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Best Life: De-stuffing Thanksgiving food myths

According to the Calorie Control Council, a typical Thanksgiving meal will be 3,000 calories, which is 500 to 1,000 calories over what a woman and man should consume in a day.

  Best Life: Pandemic holiday shopping

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  Best Life: World’s first truly bionic leg - better, stronger, faster

  Best Life: Smart device for epilepsy and movement disorders

  Best Life: Spotting signs of dementia

  Best Life: Downloading data - What does big brother know about you?

  Best Life: ‘Hey Black Child’ podcast helps address social issues facing kids

  Best Life: Improving HIV care

  Best Life: How to boost your credit score

Only one percent of Americans have the perfect credit score of 850.

  Best Life: Sharing on social media, how much it too much?

Seventy-two percent of Americans use social media, and in January of 2019, there was an average of 500 million posts onto Instagram stories a day.

  Best Life: ADHD students and COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted nearly every child’s life in some way.

  Best Life: Early signs of diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 34 million Americans have diabetes.

  Best Life: Racism and your health

  Best Life: Getting homeless families off the streets

  Best Life: The gender gap and COVID-19 stress

  Best Life: Managing back to work stress during COVID-19

  Best Life: Breakthrough treatment for lung cancer

  Best Life: Turning stress into a motivator

  Best Life: Diagnosing depression through the gut?

Depression affects more than 16 million Americans who are 18 years and older.

  Best Life: Protect your kids from COVID-19 this flu season

Each year, between five and 20 percent of the population get the flu. It’s a respiratory illness that infects the nose, throat, and lungs.

  Best Life: Young adults and mental health during COVID-19

No matter what your age, everyone is feeling the impact of months of disrupted routines, worry about their own health and that of their loved ones and economic uncertainty.

  Best Life: Biden or Trump? Don’t lose friends over politics

It may take days, even weeks before we know who our president will be for the next four years.

  Best Life: Little cowboy saved by groundbreaking gene replacement therapy

Gene replacement therapy. It’s a game-changer when it comes to treating life-threatening illnesses.

  Best Life: Kids and politics

You probably know where you stand when it comes to voting in this year’s election.

  Best Life: Kids more likely to retaliate than reciprocate?

Do kids understand reciprocity, the idea of returning a favor?

  Best Life: Halloween eye dangers we lose sight of

With Halloween coming up, people are looking to get their costumes ready.

  Best Life: Quarantine-O-Ween

Planning on going trick-or-treating this year?

  Best Life: Consumer Reports reveals what to look for in rice cookers

If you cook a lot of rice—brown, white, basmati—there are many ways to fail. Mushy rice or a badly burned batch that leaves the pot hard to clean can be a problem. Rice cookers can come to the rescue, and Consumer Reports has advice on which ones to buy.

  Best Life: Consumer Reports reveal best bike helmets for adults and kids

The pandemic has reunited many adults with their bicycles.

  Best Life: Consumer Reports reveals home office strategies for the long haul

After months of working and learning from home, many families are settling into what has become the new normal.

  Best Life: Consumer Reports reveals if an air purifier can kill COVID-19?

Concern over COVID-19 has many people worrying about indoor air quality and whether an air purifier can help.

  Best Life: Health facts of trendy appliances

Air fryers, rice cookers, instant pots and sous vides are the trendiest kitchen appliances on the market, with a combined average of 15 million purchases a year.

  Best Life: Don’t mix these cleaners

Coronavirus is causing Americans to rethink their sanitization skills, but surprisingly, two cleaners are not better than one!

  Best Life: Consider an air purifier for smoke and dust

The recent wildfires in the U.S. have created hazardous air-quality conditions across vast stretches of land.

  Best Life: Freelancers Beware! Protect your financial future

Work when you want, how you want, with whom you want—sounds great!

  Best Life: Study finds fall weather can trigger more migraines

As many as one in four U.S. households has someone who suffers from migraines.

  Best Life: Yummy yogurts

Have you bought yogurt lately? The choices seem endless, from international varieties like Greek, French, and Icelandic to plant-based yogurts and those made with almond or even oat milk.

  Best Life: Boosting the benefits of breastfeeding

For years, research has supported the benefits of breastfeeding.

  Best Life: Know your risk of post-surgical bleeding

With the endless possibilities of what can go wrong, surgery can be a frightening experience for many.

  Best Life: Gastric bypass vs gastric sleeve for weight loss

Forty percent of all Americans are now overweight.

  Best Life: Speak-up! Are you a victim of ‘Gaslighting’?

According to a YouGov poll, a third of females and a quarter of males have been called ‘crazy’ or ‘insane’ in a serious manner by a romantic partner.

  Bottom Line: New twists on vacation homes during pandemic

COVID-19 has turned the home-renting industry on its head with hosts dealing with unpredictable cancelations and guests finding very little options available on mainstream sites.

  Best Life: Lifestyle changes can help prevent headaches

Did you know there are about 200 types of headaches? But even for severe ones like migraines and recurring tension headaches, you shouldn’t always reach for meds right away.

  Best Life: New treatment for COVID-19 patients who spent time on ventilators

It’s called post-intensive care unit syndrome, or PICU and prior to the pandemic, many of us may never have heard of it.

