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November 29, 2008

Fighting the Cold and Flu
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If you end up catching a cold or the flu this winter, do you know what to do to make yourself feel better? A doctor shares the right and wrong ways to get over that wintertime sickness. Then, the holidays often mean parties and big meals. But you can enjoy the festivities and avoid packing on the pounds if you make the right decisions. Find out what they are. And learn about a new Christmas tradition aimed to help those in need.
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Surviving Cold & Flu Season
Dr, William Schaffner, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Tennessee discusses the best ways to relieve cold and flu symptoms. He explains the pluses and minuses of over the counter drugs, herbal treatments and other home remedies.
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Food Decisions
The average person makes more than 200 food decisions each day. Dr. Brian Wansink, author of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think explains how those decisions often cause people to eat more than they think. His research has found that minor changes in most diets can result in weight loss.
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Christmas Jars
Jason Wright, political and public policy consultant, and author Christmas Jars explains the new charitable movement of the Christmas Jar, where a family collects its spare change all year, then anonymously donates it to a needy person or family on Christmas Eve. Mr. Wright shared stories of how these donations can help those in need, and how a family can get started with this new holiday tradition.
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