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Tips on Coping With Grief During Holidays

Some comfort can be found for the recently bereaved, expert says THURSDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) — People who have lost a loved one in the past year can have difficulty coping during the holidays, an expert says. But it’s important for them to understand that this time of year doesn’t need to be sad…

Health Tip: A Dirty Sponge Spreads Germs

If it smells, throw it away (HealthDay News) — You use your sponge to clean your kitchen, but do you clean your sponge? Without careful cleaning, a sponge can soak up bacteria and spread it around. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions: Don’t reuse a sponge that has an odor, as it…

Health Tip: Think Before You Eat

Are you really hungry? (HealthDay News) — Mindless eating can cause the calories to add up quickly, and before you know it your pants are more snug than usual. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this advice to consider before you start eating: Ask yourself whether you truly are hungry or if you are…

Health Tip: Calming a Fussy Baby

Swaddle the infant with a large, lightweight blanket (HealthDay News) — A soothing routine can help calm your fussy baby and give you some peace. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions: Swaddle the infant using a large, lightweight blanket. Snuggle your baby either lying on her left side (helps digestion) or on her…

Keep Kitchen Utensils Clean While Preparing Holiday Meal

Cross-contamination can occur easily during cooking process, study says TUESDAY, Dec. 25 (HealthDay News) — As you prepare your Christmas feast for your family, know that a new study finds that kitchen utensils such as knives and graters are potential sources of cross-contamination that can lead to foodborne illnesses. Previous research has shown that meal…