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Why food borne illness on the rise

Food safety is one of the biggest issues affecting the United States agricultural and food industries today.

Fish may help reduce risk of having preemie

New research funded in part by March of Dimes has found that pregnant women in their first and second trimester with the lowest blood levels of long-chain n-3 fatty acids – the kind found in fish oil – were at ...

Food recalls are becoming more common

Why are we seeing so many food recalls? It seems like every time you look online, some government agency is warning us about a food recall.

Fungal infections and growing antibiotic resistance

Sadly, the way we’ve been using antibiotics is helping to create new drug-resistant “superbugs.

Diabetes help line to assist people seeking solutions to insulin affordability

Starting Aug. 1, a new dedicated help line called the Lilly Diabetes Solution Center will assist people who need help paying for their insulin – such as those with lower incomes, the uninsured, and people in the deductible phase of ...

Autoimmune diseases and lupus

More and more, we are all hearing about friends, family, and even celebrities who are “victims” of autoimmune diseases – especially Lupus.

Grilling can be bad for your health

If well-done burgers or charred hotdogs are your thing, you might want to read this:

Patients, health professionals observe World Sickle Cell Day

It’s been 100 years since sickle cell disease, a hereditary blood disorder, was first discovered. And, it’s no secret that an alarming number of children and adolescence have died, and the condition remained in the province of pediatrics, according to ...

Neurologist: Don’t forget to water your brain

Our brains and nervous system depend on adequate hydration.

Taking care of seniors in hot weather

We all suffer in hot weather. However, for elderly and disabled people and those with chronic health conditions such as vascular disease or diabetes, the weather does not have to hit 100 degrees to cause heat stress or even deadly ...

Counseling Corner: Learning to see change as a positive force

Life is full of changes. In business, in our families, and in our relationships with friends, nothing ever stays exactly the same.

Why social determinants of health matter

Social Determinants of Health are the areas of your social and environmental condition and experiences that directly impact your health and health status.

Counseling Corner: Forgetting what you meant to remember

As we grow older, most of us forget more often than we once did. Although memory loss is a natural part of the aging process, experts say it usually isn’t problematic for most people until after age 70.

Stroke and high blood pressure

For years, I have written weekly on matters of health that disproportionately impact our community, in typically negative ways.

America’s health care crisis: Is there a solution?

The United States health care system has the dubious honor – in a study by the Commonwealth Fund – of ranking dead last when compared to the systems of 10 of the top Western countries in the world.