Health News You Can Use
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Eat Your Way To A Healthy Weight
Every year (or perhaps even every few months), a new diet appears that’s supposed to be the best and most effective one ever. By this point in time, it seems like we’ve heard it all; eliminate carbs, and the pounds will melt right off; eat greasy bacon and see results; eat cookies and lose weight—the list goes on and on. - Read More
Beware of Your New Year's Resolution
One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions people make every year is to lose weight and get fit. Walk into any gym after January 1 and you’ll be shocked at how crowded the place is.
We’re constantly being told how good exercise is for the body, and hearing about the newest fitness crazes out there that claim to drastically transform your physique. But you likely don’t ever hear that exercise can actually hurt you. - Read More
Help Your Infant Sleep Safely
You fill your bed with blankets, pillows and quilts, making it oh-so-cozy and warm. So, with the best intentions in mind, some parents might do the same thing for their infants’ cribs. However, all of this plush, soft bedding is downright dangerous for an infant. “There's no place for those things in a newborn’s crib… the baby can get tangled in them, they cannot remove or move themselves into a safe position. You just don't need any of that stuff,” said Dr. Steven Shapiro, the chairman of Abington’s Pediatrics Department. - Read More
E-Cigarettes: What You Need To Know
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, seem to be everywhere right now. Their popularity has skyrocketed due to the belief that they can help smokers quit their habit, as well as for the variety of “fun” flavors they come in. But many health professionals are crying foul, saying these devices aren’t as safe as we’ve been led to believe. - Read More