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How to eat mindfully this Thanksgiving
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Thanksgiving is a time of turkey, mashed potatoes, casseroles, pies -- oh, and friends, family and giving thanks.Our anticipation of and obsession with food can seem at times like it's the focus of the holiday."Thanksgiving is a holiday with so much emotion around food attached," said Dr. Alexis Conason, a clinical psychologist and the founder of The Anti-Diet Plan. "It's like there is this expectation to overeat on this day.""Then the dam is let loose, and we often eat in ways that feel out of control or don't feel good in our body," she said.Taking a...
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Are compression bodysuits worth the splurge?
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- There's a space-like pantsuit that claims it'll deliver slimming results through lymphatic drainage massage.It's called the Ballancer Pro, and it uses patent-pending compression garments that apply a gentle or firm massage.Basically, it's like a giant sleeping bag for the body that the makers say uses compression therapy to allegedly eliminate toxins, slim and tone the body and treat cellulite.The celebrity laser facialist Teresa Tarmey currently offers the treatment at her new skin clinic in New York City.Tarmey told ABC News' Good Morning America that the Ballancer Pro is great for preparing for red carpet events."The...
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Couponing mom donates products to homeless for holiday season: 'I was homeless as a child myself'
Courtesy Latiaa Stewart (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- A Tennessee mother of three who was once homeless now gives out care packages to homeless people, and it's all possible thanks to her couponing skills.Latiaa Stewart, 37, spends the entire year coupon shopping so she can have extra personal care items — like toothpaste, deodorant and toilet paper — to hand out to homeless people each Christmas in the Nashville area, where she lives.Stewart stores the products in every inch of the home that she shares with her husband and children. The family has made it a holiday tradition to assemble the products...
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Type 1 Diabetes: The daily struggles of dealing with the invisible, incurable disease
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- November is National Diabetes Month, but for the more than a million children and adults in the U.S. living with Type 1 diabetes, every day and night is a constant reminder of a physically and emotionally tedious disorder that requires constant monitoring."I wear an insulin pump, a continuous glucose monitor, do several finger-sticks a day, count carbohydrates," said Bridget Kelly, a mother of two who was diagnosed in her 20s and is now in her 40s. "Type 1 diabetes is like a second job that you can’t quit."People with Type 1 diabetes must work to keep...
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Florida sues CVS, Walgreens over sale of opioids: 'Thousands of Floridians have suffered'
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- The state of Florida has sued the two largest pharmacy chains in the country over the sale of opioids -- an epidemic that has killed thousands in the state in just the past few years. Attorney General Pam Bondi announced the state had amended an original lawsuit, filed in May, to include both CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens. Insys Therapeutics, the specialty pharmaceutical company that produces Subsys, the brand name for a type of fentanyl, was also added to the complaint. CVS and Walgreens are the two largest pharmacy chains in the country, according to...
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Suicide rates highest among American men in construction, women in creative fields
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- With suicide rates rising across the country, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that certain occupations are associated with a higher risk of suicide. Suicide rates were highest among men who worked in construction or extraction (oil rigging, mining) jobs and women who worked in arts, design, entertainment, sports and media, the report found. Following construction and extraction jobs, the jobs with the highest risk of suicide for men were those in the arts, design, entertainment, sports and media, as well as installation, maintenance and repair. For women, arts,...
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The emotional moment when a face transplant recipient thanks his donor's mother
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Since receiving his face transplant 10 months ago, Cameron Underwood has slowly but surely gotten comfortable being out and about in public.But he was riddled with anxiety before a certain meeting that the now-26-year-old and his mother went to recently.Waiting for them on a Manhattan apartment patio was Sally Fisher, the mother of Underwood’s donor.Fisher would once again be looking into the face of her late son, Will Fisher, but that face now belonged to someone else."I know how my heart feels…I’m scared because it brings back the loss of my son," she told ABC...
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Momtroversy: Should kids call adults by their first names?
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Once kids reach a certain age, they're expected to address adults as something other than "so-and-so's mommy" and "so-and-so's daddy."In school, the rules are clear. The teacher indicates on day one what the students should call him or her -- and that's that.But outside of school, when addressing their friends' parents and their parents' friends, the rules for what children should call adults are totally unclear.Good Morning America posed the question of whether or not kids should call adults by their first names in a 30,000 member Facebook group for moms. The responses were varied, but...
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Why the link between veterans, mass shootings is more complicated than you think
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The murder of 12 people at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, earlier this month is the latest example of a veteran perpetrating a mass shooting, adding another complicated addition to a growing list of incidents of gun violence in the U.S. Some see the discussion of veteran-involved shootings as promulgating of an inaccurate narrative that service members are prone to violence when they come home from war.This is particularly sensitive after recent comments from President Trump that drew a connection between veterans, mental health issues, and violence.“He was a war veteran. He was a Marine....
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Study says women find bearded men more attractive
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Hey, guys: If you want to look more attractive to women, ditch the razor. A survey of more than 8,500 women shows that clean-shaven men don't cut it, and men sporting 10 days of beard growth are the most attractive.The results of the study, which were published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, show that men with that much growth were the most desirable, followed by men with full beards, men sporting stubble, and in last place, men who had no facial hair. It seems that it all comes down to hard-wired evolution. "Beards may be...
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Pancreatic cancer, a silent killer?
iStock/Thinkstock By Dr. Sumir Shah(NEW YORK) -- Seven years ago, Matt Wilson went to the emergency room. He had stomach pain, which he assumed was a kidney stone. It was not. His CT scan showed an abnormal spot, later diagnosed as early pancreatic cancer. That chance discovery may have saved his life. Pancreatic cancer usually grows silently, without symptoms, and successful treatment is rare.Thursday was World Pancreatic Cancer Day, in the hope that awareness about the disease can help save lives.What is Pancreatic Cancer?The pancreas, an organ in the abdomen, is responsible for the secretion of digestive enzymes and hormones...
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Thanksgiving turkey: 5 food safety tips to remember before you start cooking
iStock/Thinkstock BY: DR. JOHANNA KREAFLE(NEW YORK) -- Thanksgiving is only a week away, and with more than 46 million turkeys landing on 46 million dining room tables, there’s a lot of room for food preparation mistakes. If you have questions about preparing turkey, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has put together some handy tips for preventing your celebration from becoming a food poisoning disaster. Here they are.How far in advance can I buy a turkey?You can buy a frozen turkey anytime, even a year in advance. A turkey will keep its top quality for a full year in the freezer.But...
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