A Bit More Healthy Archive October 2010

Nutrition Labels: Not Just Confusing, They’re Deceptive

Nutrition Labels: Not Just Confusing, They’re Deceptive

What most people consider to be a single-serving bottle of soda has 2.5 times the calories reported on nutrition label.

NUTRITION Fighting a craving for less nutritional snack food, I found myself comparing bags of pretzels. The store brand had 450 grams of sodium per serving. For half a buck more, a national brand boasted 300 grams. I was nearly persuaded to choose the "healthier" option before asking.

Erythropoietin Improves Mental Health

Erythropoietin Improves Mental Health

A drop in oxygen supply triggers the kidney and bone marrow to increase production of red blood cells.

HEALTH A protein called erythropoietin (Epo), primarily produced by the kidney and liver, helps stimulate red blood cell (RBC) volume at the rate of 2.4 million RBCs per second. Between 1983 and 1985, commercial production of Epo was introduced, using recombinant DNA technology.

Breast Health: 8 Things Every Woman Needs To Know

Breast Health: 8 Things Every Woman Needs To Know

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

By Ricky Balboa

HEALTH I always advocate self-care as the first step in preventing and treating health challenges. When it comes to breast health, the importance of self-care is a message I can't share often enough.

Health Tips For Men Over 50

Health Tips For Men Over 50

Men over the age of 50 are still active and in their prime.

By Noella Briggins

HEALTH To maintain and prevent the onset of illness and ailments, men should consider these tips once they reach this age…

More Efficient Metabolism

More Efficient Metabolism

You don't have to resign yourself to acceptance of the middle-age spread.

FITNESS Simple fact: Muscle tissue increases metabolism, which in turn reduces fat storage. As we grow older, we lose muscle mass, combined with a less active lifestyle, this slows metabolism. Don't accept defeat. You can take control and reverse the process.

Bioengineered Skin Substitute

Bioengineered Skin Substitute

FDA-approved Dermagraft helps achieve rapid closure of lower-extremity ulcers.

HEALTH When my mother had a foot ulcer, I recall regular visits to the wound-care specialist. He would clean and dress the ulcer in an effort to accelerate healing. For the most part, it appeared he was monitoring progress until the body's own regenerative capabilities repaired the wound.

Do Mathematics Reveal a Designer?

Do Mathematics Reveal a Designer?

From within human DNA to the vast universe, there is organized design and power.

LIFE "Raise your eyes high up and see. Who has created these things? It is the One who is bringing forth the army of them even by number, all of whom he calls even by name. Due to the abundance of dynamic energy, he also being vigorous in power, not one of them is missing.

Tweep Gets Free Anatomy Poster Each Day* In October

Tweep Gets Free Anatomy Poster Each Day* In October

Twitter Follower Appreciation Month

SOCIAL MEDIA At ClinicalPosters.com, we're doing something special for our loyal tweeps (Twitter followers). Each day during October, the third Twitter follower to purchase a laminated Tri-Poster Set online receives a free anatomy poster.

Feed Your Baby Healthfully

Feed Your Baby Healthfully

Once your child is beyond breastfeeding, what's for dinner?

By Melissa Deschamps

NUTRITION Baby feeding can be quite challenging, especially for first time parents. There are an awful lot of considerations to contemplate before you can start to feed your child.

Living Through Fatality

Living Through Fatality

Confessions of a neglected "heart attack" sufferer.

HEALTH Jocularity was suddenly interrupted by intense pain. No longer able to stand, I immediately tried to lay down on the sofa but slid onto the floor in an effort to get as low and, if possible, far away from what appeared to be a heavy weight pressing on my chest.