Nutrition Stories

Treating postpartum depression with complementary or alternative medicine

Treating postpartum depression with complementary or alternative medicine

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Many patients wonder if there are “natural” treatments they can use to manage or prevent postpartum depression. Dr. Harrison looks at existing complementary and alternative medicines and explains the relative benefits, drawbacks, and why these therapies should be approached with caution.

Is coffee good for you?

Is coffee good for you?

 

UTSW Chief of Cardiology Joseph Hill, M.D., Ph.D., breaks down coffee’s potentially heart-healthy, immunoprotective properties. (There is, of course, a caveat.)

Should you eat less sodium? The answer is – it depends

Should you eat less sodium? The answer is – it depends

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The debate continues – is sodium harmless or bad for us? Hypertension specialist Dr. Vongpatanasin says the answer is clear, but it isn’t one size fits all.

7 drinks that may affect your cancer risk

7 drinks that may affect your cancer risk

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You are what you eat, but you’re also what you drink! Dr. Froehlich pops the top on 7 beverages that may affect your cancer risk.

Beat the heat with heart-healthy cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon

Beat the heat with heart-healthy cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon

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Melon is a tasty, refreshing treat for summer. But it’s also great for weight management and heart health. Dietitian Susan Rodder explains.

Snack hack: Make healthy snacks work for you!

Snack hack: Make healthy snacks work for you!

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Some people get up to 25 percent of their daily calories from snacks! Dietitian Susan Rodder shares tips on healthy snacking as part of a balanced diet.

Is coffee good for you?

Is coffee good for you?

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The debate percolates: Is coffee good for our health? Dr. Hill shares the risks and benefits of one of America’s favorite beverages.

5 foods containing potentially heart-healthy polyphenols

5 foods containing potentially heart-healthy polyphenols

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Growing research has indicated that foods rich in natural chemical compounds called polyphenols may offer protection from a variety of diseases.

Is chocolate good for the heart?

Is chocolate good for the heart?

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The latest study suggests chocolate may reduce the risk for heart-related problems, but is it too good to be true?

Added sugars: Sour news for our kids’ hearts

Added sugars: Sour news for our kids’ hearts

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It’s a well-known fact that sugar isn’t great for us. But what it’s doing to kids’ hearts is not only surprising – it’s downright scary.