Category Archives: Health

Bank Holiday Schedule 2015

One of the most confusing things in the US is that federal holidays aren’t national holidays. The 10 official US federal holidays each year only apply to federal employees. Private businesses such as credit unions and banks, don’t have to … Continue reading

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Obamacare Health IRS Form Should Soon be Coming in the Mail

With the new year, you should start to get tax forms in the mail. There is a new one you should be on the lookout for if you were one of the millions of people who signed up under the … Continue reading

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Being Optimistic Is a Heart Healthy Choice

Being a pessimist could be bad for your heart. A new study conducted by the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), led by Rosalba Hernandez, analyzed the responses of 5,100 adults about their mental health. The subjects were between the ages of … Continue reading

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Caramel Apple Listeria Outbreak Linked to California Bidart Bros. Apple Supplier

Listeriosis, a bacterial infection often caused by ingesting food contaminated by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, is a serious condition with a mortality rate of approximately 20 percent. Its two most common clinical manifestations are sepsis and meningitis, and the disease … Continue reading

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Your Optimism May Be Helping Prevent Heart Disease

Each day, approximately 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease, which averages to around one death every 39 seconds according to Psychology Today. But these statistics obscure a deeper issue. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports, “Death … Continue reading

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CDC Recommending Antivirals As Flu Is Widespread Across Most of the US

The flu season has reached about the halfway point and it’s been a bad season thus far. The US is seeing widespread flu across most of the US, and making things worse is that this year’s vaccines aren’t very effective … Continue reading

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The Best 2015 Diet is the DASH Diet for the Fifth Straight Year

With the beginning of the New Year, one of the top resolutions on many people’s lists is losing weight and getting healthier. For those who are looking for the healthiest diet out there (as opposed to the one which will … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Pins Hopes on “Lovin” Ad Campaign to Raise Declining Sales

McDonald’s corporation investors are among those who desperately hope this year proves quite different from the last. Throughout 2014, McDonald’s reported sharp, monthly declines, but in November it “posted its steepest monthly decline in U.S. same-store sales in more than … Continue reading

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Two-Thirds of Cancers Occur Due to “Bad Luck”

Can we prevent most cancer from happening with simple lifestyle changes, or do our genes play a overwhelming role in whether or not we get cancer? A recent study from the organization Cancer Research UK uncovered that more than four … Continue reading

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US Flu Epidemic in Full Swing

Winter is upon us and that means that flu season is also here. Getting the flu can hurt a family’s finances as parents have to miss work to recover themselves, or stay at home to take care of sick kids. … Continue reading

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40 Percent of Cancers Could Be Prevented with Simple Lifestyle Changes

Oftentimes cancer has been called a “disease of old age” given that it primarily affects older individuals. Researchers, however, are discovering that beyond old age, cancer is also a disease associated with lifestyle choices. According to research conducted by Cancer … Continue reading

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Go Ahead and Skip Breakfast: It Doesn’t Make a Difference to Weight Loss

For years, everyone from nutritionists and schoolteachers, to parents and doctors have praised the value of a good breakfast for overall nutrition, weight loss and a happier life. This belief has driven free breakfast programs in schools for kids who … Continue reading

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Low Glycemic Diet Not Important Unless You’re Diabetic

It has been out there for years – the glycemic index. We’ve been told the glycemic index is important, but how important is it in reality? We’re told we should keep an eye on it because it affects the blood … Continue reading

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Toddler Possibly the First Victim of a Liquid Nicotine Overdose

One of the main ideas behind the creation of e-cigarettes was to decrease children’s exposure to second-hand smoke, but it has created another deadly risk most people never considered. In New York, a toddler died from ingesting liquid nicotine, the … Continue reading

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Compound Makes You Feel Full So You Eat Less

With the recent studies from Nestle on a weight loss “miracle drink,” it should come as no surprise that other studies have been in the works. The most recent one comes from the UK. This study may have found a … Continue reading

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National Influenza Vaccination Week – Get Your Shot!

‘Tis the season to ring in the flu! National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) runs from December 7 – 13th, 2014. According to recent studies from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this year could be an abnormally high … Continue reading

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Text Messages Could Get More People to Take Their Medication

The newest technology in preventative medicine is likely not what you imagined. Researchers in the UK have been running studies on the effectiveness of text message alerts to remind patients to take prescribed medication. They say it could save hundreds … Continue reading

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New Study Suggest Mediterranean Diet Could Slow Aging

Health scientists are always trying to explore how the Mediterranean diet may or may not aid our health. A new study published on December 2nd from Harvard Medical School has shown the Mediterranean diet can contribute to longevity. This after … Continue reading

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Those Smoking Fall to Lowest Level Ever

The proportion of U.S. adults that smoke cigarettes has hit an all-time low. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the findings of their recent survey of adults attempting to gauge the number of active smoking adults in … Continue reading

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FDA Announces New Calorie Rules Including Movie Popcorn

Do most people know how many calories they consume? It’s estimated Americans consume 4500 calories on Thanksgiving day, but most people don’t know how many calories are in the food they eat at restaurants. That’s about to change. The US … Continue reading

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