Avoid the Worst Case Scenario of Mosquito Bites - La Crosse Encephalitis.

Mosquitos are a pain in the you know what - especially during the summer months. Luckily for most of us, these bloodsucking bugs don’t cause any major health issues other than those awful bites that are unbearable to not scratch. But for many, mosquitos actually pose a major threat.

Young Adults Are Eating Their Hearts Out, Literally!

A new study conducted by the University of Bristol Medical School has found that being overweight appears to be affecting the actual structure and function of hearts in young adults. Ultimately, this could lead to future generations being more at risk of cardiovascular disease.

You Won’t Want to Skip Breakfast Again After Reading This

According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, nearly one quarter of individuals in the United States skip breakfast daily. This is probably not shocking to you, as you likely may be one of those individuals who skip what has been called “the most important meal of the day.”

Does Using a Smaller Plate Actually Help You Lose Weight?

One “trick” you may be familiar with to avoid overeating is using smaller plates to serve your food and control proportions sizes. But according to recent research, smaller plates don’t help you eat less when you’re hungry.

The Health Routine That Makes Ruth Bader Ginsburg One Incredible Supreme Court Justice

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, and Ruth shows no signs of slowing down. RBG is a ruthless advocate for regular exercise and healthy eating, keeping her strong and focused.

Pancreatic Cancer Has No Respect! Took Aretha Franklin at 76

Whether you are a millennial, gen x or baby boomer, you have most likely been moved by Aretha Franklin’s music at some point in your life. She was the “Queen of Soul,” with a singing career that spanned more than five decades.

Pulling it Together. One Way to Cope With Postpartum Depression

Mothers with postpartum depression experience feelings of extreme sadness, anxiety and exhaustion. Sadly, this makes it extremely difficult for new mothers to accomplish daily tasks for themselves or for others.

For the Love of Sugar! 113-Year-Old Man Says He Has a Major Sweet Tooth

It’s human nature to look for ways to justify or rationalize behavior that, deep down inside, we know is not good for us. This is why you may hear people who smoke and drink too much talk about the person who smoked two packs and drank a fifth of bourbon a day and lived to a ripe, old age.

Are Colorful, Segmented Plates the Secret to Kids Eating More Fruits and Veggies?

According to a recent survey, many American children go days without eating a single vegetable! And sadly, statistics show that bad eating habits are affecting our children’s health. The incidence of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Iron May Help the Body Resist Harmful Bacteria

There’s no doubt that the discovery of antibiotics was a good thing. Antibiotics and other similar drugs have been used for the last 70 years to treat patients who have infectious diseases. “Since the 1940s, these drugs have greatly reduced illness and death from infectious diseases,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Is Benzoic Acid Safe?

My most recent nutrient test came back showing that I had relatively high levels of benzoic acid in my body. I have never really focused on this compound, so I took the opportunity to learn a bit more about it to figure out whether I should be concerned about the levels.

The Fizzling Out of Soda

Restaurants in Baltimore have recently banned sodas and other sugary drinks from kids’ menus throughout the city. So that begs the question. Is maintaining good health a personal choice or is it up to legislators to help facilitate?

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