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How to Prevent Flu and Colds

How to Prevent Flu and Colds

This guest blog post is by Dr. Miriam Alexander, Medical Director of Employee Health and Wellness at LifeBridge Health in Maryland.

The start of a new year is a great time to renew your commitment to stay healthy all year long. Protecting yourself and your family from colds and the flu is an excellent start.

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12 Simple Ways to Eat More Fruits & Vegetables

12 Simple Ways to Eat More Fruits & Vegetables

This guest blog post is by Michele Weinstein, a nutrition blogger and AHA volunteer.

Maya Angelou said, “Do your best until you know better, and then when you know better, do better.” It’s easier said than done to make healthy changes to what we eat. It can help to take small steps toward a new lifestyle or diet plan rather than changing it all at once.

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Stop surprise medical bills

Stop surprise medical bills

When you need medical care, the last thing you want to think about is the bill — and whether you can afford it.

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Healthy, delicious mocktail drinks for ‘Dry January‘ and beyond

Healthy, delicious mocktail drinks for ‘Dry January‘ and beyond

Trying to lighten up this New Year’s Eve? Or planning to take part in Dry January? (It’s a popular movement to abstain from alcohol for a month and a good way to recover from any holiday overindulging.) We can help with some simple, refreshing mocktail recipes that will rival your favorite adult beverages.

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Keep your healthy habits through the holidays

Keep your healthy habits through the holidays

This guest blog post was written by Gia Fey, a fitness trainer and AHA volunteer.

If you have trouble maintaining healthy habits during the winter, you’re not alone. There may be more parties, more chances to stay out late and more comfort foods to tempt you. It’s important to enjoy this magical time of year but also to find balance. Here are some tips for staying healthy through the holidays.

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Teaching Gardens Network Helps School Gardens Bloom

Teaching Gardens Network Helps School Gardens Bloom

Gardening is a great way for kids to get their hands dirty and play with their food. They also learn where food comes from and how it’s grown. They may even be more likely to try new fruits and vegetables when they’ve helped grow them — and that’s what the American Heart Association’s Teaching Gardens Network is all about.

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7 Ways to Stay Active with Your Family This Winter

7 Ways to Stay Active with Your Family This Winter

This guest blog is by Len Saunders, an American Heart Association spokesperson on childhood obesity.

During the summer, the kids are out of school, the weather is beautiful, the days are longer and you’re more motivated to get the family outside for some physical activity. During the winter, things change — the kids are tired from school, the weather gets colder, the days are shorter and you’re less motivated to brave the cold to exercise. But even when it’s frigid outside, you can find a way to stay active.

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SNAP Incentive Program Successes Ensure Access to Healthy Foods

SNAP Incentive Program Successes Ensure Access to Healthy Foods

This holiday season, loved ones will gather around their dinner tables to share meals, memories and gratitude. But millions of others where we live, work, go to school and worship lack the resources to meet their most basic food needs.

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The exciting future of scientific research

The exciting future of scientific research

This guest blog is from Jean McSweeney, RN, PhD, FAHA, FAAN. She is a past chair of the AHA Central Arkansas Board of Directors and received the Healthcare Volunteer of the Year award.

Hope for the future — and questions about what is to come — often lead to change. In the scientific world, those things lead to research.

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