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You and Your Health

Rise in Dog Bites Has Experts Concerned

Rise in Dog Bites Has Experts Concerned

For kids, education about safe interactions with canines 'cannot begin early enough,' advocates warn. Many people consider their dogs as best friends, but hospital records suggest some pooches feel otherwise. continue reading »

Want to Delay Alzheimers and Get a Brain Boost?  Become Bilingual Studies Show

Want to Delay Alzheimers and Get a Brain Boost?  Become Bilingual Studies Show

Studies carried out in Canada at York University and here at Penn State have found that individuals that had a high probability to get Alzheimer’s disease could delay the onset if they were bilingual. continue reading »

Important USDA Nutritional Guidlines Unveiled in Spanish

USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon today joined local business leaders, retailers and community members at Sedano's Supermarket to unveil the Spanish-language continue reading »

El Efecto Placebo Podría Funcionar al Revés

El Efecto Placebo Podría Funcionar al Revés

Un estudio encuentra que en el efecto 'nocebo', los niveles de dolor aumentan mientras decrece la creencia de los pacientes en el analgésico. continue reading »

America’s Health a Mixed Bag: Report

America’s Health a Mixed Bag: Report

Life expectancy rates are up, but so are obesity levels, CDC says. U.S. officials on Wednesday released the annual state-of-the-nation's health report and the news is mixed, with life expectancy rates on the rise but obesity levels still climbing. continue reading »

Calorie Labels Don’t Affect Kids’ Fast-Food Choices

Calorie Labels Don’t Affect Kids’ Fast-Food Choices

Posting calorie counts of menu items at fast-food restaurants doesn't appear to inspire teenagers and parents of younger children to order less-fattening meals, new research finds. continue reading »

Gift-Giving, for Many Men, Means Avoiding Rejection

Gift-Giving, for Many Men, Means Avoiding Rejection

Steering clear of risky presents (and sales clerks) is the goal, behavior expert says. Men looking for Valentine's Day gifts are most concerned with finding something that is least likely to be rejected, and that often means jewelry, according to a shopping behavior expert. continue reading »

Travelers Health Notice From the CDC: Carnival and Mardi Gras 2011!

Travelers Health Notice From the CDC: Carnival and Mardi Gras 2011!

Carnival is an annual celebration that traditionally ends the day before the beginning of Lent (Ash Wednesday). The last day of celebration is called Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday,” which falls on March 8 in 2011. continue reading »

Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart

It is the month of loving and being loved, open your heart and let the love light in! Start with your very own heart. Here are some heart healthy tips for you and your loved ones! continue reading »

Diet Coke and Heidi Klum Wave a Flag for Women’s Heart Health

Diet Coke and Heidi Klum Wave a Flag for Women’s Heart Health

Star-studded "Capture the Flag" game raises money for heart health programs. Diet Coke and Heidi Klum joined forces on February 1 to raise awareness and funds for women's heart health education and research. continue reading »