ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids
New Spray Could Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Herbal Remedy Could Halt Peanut Allergy
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Fish Oil's Benefits Remain Elusive
Many Cancer Patients Turn to Complementary Medicine
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
ANIMAL CARE
Beware of Dog Bites
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
BONES & JOINTS
Occupational Therapy Plus Exercise Benefits Osteoarthritis
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
Body Fat, Muscle Distribution Linked to RA Disability
CANCER
Study Cites Gains in Gall Bladder Cancer Treatment
Wristbands May Lessen Nausea After Radiation
Ginger Can Ease Nausea From Chemotherapy Treatments
CAREGIVING
Hospital Practices Influence Which Moms Will Breast-Feed
Are Hospital Mobile Phones Dialing Up Superbugs?
Flu Strikes a Milder Blow This Season
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Years of Exposure to Traffic Pollution Raises Blood Pressure
Support Network May Play Role in Benefits of Drinking
High Blood Fat Levels Common in Americans
COSMETIC
Get Sugared!.... Its a sweet choice for hair removal
With Psoriasis, the Internet May Offer Hope
Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow
DENTAL, ORAL
Gummy Bears Join Cavity Fight
Gum Care Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications
Health Tip: At Risk for Gingivitis
DIABETES
Saliva Test Could Monitor Type 2 Diabetes
Spices, Herbs Boost Health for Diabetics
Brown Rice Bests White for Diabetes Prevention
DIET, NUTRITION
Omega-3 May Reduce Endometriosis Risk
Eating Less May Slow Aging Process
Memory Loss Help from Brain Supplement Prevagen
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Fertilizer Ban Makes a Difference
Household Insecticides May Be Linked to Autoimmune Diseases
Home Renovations by Affluent Families Can Unleash Lead Threat
EYE CARE, VISION
Omega-3 Foods May Lower Eye Disease Risk
Eye Care Checkups Tied to Insurance Status
Diabetic Eye Disease Rates Soaring
FITNESS
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
Exercise Extends Life of Kidney Patients
After a Stroke, Light Exercise Gets Hands, Arms Working Again
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
GENERAL HEALTH
Lower Vitamin D Levels in Blacks May Up Heart Risks
Kids More Apt to Smoke If Mom Did While Pregnant
Spread of Swine Flu in Japan Could Raise WHO Alert to Highest Level
HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Using Light Therapy to Silence Harmful Brain Activity
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
Subway Defibrillators Save Lives
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
After a Stroke, Light Exercise Gets Hands, Arms Working Again
Small Cuts in Salt Intake Spur Big Drops in Heart Trouble
Cocoa in Chocolate May Be Good for the Heart
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Flu Outbreaks
Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus
Poor Restroom Cleaning Causes Cruise-Ship Sickness
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Backpack Safety Should Be on Back-to-School Lists
More Calcium And Dairy Products in Childhood Could Mean Longer Life
Coconut Oil May Help Fight Childhood Pneumonia
MEN'S HEALTH
Countdown to Hair Loss
Whole Grains, Bran May Fight Hypertension in Men
Physical Activity May Prolong Survival After Colon Cancer
MENTAL HEALTH
Keeping Mentally Active Seems To Keep The Brain Active
Keeping a Healthy Holiday Balance
Drink Away Dementia?
PAIN
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Calcium Supplements Cut Blood Lead Levels During Pregnancy
Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
SENIORS
Video Gaming Just Might Fight Aging
Mediterranean Diet Plus Exercise Lowers Alzheimer's Risk
Community Exercise Programs Boost Seniors' Strength
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Supplements Might Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
Heal Your LifeŽ Tips for Living Well
Heart Defects in Newborns Linked to Antidepressants
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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.