Leftover Storage Tips

Food waste is something 77% of Americans feel guilty about and based on a 2016 Guardian report, Americans throw out $160 billion dollars’ worth of produce a year! So many people want to know, how long is it safe to keep certain foods in your fridge? “Leftovers are a great way to save money if […]

Testing for hepatitis C lags with baby boomers despite high infection rate

The month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States, and May 19th is Hepatitis Testing Day. Hepatitis C is a disease caused by a virus that infects the liver. In time, it can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver failure. “With increasing rates of liver cancer, screening for hepatitis C in baby boomers is essential. Primary […]

How Science is Solving Health Issues at All Stages of Life

Health issues hit us in different ways at different stages of life, states an article by Chelsea Leu for Age 0-12: Allergies: Epicutaneous immunotherapy skin patch used to desensitize patients from life threatening food allergies. Autism: Scientists developed a method for analyzing brain connectivity in babies’ MRIs Hearing: Machine-learning algorithm that parses babies’ MRIs […]

April 2018 Alcohol Awareness Month – Loving your Liver

How does alcohol affect your liver? Your liver can usually handle small amounts of alcohol occasionally but it can only handle a certain amount at a given time. “When alcohol reaches the liver, it produces a toxic enzyme called acetaldehyde which can damage liver cells and cause permanent scarring, as well as harm to the […]

How often you should wash everything in your home, according to science

Fellow germaphobes listen up, here is the truth about cleaning the items in your home. Now, there is a science backed cleaning schedule brought to you by NBC Better Health. “If you saw what lived on your surfaces under a microscope, your skin might crawl: Teeny tiny bacteria and microbes consisting of viruses, soil, fungi, […]

Aspirin may help prevent cancer

We know that aspirin can reduce your risk of a heart attack, but did you know it could also decrease your risk of recurrent breast cancer? The Journal of Clinical Oncology recently published a study stating “women with breast cancer who were taking low-dose aspirin had a 46 percent lower risk of recurrent disease than those […]

The Truth About Cutting Out Processed Foods

It’s a new year, so that means a new you! Right? You’ve heard people throwing around words like eating “whole” or “clean”, but what exactly does that mean? “Any food that has been altered in some way during preparation is technically processed,” says Mara Weber, RD, a clinical inpatient dietitian at The Ohio State University […]

Your “Second Brain” aka Your Digestive System

The human gut has over 100 million neurons and works without any input from the brain. It controls the movement and absorption of food but also communicates with the brain effecting feeling, memory, learning and decision making, according Dr. Michael Gershon, professor and chair of pathology and cell biology at Columbia University. Your digestive track […]

5 Immune Boosters to Starve off Colds and Flus

The winter is known for its lingering colds and flus between the months of December through February but, what if it was possible to boost our immunity enough to build a stronger resistance to these illnesses? Here is a list according to an article by Vivian Manning-Schaffel for NBC news. Workout Eat Garlic Sip Elderberry […]

Test Your Knowledge of Colorectal Cancer Screening

Q: What common cancer can you prevent with screening? Q: What are the risk factors for Colorectal Cancer? Q: Who is considered High Risk for Colorectal Cancer? Q: What are the symptoms of Colorectal Cancer? Q: Why is Colorectal Cancer screening so important? Q: What screening tests do the experts recommend? Q: When should African […]

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