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Choose Diabetes-Friendly Foods at Restaurants

You may be accustomed to eating healthy at home to manage your prediabetes or diabetes, but it can be difficult to make those same healthy choices when eating out. It is often convenient to stop at...

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...

Snacks With 100 Calories or Less

Can’t resist those mid-morning or late-night munchies? Then satisfy your hunger with a snack that contains 100 calories or less. Snacking can be part of healthy eating if your choice of foods and...

Halt Salt!

Most Americans eat too much salt. A pinch of salt here and a dash of salt there can quickly add up to unhealthy levels of sodium in the diet. Choosing foods that are lower in salt and sodium is key...

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. COPD is a progressive lung disease in which the lung tissue becomes inflamed and thickened,...

Coping with Stress and Mental Health

Stress affects everyone. It is the body’s reaction to any change that needs a response or the feeling of being under abnormal pressure, which can be either positive or negative. Whether positive or...

Activity and Exercise

Exercise and general activity are strong promoters of health and wellness. Numerous studies have shown that being active helps to improve one’s physical and mental health and reduce the risk of...

Foodborne Illnesses: Bacteria

What is Foodborne Illness? Foodborne illness often shows itself as flu-like symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or fever. Often people may not recognize that the illness is caused by...

Foodborne Illnesses: Viruses

Viral Gastroenteritis Gastroenteritis means inflammation of the stomach and small and large intestines. Viral gastroenteritis is an infection caused by a variety of viruses that result in vomiting...

Botulism

What is Botulism? Botulism is a food poisoning caused by a toxin produced by the bacteria, Clostridium botulinum. C. botulinum and its spores are everywhere. It is prevalent in soil and water...

Obesity

What is Obesity? Obesity is a weight that is higher than what is considered a healthy weight for a given height. Overweight and obesity can result from an energy imbalance or excess fat in the body....

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