Fast-Food Diet, 5 Sleeping Tips, Addiction & More News

Have you heard the story about the man who lost 60 pounds by eating only fast food?

Conversations became heated about this Business Insider story: Science Teacher Lost 60 Pounds Eating Nothing But McDonalds and led to this nutritional follow-up: Here’s Why Eating McDonalds Every Day Is A Bad Idea (Even If You Do Lose Weight).

Healthy eating and weight loss are hot topics on this blog. Here are a few selections from the Baptist Health menu of stories:


  • Added Sugars Amount to More Heart Risks
  • Eat Your Vitamins
  • Study Shows Surgery Promising for Resolving Diabetes
  • How Much Exercise Do You Need?
  • Sleeping Rules

    A steady diet of adequate sleep delivers health and safety perks. But do you know these five rules of good sleep hygiene covered by Yahoo News? Here’s Rule #2: “Cut caffeine after 2 p.m.,” according to “5 Ways to Sleep Better.” To learn more about healthy sleeping habits, check out this lineup of stories featuring Baptist Health sleep experts:

  • The Dark Side of Night Light
  • 5 Health Risks of Sleep Deprivation
  • Throat Cancer

    USA Today reports that JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has throat cancer, but the treatment options have improved significantly over the last few years.

    Here’s what we’ve written about throat cancer: What You Must Know About Oral Cancers.

    Robert Downey Jr.: Addiction and Genetics

    Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. discussed his own battles with addiction following his son’s recent arrest for alleged possession of drugs. The actor talked about how genetics and other factors contributed to addiction.

    The Addiction Treatment & Recovery Center at South Miami Hospital has addressed the biology of addiction — along with emotional and psychological factors — in several articles on this blog. Here are a few:

  • Addiction Treatment: Mending the Patient and Family
  • Heroin Epidemic: Treatments and Options
  • Summer Safety

    And finally, fireworks, cookouts and water activities are popular in the summer. Here’s a rundown of summer safety tips:

  • Fireworks Safety: Protect Yourself and Your Kids
  • 10 Tips for Safe Grilling
  • 4 Ways to Protect Your Skin
  • Exposed! Sun Safety for Sporting Events

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