Tag: wellness and prevention

‘We Really Are What We Eat’: Benefits...

“Those nutrients that we eat from the foods we choose directly impact our blood pressure, our blood sugar and our...

October 13, 2016

Dosing Alert: Parents Over-Medicating Kids, Study Says

Nearly 85 percent of parents have made at least one small dosing error when giving medicine to a child, according...

September 14, 2016

10 Tips for Portion Control & Weight...

Fortunately, portion control, weight-loss and good nutrition are key steps to reducing the health risks associated with excess weight.

August 25, 2016

Back-to-School Tips: Cold & Flu Prevention

Flus, colds and ear infections are unwanted tag-alongs during the school year.

August 23, 2016

Roundup: Average American 15-17 Pounds Heavier Than...

These numbers put both the average man and woman in the overweight category, based on the BMI (body mass index)...

August 5, 2016

Exercise and Seniors: Common Myths

Aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercises, or some kind of regular physical activity, can improve the quality of life for adults at...

July 19, 2016

Roundup: Regular Cycling Tied to Lower Risk...

Regular exercise helps lower the risk of diabetes and other chronic diseases, but a new study focuses on the specific...

July 15, 2016

Playground Safety: Concussion Rates Climbing for Kids...

Playground safety has emerged as a hot summer topic, especially with the recent news that concussion rates are climbing for...

July 12, 2016

Treating Boomers Is a Game-Changer for Healthcare

In Florida, home to the nation’s largest population of people 65 and older, the effect would be particularly great.

June 28, 2016

Healthy Cookouts: 10 Safe Food-Handling Tips

On the Fourth of July, family picnics and cookouts are popular traditions. To keep cookouts healthy and fun, be sure to...

June 23, 2016

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Care On Demand Ushers in a...

For those old enough to remember when doctors used to make house calls, there is a fast-growing trend in healthcare that now brings the doctor...

Roundup: High Blood Pressure & Pregnancy;...

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Rises Dramatically Since 1970, New Study Finds There has been a sharp rise in high blood pressure among pregnant women...

#BaptistHealthy In Motion: Burpee Breakdown

Burpees are considered a cardio-strength exercise that increases your heart rate while building muscle. Burpees involve your entire body, particularly your arms and shoulders. This...

Proton Therapy Treats Prostate Cancer with...

Many men half his age would be hard-pressed to match Alberto Gonzalez’s energy, enthusiasm and determination. After undergoing treatment for prostate cancer over the past...

Vaping-Linked Deaths, Lung Disease Cases are...

Five confirmed deaths and nearly 500 cases of lung illness are now potentially linked to e-cigarette products, according to U.S. public health officials investigating the...

Processing ‘Biospecimens’ Propels Cancer-Fighting Discoveries

Headline-making advances in precision medicine rely on more than funding and facilities. Without access to donated human tissue, these discoveries would be impossible. Every person’s...

Roundup: Soda Habit and Health Risks;...

Just Two Soft Drinks a Day Could Increase Risk of Early Death, New Research Finds Researchers have found that drinking two or more soft drinks...

Prostate Cancer: More Men are Benefiting...

Prostate cancer is the second-most common and the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States. But the U.S. rate of...

How Fiber is Key to a...

Most people understand that fiber helps keep the digestive tract flowing, by keeping bowel movements regular. But there a many other benefits to fiber-rich diets,...

Obesity, Hypertension Harming Progress Against Heart...

Many years of progress in fighting heart disease, which remains the No. 1 killer of all Americans, seems to have plateaued, and may be reversing,...