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Despite widespread knowledge of the importance of handwashing… [a] study showed that only 31% of men and 65% of women washed their hands after using a public restroom (CDC Handwashing). Germs can make people sick. Handwashing is recognized as an effective way to reduce germs and preventing the spread of infection. Researchers estimated that if everyone… Read More »
This past month of October has been Health Literacy Month, but educating others and keeping up with new developments does not end in two days. Health literacy refers to a person’s ability to get the health information and services that they need, and also how well they understand them in order to make better health… Read More »
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 »
I recently read a story on npr.org about Shalon Irving, an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Shalon was 36-years old and had a newborn daughter, Soleil. Three short weeks after becoming a mommy, Shalon collapsed and died. Although Shalon’s death is tragic, she is only one example of black women who… Read More »
HealthDay and MedlinePlus reports that in over half of the supplements studied by researchers, the actual ingredients differed from what was written on the label. Some ingredients may actually be harmful. Researchers find that 80% of bodybuilding and 70% of weight-loss supplements contained ingredients not listed on the labels. Also, half of the body building… Read More »