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Weekend Health Wrap-Up | March 5th, 2011

March 5, 2011


I didn’t have much time to peruse the research this week, but here is the cream of the crop.  -Jim Have (another) banana:  We are used to hearing guidelines about sodium restriction in our diets, but rarely hear about the benefits of including more servings of foods rich in potassium (at least not directly).  This […]

Weekend Health Wrap-Up | February 12th, 2011

February 12, 2011


Good morning, here’s a sample of what’s been cooking recently in the world of health research: Diet Soda May Carry Cardiovascular Risk:  In a preliminary report published this week, researchers suggested that “diet soda is not an optimal substitute for sugar-sweetened beverages, and may pose a greater risk of stroke, MI or vascular death than […]

America’s Kids Get a Referral to Dr. Seuss

January 25, 2011


Dr. Seuss wasn’t a physician, but his stories may be just what the doctor ordered.  A study published yesterday in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics concluded that shorter sleep and/or irregular sleep patterns pose a health risk to children. “Conclusions:   Obese children were less likely to experience “catch-up” sleep on weekends, […]