The holidays can be particularly difficult for millions of allergy sufferers who visit family and friends and welcome guests into their homes. Here are some tips for minimizing allergy and asthma triggers in your home this holiday season.

Sure, you know greens are good for you. But if you still avoid more mysterious greens like kale, bok choy and mustard greens because you just don’t know how to prepare them so that they taste good, there’s a simple solution: green smoothies.

Winter can take a toll on anyone's beauty regimen. Extreme cold makes skin dry and flaky, wind strips moisture from hair and temperature changes from inside to outside make it hard to dress appropriately. U.S. Olympic athletes who are gliding down ski slopes, spending hours on the ice and training in biting temperatures know firsthand how harsh winter elements can do more than put a damper on your looks -- it can also affect the health of hair and skin.

A child’s autism diagnosis often leaves parents overwhelmed. Reactions similar to the grieving process start – shock, denial and eventually acceptance – and during this process parents desperately seek answers to their many questions. But having community support can be a big help for families in need of answers.

Anyone diagnosed with diabetes may find themselves with information overload – from eye care professionals, nutritionists, endocrinologists, podiatrists, the Internet and even their own family members. It may be easy to fall into the mistake of thinking they know everything there is to know about the disease and how to successfully manage it.

A lot of people put their exercise regimens on hold during the long, winter months because they don’t think it’ll be safe to do the things they like to do. But there is no need to stay cooped up inside all season long. Just be sure to put on some warm clothes and insulated footwear with traction before venturing out.

Despite a slow economy, the health care industry continues to thrive. This is partially due to growing demand from the aging baby boomer population, who require additional health care services today and into the future. These same boomers are retiring, leaving many areas of the health care field open for new professionals looking to get involved in helping others.