Did You Know?
The most common reason why we gain weight is because we are taking in more calories than we are burning on a daily basis. What people don't realize, is that the reason we consume so many calories is often due to what we are drinking, not what we are eating. Drinking beverages that are high in calories (unless it is a protein s
The Internet is a great resource to learn about health, but sometimes what you find online may be confusing or inaccurate. Here are some tips to make sure you are getting trustworthy health information online.
Nicotine is the main "ingredient" in cigarettes that makes people become addicted. When it comes time to quit smoking, it is the nicotine that our bodies crave the most, and the lack of nicotine that makes our bodies feel badly.
Some important facts about sugar:
Did you know…that prescription directions and stickers can help you take your medicine the right way?
The labels on your prescription medications can be confusing. Many people don't understand parts of the written instructions that come with their medicine, so they may not take it the right way. Follow these tips next time you pick up your medication from the pharmacy to be sure you know how to take your medicine the right way:
Eating a diet that does not have enough healthy vegetables and fruits causes a lot of health problems. And, while unhealthy foods are often cheap to buy, they can be expensive to our health over the long run.
Did you know that Americans ate next to no high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) before 1970? Today, the average American eats 60 pounds of HFCS a year. That is a big change in only four decades for a product where we are still unsure of the long-term health effects.
Diuretic drugs, sometimes called "water pills," are commonly prescribed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), edema and glaucoma.
Did you know…understanding the common side effects of high blood pressure medications can help you talk to your health care provider?
It is important that people who are being treated for high blood pressure (hypertension) take their medications exactly as directed by their health care provider.
As you may already know, getting too much sun is not good for you because it can cause skin cancer. However, spending some time in the sun is actually good for you because it helps your body make an important vitamin called Vitamin D!