More Exercise = Better Grades?

By Editorial Staff With elections right around the corner, education is front and center as one of the perennial issues on the minds of voters nationwide. After all, whether you’re a Republican, a Democrat or any other political affiliation, if you’re a parent, one thing is certain: You want your children to have the 

Posted 5 months ago by


Breastfeeding could save your life

By Editorial Staff eyond providing an infant with ideal nutrition to grow, breastfeeding provides numerous other health benefits to the child including a reduced risk of asthma and allergies, a stronger immune system, and even higher IQ scores in later childhood. Breastfeeding also benefits the mother, helping lose pregnancy weight, lowering the risk of 

Posted 5 months ago by


The right amount of sleep for a healthy heart

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth Sleeping fewer or more than seven hours a night? We don’t just mean what time you hit the sheets and what time you rise and shine; we mean overall hours spent sleeping, not tossing and turning. If you’re consistently getting fewer or more than seven hours, you could be making your 

Posted 6 months ago by


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 

Posted 6 months ago by


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 

Posted 6 months ago by


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 

Posted 6 months ago by


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 

Posted 6 months ago by


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 

Posted 6 months ago by


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 

Posted 6 months ago by


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 

Posted 7 months ago by