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Happy, Healthy Holidays

Staying healthy this time of year can be a challenge.

Springfield Clinic dietitian Amanda Figge walks you through some healthy alternatives for your Thanksgiving holiday.

Start Some Healthy Holiday Traditions

As the holidays get underway, you might get caught up in the hectic busyness of the season. But the stress and anxiety of the holiday can take a toll. Give yourself and your family permission to start some new traditions that will help keep the madness under control.

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Enlightened Sausage Stuffing

Try this traditional sausage stuffing made with turkey sausage for your holiday meal.

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Herb and Spice Quiz

Do you know your coriander from your cumin? Find out the answers to common questions about herbs and spices.

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Not Your Father's Cigarettes

While fewer teens are smoking cigarettes overall, many have turned to e-cigarettes and hookahs. Teens often think these alternatives are safer than traditional cigarettes. But the tobacco and nicotine in these products still have risks. 

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You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.

    If you have diabetes, keeping your condition under control early on will help you avoid complications that may come up later. This multiple-choice quiz will help you with important answers now.

    The more active you are, the more calories you burn. Running or jogging, for instance, burns more calories than bowling.

    This questionnaire can help you find out how likely you are to have depression.


      A concussion is an injury to the brain caused by a blow to the head, or by striking the head on another object. It may result in loss of consciousness or confusion, but the effects usually resolve in a few hours or days. This video explains what happens during a concussion, how it should be treated, and what preventive steps to take.

      Sunscreen may already be a family staple for a trip to the beach or an afternoon by the pool. But protecting your child from skin cancer requires more than a dab of sun defense.

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