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The Sugar Plum Fairy can make things tough on diabetics this time of year!

The Sugar Plum Fairy can make things tough on diabetics this time of year!
Each year, the Sheraton Seattle Hotel lobby is transformed into a grandiose winter wonderland with the annual Gingerbread Village, which benefits the Northwest Chapter of the JDRF. The holiday tradition draws more than 100,000 visitors annually and is free to the public, although donations to the Northwest Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation are accepted and appreciated. In the past 20 years, the Gingerbread Village has raised more than $669,000 for the JDRF. (Image: Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

This is a rough time of year for anyone trying to watch their diet.

But for diabetics, it can be especially challenging.

Looking for health apps? Do your homework

Looking for health apps? Do your homework

When it comes to your health, there's an app for that...but be cautious with which app you choose!

Snack Attack!

Snack Attack!

We all need a bit of help, especially this time of year, avoiding the dreaded snack attack

Hershey explores removal of corn syrup

Hershey explores removal of corn syrup
FILE - This July 25, 2011 file photo shows a classic Hershey's chocolate bar, which is made with sugar, in Overland Park, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
Hershey is looking at replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in some of its products with sugar.

Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity

Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity
Leila Wehbe, a Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, displays images that used brain scans made from volunteers in a recent experiment while in her office on Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Reading about Harry Potter's adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people's actions and intentions.

Beat the burn


Heartburn. Its the last thing you want when you eat, but sometimes it can't be avoided.

Beware the ER on Thanksgiving!

Beware the ER on Thanksgiving!
It unquestionably the most important part of the Thanksgiving Meal. (Image: Thinkstock)

Careful when you do all that slicing and dicing!
 

Can your job boost your memory?

Can your job boost your memory?

The more complex your tasks, the more likely you are to retain your memory

Feeling SAD?

Feeling SAD?
Lightbar patrons are bathed in a purple glow from special lights in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Designed to mimic sunlight, light boxes are now being featured at the bar and a cafe in Seattle to help those with seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, an energy-sapping depression that occurs at the same time each year and affects an estimated 3 percent to 5 percent of Americans. Lightbar has walls leading to the high, barrel-vault ceiling that are bathed in ever-changing colors, such as a deep blue that mimics the sky just before sunrise and a red that evokes a winter sunset. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

If you are starting to feel down in the dumps, it could be SAD.

Administration says HealthCare.gov working well

As a crucial second sign-up season gears up, the Obama administration said Sunday that HealthCare.gov is stable and working well, a far cry from last year's frozen computer screens and frustrated customers.