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No Diet Suits All| Why You Need to Optimize Nutrition as You Age, Expert Talks

Today let’s pause to understand what healthy eating looks like for a woman. Literally. What should we be feeding our bodies so that we can enjoy good health throughout the changing stages of our lives? Whether you’re a student attending online classes or a corporate honcho working from home these days; a homemaker who never … Read more

New Florida Department of Health guidance says Covid-19 vaccine ‘may not benefit’ healthy 5- to 17-year-olds

“Based on currently available data, healthy children aged 5 to 17 may not benefit from receiving the currently available COVID-19 vaccine. The Department recommends that children with underlying conditions are the best candidates for the COVID-19 vaccine,” it says. “Parents are encouraged to discuss the risks and benefits with their children’s health care practitioners when … Read more

Mental health issues top list of concerns in Fredericksburg region | Local News

More than half the people participating in the 2022 Community Health Assessment rated mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, stress and suicide, as the most important health issue facing the region. Second on the list was COVID-19 followed by alcohol, drug and opiate abuse. “The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how destructive it is when our … Read more

Guiding Stars Nutrition Guidance Program Launches Enhancement to Help Shoppers Make Better … | News

PORTLAND, Maine, March 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Guiding Stars nutrition guidance program has announced an exciting enhancement to its algorithm, the formula it uses to assign stars to foods and beverages. Drink options that are calorie free, like water and seltzer, are now eligible to earn stars, enabling customers to make better choices … Read more

Gene-Edited Beef Cattle Get Regulatory Clearance in US | Health News

By CANDICE CHOI, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — US regulators on Monday cleared the way for the sale of beef from gene-edited cattle in coming years after the Food and Drug Administration concluded the animals do not raise any safety concerns. The cattle by Recombinetics are the third genetically altered animals given the green … Read more

Five questions with HMG’s Dr. Charles Bolick | Health Care

Dr. Charles Bolick realized he wanted to practice in primary care after spending four years working in emergency medicine at the University of Iowa. Originally from Western North Carolina, Bolick decided when he left emergency medicine he wanted to be somewhere closer to home and joined a small practice off of Blountville Highway. Eventually, that … Read more

Saskatchewan’s Sweet Nutrition quadruples sales, lands deal with 7-Eleven

A couple Saskatchewan guys grew up playing hockey against each other before deciding to create a healthy alternative snack company. Saskatoon resident and Sweet Nutrition co-founder and vice president, Austin Calladine and Regina born co-founder and CEO Casey Parker, decided to start their own company after noticing the demand for healthy snacks. Sweet Nutrition was … Read more

Tune in to your teen’s nutrition | Health

There are certain times in the life cycle that human growth is accelerated. The teen years are one of those periods. Proper nutrition is essential to maintain optimal growth and development. As a mom to three boys, I had my share of worries that between the fast food with friends and newfound independence, that they … Read more

Coronavirus: As BA.2 subvariant of Omicron rises, lab studies point to signs of incision

And like Omicron, it appears to largely escape the immunity created by vaccines. A booster shot restores protection, making illness after infection about 74% less likely. BA.2 is also resistant to some treatments, including sotrovimab, the monoclonal antibody that’s currently being used against Omicron. The findings were posted Wednesday as a preprint study on the … Read more

Social Determinants of Health and COVID-19 Mortality

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected racial and ethnic minorities. While this unfortunately aligns with health inequities that have historically plagued these populations, one study sought to understand how structural factors are correlated with COVID-19 mortality across racial and ethnic groups. The investigators wrote, “Evidence shows that social determinants of health (SDOH), the structural conditions … Read more