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What’s in YOUR turkey?

by Bea November 12th, 2010 | Diet, Diseases, Health News

Now that Halloween has passed the holiday season is almost upon us. Before it's time to make all your favorite holiday dishes, let’s take a look at some not widely published information.   Each year the CDC takes a look at the amount of fecal matter found in retail meat.  We will focus on three common viruses found in meat: Salmonella, Campylobacter, and E. Coli.


Starting with Salmonella: last year the percent of retail meat samples, which included chicken breasts, ground turkey, ground beef, and pork chops, with the highest positive finding of Salmonella was ground turkey.  Ground turkey came in
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Sweating

by Bea October 11th, 2010 | Health News, Health Research
A recent article in CNN Health wrote about "Who is Better at Sweating: Men or Women?"

Just to be on the same page, allow me to explain what "sweat" is. Yes, it can smell sometimes, but there are a lot of benefits to it. There are a few types of sweat. Perspiration is made up of water, salt, and a small amount of electrolytes. The purpose of it is to regulate the fluid balance in your body. One type of sweat cools the body because it evaporates on the surface of the skin. This type of sweat develops from the
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A Lesson about Lifeguarding

by Kendall Ryan July 5th, 2010 | Children's Health, First Aid, Health News
In today’s economy, it is becoming increasingly difficult for teenagers and college graduates alike to find jobs. However, every summer there seems to be one stable job: lifeguarding.

Lifeguarding is an investment because you have to pay a couple hundred dollars to get certified, but in my experience, many employers offer to reimburse you. A lifeguard certification (life saving and first aid) is good for three years. However, you have to get recertified for CPR every year.

Some great places to work as a lifeguard would be the following:

  • YMCA

  • NYSC

  • Your local swim club

  • Your local swim school

  • Your local gym

  • Your College/University

  • Your local Day Camp


One
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So, You Say You Want a Revolution?

by Bea April 19th, 2010 | Children's Health, Health News, Nutrition
What would you do if you learned that your town was the fattest in America?  Well, for the residents of Huntington, West Virginia, this was exactly their predicament in 2008.  All that was going to change, though, when British chef Jamie Oliver heard the news. Jamie Oliver is an all natural chef from England.  Well known for his work in revamping the English public schools food program, his latest project is titled Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, which airs on ABC Friday nights at 9pm Eastern time.

Now, you might be asking what exactly is a food revolution?  Well, Jamie is
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Test Your Genes Today for Weight Loss Potential!

by Abigail B. March 22nd, 2010 | Exercise, Health News, Health Research
Sadly more adults are overweight or obese today than ever before. According to the Mayo Clinic, Interleukin Genetics, Inc’s division Inherent Health is now offering an at-home test you can take to decide if your DNA is to blame for your heavy condition. In a short time, you’ll know if you can blame your family – or that half-eaten cheesecake sitting in the fridge.

You can purchase Inherent Health’s test online for $149. They send you a kit to swab your DNA and return it for the test results. Their laboratory then looks for Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms
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