• Thursday, November 27, 2014

Health

Published Date: November 23, 2014
Better nutrition, better lives

Better nutrition, better lives

Millions of people are not getting enough to eat, and millions of others are eating too much of the wrong foods. Many families cannot afford enough nutrient rich foods like fresh fruit and vegetables, beans, meat and milk, while foods and drinks high in fat, sugar and salt are cheap and readily available....

Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

Published Date: November 23, 2014
Fixing heart with smaller scars

Fixing heart with smaller scars

As technology and medical devices evolve, doctors are constantly trying to find new ways to make surgical procedures less invasive. Particularly when it comes to heart surgery – one of the biggest invasive procedures performed in medical world. In recent years, the tremendous development in minimally invasive heart surgery has given many patients...

Did you know?

Published Date: November 23, 2014
Improper contact lens use causes millions of eye infections

Improper contact lens use causes millions of eye infections

Millions of people misuse contact lenses -- wearing them too long, not cleaning them properly -- and that causes almost a million cases of eye infection the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reports. These infections are clinically known as keratitis, an infection of the cornea, the clear dome that covers the...

Wellness Tips

Published Date: November 23, 2014
Stay involved in your childrens' internet use

A child can learn a great deal online, but the Internet can be a dangerous place if the child isn't prepared. The University of Michigan Health System suggests these Internet safety tips:  Teach children about websites that are appropriate and those that are inappropriate. A child should know to leave any site that doesn't seem appropriate or makes the child feel uncomfortable.  Help your child create a screen name that reveals nothing about the child's identity. Make sure a child knows...

Health Bulletin

Published Date: November 23, 2014
Working night shift slows metabolism

Working by night and sleeping by day may slow down the body's metabolism, according to a study published in the recent edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This will lead to excess calorie that might explain the negative health effects linked to shift work like heightened rates of obesity, diabetes and other health problems. Experts recommend getting five to six hours of sleep right after your shift ends and then try to nap for about two hours...

Health Bulletin

Published Date: November 23, 2014
Trans fats may sap your memory

Trans fats may sap your memory

The trans fats found in your favorite junk foods are not just clogging your arteries; new research findings presented at the American Heart Association's annual meeting shows they might also be messing with your memory. Trans fats are a type of dietary fat that has been shown to both increase blood levels of LDL...