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Eating When There is Not Enough to Eat

It may seem hard to believe, but nearly 11% of U.S. households experience food insecurity (not having access to enough food for an active, healthy life because of a lack of resources) during the past year. New research reveals significant and...

Sunshine Safety

UVA rays and UVB rays are the sun rays that cause skin cancer, aging of the skin, wrinkles and other problems. There are several important ways to protect your skin from these harmful rays:Sunscreen: Choose sunscreens that say “broad-spectrum”. Also...

Halitosis—aka “bad breath”

Halitosis, or bad breath, is mostly from bacteria, dead cells and food breakdown. So to eliminate bad breath:brush your teeth after you eat for at least two minutes; brush your tongue to get rid of old food and dead cells; floss daily; take...

Weight Control: It’s All about Simple Math

Here’s how to break it down: 3500 calories is equal to one pound.  There are 7 days in a week. So in order to lose about a pound per week—which is a healthy rate for weight loss—you need to cut out...

Sleep to Prevent Disease

This may come as a surprise to many, but adults need approximately 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep each night. Research shows there may be a link between sleep and certain diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and...

Kids and Exercise!

The behaviors we learn when we are kids stay with us throughout our lives. This is why it is so important to instill healthy behaviors in our kids so they can grow into healthy adults. Part of this requires a...

Work More, Get More (Benefit)!

It seems in life that nothing worthwhile comes easily! A newly published research paper underscores this fact in finding the higher the energy expenditure of overweight patients in a cardiac rehabilitation program, the greater the improvement in risk.Typical protocols result...

Swimming Related Illnesses

There are several different illnesses you can get from swimming in contaminated water such as diarrhea eye, ear, skin, and respiratory infections. These are coming from germs in the water. To make sure that you are not spreading these germs:...

Do You Care for Your Hair?

The small things that we may do, or not do, to our hair have a big impact on its health. Here are some steps to improve the health and longevity of your hair:Dry your hair by gently using a towel...

Bravo for the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009

There are few threats more dangerous to the health of the public than tobacco! Each year more that 435,000 Americans die of tobacco related illnesses--mostly heart, vascular, and lung disease. Use of these products is also associated with significant health...

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