New U. K. Alcohol Guidelines

Following a review of scientific evidence the U.K. Chief Medical Officers issued new guidelines on the use of alcohol. Clear evidence shows even the consumption of 1 drink per day is linked with increased risk of several cancers and recognizes the claimed protective benefits for heart disease is weaker than first thought. They state there is no…

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Fruit and Veggies Report Card

A recent report from the CDC shows mixed results for children’s nutritional health. On the positive side, consumption of fruit juice is down while whole fruits are up. However vegetable intake is unchanged and the average intake of fruits and veggies for children are still below the recommended 5 servings per day. PositiveTip: Lunch is…

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Social Media and Kids

Keep the computer in a public part of your home, such as the family room or kitchen, so that you can check on what your kids are doing online and how much time they are spending there.

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No Need for Megadoses of Vitamin D

After reviewing more than 1,000 studies and consulting numerous nutrition researchers and experts, the Institute of Medicine has concluded that most Americans do not need megadoses of vitamin D or calcium to maintain healthy bones. Furthermore, they stated that there is no strong evidence to support the idea that vitamin D causes many of the…

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