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What's the Best Diet for Weight Loss?
Diet trends come and go. New research shows the best diet plan is the one that works for you.
The Most Popular Low-Carb Diets, Compared
Low-carb diets are all the rage. But each new plan emphasizes different foods. Take a closer look at the menu to see if it's a fit for you.
Don't Have a Stroke: How to Prevent this Disabling Event from Happening to You.
Most people have seen the damaging effects of stroke — droopy facial muscles, muscular spasms, difficulty walking, speech and language problems, and challenges eating and swallowing.
Gluten-Free Diets: Facts of the Fad
Despite food marketers' attempts to convince you otherwise, a gluten-free diet is only a healthier option for three groups of people.
What to Eat and What to Avoid When You Have a Food Allergy
The safest way to prevent an allergic reaction and manage your symptoms is to stay away from the food that causes it.
The Not-So-Sweet Ways Added Sugar Can Harm your Body
Sugar supplies a steady source of energy for your body. Too much of a good thing can have negative health effects.
Turns Out, Being a Dad is Good for You
There's extensive research highlighting the benefits involved dads have on child development. Now, a growing body of evidence outlines the positives of having a baby.
There's No Sugarcoating the Problems of Type 2 Diabetes
High blood sugar can have serious health consequences. But it's one health condition you have the power to prevent or possibly reverse.
Healthy Snacks & Beverages for Kids
You're swimming in quick and convenient snack options. But the best snacks come the way nature intended.
Am I Drinking Too Much? The Hard-to-Spot Signs of Alcoholism
With that long-standing tradition of alcohol in the United States and our state, drinking is considered normal. It can be hard to tell when normal crosses the line into alcoholism.
Health Benefits of Chocolate
Chocolate, the healthy gift this Valentine's Day. It may sound crazy, but it's true! Studies show that dark chocolate in particular is good for your health — when consumed in moderation.
Five-Year Search for Answers Ends
At just 29 years of age, Amanda (Mandy) Mrzena began a five-year journey to learn why her weight was spiraling out of control. Her search ended last fall at The Iowa Clinic when she was diagnosed with a one-in-a-million brain tumor.