healthier Thanksgiving this year. These recipes have all the taste of the foods you love, but with less fat and fewer calories.
Quit smoking: Strategies to help you quit
Start with these tips that have helped others.
Celiac disease diet: How do I get enough grains?
Including enough grains in your diet can be challenging if you have celiac disease.
Flu shots for kids: Does my child need a flu shot?
Find out the latest recommendations for childhood flu vaccines.
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HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Quit smoking: Creating a quit-smoking plan
If you're like many smokers and tobacco users, you know you should quit, you just aren't sure how to do it. Creating a quit-smoking plan improves your chance of quitting for good. A quit-smoking plan helps you cope with the physical and emotional issues that often arise when you stop smoking, such as nicotine withdrawal and strong urges to smoke. So although going cold turkey on the spur of the moment may work for some people, you increase your chances of staying smokefree when you create a quit-smoking plan first.
Nutrition-wise: Updating Thanksgiving dinner
Instead of focusing on the sheer quantity of food at Thanksgiving dinner, why not consider the wholesomeness of a home-prepared meal?