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10 Must-Have Healthy Foods to Keep in Your Fridge

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Here are 10 great foods—from hummus to chocolate bars—to keep around for a healthy lifestyle. A Light Salad Dressing I use Litehouse OPA dressing—it’s made with Greek yogurt for a lighter take on blue cheese and ranch flavors. Dairy-Free Chocolate Bars For a healthier sweet, try Enjoy Life dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free chocolate bars. Enjoy alone, or try the crunchy chocolate bar crumbled on top of Greek yogurt for dessert! Related: Fall’s Most Wearable Fashion Trends Hemp Hearts Hemp hearts are super seeds that have 10 grams of protein and 10 grams of omegas per serving—even more than chia seeds or flaxseeds.

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Bizarre Medical Mystery: 12-Year-Old Boy Has No Desire to Eat or Drink

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Landon Jones, now age 12, before and after his weight loss, due to a total lack of desire to eat or drink. (Special to The Des Moines Register) What may sound like the perfect problem in our weight loss-obsessed culture has become a medical nightmare for a 12-year-old boy, Landon Jones, of Cedar Falls, IA. The National Institutes of Health — which accepts a handful of rare cases each year — is currently considering Landon as a patient.  Although Landon’s condition has gone unexplained, his parents do have a theory: The 12-year-old’s hypothalamus — a region of the brain that regulates hunger and thirst, among other things — may not be functioning properly.  Related: Cell Transplant Helps Paralyzed Man Walk with Frame Three years ago, Landon began treatment for “absence seizures,” which are characterized by a brief, sudden loss of consciousness, where the person appears to be staring into space.

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How Hard Is Moderate Exercise? Not As Hard As You Might Think

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No pain, no problem: A brisk walk is enough to qualify as moderate exercise for most people. The problem: Most people overestimate moderate exercise intensity, reports recent research from the University of Manitoba, which can be deterrent to getting off the couch.   A study published by the Canadian team last year found that 80 percent of inactive older adults couldn’t tell when a workout qualified as moderate intensity activity. The experts asked each person to run or walk on a treadmill at an effort level that the subjects felt was a moderate intensity. The participants could adjust the treadmill’s incline and speed until they found the right pace, which they had to keep steady for five minutes so that researchers could get accurate heart rate readings.

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A Triathlete Nun Helped Me Get Over My Missed-Marathon Depression

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Run with a view: The author, a travel editor, trained for a half marathon along many scenic routes, including the Road to Zion in Zion National Park in Utah. The minute that I informed Team in Training, my philanthropic running group, that a bout of bronchitis and asthma was going to sideline me from the San Francisco Nike Women’s Half Marathon, sadness washed over me. I began thumbing through my iPhone to look at photos taken on past runs — a scroll of incredible scenic routes.    I’m an editor at Yahoo Travel, which means I am on the road about two weeks out of the month. It always made me smile.  My last 13 mile run through Killarney National Park in Ireland. I was writing about a book called “If Nuns Ruled the World: Ten Sisters on a Mission.” It includes ten profiles of nuns who have done extraordinary things — one of those exceptional women is Sister Madonna Buder.  The cycling nun: Sister Madonna on a joy ride.

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Sick of Being Tired? Sneaky Signs Your Thyroid Is Slacking Off

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Dragging throughout the day after logging enough shut eye is one of the most common symptoms of an under-active thyroid.  (Frederick Bass/fstop/Corbis) For all the attention paid to the popularity of sleep medications, it’s surprising to find out that the No. 1 prescription drug in America is one that’s meant to help people out of bed.  With 23 million brand-name prescriptions filled between April 2013 and March 2014, the top pill popped in America is the synthetic thyroid hormone levothyroxine. The drug is used to treat hypothyroidism, which occurs when the body doesn’t produce as much thyroid hormone as it needs. The number of prescriptions for levothyroxine has increased by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Doctors say the number of prescriptions might vastly underestimate the disease’s true prevalence.

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Only 6% of U.S. Hospitals Are Equipped to Handle Ebola

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Only 6 percent thought their hospital was well equipped to tackle such a case, even though 81 percent had initiated Ebola training for their staff. Among the hospitals surveyed, 51 percent had just one infection prevention expert on staff or none at all. Forty-two percent had only two to five preventionists.   Related: How Plasma Transfusions From Survivors Fight Ebola It’s hard to say exactly how many infection preventionists the average U.S.

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Pumpkin Parfait — The Perfect Post-Workout Breakfast

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Photo: Lizzie Fuhr  When it comes to a fall breakfast that satisfies pumpkin cravings, I have yet to meet a recipe that compares to this pretty parfait. Packed with protein, complex carbohydrates, and plenty of warming fall spices, this is a healthy concoction that celebrates the season — but not at the expense of nutrition. Pumpkin Quinoa Parfait Note: I used plain yogurt for my breakfast parfait, but use vanilla or maple to make it taste even more like a treat! INGREDIENTS 1 cup quinoa, cooked 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/2 cup yogurt of your choice 1 tablespoon chopped apples, for garnish (optional) DIRECTIONS Mix cooked quinoa, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice in a medium bowl until well combined.

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5 Surprising Ways Stress Messes With Your Health

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More than 40 percent of adults say their stress level has increased over the past five years. (C.J. Burton/Corbis) Most people get that stress contributes to the most common —and most threatening —health problems, including biggies such as cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes. Related: How Stress Messes With Your Workout 4) It lowers your sperm count A study released last year in the journal Fertility and Sterility examined the sperm of about 180 men, half of whom were going through in vitro fertilization for the first time.

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