April is Stress Awareness Month

You may have heard of national cancer awareness, heart health awareness, or a myriad of months dedicated to helping draw attention to a public health concern. Stress Awareness Month is no different. It is a national effort aimed at informing people about the dangers of stress, successful coping strategies, and harmful misconceptions that are prevalent…

New MyPlate icon helps families plan meals easier

The Federal government’s MyPlate icon was created to help everyday consumers think about eating healthier at dinner time. This icon provides a visual representation of what your dinner plate should look like in the way of protein, vegetables, dairy, fruits and grains.

The Power of Ginger

Ginger is a spice with great health benefits. Ginger is an extremely versatile root that has a pungent spicy taste.

Quick stress Rx

Write the word “breathe” on a sticky note. Put the note where you will see it often; on your computer, dashboard, workstation, cash register, or cell phone. Or program it into a pop-up e-mail or PDA reminder. When you see the note, do this…

Vitamin D and Sunscreen

Now that it’s summer you’re probably ready to lather on the sunscreen. But you may also be wondering about news reports that say sunscreen interferes with the body’s ability to make vitamin D, a nutrient you must have to absorb calcium and build strong bones.

How does what I eat affect my heart?

Your diet can impact the way blood flows through your heart and arteries. Use the tips below to help keep your arteries clear and reduce your risk of heart problems and stroke…