Joyce Hollman

12 healthy holiday baking substitutions

Here are a dozen easy recipe substitutions that will not only let you enjoy delicious baked goods without the guilt, but will also make a once-sinful treat into a nutritional delight!

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Why heart attacks are more common in winter

The fun and joy of the holiday season is here. And, with it comes Christmas tunes and decorations, sweet treats, shopping marathons, gift-wrapping deadlines, time with friends and family and great big delicious meals. And, unfortunately, something that could steal your holiday cheer…

Jenny Smiechowski

Tis the season for high risk heart trouble on Christmas Eve

You’re just about to tackle the last of the of unwrapped presents when you feel tightness in your chest. A heart attack? On Christmas Eve? It may seem like an unfortunate coincidence. But that sad fact is, this is more common than you’d ever imagine…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

‘Facetiming’ can keep you from having a blue Christmas

Depression can strike anyone at any time but during the holidays, stress and anxiety levels rise, and depression rates can soar. To make matters worse, this year it’s even harder to spend time with friends and family to grab the benefits social support provides. Luckily, technology can bring your loved ones to you…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Try this weight-reducing fat trick to survive holiday eating

From Thanksgiving with its turkey, dressing and rich pies, to Christmas and endless cookies and cakes, I tend to eat my way through the holiday season. And then, come New Year’s, I’m looking at a long list of resolutions topped with “START DIET TODAY!” But not this year! Here’s why…

Joyce Hollman

Pack this toxic holiday ‘décor’ away for good

Over the holidays, chances are, you served up a little egg nog, wine or good old iced tea in some decorative holiday glasses or mugs. They may be festive, but when you take down the tree and pack up the ornaments, you may want to box up those glasses for good…