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HEALTH & EDUCATION

Eat Like You are Going in For Surgery

December 8, 2017
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Eat Like You are Going in For Surgery

Prepare yourself for surgery. These are the same kind of things you can do to be healthy the year round. So you want to treat your body as if you were getting it ready for surgery. Here are things to

Black People and the ‘Vegan Way’

December 1, 2017
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Black People and the ‘Vegan Way’

Going vegan (becoming a vegetarian) is not news. That many black people are vegans is not news. But putting a black spin on the vegan culture is news.

Many thought that being a vegetarian is a white thing. But it

Salt and High Blood Pressure are Partners

November 24, 2017
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Salt and High Blood Pressure are Partners

More Americans than ever have high blood pressure.

The link between salt (sodium) and hypertension (high blood pressure) is clear. Consuming too much salt will raise your blood pressure.

The goal of experts is to reduce the amount of salt

Blood Pressure: Do You Need It?

November 17, 2017
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Blood Pressure: Do You Need It?

Yes, you do. If you do not have blood pressure, it means you are dead. So we all need blood pressure. What we do not need is high blood pressure. Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure. Both phrases

Alcohol and Cancer

November 10, 2017
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Alcohol and Cancer

Is it safe to drink?

It can be hard to find something that does not cause cancer. Too much sun, too much weight, too little exercise, too much smoking – are all causes of cancer. And taken along with the

Toddlers and Tantrums

November 3, 2017
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Toddlers and Tantrums

The tantrums of a toddler are normal. Except when they are not. Advice for parents is available from experts.

First, the wrong thing for a parent to do is to get angry.

A doctor said, “What are tantrums made of?

Shingles—Coming At You

October 27, 2017
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Shingles—Coming At You

The U.S. government says there is a good chance you will get shingles.  Shingles is a viral infection. It can result in a painful rash and can leave lasting nerve damage. About one of every three people in the

The Easy Way to Make a Better Child

October 20, 2017
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The Easy Way to Make a Better Child

Reading is the key to life. You cannot be successful in school or on the job without being able to read. Everybody knows that.

What is less understood are the other good things reading brings.

Reading to the child growing

Your Child’s Blood Pressure Matters

October 13, 2017
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Your Child’s Blood Pressure Matters

Most kids do not have their blood pressure taken when they go to the doctor. Many of them will have elevated blood pressure. Doctors find fewer that one out of four of the cases.

Most children do not suffer because

Junk Food Sales Slowing in the U.S.A.? Sell to the World 

September 29, 2017
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Junk Food Sales Slowing in the U.S.A.? Sell to the World 

The world is getting richer. This means more people are working. And it means there is less time to prepare meals from traditional sources.This fits well with a huge effort food companies are making to feed the world. And to …

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Eat Like You are Going in For Surgery

Prepare yourself for surgery. These are the same kind of things you can do to be healthy the year round....

Black People and the ‘Vegan Way’

Going vegan (becoming a vegetarian) is not news. That many black people are vegans is not news. But putting a...

Salt and High Blood Pressure are Partners

More Americans than ever have high blood pressure.

The link between salt (sodium) and hypertension (high...

Blood Pressure: Do You Need It?

Yes, you do. If you do not have blood pressure, it means you are dead. So we all need blood...

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