Healthy Planet = Healthy People

Imagine if scientists came up with an inexpensive, easily administered way to decrease the risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and obesity by 25 to 35 percent. It would create a sensation and, if patented, would be worth billions. But there’s already a free and simple way to achieve this: exercise.   The human…

Healthy competition

Ashe County High School had 18 HOSA members compete at the state convention. Members in attendance were: Brianna Weaver, Sabrina Walton, Linda Francisco, Anna Corley, Caleb Cooper, Emily Blevins, Katie Henson, Nikki Miller, Kelsi McKiddy, Kinsey Rash, Caroline Hamm, Claire Liszka, Jennifer Sanchez, Quentin Wellington, Chris Lopez, Travis Hartsoe, Brooke Rutherford and Taylor Walton. |…

York College students helping fill Health Wagon

Teresa Gardner (left) and Paula Hill-Meade, founders of The Health Wagon(Photo: Courtesy, The Health Wagon)   Students in the York College Public Relations Campaign class have been researching the Health Wagon all semester.   The students broke up into four groups to find out how they could help bring the mobile health care unit to the…

A healthy agreement

(bigstock)   NO ARGUMENT against the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement packs more emotional punch than the claim that the deal would be bad for people’s health – and even result in avoidable deaths – both in the United States and in the 11 other signatory nations. The argument, repeated most recently in a letter…

Tips for eating healthy as a family

By National Cancer Institute – public domain   We try to eat healthy as a family, but there are often derailments where we lose sight and consider fruit snacks and Frosted Mini-Wheats as legitimate food groups.   In the last month or so, for example, it has been extra difficult to make mindful food choices….

Workshop teaches women how to stay safe, healthy on campus

While most new student orientations cover topics ranging from scheduling classes to navigating campus, not all delve into how to best avoid the Freshman 15 or stay safe at a college party.   It’s a void the “Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself” interactive workshop in Chicago is looking to fill by teaching high school and college-aged women (and their…

Eat Healthy and Save $600 on Groceries

    John Hancock Insurance President Michael Doughty on rewarding customers for making healthy choices.   You might want to think twice about passing up the fruit and veggie aisle at the grocery store. One life insurance company has partnered with 16,000 stores nationwide to give customers an incentive to eat healthier while saving money….

Newly discovered microbe keeps teeth healthy

      Toothpaste might one day host living microbes that work to keep teeth healthy.   What’s the best way to keep teeth healthy? The answer is simple. Regular brushing and flossing along with a diet low in sugary sweets and drinks. But the mouth also works to protect itself. In fact, some bacteria…

A Good Attitude Helps Prepare For A Healthy Old Age

Fanatic Studio/Collection Mix: Sub/Getty Images   When it comes to getting old, some of us are a lot better at it than others. If I’m going to live to be 95 I would much prefer to be healthy, cogent and content. So I want to know the secrets of the healthy and very old.  …

Blake Griffin healthy in time for playoffs. But is he rusty?

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 10: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the game against the Dallas Mavericks on April 10, 2016 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)   LOS ANGELES (AP) Blake Griffin is healthy just in time for the playoffs. The question…