Follow the Golden Rules for Family Thanksgiving Football

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_e96b1b0a51.jpgPurestock/Thinkstock (CHICAGO) -- Among the many Thanksgiving traditions some families enjoy before the big feast is a friendly game of football. That is, if things don’t get out of hand and somebody winds up in the ER with a broken bone or two. As a public service, Dr. Pietro Tonino of the Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago has compiled a list of "Do’s" and "Don’ts" for the annual pickup game.

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Marriages Vulnerable When One Spouse Is a Heavy Drinker

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_af08d49be4.jpgpuchkovo48/Thinkstock (BUFFALO, N.Y.) -- Love and marriage can survive a lot of things but usually not when one spouse is a heavy drinker and the other isn’t. A new study by University at Buffalo researchers looked at the lifestyle habits of more than 630 couples over their first nine years of marriage and discovered that the divorce rate was much higher when a single spouse had a problem with alcohol as opposed to couples where alcoholism is not a factor.

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Poor Lighting at Home May Be Affecting Your Vision

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_1c76f03735.jpgVladimir Ovchinnikov/Thinkstock (ST. LOUIS) -- Older adults without vision problems are often at a disadvantage at home, according to a Washington University School of Medicine study. The problem says study author Dr. Anjali Bhorade is poor lighting, compared to the eye doctor’s office, which always seems to be lit up like the proverbial Christmas tree. Bhorade gives the example that a patient whose vision tests 20/20 at the ophthalmologist’s office might find it’s closer to 20/40 in their homes.

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Dad Pleading for Unapproved Cancer Drug Dies

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_37b3459027.jpgCatherine Sutherland (DENVER) -- Nick Auden, the 41-year-old Denver man, who had been pleading with drug companies for one last chance to beat his terminal cancer, has died. "He never stopped fighting and never stopped believing he would conquer this absolutely horrendous disease," Auden's wife, Amy Auden, said in a statement following his death on Nov. 22 at home.

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Eat It to Beat It: Thanksgiving Swaps to Trim Calories, Sugar

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_709ed5cbd0.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Could you eat seven Burger King Whoppers and a side of fries in one sitting? Well, if you’re the average American, that’s pretty much what you’ll be doing on Thanksgiving Day. Since overindulging on Thanksgiving is as much of a tradition as is turkey and cranberry sauce, don’t be surprised if you tally up a whopping 4,500 calories on Turkey Day -- or about 2,500 more calories than on other days of the year.

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