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The 10 Best Low-Glycemic Foods

The foods that will help you the most to manage your diabetes are the ones that will have little or no effect on your blood glucose. These are the foods  that are mostly or entirely protein and fat. Carbohydrates, particularly starch and sugar, have a much greater effect. Fiber is also carbohydrate, but it actually […]

Exposure to tobacco smoke in the home increases childhood illnesses, health care demand

Children who live with smokers end up in the doctor’s office or hospital more often than those not exposed to tobacco smoke, according to new research. » Read more Source: Science Daily

CDC Collaborative Study: Influenza Important Cause of Respiratory Hospitalizations Worldwide

A study by CDC authors and global partners published today in the journal PLOS Medicine looked at influenza surveillance data from 350 sites in 60 countries and found that influenza was responsible for about 10% of respiratory hospitalizations in all children younger than 18 years worldwide, with a range by age group of 5% to […]

April is STD Awareness Month

Starting this STD Awareness Month, CDC is calling on individuals and healthcare providers to take three simple actions: Talk. Test. Treat. Remember these three words, learn what they mean and how to apply them, and then carry out these important healthy habits all year long! » Read more Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tuberculosis (TB) Disease: Symptoms & Risk Factors

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria that are spread through the air from person to person. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal. People infected with TB bacteria who are not sick may still need treatment to prevent TB disease from developing in the future. Learn to recognize the symptoms of […]

The Surprising Truth About Prediabetes

It’s real. It’s common. And most importantly, it’s reversible. You can stop prediabetes from developing into type 2 diabetes with simple, proven lifestyle changes. » Read more Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Learn more about the Zika virus, how it spreads, what symptoms to look for, and how to protect your family. » Read more Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Undiagnosed Hypertension

Hypertension is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. Millions of people with hypertension are seen by providers each year, but many remain undiagnosed—essentially “hiding in plain sight” within clinical settings. » Read more Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Most Americans Should Consume Less Sodium

Most of the sodium we consume is in the form of salt. Too much sodium is bad for your health. It can increase your blood pressure and your risk for a heart attack or stroke. Heart disease and stroke are the first and third killers of men and women in the United States each year. […]

Take the Heart Disease Quiz

How much do you know about heart disease? Take this 6-question quiz to test your understanding of heart health, risk factors for heart disease, and heart-healthy living. Learn what you can do to help your heart keep beating for years to come! » Read more Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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