The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies artificial sweeteners as food additives. The FDA regulates artificial sweeteners and has approved their use in products such as gum, sweets, diet soda, jams, pudding and other foods and beverages.
As of 2013, there are five FDA-approved artificial sweeteners. They are saccharin, aspartame, acesulfame
McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) is working with community organizations to assist residents with health insurance options regarding health care reform. The enrollment deadline is Dec. 23 with coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
Residents can make an appointment with trained in-person counselors online at www.mcdh.info and select a convenient location
The Obama administration announced a one-year delay of online enrollment for small businesses looking to purchase health care coverage for their workers through the federally operated insurance exchanges.
Starting in 2014, the Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP, marketplace will be open to employers with 50 or fewer full-time workers
I am seeing patients this week right before the Thanksgiving holiday and think Optifast must be magic because everyone is checking in with three to five pounds of weight loss over the last five days.
Not a single patient is hungry on the diet, their labs are all rock solid stable
Change your beverages for weight management this holiday season
The holiday season is almost upon us. If your goal is to maintain or lose weight over the next six to eight weeks, being aware of the calorie content of the beverages you are drinking may be a good place to start.
Centegra Health System and the McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) wants you to practice safe food handling during the holiday season. Keeping hot things hot and cold things cold can reduce your risk of a food-borne illness. Other safety tips include:
Thaw frozen meats in the refrigerator (allow one day
The Kaiser Family Foundation launched Nov. 15, 2013 a new Spanish-language consumer resource center to explain how the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as health care reform) may impact individuals and families throughout the United States. The center features a new Spanish-language subsidy calculator, which allows consumers to estimate
Seeking to defuse a growing political furor as millions of Americans receive cancellation notices from health insurers, the Obama administration will not require insurance companies to upgrade existing individual plans to meet the requirements of the federal health care law for 2014.
The announcement comes a day after the administration reported
The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 14 by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting, even for one day, smokers will be taking an important step towards
McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) reminds residents when moving your clocks back one hour, signaling the end of daylight saving time on Sunday, Nov. 3, it’s also a good idea to restock your emergency preparedness kit for missing items or food that may have expired. The American Public Health