Holiday Health Directory
The holidays can be emotionally bruising and physically stressful. Deadly heart attacks spike around Christmas and New Year’s Day, depression and sadness intensify during the holiday season, and allergies may be triggered by wood burning and Christmas trees. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to maintain holiday health, holiday health tips, holiday dieting, and much more.
Heartburn Meal Ideas for All Year Round
Rich and spicy foods can aggravate your heartburn symptoms. Try these easy meal ideas at your next special occasion.
Holiday Depression and Stress
For many people, the holiday season is a time filled with sadness, self-reflection, loneliness, and anxiety. WebMD offers tips for avoiding holiday depression.
Migraine vs. Stroke: How To Tell The Diffrence
How do you know if an intense headache is a migraine or a stroke? Learn the subtle differences that could save your life.
Managing Binge Eating Disorder at the Holidays
The holidays don’t have to trigger a binge eating relapse. Here are some simple steps to manage your behavior around food and find support during the festive season.
Do Your Kids Get Too Many Holiday Presents?
The meaning behind gift-giving is what matters, an expert says.
Forgive Yourself for Eating Too Much at Thanksgiving
Eat more than you planned at Thanksgiving? Forgive yourself for indulging in Turkey Day dishes.
Keep Your Cool During Holiday Gatherings
Friends and family can push your buttons during the holidays. Learn how to keep that stress in check.
Tips for Holiday Host Stress
Follow these tips for holiday hosting and entertain without anxiety.
Ways to Fight the Holiday Blues
You’d think those who dread the stress of gift giving and parties would be happy when it’s all over—but think again.
Tips to Reduce Holiday Travel Stress
Get tips on how to navigate the minefields of holiday travel from experts at the world’s busiest airport.
Healthy Holiday Foods and Recipes
Holidays mean feasts, and lots of them. Learn how to create delicious meals while dodging all the fat and calories.
Winter Proofing Your House and Yard
Winterizing your home in the fall can make the cold months more bearable and your utility bills lower.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: 10 Tips to Make Holiday Travel Less Stressful
WebMD offers a slideshow with holiday travel tips to keep you as stress-free as possible.
Slideshow: Healthy Habits: Better Eating Resolutions
Whether you want to lose weight, get more energy, or just eat healthier, use the tips in this slideshow to improve your eating habits.
Slideshow: Holiday Depression Triggers
10 holiday depression and stress triggers, and ways to cope. From anxiety over bills to social commitments and travel, see how to manage holiday stress.
25 Healthy Holiday Choices
Fight holiday weight gain! Follow these easy tips to sail through the holidays without gaining a single pound.
Thanksgiving Main Courses: From Turkey to Pumpkin Cannelloni
Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, shares her recipes for grilled, herb-rubbed turkey breast; turkey pot pie; and pumpkin cannelloni.
Lemon Cranberry Pudding Cakes, Holiday Shortbread, and Gingerbread Muffins
Recipes for Thanksgiving desserts: lemon cranberry pudding cakes, holiday shortbread, and gingerbread muffins.
Brussels Sprouts, Quinoa Pilaf, and Cauliflower and Broccoli Au Gratin
Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, shares recipes for Thanksgiving side dishes: Brussels sprouts with bacon, quinoa pilaf with cranberries and pecans, and cauliflower and broccoli au gratin.