Health & Wellness

Lifestyle and Health

Every day people choose how they live. The foods they eat, if they exercise or not. The link between lifestyle and health is addressed so often, at times people dismiss this until it affects them personally. Research tells us that living a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce our likelihood of developing …

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A Healthy Thanksgiving: Avoiding Holiday Foodborne Illnesses

It’s that time of year. Yes, food and fellowship are plentiful! Spending time around the dinner table and sharing a meal with those we cherish is such a treat. Don’t be careless, take the appropriate measures to ensure the meals you prepare follow food safety guidelines. The USDA advises following safe food preparation …

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DEA National Take-Back Initiative

The dangers of old medications are there and must not be ignored. As some medications age, they can lose potency. Even worse, some can actually grow bacteria.  “Once the expiration date has passed there is no guarantee that the medicine will be safe and effective,” says Ilisa Bernstein of the Food and Drug …

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Just Keep Moving!

With age, there are tendencies to decrease activity levels. This can lead to poorer qualities of life during the golden years. Maintaining an active lifestyle has been proven to lead to better health outcomes.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports “only 1 in 4 adults over the age of 50 engage in …

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4 Medication Safety Tips for Older Adults

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the 4 Medication Safety Tips for Older Adults this week. This consumer update addresses four key points to help people better manage their health in regards to medication intake.

Number 1-Establish an open dialog with your physician/physicians. This is critical for a variety of reasons. First, …

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95210, Numbers Kids Need To Live By

School has started, and for many it can be quite the challenge to jump back into the school routine! 95210 is a great reminder to guide parents and help promote positive health for children.

9 hours of sleep each night is a minimum number for kids,

5 servings of fruits and vegetables to …

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Recognizing Stressors to Protect Your Health

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), “there are at least three different types of stress, all of which carry physical and mental health risks:

Routine stress related to the pressures of work, family, and other daily responsibilities.

Stress brought about by a sudden negative change, such as losing a …

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Dietary Fiber…why is it important?

People generally think of increasing their fiber intake when they want to lose weight or alleviate constipation. Actually, adequate intake of dietary fiber is important for other reasons such lowering the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and healthy weight management.

Fiber is plant based and is the portion of the plant that tends …

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Is It A Food or Is It A Supplement?

There are differences between food products and dietary supplements. Our foods are governed closely by the FDA and require specific labeling, titled ‘Nutritional Facts,’ that are specific and apply to true food products and contain the benefits to the daily dietary intake. Dietary supplements labels are titled ‘Supplement Facts’ and …

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Don’t Fry Day

May 27, 2016, the Friday before Memorial Day is “Don’t Fry Day”. The “Don’t Fry Day” campaign is meant to spread awareness of the relationship between sun exposure and skin cancer. According to the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, every hour one person dies of melanoma. With summer fast approaching, we all …

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