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How Your Gut Affects Your Health

By On December 7, 2017

If your gut is unhealthy, you are at greater risk for a number of serious health issues. … Read More

Health & Wellness

BMI—Why It Exists and How to Calculate It

By On November 21, 2017

Body Mass Index, or BMI, is a tool physicians and researchers use to quickly identify individuals who suffer from obesity or near obesity.… Read More


Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking

By On September 14, 2015

The U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, recently launched a campaign targeting the importance of walking: Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities.… Read More


Excessive Sodium in Your Diet can Increase Your Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke

By On April 2, 2015

The foods you choose to eat every day have an impact on your health, and some will have a more positive impact than others. Although too much sodium in your diet isn’t… Read More

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National Wear Red Day

Heart Disease and Women: Know the Risks and Preventions

By On February 6, 2015

The goal of National Wear Red Day is to “encourage everyone to wear red, raise their voices, know their cardiovascular risk, and take action to live longer, healthier lives.” … Read More

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Senior Citizens

Are We Ready For the Silver Years?

By On January 19, 2015

By 2030, the last of the baby boomers will have reached 65 years old; health care professionals trained in geriatrics will need to care for more than 70 million seniors. … Read More

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Dental Health

An Apple a Day gives you a Healthy Smile? Dental Health Tips

By On August 27, 2014

Don’t let back-to-school mean a step back for oral hygiene (for kids or parents)! Routine physical examinations, including hearing and vision tests help ensure that kids are in good health before school… Read More

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Childhood Obesity

The Health Communication Balancing Act: Crafting Messages that Motivate not Berate

By On June 23, 2014

In my day job, I have been working on an interesting project that has presented a complicated problem: how to “market” a clinical study for an investigational medication for type 2 diabetes.… Read More

Hidden Added Sugars

Hidden Sugars Pose Significant Health Risks

By On June 2, 2014

As a whole, Americans are eating too much sugar in their diets. On average, adults consume 22 teaspoons of sugar a day and teenagers are consuming 34 teaspoons. This adds up to… Read More

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Farm to School

Farm to School Programs Let Children Get their Hands Dirty in the Name of Healthy Eating

By On May 19, 2014

The high prevalence of childhood obesity in the United States is a public health crisis that demands our attention. In the past 30 years, childhood obesity has doubled among children and quadrupled… Read More