Foods that fight inflammation

By |2018-07-17T02:22:14+00:00July 17th, 2018|

Your immune system becomes activated when your body recognizes anything that is foreign—such as an invading microbe, plant pollen, or chemical. This often triggers a process called inflammation. Intermittent bouts of inflammation directed at truly threatening invaders protect your health. However, sometimes inflammation persists, day in and day out, even when you are not threatened [...]

The 6 Most Underrated Veggies and How to Enjoy Them

By |2018-07-17T01:14:44+00:00July 17th, 2018|

These neglected vegetables deserve a place on your plate Do you rely on go-to vegetables like broccoli, spinach and carrots mainly because your family will eat them? If so, some awesome veggies are flying under your radar! Our dietitians suggest you give six veggies a try: 1. Brussels sprouts “Properly prepared Brussels sprouts are a tremendous addition to your veggie options,” says Laura Jeffers, [...]

A Healthy Diet May Help The Brain Age Well, Study Finds

By |2018-07-17T01:01:10+00:00July 17th, 2018|

A new study finds that the healthier we eat over the years, the better shape our brains will be in as we age. In the new research from McMaster University, people from all over the world who kept a Mediterranean-style diet in middle age had a reduced risk of cognitive decline as they got older. What was [...]

Is Your Bedding Disrupting Your Breathing?

By |2018-07-17T00:39:06+00:00July 17th, 2018|

Interstitial lung disease has many mysterious causes Every day, you encounter irritants that can harm your lungs. Some are obvious, such as smoking or exposure to car fumes. But did you know that even the bedding in your home can seriously affect your breathing? “Feather duvet lung” is an inflammatory reaction to goose or duck [...]

Staying connected can improve your health

By |2018-07-16T01:18:06+00:00July 16th, 2018|

Try these strategies to help you fill your social calendar. In an effort to ward off the loneliness that followed his wife’s death, a 94-year-old man in Minnesota decided to install a swimming pool in his back yard for the neighborhood children. His back yard is now a hub of activity in the summer, filled [...]

Help for hemorrhoids

By |2018-07-16T00:27:16+00:00July 16th, 2018|

One of the most embarrassing conditions also can be one of the easiest to treat and manage. Hemorrhoids are without doubt among the most unpleasant of health topics. But if you have suffered from them, you may find comfort in knowing that you are not alone. More than 75% of people ages 45 and older [...]

11 foods that lower cholesterol

By |2018-07-15T23:52:37+00:00July 15th, 2018|

Foods that make up a low cholesterol diet can help reduce high levels It’s easy to eat your way to an alarmingly high cholesterol level. The reverse is true, too — changing what foods you eat can lower your cholesterol and improve the armada of fats floating through your bloodstream. Doing this requires a two-pronged [...]

12 Public Hot Spots for Germs

By |2018-07-15T15:33:22+00:00July 15th, 2018|

Hand Dryers Every time you flush, a spray of bacteria-filled droplets flies out into the bathroom air. Scientists call that a toilet plume. Where do all those germs go? Maybe into that old-fashioned wall-mounted dryer. A new study says they’re spreading germs with every blast of air. What about those fancy jet dryers? One group of researchers [...]

Fresh imported crabmeat blamed for multi-state Vibrio outbreak

By |2018-07-15T15:31:13+00:00July 15th, 2018|

Fresh crabmeat, which surprisingly is still being exported from the failed socialist state of Venezuela, has sickened 12 people in three states and the District of Columbia with Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections. Four of the ill have required hospitalization. The reason that the fresh crabmeat exports are at least somewhat of a  surprise is that most [...]