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Start Some Healthy Holiday Traditions

As the holidays get underway, you might get caught up in the hectic business of the season. But the stress and anxiety of the holiday can take a toll. Give yourself and your family permission to start some new traditions that will help keep the madness under control.

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Festive Vegetable Dip Recipe

Mix up this gluten-free dip and pair it with fresh vegetables for your next potluck. Or, gather the spices in a decorative jar and give it as a thoughtful hostess gift.

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Herb and Spice Quiz

Do you know your coriander from your persimmons? Find out the answers to common questions about herbs and spices.

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    Take a look at the influenza virus under a microscope, and you'll see a funny-looking spiked ball. But if you've ever been flat on your back with the flu, you know there's nothing funny about this highly contagious virus. Test your savvy by taking this quiz.

    BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.

    The questions in this assessment ask about risk factors—conditions that may put you at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) states that the more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop diabetes.

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      Diverticuli are herniations in the muscular layer of the colon that produce small, saclike swellings. Diverticulitis occurs when diverticuli become inflamed and infected. This video examines the possible causes of this condition, typical symptoms, and available treatments.

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