Health News You Can Use
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Is Smoking Hookah Safe?
In recent years, smoking hookah and hookah bars’ popularity has skyrocketed. While hookah use came about centuries ago in ancient Persia and India, their use has recently grown over the past several years in the U.S. among youth and college students.
A study published in Pediatrics found that one in five high school seniors in the U.S. has smoked hookah in the past year. And another study published in Nursing Research discovered that the majority of young adults ages 18 to 30 who smoke hookah think it’s safe.
But is it? - Read More
Health Screenings in the Elderly
If you’re caring for a parent or a loved one, chances are you’ll have to make a lot of difficult decisions. Or, there may be times when a doctor recommends something that you might not understand. For example, your loved one’s physician may say it’s time to stop screening for certain diseases. You may ask “why?” - Read More
Is Sugar Worse for Your Heart than Salt?
We’ve long been told that too much salt is a very bad thing, especially when it comes to our heart health. But recently, studies have come out stating a different white, grainy substance may actually be worse: sugar.
Not so fast, don’t toss out those salt shakers and sugar bowls. Table salt and sugar aren’t the bad guys here. In fact, you actually need them. - Read More