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10 Reasons Why Good Sleep Is Important

Did you know that sleep is just as important to eating healthy and exercise? Click on each reason below for study details. Poor sleep can make you fat.  Good sleepers tend to eat fewer calories.  Good Sleep Can Improve Concentration and Productivity Good Sleep Can Maximize Athletic Performance Poor Sleepers Have a Greater Risk of […]

14 Ways Caregivers Can Care for Themselves

Being a caregiver to a loved one with disabilities or illness can take up all your time, emotion and focus. But, to be a better caregiver, you must take time to take care of yourself and replenish your body, mind and soul. Here are 14 ways to be a better Caregiver suggested by US News […]

11 Simple, Proven Ways to Optimize Your Mental Health

Here are 11 simple and proven ways to optimize your mental health: Get Moving. Physical exercise releases endorphins in our bodies which are natural opiates to improve our mood and make us feel good. Watch your weight. Obesity and diabetes increase the risk of depression. Be careful what you consume. Limiting saturated fat, processed foods […]

Highly Processed Foods Shown to Increase Risk of IBS

Have you ever been at the grocery store, taken a glance at the ingredients on those cookies you were about to put in your cart and felt like you were learning to read all over again? You are not alone. Butylated hydroxyanisole, propyl paraben, sodium benzoate, are these food ingredients or a list of chemicals […]

6 Health Hazards to Watch Out for This Summer Other Than Skin Cancer

According to the CDC, emergency room visits increase by 14 percent between the spring and summer months. However, skin cancer is not the only health problem you need to protect yourself from during the hot sunny months. Dehydration: Aim to drink at least half of your body weight in ounces daily, and more if you’re […]

Colorectal cancer screening should start at age 45, not 50, American Cancer Society says

The American Cancer Society, in response to the rise of colon cancer in middle aged Americans, has changed the suggested age for colon cancer screening from age 50 to age 45. New screening age recommendations for those at average risk People at average risk of colorectal cancer should start regular screening at age 45. People […]

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 www.wired.com. 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 […]

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