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Eat fat to burn fat

Is it true that people can lose weight by having full-fat foods? Traditionally, fat played a role in the development of obesity. By reviewing the results from 28 clinical trials, it is concluded that a reduction in total energy intake, especially fat, is needed to reduce weight. However, there is a new diet that breaks […]

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You may get little benefit from Calcium supplements, study finds

Middle aged and seniors often try to be more than sufficient in their calcium consumption to maintain their bones strong and to reduce the risk of a fracture, since osteoporosis might become a serious issue for them. But, a recent study appeared in the BMJ has raised doubts about such a strong belief in calcium […]

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And the Nobel Prize in Medicine goes to…

This past Monday, the Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to three scientists for their discoveries of treatments for two of the parasitic diseases which together constitute a major global health issue. William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura were jointly recognized for their discoveries which led to a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm […]

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October has arrived, and with it came the changing of leaves, pumpkin flavors and a flood of pink ribbons in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual health campaign organized to increase awareness and raise funds for the disease. However, while you may be tempted to go buy Panera’s pink ribbon bagel or a pink NFL t-shirt, purchasing from the overflow […]

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Wellness Wednesdays: The Best Time of Day to Eat

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day…” “Don’t eat before bed, or you’ll have nightmares…” There is a great deal of folklore regarding what, and when, we should eat. For many people, however, mealtimes are dictated not by hunger or habit, but by when they can find the time to eat. Long gone […]

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Breastfeeding Stations Make It Easier for Moms to Attend Sports Events

BREASTFEEDING STATIONS COME TO SPORTS ARENAS The Minnesota Vikings are doing their part to ensure new moms feel welcome at their home games. The team’s COO says he plans to have the team’s stadium installed with privacy “pods”, allowing moms to nurse in peace as they watch the game. The idea came after a Viking […]

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ROSEBURG, OR - OCTOBER 02:  A sign sits along the road to Umpqua Community College on October 2, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon.  Yesterday 10 people were killed and another seven were wounded on the campus when 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer went on a shooting rampage.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Mental Health Mondays: Mental illness isn’t “It”

We’ve been here before: mass shooting, followed by thoughts and prayers sent to families, followed by calls for “something to be done.” Something usually takes one of two tacks, depending on your politics: Gun control or rights. Doing something about mental health. Not touching number one in this post, but some things about number two […]

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Calorie Labels: Appropriate for Every Setting?

In recent years, restaurants have begun to display calorie content on their menus as a way of combatting the growing obesity epidemic. In fact, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) actually requires chains (restaurants with 20 or more locations) to comply by the end of 2016, so you’ll likely see this become even more […]

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Low-Tech Texts Yield High Success

The new wearable devices have gotten a lot of attention recently and healthcare professionals have been enthusiastic as to how they can improve patient care and health outcomes; however a recently study in JAMA found that the “antiquated” text message had a marked effect on the health of patients with coronary heart disease. The randomized […]

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Non-vaccinators: Implications for Health Communication Intervention

If you wanted to deliver an effective and persuasive message to an audience, what are some of the things you may consider well before broadcasting your message? Certainly you would want to be sure you understood the history of the topic, the pros, the cons, and alternative solutions/courses of action. But before even crafting your […]

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