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Is The Flu Shot Effective?

By Linda Tremer Did you know that only 2.7 adults, ages 18 to 64, out of 100 will get the flu? According to a study in The Lancet Infectious Diseases (Jan. 2012 published online Oct. 26, 2011 Vol. 12, Issue 1)

My Top 10 Excersize Motivations

10 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice”.” – Brainy Quotes Written by Chris Jones How do you find motivation to exercise when you just don’t feel like

Calcium and Bone Health

Calcium and Bone Health Source: CDC Bones play many roles in the body. They provide structure, protect organs, anchor muscles, and store calcium. Adequate calcium consumption and weight bearing physical activity build strong bones, optimizes bone mass, and may reduce the
High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure prevention

  High Blood Pressure:  High blood pressure increases your risk for heart disease. People at any age can take steps each day to keep blood pressure levels normal. High Blood Pressure Prevention: Lifestyle Eat a healthy diet.Eating healthfully can help keep
2012-10-10 Human Genome

If you could, would you get a Genome Test ?

Your Verdict On Getting A Genome Test? Bring It On by ELIZA BARCLAY Source NPR    The news that the cost of personal genome sequencing will soon drop as low as $1,000 has generated a quite a bit of interest and concern
2012-10-09 vitamin D

Vitamin D Supplements No Match for the Common Cold

A new study finds vitamin D supplements do not affect the number, duration, or severity of colds. Source: Everyday Health Staff Your mother always swore by vitamin C to combat a cold, but how about vitamin D?   With numbers that
2012-10-08 how-to-lose-weight-in-a-week1

Why Getting to a Healthy Weight Matters

Striving for a healthy weight can make you feel better and lower your risk for diseases such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. So get started on a weight-loss plan today.  By Marie Suszynski Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin,
2012-10-08 Sample-food-label

Food Labels: The Ticket to Healthy Eating

  The Nutrition Facts labels can be very useful in helping you make healthy choices. Here’s what to look for and what to avoid. By Dennis Thompson, Jr. Medically reviewed by Cynthia Haines, MD The Nutrition Facts food labels, which are