5 Veggies That Don’t Deserve the Hype: Your Dietitian’s Picks

By |2018-11-13T09:41:15+00:00November 13th, 2018|

All veggies are good — but some are overrated First, let’s set the record straight: You really can’t go wrong with vegetables. They’re a fantastic food group and a key part of every healthy diet. That said, some veggies pack a bigger nutritional punch than others. Here are the veggies your dietitian would downplay in favor [...]

The Myths of Microbe-Fighting

By |2018-11-13T09:41:03+00:00November 13th, 2018|

It turns out that many of the things we do to keep ourselves safe from harmful bacteria just make the problem worse Here’s a germaphobe alert: There are likely more bacterial cells in and on you right now (39 trillion, on average) than there are actual human cells (around 30 trillion). Most of them are [...]

What to do if you’ve visited a place that has bedbugs

By |2018-11-13T09:40:50+00:00November 13th, 2018|

Bedbugs can hitch a ride along on clothing, in linens, and suitcase, making it easy to get them while traveling. If you notice the signs you have bed bugs, start by quarantining your exposed clothes and luggage. If you brought them into your home, make sure you thoroughly clean everything from your sheets to your suitcase using high [...]

By |2018-11-13T09:40:11+00:00November 13th, 2018|

Leading heart experts released cholesterol management guidelines Saturday that call on doctors to tailor treatment to more personalized risk assessments of each patient and recommend the use of two new kinds of drugs for those at the greatest danger of disease. The recommendations build on and address criticism of guidelines issued in 2013 that fundamentally altered the [...]

New cholesterol management guidelines call for personalized risk assessments

By |2018-11-13T09:40:05+00:00November 13th, 2018|

Leading heart experts released cholesterol management guidelines Saturday that call on doctors to tailor treatment to more personalized risk assessments of each patient and recommend the use of two new kinds of drugs for those at the greatest danger of disease. The recommendations build on and address criticism of guidelines issued in 2013 that fundamentally altered the [...]

How You Can Safely Use Sleeping Pills for Insomnia

By |2018-11-13T09:39:43+00:00November 13th, 2018|

6 tips to help you get your rest With today’s fast-paced lifestyles and overbooked days, insomnia strikes nearly everyone at some point.  It’s normal to have some nights that aren’t as restful as others, but when it happens in a string of nights, you might want to try an over-the-counter sleep aid. We asked neurologist Jessica Vensel-Rundo, MD, [...]

Adolescent mental health

By |2018-11-13T09:39:32+00:00November 13th, 2018|

Key facts One in six people are aged 10–19 years. Mental health conditions account for 16% of the global burden of disease and injury in people aged 10–19 years. Half of all mental health conditions start by 14 years of age but most cases are undetected and untreated. Globally, depression is one of the leading [...]

Consumer fault is a red herring; Salmonella should be an adulterant in poultry

By |2018-11-13T09:39:20+00:00November 13th, 2018|

In recent days the CDC and FSIS updated information on a continuing salmonellosis outbreak connected to raw and live turkeys. Since July 19 announcement of the outbreak, 74 more people from 26 more states have been reported. That brings the totals, as of Nov. 5, to 164 infected people from 35 states. Sixty-three have been hospitalized and [...]

Signs You’re Low on Vitamin B12

By |2018-11-12T09:30:11+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Numbness Do your hands, feet, or legs feel like they’re on “pins and needles”? Shortage of B12 can damage the protective sheath that covers your nerves. Diseases like celiac, Crohn’s, or other gut illnesses may make it harder for your body to absorb the vitamin. So can taking some heartburn drugs. You’re Colder Than Usual [...]

Understanding the Labels on Your Thanksgiving Turkey

By |2018-11-11T09:21:47+00:00November 11th, 2018|

There’s a lot to consider when shopping for your Thanksgiving turkey. Use this cheat sheet to help you navigate what the labels mean and ask the right questions so you’re bringing home a bird that suits your needs. 1. USDA-certified organic turkey This means it was raised without antibiotics or pesticides, fed organic feed and given access to the [...]