Posts tagged: health article


Live Strong and the YMCA


October 1st - July 15th, 2016 8:00am - 1:00pm -


New & Improved Nutrition Facts Label


January 26th, 2017 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has updated the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods and beverages with a fresh design that will make it...

Waco-McLennan County Trended Health Report 2016


October 5th, 2016 - The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District has constructed this report with the objective of creating a tool that local entities can use to further identify...

Texas Healthy Communities Assessment - Phase 2


September 28th, 2016 - The American obesity epidemic has become a national prevention priority. Underserved communities are particularly vulnerable to obesity-related risks because of barriers to engaging in healthy...

Sip Smarter


July 6th, 2016 -

The 10 states with the most smokers


June 20th, 2016 - The smoking rate in the United States has fallen in the last 50 years, dropping from 42.4% in 1965 to 18.0% in 2012. According to the Centers...

Base Quit-Smoking Day on Menstrual Cycle?


June 8th, 2016 - WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Certain weeks of a woman’s menstrual cycle may be better than others for quitting smoking, a small study...

Eating to Death


June 7th, 2016 - Eating to Death: Number of people afflicted with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980. (NaturalNews) The World Health Organization (WHO) recently revealed that the number of adults...

Redefining Healthy: FDA to adjust their definition of "healthy"


June 7th, 2016 - Which is healthier: Pop-Tarts... ...or almonds? Based on the definition of "healthy," the correct answer is pop-tarts!!! The FDA is currently changing the modern definition of healthy. The...

Do I Have Prediabetes?


June 7th, 2016 - What is prediabetes, and do I have it? Prediabetes means a person's blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough yet to...

Sodium and the "Silent Killer"


June 7th, 2016 - A lot of people may be confused about sodium. It’s essential for life but too much can really harm our health.. so how much do...

Get Out and Garden Today!


June 6th, 2016 - It's National Garden Day!  Did you know, gardening is considered moderate to high-intensity exercise? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 330...

Donut Worry - National Donut Day includes healthy recipes too!


June 3rd, 2016 - Today is the 78th Annual National Donut Day! Did you know that this day was created in 1938 by The Salvation Army?? The idea originated...

Americans Urged to Limit Sugar


January 7th, 2016 - Concerned about the cholesterol and fat in your diet? That's so 2015. If you want to stay on the cutting edge of nutrition advice, what you...

Link between e-cigarette flavors and lung disease


December 9th, 2015 - Flavored e-cigarettes may seem like an alternative to smoking, but researchers warn that flavored e-cigarettes may not be worth the unknown long-term risks. Researchers at the Harvard University...

Applebee's to Remove Soda from Kids' Menus


November 30th, 2015 - Applebee’s will become the first family-dining restaurant chain to remove soda from its children’s menus, joining fast-food chains McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, and Dairy Queen.  “Soda and other sugar drinks...

A toddler in Texas diagnosed with type 2 diabetes


September 17th, 2015 - A little girl in Texas had a diet so unhealthy that she developed Type 2 diabetes before her fourth birthday, a doctor who treated her...

Is Your Heart Age Older Than You?


September 2nd, 2015 - Though there are other ways of looking at your risk for having a heart attack or stroke, heart age is an easy way for us...

Has poor dietary advice led to our Diabetes epidemic?


June 5th, 2015 - So many people have been told to cut fat from their diets, to reduce the saturated fats down to almost nothing. That may be a...