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By Gigen Mammoser

  • Most holiday decorations, toys, ornaments, and plants aren't going to hurt you, but some can pose health risks if they aren't handled appropriately.
  • Practicing good hygiene habits, like hand washing (not only for germs) but also to prevent the potential transfer of unwanted chemicals after handling items.
  • This can help further limit risks — especially for young children who may put their hands in their mouth.
  • Experts say the hype around potentially toxic holiday items, such as ornaments, is generally overblown and the actual risk is very low.

If you're like many other people this time of year, you're probably approaching the busy holiday season with a mixture of excitement and trepidation.

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By Lauren Panoff, MPH, RD

Medjool dates are a variety of dates enjoyed for their natural sweetness. They're larger, darker, and more caramel-like in taste than other common types like Deglet Noor.

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By Alina Petre, MS, RD

Omega-3 fats are among the most studied nutrients.

They're abundant in foods like walnuts, seafood, fatty fish, and certain seed and plant oils. They're subdivided into three types: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

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By Heather Cruickshank

  • Daylight saving time comes to an end this Sunday.
  • Gaining an hour can affect your circadian rhythm and potentially disrupt your sleep patterns.
  • But if your sleep is disrupted for a long period of time, experts say you can get help.

Before going to bed tonight, many Americans will be setting their clocks back by an hour.

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The budding research on cannabidiol, or CBD, attracts a great deal of interest in the agricultural field.

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The loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) is a tree native to China that's prized for its sweet, citrus-like fruit.

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The aloe vera plant is a succulent that stores water in its leaves in the form of a gel.

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Hot yoga has become a popular exercise in recent years. It offers many of the same benefits as traditional yoga, such as stress reduction, improved strength, and flexibility.

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By Rachael Link, MS, RD

It's no secret that water is vital to your health.

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Meal planning and prepping are wonderful skills to have in your personal health and wellness tool kit.

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Ashwagandha is a powerful herb also known as Indian ginseng or winter cherry (1Trusted Source).

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