  Best Life: New radioactive tiles help in the fight against brain cancer

Adenocarcinoma in the brain is most often cancer that has started in the lungs or the colon and spread. It is an aggressive, relentless disease.

  Best Life: TearCare defeats dry eye

Burning, tearing, blurry vision. About 16 million people in the U.S. suffer from dry eye disease. If left untreated, dry eye can cause irreversible damage.

  Best Life: Does Vitamin D help defend against COVID-19

The race to find a universal cure for COVID-19 is heating up. Now Vitamin D is making headlines as a possible factor to prevent and treat COVID-19.

  Best Life: Sleep deprived during COVID-19 pandemic

The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get at least seven hours of sleep a night to stay healthy.

  Best Life: New breakthroughs in child liver transplants

One out of five infants and one out of ten children die every year waiting for a liver. But now, new breakthroughs are helping more children get the lifesaving liver they so desperately need.

  Best Life: Risk factors to prevent breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Most believe genes and age are risk factors for cancer, but there are some other lesser-known factors.

  Best Life: Nurse creates multi-use tool

When a nurse saw she was spending hours away from patients looking for the right tools, she decided to take matters into her own hands.

  Best Life: Teen texting codes parents should be concerned about

Is your teen speaking in code? What sounds innocent could be a cover-up for talking about sex or drugs.

  Best Life: How your oral health can prevent psoriasis

About seven and a half million Americans have psoriasis and about 40% of those patients also have joint inflammation that produces painful arthritis symptoms.

  Best Life: Elder orphans, planning for life after a love on is gone

The Census Bureau reports the average age a wife becomes a widow is 59 and the fact that half of those widows outlive their husbands by 15 to 30 years can leave many women without the money they need to survive.

  Best Life: 3D imaging helping in the fight against breast cancer

About 170,000 women will undergo lumpectomy this year to remove a cancerous breast tumor, but about one in five will need a second surgery to remove lingering cancer cells.

  Best Life: Domestic violence in the COVID-19 lockdown

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In 2019, nearly 20 people per minute were physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States.

  Best Life: Foods that can help lower your blood pressure

Nearly half of adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure! Estimates show at least one in three Americans should be on blood pressure meds.

  Best Life: Doctors say loss of senses could be the first sign of COVID-19

Fever, coughing, shortness of breath. These are common well-known symptoms of COVID-19. But the loss of smell and taste has many baffled.

  Best Life: COVID-19 or flu? Know the difference

Right now, the CDC says it does seem as though COVID-19 is more deadly than the seasonal flu, but that could change as researchers continue to analyze the data.

  Best Life: New medication turns tide on rare genetic disorder

Every year eight million babies are born with genetic disorders passed down from generation to generation. One family didn’t even know they carried a problematic gene until an ultrasound revealed it in their unborn baby.

  Best Life: One mother’s advice for talking to children about race

One mom took the internet by storm by writing an online article “The 25 Things I Want My Black Daughter to Know” turning it into a message of empowerment for little Black girls everywhere.

  Best Life: Saving unwanted farm animals

Unloved, abused, and neglected. One woman is on a mission to save unwanted farm animals.

  Best Life: New therapy to help breast cancer survivors

Three point-eight million women in the U.S. are breast cancer survivors.

  Best Life: Fashion show helps fund down syndrome research

Although one in every 700 babies is born with it, Down syndrome is the least funded major genetic condition by the National Institutes of Health despite being the most frequent chromosomal disorder.

  Best Life: New treatment uses stem cells from fat to fix knee pain

New numbers show that one out of 12 adults over the age of 25 will have a knee replacement sometime during their lifetime.

  Best Life: Ways to get involved with election protection

COVID-19 has changed everybody’s way of life, affecting jobs, homes and livelihoods. But now COVID-19 is threatening the heart of American society—free and fair elections.

  Best Life: Fix it, fuse it or replace an arthritic ankle

For people with ankle arthritis, every step can be a struggle. When medication and bracing don’t bring relief, patients may look for surgical options.

  Best Life: Helping kids with anxiety

According to the National Institutes of Health, the numbers of kids and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions have been steadily on the rise.

  Best Life: The benefits of home-sharing for seniors

Due to COVID-19, we’ve all felt the strain of isolation at some time or another, but people living alone, especially seniors, have felt the effects especially hard.

  Best Life: Giving hope through letters to battle depression

The uncertainty of the pandemic, job loss, isolation -- all of these are contributing to the increase of people feeling depressed, lonely and mentally unstable.

  Best Life: How to handle rumors in school

Gossip and rumors! They’re age-old issues that tweens and teens deal with.

  Best Life: Finding the best patients for hot chemo

HIPEC, or hot chemo, is a treatment for advanced abdominal cancers.

  Best Life: Research suggests positive parenting can help children with self-control

Science now shows that certain interactions between parents and children actually change the structure of their brains, improving their social and emotional skills into adulthood.

  Best Life: The many faces of the modern family

About 114,000 same-sex couples are raising kids in the U.S. Many wonder if these children adjust the same way as other kids.

  Best Life: Opioid-free pain relief with MMA treatment

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, and prescription opioids contribute to 35% of those deaths.

  Best Life: Coated catheter decreases infections and clots

Catheters are one of the most commonly used medical devices in the country with five million central venous catheters and more than 30 million urinary catheters used each year.