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Heart disease can be deadly. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that heart disease is the leading cause of death in women. The estimated prevalence is 1 in 4 female deaths is due to heart disease. The most common form of heart disease for women is coronary artery disease (CAD)… Read More »
The next time you spend time outside, you might want to check closely for ticks. Officials from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) report an increase in the number of tickborne diseases. The most common tickborne illness is Lyme Disease, a bacterial infection resulting from a tick bite. The Centers for Disease… Read More »
At first glance, obesity and Influenza A seem to have no correlation. A new study with multiple cohorts found that obesity prolongs the length influenza A stay in the body. Participating institutions include: The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Nicaraguan… Read More »
As parents and caregivers around the country start to adjust to back to school routines, students are also adjusting. One area that impacts students as they return to the classroom is sleep. How much sleep should your student be getting? What are the benefits of getting a good night of sleep? What are the risks… Read More »
Whether it was from the classroom or the back of a cereal box, Millennials are probably familiar with the Food Pyramid. But when the USDA released the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the pyramid was updated to MyPlate as a more eye-catching and less complicated model for healthier eating. Take a look at the two:… Read More »