Snack foods are often categorized as junk food. However they don’t have to be. To keep a snack healthy, be sure to review its nutrition facts. If those are woeful, there is always a healthful alternative that can easily be substituted. The key is to replicate shapes and textures, […]
The life of Dr. Luther Terry, the former surgeon general who issued the landmark “Smoking and Health” report 50 years ago, was honored Saturday with a wreath-laying ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery. Approximately 100 people attended the event, despite the rain, including acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak, former Surgeon […]
If you’re still looking to enroll for health insurance coverage, it’s important to know that some deadlines have changed. Here’s a look at the new dates, which give consumers more time to shop for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
You now have until Dec. 23 (rather than Dec. 15) […]
Heart-healthy lifestyles can be contagious to your family and friends.
In a late-breaking clinical trial presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013, people in social networks who received an intervention to tackle their weight problems together lost an average 6½ pounds more and trimmed an extra 1¼ inches […]
When Sesame Street characters talk about healthy eating and exercise, your preschoolers may listen.
In a late-breaking clinical trial presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013, preschoolers in Bogotá, Colombia participating in a structured curriculum that used Sesame Street’s Healthy Habits for Life materials improved their knowledge, attitudes […]
Your kids may not run as far or as fast as you did when you were their age.
In a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013, researchers said the decline in running fitness may indicate worse health in adulthood.
“If a young person is generally unfit now, […]
People with damage in the small blood vessels of the retina and kidneys are at increased risk to develop the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013.
Atrial fibrillation raises the risk of stroke and causes heart-related chest […]
Hospitalizations and costs of care for atrial fibrillation in the United States nearly doubled from 1998 to 2010, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013.
More than 4.6 million hospitalizations occurred nationwide for atrial fibrillation during the decade, said researchers who found the progressive percentage […]