Health Matters

Latest Health Matters

PHILIPPE HUGUEN
AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Easy Steps To Cancer Prevention

There are a number of steps you can take to reduce your chances of developing cancer:

1. Don’t smoke.
2. Eat a nutritious diet, which is plant-based and rich in organic fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products and lean meats that come from animals that are grass-fed. Avoid foods that are loaded with sugar (such as sodas, candy, cookies, pastries, and sugary breakfast cereals) and saturated fats (such as red meat, processed meats, rich dairy products) and trans fat ( such as processed packaged foods including some cookies and crackers).

04/21/2014

(photo credit: Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Attention Men: Important Heart Health Screenings

When it comes to health, there are big differences between men and women, and these differences aren’t just limited to anatomy. Yes, only men are susceptible to conditions like prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction. And, […]

04/14/2014

(Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Pot-smoking Students Do Better Than Cigarette-Smoking Students

Students who smoke marijuana – and refrain from smoking tobacco –achieve higher levels of academic success than their “marginalized” cigarette-smoking peers. A new study published in the Journal of School Health finds that pot-smoking teens outperform students […]

04/14/2014

Rides for the Kids

April Is Autism Awareness Month

Autism is a subject near and dear to our hearts here at Jack. We’ve teamed with the Puget Sound Chapter of AutismSpeaks to get the word out about early diagnosis and the plethora of resources […]

03/31/2014

(photo credit: RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/gE)

The Affordable Care Act – Sign Up Deadline Is March 31

The ACA enrollment deadline is March 31st and you’re not alone if you’re still trying to make sense of it all. The fact is, without a health plan, you will pay the price in more […]

03/14/2014

(ERIC CABANIS - AFP - GETTY IMAGES)

Researchers Develop Blood Test For Risk Of Alzheimer’s

Researchers from Georgetown University say they have developed a blood test that can predict if a healthy person will develop Alzheimer’s disease or mild dementia. The study claims that the blood test “can predict with […]

03/10/2014

(Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Researchers Link Heading In Soccer to Degenerative Brain Disease

Researchers have linked soccer and brain disease. They say a move that many kids do on the field could contribute to lasting injuries. CTE is a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated blows to the […]

03/10/2014

(By: Orlando
Hulton Archive - Getty Images)

Do You Know The Warning Signs Of Huffing?

Aria Doherty, 13, was a straight A student. On Monday evening, her sister found her dead in her bedroom — by her side, a can of aerosol keyboard cleaner. Doherty was apparently killed by an overdose […]

03/10/2014

Stock Photo of Perfume by  Ben A. Pruchnie
Getty Images Entertainment

Perfume: Don’t Buy The Fake Cheap Stuff

Whether you’re buying a romantic gift for your loved one, or just improving your personal scent, experts say to be careful where you buy your perfume. A sweet smell turned sour for Carol Goldich. She […]

02/23/2014

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 300 other followers