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John Fernandez

7 Ways to Reduce Your Stroke Risk...

About half of American adults have at least one risk factor for stroke, including high blood pressure, high blood sugar or being overweight. Moreover, many...

May 17, 2017 / 3 min read

Teen’s Cardiac Death Highlights Risks of Caffeinated...

The potential dangers of caffeinated beverages to adolescents and young adults — whether it’s a coffee-rich latte, traditional soda or “energy” drink — is making headlines...

May 16, 2017 / 2 min read

Easing of School-Meal Rules Spotlights Kids’ Nutrition

An easing of school lunch regulations by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is raising some concerns among dietitians that the rollback will send the...

May 15, 2017 / 2 min read

Expanding Use of Plasma Injections in Orthopedic...

In recent years, both famous athletes and not-so-famous weekend warriors have received platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to heal common orthopedic injuries, in many cases avoiding...

May 8, 2017 / 4 min read

Why Everyday Should Be ‘Hand Hygiene Day’

Good health is in your hands. Washing your hands properly and frequently is the best way of protecting you and others from infections. The World...

May 4, 2017 / 1 min read

Comprehensive Stroke Center Offers Highest Level of...

Caring for stroke victims needs to be prompt and comprehensive to avoid debilitating or even fatal outcomes. That’s why the Joint Commission, which accredits U.S....

May 3, 2017 / 2 min read

Roundup: FDA Takes Action Against ‘Illegal Cancer...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it has sent warning letters to 14 U.S.-based companies that the agency says are “illegally selling more than 65...

April 28, 2017 / 3 min read

Your Body Shape and Your Health

All fat is not equal. When it comes to people who are overweight or obese, those with the most concentration of “belly fat” are at...

April 26, 2017 / 3 min read

Green Tea vs. Cancer: ‘Integrative Medicine’ in...

Can a certain chemical in green tea help prevent cancer? An Atlanta-area 7th-grader, with help from his chemist father, recently won the Georgia Science and...

April 25, 2017 / 3 min read

Diet Sodas Linked to Higher Risk of...

Millions of Americans opt for diet sodas to avoid unnecessary weight gain or other health problems tied to sugar-heavy beverages. But those very popular diet...

April 24, 2017 / 2 min read