With all the industrial advances aimed at making our lives more convenient, cleaner and efficient, we actually introduce more poisonous substances than we realize. Some of the common poisons we need to be aware of include household products, chemicals at work or in the environment, and drugs (prescription, over-the-counter, herbal, illegal or animal medicines). Poisons can […]
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 3 U.S. adults have high blood pressure. High blood pressure, commonly called “The Silent Killer”, is important to have it checked regularly because there are no symptoms in the early stages. Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps […]
Have you ever worried about having thyroid cancer? Medical researchers suggest that in recent years the number of cases of this often curable cancer has increased by about 6.5%. Find out what medical researchers think about this trend and who’s at risk. Also, make sure to attend a 9Health Fair between now and May 12th […]
Most of us are aware of the importance of Vitamin D, and study after study shows how many ways we are affected by a deficiency. Research has recently found that Vitamin D may be associated with a lower risk of developing stress fractures in preadolescent and adolescent girls, especially those who participate in high-impact activities. […]
Syringes are used at home for a number of medical reasons, but many people may not know the proper way to dispose of them. What should you do with a used syringe? Immediately place used sharps in an FDA-cleared sharps disposal container to reduce the risk of needle-sticks, cuts or punctures from loose sharps. If […]
According to research from the Nurses’ Health Study, higher fruit, vegetable and specifically vitamin C intake is associated with reduced stroke risk. Flavonoids, a class of compounds present in fruits, vegetables, dark chocolate, and red wine, are thought to provide protection against strokes by improving blood vessel function. Find out more on how citrus fruit […]
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The shape may have shifted, but the message remains the same: dairy is an important part of every meal. MyPlate, the new icon that represents the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, highlights dairy’s important role on people’s tables and in their diets. The blue circle represents low-fat or fat-free dairy, but getting 3 daily servings […]