ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Know Your Asthma Triggers
'Safe' Ozone Levels May Not Be for Some
Childhood Food Allergies on the Rise
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Massage Fosters Healing in Bereaved Relatives
Pharoah's Wine Jar Yields Medicinal Secrets
Needling Away Your Headaches With Acupuncture
ANIMAL CARE
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
BONES & JOINTS
Living Near Major Road May Boost Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
Pain More a Cause of Arthritis Than a Symptom
Arthritis Hits More Than Half of Diabetics
CANCER
Vitamin D May Improve Melanoma Survival
Occaisonal Dieting May Cut Breast Cancer, Study Says
Minorities Distrust Medical System More
CAREGIVING
When the Caregiver Becomes the Patient
Baby's Sleep Position May Not Affect Severity of Head Flattening
With Alzheimer's, Health-Care Costs Could Triple
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Bad Marriages Harder on Women's Health
An Apple a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away
Years of Exposure to Traffic Pollution Raises Blood Pressure
COSMETIC
What to Do If You Have Unsightly Veins
Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow
Gum Chewing May Cut Craving for Snacks
DENTAL, ORAL
Laser Technology Spots Cavities Before They Start
Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes
Mom's Vitamin D Levels Affect Baby's Dental Health
DIABETES
Laughter May Lower Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics
Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes Updated
Insulin Resistance Tied to Peripheral Artery Disease
DIET, NUTRITION
Quick Weight Loss May Be Best for Long-Term Success
B Vitamins Might Lower Stroke Risk
Brown Rice Bests White for Diabetes Prevention
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Is It Safe to Go in the Gulf Coast's Water?
Agent Orange Exposure Tied to Prostate Cancer Return
Smog Tougher on the Obese
EYE CARE, VISION
Time Teaches Brain to Recognize Objects
Drinking Green Tea May Protect Eyes
Brain Adapts to Age-Related Eye Disease
FITNESS
Football Can Shrink Players
Run for Your Life
Walking Golf Course Affects Swing, Performance
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
Japanese Herbals May Ease Gastro Woes
GENERAL HEALTH
Time to Remind Teens About Sun Protection
Week of Historic Senate Hearings on Integrative Medicine May Open New Doors
Life Expectancy in U.S. Hits New High
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
E-Mailing Your Way to Healthier Habits
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Ginkgo Won't Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke in Elderly
Western Diet Linked To Heart Disease, Metabolic Syndrome
Drinking Your Way to Health? Perhaps Not
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away
Swine Flu Is Now a Pandemic Says W.H.O.
Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Mom's Extra Pregnancy Pounds May Raise Child's Heart Risks
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
School Meals Need to Get Healthier
MEN'S HEALTH
Whole Grains, Bran May Fight Hypertension in Men
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
MENTAL HEALTH
Teen Internet Addicts More Likely to Self-Harm: Study
Daily dose of beet juice promotes brain health in older adults
Keeping a Healthy Holiday Balance
PAIN
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Heart Defects in Newborns Linked to Antidepressants
For Baby and Mom Alike, Breast-Feeding May Be Best
Before Conceiving, Take Folic Acid for One Full Year
SENIORS
Community Exercise Programs Boost Seniors' Strength
Eating Well And Keeping Active As You Grow Old Will Help You Stay Sharp
Tai Chi May Help Ward Off Knee Pain in Seniors
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Occaisonal Dieting May Cut Breast Cancer, Study Says
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Caffeine in Pregnancy Associated With Low Birth Weight Risk
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Keep Stress Off the Holiday Meal Menu, Expert Advises

If you are one of the many people who have high expectations for your holiday gatherings, a few simple steps can help reduce your stress on Thanksgiving.

Mary Muscari, an associate professor in the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University, State University of New York, offers the following advice:

* Shop for perishable items well ahead of time and have a list ready for what you need to buy immediately before the holiday.
* If you're going to use the good silver and china, get it ready before Thanksgiving.
* Try to get everyone to share the chores. Also, cutting some corners, for example, purchasing a pie rather than making one from scratch, is also OK.
* Don't stress over making a meal that's both tasty and healthy. Just do what you can to cut down on fat, sugar and other unhealthy ingredients, watch serving sizes and plan to eat healthy the rest of the week.
* Limit your driving. You don't have to see every family member in one day. Alternate years that you visit relatives on Thanksgiving or celebrate with them another day.
* Take time to give thanks for what you have and encourage your children to do the same. Consider donating items to the food bank to help those who are dire straits.

More information

The American Psychological Association offers tips for staying calm during the holidays.