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Sharp Health News

Top 10 health stories of 2018

Dec. 31, 2018

Top 10 health stories of 2018

As we prepare to close another year, we reflect and give thanks for what we have. For many of us, this includes nutritious food, meaningful relationships and good health. Not surprisingly, these topics were among the most popular among the 375 stories published on Sharp Health News in 2018. Here’s this year’s top 10 list:

  1. Bedtime snacks for better sleep
    Having trouble falling asleep? Dr. Ari Laliotis explains how these four bedtime snacks may help you fall asleep — and stay asleep.

  2. What you need to know about the flu
    The flu is serious business, but it can be prevented or minimized. Learn how to help keep yourself and those around you healthy.

  3. Are frozen meals bad for you?
    They’re quick and easy. But are they artificial and unhealthy? Our expert melts myths about eating frozen meals.

  4. 6 tips to set boundaries with difficult people
    It isn’t easy, but setting healthy limits is a sign of self-respect. Marriage and family therapist Lindsay Kramer shares six strategies that stick.

  5. Where does fat go when you lose it?
    It may seem like magic, but the process of fat burning is a complicated science. Our expert breaks it down.

  6. Does coffee count as water?
    Is drinking coffee another hydration option? Registered dietitian Lauren Elliott explains how coffee helps us meet our daily fluid needs.

  7. The rise of HPV-related oral cancers in men
    Oral HPV is increasingly diagnosed in men, rising to epidemic levels and leading to oral cancer for some. Here’s what men — and the people who love them — need to know.

  8. Overnight oats breakfast parfait (recipe)
    This real-food recipe from Dr. Sabrina Falquier is easy to prepare and filled with heart-healthy ingredients.

  9. 6 ways to be more positive (infographic)
    Tend to walk on the dark side? Harness your inner optimist with these six positivity tips from our experts.

  10. Sharp team saves one of its own
    A Sharp employee was in the right place at the right time when an emergency happened. Here’s how her colleagues saved her life.

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