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.
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.
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.
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.
Avoiding Thanksgiving Weight Gain
Sure, Thanksgiving is about eating, but that doesn't mean you have to let the meal wreck your weight loss goals. Follow these tips from Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, director of nutrition for the WebMD Weight Loss Clinic, in Part 2 of our three-part series.
Beating Holiday Stress
It is possible to survive the holiday frenzy without feeling frantic -- if you know how. Here are top tips from some of the nation's leading stress experts.
Safeguard Your Thanksgiving Leftovers
Thanksgiving dinner usually ends with a lot of leftovers for days. To keep your food fresh and your stomach happy, be sure to follow the 2-2-4 formula for reusing leftovers.
Depression During the Holidays
WebMD looks at depression during the holidays and how to deal with holiday blues.
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.
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.
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.
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
10 Tips to Make Holiday Travel Less Stressful
WebMD offers a slideshow with holiday travel tips to keep you as stress-free as possible.
Holiday Depression Triggers
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.
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.
20 Best (and Worst) Bets on the Holiday Buffet
Plus: Our top tips for handling stress and temptation
25 Healthy Holiday Choices
Fight holiday weight gain! Follow these easy tips to sail through the holidays without gaining a single pound.
Stuff The Turkey, Not Yourself
Easy ways to lighten up this Thanksgiving
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.