The National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program should adopt a new set of nutrient targets and standards for menu planning, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. The recommended targets and standards would update and improve the programs’ abilities to meet children’s... ... read New nutritional requirements could be on menu for school meals
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Each year millions of workers must choose the health insurance plan they’ll have for the next year. With insurance premiums rising and health plans getting more complex, this can be a stressful decision. It’s important to understand your options when choosing a plan.
To get the best value from... ... read What To Consider When Choosing a Health Plan
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If we want to finally figure out a solution to the growing problem of obesity among children in America, we first have to understand the causes of childhood obesity. Naturally, people tend to look at a child’s family for clues. Does family history and genetics contribute to a child’s weight?
Let’s... ... read How Important is Family History to Childhood Obesity?
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Smoking used to be socially acceptable. Remember the Marlboro Man? Smoking was thought of as cool, rugged, and sexy. Virginia Slims won their campaign and made smoking cigarettes fashionable for women, as well.
In reality, smoking has always been detrimental to our health. It’s now common knowledge... ... read Smoking: Metabolic damage and the Risk of Diabetes
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What is causing your back pain? Just about everyone can agree; when your back hurts, your world seems to come to a screeching halt. It affects everything that you do from that point on. You can put a broken arm in a sling, but you can’t put your back in a sling and continue with your day.
Back... ... read What is Causing Your Back Pain?
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You probably have heard about diabetes, but most likely haven’t heard the term ?metabolic syndrome.? This is an important term to understand as it can be an indicator of potential diabetes risk.
We are all concerned about metabolism. It refers to the way that the body burns nutrients for fuel.... ... read What is Metabolic Syndrome? Know the Risk Factors
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OCD (Obsessive compulsive disorder) can interrupt daily activities with family, friends, and work if not properly treated. It is a long lasting or chronic condition. The OCD symptoms usually return in episodes and can be very severe, but treatment can reduce the effects of the symptoms. Some symptoms... ... read Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: The Symptoms and Treatment of OCD
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Simply put, dyslexia is a condition that causes complications in the ability to read. This learning difficulty is a fairly familiar learning problem that affects a great percentage of people that are presumed to have learning disabilities.
The Nation Institute of Health states that around fifteen percent... ... read What is dyslexia?
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Just like the sugar in your blood can get too low, it can also go sky high. One reason that an individual develops diabetes is because of the levels of sugar in the blood is higher than normal. This is called hyperglycemia and can be dangerous if left untreated.
The repercussions of hyperglycemia can... ... read Understanding and Treating Hyperglycemia – High Blood Sugar
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Sleep is a basic need and most of us don’t get enough of it. Not only only is there a direct correlation to sleep and one’s mood, memory and ability to concentrate, it’s also important for folks that are trying to lose a few pounds or maintain a healthy weight.
It is true that nearly... ... read Fall Asleep! Natural Ways to Treat Insomnia
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