Keep current: Our top selections of the best health advice out there February 9, 2012
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Gaining Weight? Maybe It’s Your Medicine
If you’re gaining weight for no reason or having trouble losing it, check the contents of your medicine cabinet. Experts don't know why, but some medications can cause you to pack on the pounds. We got the skinny on some common weight-gain-causing meds and their smart swaps.
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9 Quick Cures for Hiccups

Can't shake the hiccups? One classic remedy is to eat a big spoon of peanut butter. Here's the science as to why it might work: While you're chewing and getting the PB off your tongue and teeth, your swallowing and breathing patterns are interrupted, which is likely to jolt the hiccups.
Dill, honey, paper towels: See how these and others methods work too »

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Fast Food: Smarter Choices
As Americans have become more concerned about what they eat, fast-food chains have been offering more healthful items. But there are still ordering tricks that can help cut fat, sugar, salt, or additives. One tip: Use hot sauce instead of ketchup. It's low in calories, has big flavor, and contains good nutrients. Plus, it gets you drinking lots of water, which reduces your appetite.
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Fight Back With Food: Use Nutrition to Heal What Ails You
By now everyone knows: Good nutrition is the key to good health. What's new and exciting, however, are findings that the right diet can actually act as preventive medicine. Experts have discovered how vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and other substances in foods work in the body to treat and even prevent serious ailments-including arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease. Read more...
 
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Why Pleasure Is Important
We talked with University of Oxford neuroscientist Morten Kringelbach, author of The Pleasure Center, about his revolutionary research and our constant craving to feel good. Find out why the simplest pleasures really are the best ones—and find out how they can actually heal what's ailing you.
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8 Easy Swaps to Eat More Good Carbs

You can have your bread and eat it too! Just swap out nutritionally defunct white bread for a sour dough baguette. (Sour dough has a lower effect on your blood sugar.)

What other delicious carbs can you eat? »

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