Skin cancer is a disease that affects people of every age, gender and ethnicity. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70; in fact, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined.
My daughter, who is 18, recently changed from a vegetarian Diet to a vegan Diet. When she was eating vegetarian, she did eat chicken for protein. But everything else she ate was considered junk food to us. Chips, candy, sodas. Now that she is vegan she is still not eating nearly as enough vegetables or protein in order to maintain good health. I have tried to help with this by giving her a daily multivitamin and she has been taking iron supplements because she was told she was low in iron.
As spring cleaning gets underway, the state health department reminds Coloradans to take steps to avoid hantavirus, a rare but potentially fatal respiratory disease from a virus carried by deer mice.
People are most likely to get hantavirus by breathing in dirt and dust contaminated with deer mouse urine, droppings or saliva. More people get hantavirus in the spring and summer, often while cleaning up homes, yards and sheds.
We Americans eat a lot of sugar. Why? Because it tastes good. The American Heart Association recommends 6 added teaspoons a day for women and 8 teaspoons per day for men. While most Americans' consumption of sugar comes from soda pop, there is also hidden sugar in many foods.
What do vegetables, olive oil, red wine, fish, and whole grains all have in common? They are all key foods in the Mediterranean diet.
The Mediterranean diet has been, and still is, a well-researched and popular topic in nutrition. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines lists this diet as one of three recommended healthy eating patterns.
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Aging baby boomers who neglect their health and fitness don't just harm themselves. Their lifestyles also affect their adult children, who eventually could end up caring for them - both financially and physically - as their health declines.
Of course, that's not the only reason those adult children might feel concerned. They also may like having mom and dad around and want that to continue for years to come.
So, they have a vested interest in encouraging their parents to get fit and stay fit.
I had a heart attack three months ago and since then have been more conscientious about my diet. I've been eating more fish and a friend was telling me about fish oil supplements. Are these helpful in heart patients? --Jerry