Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women (more than all forms of cancers combined). In addition to maintaining a health weight through diet and exercise, your cholesterol levels are also important. But not all cholesterol is created equal. Continue reading →
Worldwide, it is estimated that 1% of people are infected with HIV. In the United States, one in four people living with HIV are women. Medical advances are enabling people with HIV/AIDS to live longer and fuller lives, but the threat of the virus is still very real. Especially when nearly half of our children [high school students] are sexually active and 15% of those with four or more partners.
According to research from the Calorie Control Council, the average American Thanksgiving dinner contains about 3,000 calories (serving sizes not applicable on this day traditionally stuffed with gluttony, garnished with pleasure). And that’s just the holiday meal! Many of us hors d’oeuvres our way through another 1,500 calories before and after the big meal. More cider, anyone? Continue reading →
October kicks-off the time of year where libations abound, commencing with Oktoberfest and culminating with New Year’s celebrations. While occasional and modest indulgences are seemingly harmless, knowing how much and how often may help prevent life-altering (and sometimes life-threatening) consequences. And yet, an unusual medical paradox exists. For centuries humans have been consuming alcohol for both secular and religious purposes, and there is some evidence that moderate consumption of alcohol may have health benefits. So wherein lies the compromise?