Winter Health Directory
Depending on your personal health, winter can be a time to thrive or a painful time. Some experience winter depression because of the lack of sunlight. And some people are tempted to stay indoors and eat carb-laden foods rather than get out and exercise. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how you can have a safe and healthy winter, filled with good habits and pain-free fun.
Nutrient Profile of Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are packed with calcium, potassium, and vitamins A and C. Read the full nutrient profile.
5 Winter Superfoods: Dried Fruit: Storage, Preparation and Favorites
WebMD shows you how to prepare and store dried fruit. Refrigeration is not necessary, but some people prefer the taste of cold dried food.
Selection, Storage, Preparation and Varieties of Sweet Potatoes
WebMD helps you select, store and prepare sweet potatoes. Choose firm, dark, smooth sweet potatoes without wrinkles, bruises, sprouts, or decay.
Preparation and Varieties of Cranberries
WebMD discusses preparation and varieties of cranberries. Most cranberries need be cooked before they are eaten.
Winterizing Your Workouts
Experts say that with the proper equipment and clothing, outdoor-loving people don't need to give up their favorite recreations. Just be cautious: Failing to heed good sense or to prepare properly can put life and limb at risk -- even at moderate temperatures.
What is Seasonal Affective Disorder/Winter Depression?
Winter depression is still a mystery to scientists who study it. But researchers agree that people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder are particularly sensitive to light, or the lack of it.
Summer Sun for Winter Blues
Spending time basking in the sun may be more important than you think. Sure, it's a sensual pleasure and brightens your day. But far beyond that, the summer sun may help you avoid winter depression.
As Cool Winds Blow, Psoriasis Flares
When the fall season approaches, psoriasis can worsen. Here's how to cope.
Shedding Light on Seasonal Depression
Until she was treated for seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, Leneva Spires had a hard time of it during the darker months. Hear her story.
Tips on Avoiding Colds and Flu
You can stay well this cold and flu season by following these expert tips.
Winter Proofing Your House and Yard
Winterizing your home in the fall can make the cold months more bearable and your utility bills lower.
Easing Cold Symptoms
See what America says for tips on easing the symptoms of your cold
Slideshows & Images
Winter Skin Hazards
Winter can bring chapped lips, dry skin, and cracked heels -- even frostbite. Use this slideshow to identify top winter threats to your skin and what you can do about them.
Slideshow: Winter Skin Hazards
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.
Foods for Healthy, Supple Skin
Favoring these kinds of foods will help your skin be at its best. See why.
Winter Skin Care Quiz
Cold vs Allergies. Do You Know the Difference?
Do you have a cold or allergies? Take this quiz and find out.
The Truth About the Common Cold
The common cold can be uncommonly troublesome. WebMD tests your knowledge on this persistent health enemy by testing you on cold symptoms, cold germs, and cold remedies.
Do You Fall For Old Flu Myths?
Do you believe a flu shot can cause the flu? That you throw up with the flu? Take this WebMD quiz to find out just how much you know about influenza.