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About HealthLeader

Read your way to your best health, your best self.

Welcome to HealthLeader, an award-winning online magazine produced by the Division of Public Affairs at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

HealthLeader brings you the latest, most reliable news and information to help you make better decisions about your personal health.On the HealthLeader website, you’ll find:

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HealthLeader’s mission is to inform you about cutting-edge research, clinical breakthroughs and lifestyle improvements that can serve your healthcare needs.

(And, like chicken soup, a little humor doesn’t hurt, either.)

Articles by University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
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HOLIDAY HACKERS

Being Safe and Smart Bargain-Hunting Online

December 08, 2014, 12:00 PM
ROUGH RIDE

Living with the Chronic Pain of Sickle Cell Disease

December 08, 2014, 12:00 PM
SUGAR, THE SCARY TRUTH

Uncovering the Facts about the Sweet Substance We Love

November 03, 2014, 12:00 PM
BRAND NEW WORLD

3D Printer Technology & Human Tissue Replication

October 27, 2014, 12:00 PM
HAIR 101

Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Hair

October 27, 2014, 12:00 PM
LOW VISION

What Happens When Eyeglasses Don’t Work?

October 20, 2014, 12:00 PM
LOVE SHOULDN'T HURT

Lasting Effects of Teen Dating Violence

October 20, 2014, 12:00 PM
OUTBREAK FREAKOUT

What We Should Know About Ebola and Other Global Disease Outbreaks

October 13, 2014, 11:00 AM
HIDDEN DANGER

Elderly Self-Neglect is Heartbreaking and Hazardous

October 13, 2014, 11:00 AM
PAIN AND PEACE

Learning Peace and Pain

September 15, 2014, 12:00 PM
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It can be tempting to focus on just one variable when deciding if a food is healthy, but even calories don’t tell all. It’s important to also choose nutrient-dense foods: a high fiber, vitamin rich meal will keep you fuller, longer and help you eat less overall. Nutrition labels list how much of each nutrient is in a serving.

Use nutritional labels this week and see if you’re getting the most bang for your bite! Try replacing some of your empty calories with nutrient-dense foods.

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