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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...

Healthy Eating Habits for Children

Children need to develop good eating habits early in life. Being overweight is a common nutrition problem among American children today, tripling since the 1970s. Being overweight during childhood...

Navigating Trending Diets

Introduction There is not a universal approach to diet that satisfies all nutritional requirements and long-term health goals. For many people, the word “diet” has many negative thoughts and...

Burnout

Burnout is often mentioned, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Burnout comes from prolonged stress over time, whether the stressors are mental, physical, or emotional. You have reached...

Move More, Sit Less

Our bodies are a combination of 206 bones and more than 600 muscles that do everything from pumping blood to helping us carry heavy groceries to the kitchen. Just like any other animal, our bodies...

Using & Storing Apples

South Carolina-grown apples are available from late August to November. Apples are Good for You Apples are: a good source of fiber. a source of potassium and vitamin C. low calorie—81 calories per...

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...

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