13 Ways to Stop Drinking Soda for Good: Healthcare Round-Up

13 Ways to Stop Drinking Soda for Good: Healthcare Round-Up. You know soda’s not exactly good for you — but at the same time, it can be hard to resist. Its sweet taste, pleasant fizz and energizing jolt often seems like just what you need to wash down your dinner, get you through an afternoon slump or quench your thirst at the movies. But the more soda you consume (regular or diet), the more hazardous your habit can become. Read more at huffingtonpost.com

Untreated Dental Decay Is Falling Among Children. Cavities in preschoolers appear to be declining and fewer young children have untreated dental decay, federal health authorities reported on Thursday. It is the first drop in dental decay for this age group since 2007, when a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cited an alarming rise in decayed baby teeth. Read more at nytimes.com

Improve Sleep to Improve Health. Regularly getting a full night’s sleep can reap many health benefits, including weight loss and stress management. In contrast, getting too little sleep can cause us to eat more than we normally would and increase our tendency to choose unhealthy, higher calorie foods, according to The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Not surprisingly, this pattern can lead to weight gain. Read more at huffingtonpost.com