Get a flu shot once a year to keep yourself healthy
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 16:17
If you are living with a long-term health condition like asthma, COPD, diabetes or heart disease, you take steps every day to stay healthy by taking your medicine, carrying an inhaler, eating right, or monitoring your blood sugar and cholesterol. But did you know that there is something else you can do just once a year to keep yourself healthy? You can get a flu shot.
As a Holistic Health Coach and Nutrition Educator I am always looking for recipes, resources and tools that make your food and lifestyle choices healthy and easy! Last weekend I had a lot of fun teaching a cooking class over at the newly opened Mississippi Market in St. Paul (740 East 7th Street) for the Insight 2 Health Challenge group. They all loved the "Detox Salad Recipe" - Check it out here:
Animal research remains at the heart of medical progress
Thursday, 01 October 2015 11:47
Frankie L. Trull
Scientists are on the cusp of potentially the greatest advance in cardiac care since the heart transplant.
Federal regulators just approved a device that allows physicians to replace faulty heart valves without opening patients' chests up. The procedure could save the lives of countless patients who are unfit for surgery.
Ramsey County restricts use of e-cigarettes in public places
Thursday, 01 October 2015 11:37
The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners voted 6-1 to include electronic cigarettes in its clean indoor air policy and prohibit use of e-cigarettes and cigarettes within 25 feet of building entrances.
By including e-cigarettes in the clean indoor air policy, county leaders have established use of e-cigarettes will not be allowed anywhere conventional cigarettes are not allowed, such as work places, bars and restaurants.
Thursday, 01 October 2015 11:34
Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Heterosexual Black men were largely invisible at the 2015 United States Conference on AIDS last week, a long-term absence that will continue to impact the future of the AIDS epidemic in the Black community.
If you ask Bernie Wooden, he'll tell you straight out that a simple blood test saved his life. The test in question is the PSA (for prostate specific antigen) and Wooden, a 68-year-old African American man living near Washington, DC, had been getting it done every year. "My doctor had been comparing my PSA levels from year to year," he says. "After one of my physicals he calls and tells me that the levels had gone up since the year before, and he referred me to a urologist." The urologist ran some tests, took several small tissue samples, and found seven cancerous tumors.