Have an Anti-Inflammatory Holiday

After Cancer articles address topics for those in survivorship. This month, dietitian Mindy Athas shares ways to lower inflammation and improve the immune system through nutrition for general good health.

Inflammation is linked with healing when it’s short term or acute, like with a skin cut, but chronic or long-term inflammation can wreak havoc on your immune system, making you vulnerable to illness and disease.

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Mindful Eating Through the Holidays

In a normal year, stress, depression and a sedentary lifestyle can lead to weight gain. Unfortunately, this year’s events may make it more difficult to maintain health. During the holidays, high caloric foods and drinks are readily available, so how can we be mindful of our intake to prevent weight gain?

Here are five ways to stay focused:

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Help Your Child Have a Healthy Virtual Learning Experience

For many students, this school year involves a new way of learning. With virtual classes and independent work, it’s an adjustment for both parents and children, says Carroll Hospital pediatric hospitalist Preethi Thomas, M.D., one that requires planning and structure to ensure a healthy transition to online learning. 

Here are some tips for a healthy virtual learning experience: 

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Chicken Parmesan Casserole

This recipe is good comfort food for the cooler weather, and it’s a healthier twist on a classic. The use of whole wheat pasta increases the fiber and fullness. If you want to lessen the saturated fat and calories, replace with part-skim mozzarella.

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