The importance of fiber in your diet

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When it comes to healthy eating, and creating a meal plan that promotes nutrition and sustenance, it can be hard to find where to start. It is all too common to be consumed by advertisements and articles claiming this diet is better than that one, you need to eat this and not that, and so on. No matter what your resolution may be -- to lose weight or eat clean -- adding or keeping fiber in your diet is essential to your nutritional goals.

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Dieting vs. lifestyle changes

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If you have ever had the goal to lose weight, you have probably tried to diet. However, there is a difference in watching your diet versus going on a diet. And there is a difference in going on a diet versus changing your lifestyle. If you're looking to lose weight and be a healthier you, it's time to look at your lifestyle instead of the latest diet trend.

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How to develop a healthy habit

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Every year, when January rolls around, New Year's resolutions are made. These resolutions are often goals to get fit, eat better, or lose weight. Most resolutions fail by February, which is all the more reason to make your resolution a habit. Make better choices easier by creating a healthy habit.

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Travel vaccines and how to plan a healthy vacation

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Most trips start with the fun stuff: daydreaming about where to go, where to stay, and what to see.

That early planning usually doesn’t usually include finding out if your destination has a measles outbreak or not—but if you’re leaving the country, that sort of thing should be on your radar. Certain rare diseases, like measles, pose a greater elsewhere than they do here in the United States.

That’s why—after you renew your passport but before you start packing—it’s time to think about travel vaccines (and immunization boosters) as well as other essential to-dos to make sure your health is protected while you’re abroad.

Keep reading to get specific tips for planning a healthy vacation.

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Diagnostic imaging exams explained

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Ever wonder why your doctor recommended that you see a radiologist to get a diagnostic imaging exam? Providers order these procedures whenever they want to understand better what is happening inside a patient’s body—without doing surgery.

If your physician thinks that you might have a specific condition, disease, or injury, sometimes they can use your imaging results to strengthen their diagnosis. With this added information, your care team can provide a more personalized treatment plan to help you.

The type of imaging exam that most people are familiar with is an X-ray, but there are many other varieties, and each is used for different purposes.

Read on to find out more about X-rays and other common types of imaging exams. Plus, learn the typical reasons why doctors order them.

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