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A Low-Sodium Diet May Help Ward Off Dementia

February 9,2018

The FDA-recommended daily intake of sodium is 1500mg, which is about ¾ of a teaspoon. Unfortunately, many Americans are consuming more than twice this amount every day. In a recent...


New Concussion Treatment Being Developed

February 7,2018

Concussion prevention and treatment received a lot of press in recent years as High School, Collegiate, and Pro sports teams began taking the issue very seriously. Though the NFL instituted their...


Will There Ever Be A Universal Flu Shot?

January 21,2018

It’s the middle of flu season in the US and there has been a lot of talk this year about whether or not to get the annual flu shot. This season’s flu vaccine is not as effective as in...


Are Low-Carb High-Fat Diets Potentially Harmful?

January 2,2018

Fad diets range from "the ridiculous" to "interesting". Although it was quickly proven to be a media hoax, a few years ago the Chocolate Diet hit the Internet and everyone felt certain they would...


Don't Have Time to Get Sick This Year?

December 6,2017

As far as acute illnesses go, nothing is much worse than a bad case of the flu. On the other hand, there's no such thing as a good case of the flu. If you have put off getting your annual flu...


Do You Have High Blood Pressure and Don't Know It?

December 6,2017

The American Heart Association has moved the minimum number for high pressure from the old standard of 140/90 to the newly revised 130/80, which is the first change in 14 years. Under the 2017...


New Shingles Vaccination Recommended for Over 50 Patients

November 6,2017

Shingles is an extremely painful viral infection that effects about a million people a year in the United States. It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same viral infection as...


Herd Immunity Provides Important Protection Against Disease

November 3,2017

No, this is not something that should be discussed with your veterinarian. Herd immunity, which is also called community immunity, population immunity, herd effect and social immunity, is the...


Treat Yourself with a Low-Calorie Holiday Desert

October 20,2017

Since a relentless sweet tooth can be the Achilles heel for anyone, having a few low-calorie recipes on hand can be a good idea. If you're trying to shed a few pounds, treating yourself in...


Surprising Results from Long-Term Study of Coronary Risks

October 18,2017

One thing that is consistent about a long-term study is it takes a long time. In the mid-1980s, more than five thousands participants joined a study on exercise and the risk of coronary artery...