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Heart Disease and Diabetes

The term ‘heart disease’ encompasses several different health problems. These conditions include blood vessel diseases (such as coronary artery disease), heart rhythm problems, heart defects from...

Foot Care for People with Diabetes

Foot care should be taken very seriously for all people, but especially for people with diabetes. If proper foot care is not maintained, it can result in serious negative consequences. Neuropathy...

COVID-19: The Science behind the Mask

COVID-19 is the disease that is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. SARS-CoV-2 is a new virus that scientists are working hard to understand. The origin of the virus, how it is spread, and strategies...

What’s in a Sports Drink?

There are many kinds of commercial sports drinks on the market. Gatorade® is probably the most popular. But you can also make your own at home. This will save you lots of money if you work outdoors...

Hydrate in the Heat

Summertime is hot. And exercising in hot weather makes us sweat. But why? And how do we replenish what we lose in sweat to stay hydrated? Our bodies work best when kept at a temperature of about...

Nutrition Labeling

The 1990 Nutrition Labeling and Education Act was established to provide consumers with accurate information about what is in the food products they are eating. The law provides rules for nutrition...

Sushi Rice Testing

It is important to test your food products for safety. Foods that do not meet certain specifications can encourage the growth of bacteria and cause people to get sick (foodborne illness). In South...

Product Testing

It is important to test your food product to make sure that it will be safe to eat once it is purchased by your customers.  Foods that do not meet certain specifications can encourage the growth of...

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