December 1-7, 2008 - Original Health Articles

5 Reasons Why Chocolate Can Be Good For You

It may be hard to believe that something as delicious as chocolate could actually be good for you, but it's true. According to a growing body of research, America's favorite sweet treat comes with a host of surprising health benefits: from regulating your blood pressure to reducing your risk of dementia.

Low-Carb Vs. Low-Fat Diets: Which Is Better?

Low-carbohydrate, high-carbohydrate, low-fat, high-fat, low-fiber, high-fibe—and the list goes on and on. Who can keep track of all these diet plans? It seems as though new diet plans, weight-loss promises, or "miracle drugs" are introduced each day.

8 Best (and Healthiest) Job Perks

As the saying goes, "Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." But when you're picking between two very similar jobs, how do you know which one you'll love? One key difference to consider is benefits. Do you need health care coverage? Dental? Paid vacation days? With the job market the way it is, it seems like you may not have much choice.

Protect Yourself: Dangerous Diseases on the Rise

During the 20th century, the scientific community made great strides toward the eradication of certain dangerous diseases. This was accomplished, in part, through improvements in sanitation and vaccinations, the invention of antibiotics, and advancements in medical technology.

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