April 15-21, 2015 - Original Health Articles

Diabetes-Friendly Movie Snacks

There’s no reason to feel left out when everyone else is chowing down at the movie theater! Miami-based Marina Chaparro, MPH, RDN CDE, LD, diabetes educator and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, shares her tips for enjoying a snack at the movies: 1.

6 Tips for Coping With a Bad Day

A bad day. Everyone has them. You know, the kind where you rip your stockings, spill coffee on your pants, and then get stuck in a traffic jam … While you may not be able to avoid such an ill-fated chain of events, you can control how you respond to such situations, and employ these easy strategies to help keep your stress levels in check.

Colon Cancer Screening: A Life-Saving Step

If you’re 50 or older and you’ve been neglecting a colon cancer screening, you could be putting your life in danger. The American Cancer Society recommends that adults age 50 and above have a colon and rectal (often referred to as colorectal) cancer screening every five to 10 years, depending on the testing method used; people at high risk of these cancers should be screened more frequently.

Driven to Distraction: The Dangers Of Inattentive Driving

Distracted driving is practically an epidemic these days. Texting, talking on the phone, eating, drinking, and even keeping an eye on the GPS all can make drivers lose focus, take their eyes off the wheel, and wind up in devastating car crashes. When a driver sends or receives a text, for instance, they are taking their eyes off the road for 4.

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