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Yoga exercises can help with digestion, bloating

If you’re looking for a better digestion boost, you can incorporate the following yoga poses into your afternoon to help get things moving and reduce gas and bloating.

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Cranberries have proven health benefits, should be enjoyed all year

Low in calories and low in sugar, one cup of this tart berry packs plenty of vitamin C and dietary fiber.

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10 fitness trends to try in 2020

Jumpstart your fitness plans with everything from in-water spinning to trampolines.

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop brand is heading out to sea with Celebrity Cruises

"Goop at Sea," a one-day experience, will debut Aug 30 aboard the Celebrity Apex. It’s inspired by the company’s "In Goop Health" wellness summits.

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Burger King to test plant-based Impossible Croissan’wich

The Impossible Croissan’wich includes a seasoned, plant-based sausage patty from Silicon Valley’s Impossible Foods, eggs and melted American cheese on a croissant.

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Pepperidge Farm releasing its first gluten-free cookies

This month, gluten-free Farmhouse Thin & Crispy Milk Chocolate Chip and Butter Crisp will debut in select grocers nationwide, including Target, Albertsons and Publix.

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New study: Patients push limits for clues to chronic fatigue syndrome

Researchers are clear: The study doesn’t offer any treatments, although the hope is to find targets to eventually develop some.

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Justin Bieber battling Lyme disease

"It’s been a rough couple years but (I’m) getting the right treatment that will help treat this so far incurable disease and I will be back and better than ever," the singer wrote on Instagram.

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Do you need to walk 10,000 steps a day? Experts say there’s a better goal

Researchers traced the origins of the 10,000-step practice to a marketing gimmick from the 1960s and suggested some people don’t greatly benefit from walking so much.

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Yoga poses can help detox your body

As a certified yoga instructor, I love detoxing yoga poses because not only are they great for your internal organs, but also they help improve mobility in the spine.

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Elizabeth Wurtzel, ‘Prozac Nation’ author, dies at 52

Reports say the cause of death was metastatic breast cancer.

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Impossible Foods unveils pork, sausage

The company decided pork should be its next product because customers were frequently requesting it.

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Parkinson’s disease drug also can curb dementia’s delusions, researchers find

If regulators agree, the drug — a daily pill sold as Nuplazid — could become the first treatment specifically for dementia-related psychosis and the first new medicine for Alzheimer’s in nearly two decades.

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Oprah and Lady Gaga kick off ‘Oprah’s 2020 Vision’ tour

"Healthy for me is the new skinny," Winfrey said. During the tour, Winfrey hopes to motivate audiences to make 2020 their year of wellness and renewal.

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Dry January, Sober Semester and taking a break from alcohol can improve your health

Dry January is a reprieve from alcohol, presumably after a holiday season loaded with libations. Its younger "sibling" is Sober Semester, in which college students abstain for half the school year.

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TV producer Greg Berlanti donates $2 million to Northwestern University

An NU alum, the man behind ‘Riverdale,’ ‘Arrow’ and other hits is funding a professorship in dramatic writing.

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High-tech home gyms: The pros and cons of Peloton Tread, Tonal and Mirror

If you consider that home gyms don’t require parking, transportation and locker room changes, the scary price tag of the high-tech fitness machines might seem a little less scary. But which one to choose?

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Stalk of the town: Celery’s not just for Bloody Marys anymore

The crunchy vegetable is proven to have healing and nutritive powers.

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Regularly eating chile peppers lowers risk of cardiovascular disease, new study reveals

The study analyzed more than 20,000 Italians and their estimated intake of chile peppers.

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Exercise Well: Tips for keeping those New Year’s resolutions

Having a clear sense of your goal will go a long way to helping you achieve it.

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Intermittent fasting offers health benefits, study says — but it’s not for everybody

The diet works by changing a person’s metabolism similarly to how humans adapt to times of food scarcity.

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Chicago chef Quentin Love fighting hunger and lifting spirits high

"It’s about the spiritual principles of love, forgiveness and being grateful," said Love, who is marking his fifth year of serving free meals to the needy every Monday at his restaurant’s non-profit community soup kitchen.

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Some workout strategies to help you combat holiday weight gain

I’ve got a few quick strategies that you can implement over the holidays to keep you from overeating — or reaching for your fourth cookie of the day!

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Clearing up the confusion about clean eating

Clean eating, when done well, should broaden your food world, not shrink it.

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Breathless in the night; the struggle to treat sleep apnea

You could be one of the nearly 1 billion of the world’s 8 billion people who stop breathing while they sleep, and you might not know you have a condition that could kill you.

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Savannah Guthrie planning ‘Today’ return following eye surgery: ‘I don’t have my vision back yet’

The TV host suffered a "massive tear" in her retina and retina detachment after her 3-year-old son, Charley, accidentally threw a toy train at her eye in November.

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Taking a cruise? How passengers should prepare for sickness or injury at sea

When a passenger has a serious medical problem, the ship often will drop the patient off at the next port for aid. You might consider refusing to get off the ship if you are wary of the medical care at a port of call.

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In latest ‘Pioneer Woman’ cookbook, Ree Drummond offers some lower-carb recipes

The TV star, known for her hearty creations, has some ideas for days when you’re making ‘slightly smarter choices.’

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Building the Future with Neighborhood Entrepreneurs 

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One year after a cancer diagnosis, ABC-7’s Tracy Butler is doing great, urging women to get screened

The Chicago meteorologist says women need to take the time to take of themselves, especially when it comes to annual mammograms.

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Do adults need to drink cow’s milk? Probably not, experts say

Milk isn’t necessary in an adult’s diet, says Vasanti Malik, an assistant professor of nutrition at Harvard’s School of Public Health,"but it can be good for you."

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FCC approves 9-8-8 as new three-digit suicide prevention hotline in US

When the months-long process of implementation is completed, U.S. residents will be able to call 988 for help in a mental health emergency, just as 911 connects people in need to first-responders for other emergencies.