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Managing Type 2 Diabetes Never Takes a Holiday

By Nicole Anderson, Registered Dietitian It’s getting to be that time of year again – the time for holiday parties, socializing with family and friends, and lots of eating and drinking. It is easy for anyone to feel out of control with their diet when they’re constantly surrounded by tasty food and treats. However, if […]

Vegetable Entrees Invite Nutrition to Dinner

Steak and potatoes. Lasagna. Spaghetti and meatballs. For many decades, these types of traditional dishes have dominated our meals, especially at dinnertime. Unfortunately, it’s a style of eating that doesn’t help many Americans who are overweight or have Type 2 diabetes – or struggle with both. While most of us get enough protein every day, […]

Poor Diet Linked to Early Death

When you’re planning meals, grocery shopping or perusing a restaurant menu, are you wondering which foods might help you live longer? It’s not such a far-fetched question when you consider the results of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. About half of all U.S. deaths from heart disease, stroke […]

Manage Diabetes to Improve Health

One of the challenges to treating type 2 diabetes is simply that millions of people don’t know they have the serious disease. More than 29 million adults in the United States have diabetes, but one-fourth of them are unaware of their condition. Another 86 million adults have prediabetes – which often leads to type 2 […]

Millions of Older Americans Not Getting Enough Exercise

More than 25 percent of Americans who are 50 or older do not exercise regularly and are physically inactive, according to a new federal health report. As a result, millions of people are missing out on many health-related benefits linked to staying active. Not only can physical activity reduce the risk of premature death, but […]

Doctors Say Kids Need Flu Shot This Year, Not Nasal Spray

Parents, get ready to roll up some sleeves for this year’s flu vaccination. Health officials are not recommending the nasal spray flu vaccine for children. Studies show the nasal spray offered little protection the past three flu seasons. Instead, all children ages 6 months and older should receive a seasonal flu shot for the 2016-17 season, according […]

More Women Breastfeeding But Need for Support Continues

Although 80 percent of women in the United States begin breastfeeding their babies at birth, many stop earlier than recommended by health authorities. Breastmilk, which contains cells, hormones and antibodies, protects babies from several illnesses and diseases. Breastfed babies have a lower risk of asthma, childhood leukemia and obesity, ear infections, eczema, diarrhea, lower respiratory […]

Hydration May Be Key to Healthy Weight, Study Suggests

If the hot weather this week in Virginia doesn’t have you drinking more fluids, a new study about body weight might convince you to refill your water bottle a few times every day. Research suggests that people who are not adequately hydrated are more likely to have a higher body mass index or obesity compared […]

Midlife Fitness Linked to Lower Stroke Risks after 65

Preventing a stroke when you’re over 65 may be influenced by how fit you were in your 40s. Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas say people in their mid- to late-40s at the top of their fitness game had a 37 percent lower risk of stroke after age 65 in a study […]

Eating Whole Grains May Lower Risk of Premature Death, Study Suggests

Oatmeal may not be your top choice for breakfast but it could become your favorite when you consider the benefits of eating whole grains. Researchers say eating at least three servings of whole grains every day may lower your risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer and all causes, according to an analysis of nutrition studies published […]