Cold & Flu

Got the flu? Here’s why you need to stay home

Survey results suggest 75 percent of parents leave the house with the flu — and they’re spreading it to others.

10 snow day activities
Children

10 easy, fun snow day activities

The children have been out of school for days. Need new ideas for keeping them busy?

adult onset asthma
Allergies | Ear, Nose & Throat

Important facts about adult asthma

If you have allergies, GERD or are pregnant, you may have an unwelcome health guest: adult-onset asthma. Learn the facts.

Fitness

5 indoor activities to stay active as a family this winter

It can be harder to stay active in the winter. Here’s how to keep the family moving on cold, dreary days.

tide pod challenge January 19, 2018

The Tide Pod challenge: What parents need to know

The latest dangerous teen challenge involves ingesting laundry pods, which can be harmful and potentially fatal.

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Prevention Teens

Winter skin tips January 19, 2018

Winter skin tips to protect you all season

A Vanderbilt expert shares winter skin tips to help keep you healthy and comfortable all season long.

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Prevention

broccoli and cottage cheese casserole January 18, 2018

Recipe: Broccoli and Cottage Cheese Casserole

For dreary winter nights, here's a cheesy casserole that's kinder to your waistline.

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Recipes

help a childs cough January 17, 2018

Cough remedies for kids: 6 useful solutions for that persistent cough

So many things can cause a child's cough. Here's how to help soothe it.

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Children Cold & Flu Ear, Nose & Throat Infants & Toddlers

January 16, 2018

3 tips for staying hydrated this winter

Fancy a run outside during the cold months? Don’t overlook the importance of hydration.

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Nutrition Safety

baking January 12, 2018

10 winter activities to keep your kids happy

Theme nights are among winter activities that can help keep kids entertained on cold, gloomy days.

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Children Infants & Toddlers

healthy lifestyle habits January 11, 2018

4 healthy lifestyle habits you need to adopt (based on Vanderbilt research)

These four habits are the best for preventing serious health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes.

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Aging Well Prevention Sleep Smoking Weight Management

Allergy Shots January 11, 2018

Should I get allergy shots? Answers to common questions

If you experience symptoms year-round and your antihistamine isn’t cutting it, you may want to look into this highly effective treatment.

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Allergies

vegetarian chili recipe January 10, 2018

Recipe: Easy Four-Bean Vegetarian Chili

This vegetarian chili is simple to make, and sure to be a crowd-pleaser on cold winter days.

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Recipes