- By Dana Sparks
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Menus for heart-healthy eating: Cut the fat and salt
Do you want to adopt a heart-healthy diet but aren't sure where to start? Use these menus to jump-start your meals.
Coping with stress: Workplace tips
Year-end projects can be a lot to handle. Dealing with stress at work is easier when you identify your triggers — and address them head on.
Self-care for the flu
The flu can make you feel awful, but if you're otherwise healthy and you're not pregnant, try these home remedies.
Ebola transmission: Can Ebola spread through the air?
Ebola virus disease is not transmitted through casual contact or the air. Find out how it is spread.
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HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Chicken soup: Can it cure a cold?
There's no cure for the common cold. But if you're sick, chicken soup may help you feel better. Researchers say that chicken soup acts as an anti-inflammatory and temporarily speeds up the movement of mucus through the nose. This relieves congestion and limits the amount of time viruses are in contact with the lining of your nose. Plus, soup and other liquids help loosen congestion and prevent dehydration.
Nutrition-wise: Gratitude makes life sweeter
Gratitude is a key ingredient for a healthy and happy life.