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Cook it Up with Plant-based Oils

Plant-based oils often have larger amounts of healthy fats in the form of monounsaturated (MUFA) and polyunsaturated (PUFA) fatty acids. Like all fats these should be consumed in moderation, however the MUFAs and PUFAs can have significant benefits when they are used to replace saturated fats. Swapping fats may lead read more

Healthy Relationships Lead to Health Benefits

The effect of relationships on a person’s health is a hot topic in today’s world. People look for ways to increase their health and longevity and turn to they love as a solution. Do relationships really play a part in one’s health? Yes, research indicates a correlation between the two. Scientists read more

Thinking of Going Gluten-free?

Hype or Healthy If you already know someone that is following a gluten-free diet, you probably know it can be challenging at first. You must be motivated because you will be reading a lot of labels. Gluten free isn’t as simple as just avoiding wheat or wheat products. Gluten also shows read more

Watch that Backpack Load

Most children rely on backpacks to carry books and supplies to and from school and activities. But a backpack that’s too heavy or doesn’t fit right can cause harm. Children can hurt themselves by using poor posture to carry a heavy bag. They may arch their backs, bend forward, twist, or read more

What Do You Know About Prostate Health?

Prostate cancer and other diseases of the prostate are common. Learning about these diseases can help you recognize problems and seek medical treatment early. Mark each statement true or false. The prostate is located beneath the bladder and consists of glands and ducts embedded in muscle fibers. True or False Prostate cancer read more

Your Child’s Separation Anxiety and School

As the school year approaches, your child may have some anxiety about going to school. This could happen even if your child is not going to school for the first time. The idea of new experiences away from their parents or other loved ones can be quite frightening for children. read more

The Power of Legumes

What is a Legume? Legumes are a class of vegetables that include starchy beans, peas and lentils. Legumes are low in fat, contain no cholesterol and are high in folate, potassium, iron and magnesium. They are also high in fiber and protein. Some examples of legumes are black beans, garbanzo beans, read more

Multivitamins: Who needs them?

There is a time and place for multivitamins, according to Tiffanie Young, a registered dietitian and director of the Centegra Healthy Living Institute. While vitamins do not contain energy, they do play an important role in metabolizing food for energy and acting as facilitators to help use energy correctly. However, read more

How to Be a Well-Informed Health Care User

Taking the time to become a well-informed health care user is a matter of self-protection. The benefits of being an active health care user include better health, more effective health care and lower health costs. It takes time and patience, but the peace of mind is worth it. The following are read more

For Seniors: You Can Beat the Heat

After age 65, your body can't adjust to changes in air temperature — especially heat — as quickly as it did when you were younger. That puts you at risk for heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses. You also may be at greater risk for heat stroke if you have a chronic read more