August 29th, 2014 | Leave a comment by   in Children's Health, Community Wellness, Health Alerts, Health News Roundup, Nutrition, Wellness & Prevention

E-Smoke on Planes, Allergy-Busting Bacteria & Labor Day Recipes


As more stores stock up on eCigarettes, controversy continues to ignite.  Earlier this week, the American Heart Association issued its first policy statement about electronic cigarettes and the need for strong regulation to prevent nicotine addiction among young people.  Meanwhile, U.S. News & World Report provided details about  a dramatic 300 percent increase in the number young non-smokers who have tried eCigarettes from 2011 through 2013, based on the data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At the same time, NPR reported on the World Health Organization’s recommendation to ban the use of eCigarettes indoors because the product may emit toxic chemicals harmful to bystanders.  And the Massachusetts Port Authority recently sparked debate about the safety of eCigarettes on airplanes based on reports that a cigarette battery began burning in a passenger’s baggage  before a flight’s takeoff, according to the New York Times. Baptist...

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Please, Slash the Salt

August 25th, 2014

If you have stopped saying "please, pass the salt", you probably know that too much sodium in the diet can contribute to heart disease risk factors,...

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