The Cholesterol that kills

By Editorial Staff Want to avoid dying prematurely from cardiovascular disease? One way is to keep your low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the safe range. What’s the problem with LDL? It’s known as the “bad” cholesterol, and it gets that moniker because unlike the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) variety, LDL cholesterol can build up on 

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OFWs hit by HIV up 14%

Returning migrant workers who believe they engaged in high-risk sexual behavior in the past urged to get themselves voluntarily tested A total of 451 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were newly diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from January to June this year, up 14.4 percent compared to the 394 listed in the same six-month 

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Health system fails to provide quality care for seniors

By Ruta Valaitis and Maureen Markle-Reid It’s clear the status quo isn’t meeting the needs of our aging population. So what can be done? Despite having diabetes and arthritis, Verne was a thriving independent 72-year-old who lived at home with his wife when he had a stroke. He had excellent emergency care in the 

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What’s in your child’s lunchbox?

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth Another school year means another chance to send your child off to class with a lunchbox filled with nutritious, concentration-maximizing food. Unfortunately, that’s frequently a chance not taken, particularly with the proliferation of ready-to-go, packaged snacks and so-called “meals” that don’t pass the test in terms of balanced nutrition. Let’s change 

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You don’t want to break a bone when you’re old

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth Hip fractures are well-established as a leading cause of disability and loss of independence in the elderly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the likelihood of suffering a hip fracture increase with age, and more than 300,000 U.S. adults ages 65 and older are hospitalized for hip 

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When carbohydrates kill

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth To eat carbs or not to eat carbs – in the modern diet age, that truly has been one of the major questions. What’s emerging from the quagmire of misinformation and quick-fix diet crazes is that not all carbs are created equal, and that moderation – as is the case with 

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4 Tips for a smooth school year

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth Depending on your local school district, your children have already returned to school or on the verge of doing so. Where did the summer months go? Just when you’d started to relax and unwind, the calendar seemingly flipped forward two months and here you are, back to the proverbial grind. But 

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Say no to migraine medication and yes to natural care

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth If you’ve ever experienced a migraine headache, you know how debilitating it can be. According to the Mayo Clinic, “a migraine headache can cause intense throbbing or pulsing in one area of the head and is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can 

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Too much sleep isn’t healthy, either

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth We’ve run countless articles in To Your Health over the years on the health perils of poor / inadequate sleep. But what could be wrong with too much sleep? According to research, a whole lot when it comes to your health. People who sleep too much – defined by a study 

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Is screen time causing ADHD?

By Editorial Staff We’ve been focusing on screen time and health lately because, well, we’re all spending way too much time in front of our phones, tablets, laptops and televisions; and a growing body of research suggests it’s negatively impacting our health, including a recent study that found teens with high screen time were 

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