1. Don’t Grab the Grab-and-go Foods

    Grab-and-go foods are an easy option for busy lives. But if you choose ultra-processed foods, you may pick up something you don't want -- heart disease. About 55% of Americans' daily calories come from eating ultra-processed foods. And the more calories that came from ultra-processed foods, the wors…Read More

  2. Can Your Job Determine Heart Health?

    Could your chosen profession determine the health of your heart? New research suggests that it may. Scientists analyzed data from more than 65,000 postmenopausal women in the United States and found several jobs were associated with poor heart health. Compared to women with other occupations, the ri…Read More

  3. Exercise Builds Your Body and Your Brain

    Exercise does more than build body strength, it also keep brain cells in shape. According to a Mayo Clinic study, exercise helps maintain the brain's gray matter, which is linked to various skills and thinking abilities. The study provided indirect evidence that aerobic exercise can have a positive …Read More

  4. Lack of Sleep is Killing Us

    More than one-third of working Americans don't get enough sleep. A study at Ball State University in Indiana reported that inadequate sleep is associated with mild to severe physical and mental health problems, injury, loss of productivity, and premature mortality. "This is a significant finding bec…Read More

  5. How Americans Rate their Health-related Behaviors

    The good news is that 7 out of 10 Americans rate their health-related behaviors and attitudes as good or excellent. The survey, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association, questioned 2,032 U.S. adults. Participants were asked about their work, sleep, and exercise …Read More

  6. Lack of Sleep Leads to Increased Diabetes Risk

    Maintaining a consistent pattern of seven to eight hours of sleep during early to middle adulthood may lessen the risk for diabetes in women, according to a study published in Diabetes Care. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston identified sleep duration trajectories based on data…Read More

  7. Severe Global Nursing Shortage

    A severe global shortage of nurses is putting the lives of millions of people at risk and is particularly worrisome at a time when the world is doing battle with the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Health Organization collected data from 191 countries and found that the critical work performed by nurs…Read More

  8. More Reasons to Think Positive!

    A new study found that repetitive negative thinking in later life was linked to cognitive decline and greater deposits of two harmful proteins responsible for Alzheimer's disease, according to a study at University College London. Negative thinking behaviors such as rumination about the past and wor…Read More

  9. Obesity Affects about 40 percent of American Adults

    Obesity affects about 40 percent of American adults, an estimated 93.3 million adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a serious public health problem, increasing the risk of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers. One major reason people gain…Read More

  10. More Reasons to Avoid Processed Foods

    Grab-and-go foods are an easy option for busy lives, but if you opt for ultra-processed foods to often you are greater risk of heart disease. About 55% of Americans' daily calories come from eating ultra-processed foods, reports a new study aby Northwell Health's Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital, in…Read More