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Hepatitis C News Update

Week Ending January 18, 2022

“Hep ElimiNATION” to Assess and Guide U.S. Efforts to End Hepatitis
“In January 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan for the United States: A Roadmap to Elimination 2021–2025, which spelled out five main goals for the next five years. So did the United States make any progress last year? How can we gauge whether we’re on track to end viral hepatitis? A new partnership between researchers and advocates titled Hep ElimiNATION aims to assess exactly that as well as offer guidance.”

Starting Hepatitis C Treatment at Time of Diagnosis Leads to High Cure Rate
“People with hepatitis C who start direct-acting antiviral treatment when and where they are diagnosed had a high likelihood of achieving a cure, according to study results presented at the 2021 AASLD Liver Meeting. By eliminating the need to navigate the medical system, this model could be a good option for marginalized populations, including people experiencing homelessness and people who inject drugs.”

Animation Aims to Educate on Hepatitis C
“Test!Treat!Cure! features infectious disease physician Dr. MarkAlain Déry and community health expert Dr. Eric Griggs in a 2Tone musical animation. The video uses the upbeat sounds of ska to educate viewers on reducing risks of liver cancer by testing for hepatitis C.”

Racial, ethnic disparities in patients with HCC reveal need to reduce barriers to care
“Among patients newly diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma, there are significant racial and ethnic differences in barriers to care, according to survey results published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.”

A minimal monitoring approach for the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection (ACTG A5360 [MINMON]): a phase 4, open-label, single-arm trial
“Despite widespread availability of direct-acting antivirals including generic formulations, limited progress has been made in the global adoption of hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment. Barriers to treatment scale-up include availability and access to diagnostic and monitoring tests, health-care infrastructure, and requirement for frequent visits during treatment.”

Long-Term Prescription Opioid Use Linked to Higher Risk of Hepatitis C
“Prescription opioid use is associated with a significant risk of hepatitis C virus (HCV) seroconversion, according to new research. A team, led by James Wilton, MPH, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, assessed the link between medically dispensed long-term prescription opioid therapy for noncancer pain and HCV seroconversion among individuals who were initially injection drug use-naïve.”

Can Non-Invasive Medical Devices Help Halt Liver Disease?
“A silent liver disease epidemic is sweeping the country and the world through a rise in chronic liver diseases, such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its more severe form non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). NASH can lead to advanced fibrosis and liver cancer, liver transplantation, and increased risk of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality, while NAFLD is one of the most common causes of liver disease in the United States. Experts state that about 24% of U.S. adults have NAFLD and about 1.5% to 6.5% of U.S. adults have NASH.”

Integrating Predictive Models Into Care: Facilitating Informed Decision-Making and Communicating Equity Issues
“As predictive models proliferate, providers and decision makers require accessible information to guide their use. Preventing and combating bias must also be priorities in model development and in communication with providers and decision makers.”

My Choices News Update

Week Ending January 18, 2022

Licorice And Slippery Elm Tea Are Best For A Sore Throat
“Although you can get a cold throughout the year, most people have a higher risk of the common cold in the winter and spring months.1 One of the most common symptoms is a sore throat. The Guardian characterizes the common cold as having “the twin distinction of being both the world’s most widespread infectious disease and one of the most elusive.”2”

Eat Better to Sleep Better: The Surprising Connection (Both Positive and Negative) Between Diet and Sleep, Backed by Considerable Science
“Research shows sleep and food are inextricably intertwined: If you don’t get enough sleep, your diet suffers. And vice versa.”

How To Jump The 6 Biggest Hurdles Of New Fitness Goals
“Beginning a fitness journey is pretty easy: You invest in some workout gear, you sign up for a program or a gym, you do a workout or two. Continuing on that path is the tricky bit—but the good news is there are plenty of strategies to help you succeed.”

What to know about holy basil
“Holy basil is an herb from the basil family. It has several possible health benefits and is significant in some forms of traditional medicine.”

A Way Out of Seasonal Depression
“There is a reason why so many holidays occur during the fall and winter months. For many, these light-filled festivities serve as a symbol of hope, something to look forward to when darkening days threaten to bring a bout of seasonal depression.”

More Olive Oil May Bring Longer Life
“Folks who consume more than 1/2 a tablespoon of olive oil a day are less likely to die from heart disease, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s or lung disease when compared to people who consume less of this healthy fat, a new study finds.”

Scientists Work Out How Exercise Saves Your Brain
“Exercise helps you stay fit, hale and hearty, and researchers say it may also help you stave off dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Now they have a better understanding of the hidden benefits that aid the brain.”

The benefits of Acupuncture
“Many people are turning to other ways to reduce stress in their lives. West Knox Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine offer many services to decrease pain emotionally and physically. One of which is acupuncture, a practice that has been used for thousands of years.”

The Last Word: Do You Really Need to Take 10,000 Steps a Day?
“The goal of reaching 10,000 steps per day has inspired countless movement challenges and remains the default setting on many fitness trackers. Maybe hitting that step goal, which is equivalent to about 5 miles, is part of your own wellness routine.”

What Is Integrative Therapy?
“Integrative therapy is a theoretical school of thought in the field of psychology that helps to shape the approaches some psychologists, therapists, and other mental health professionals use in practice. It is also referred to as integrative psychotherapy or psychotherapy integration.1”

Vitamin D supplements, heart health, and cancer risk
“Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which improves bone strength. Among other roles, it also contributes to the functioning of muscles, nerves, and the immune system.”

Making This Food Swap Could Lengthen Your Life, New Study Suggests
“There are lots of benefits to cutting back on meat in favor of eating more plant-based products. Doing so could protect your brain, help your skin, and boost your energy levels. Now, new research suggests that swapping out the calories you get from animal-based proteins for the same amount from plant-based proteins could help you live longer and lower your risk of dying from heart disease.”

6 Things To Know When Selecting a Complementary Health Practitioner
“If you’re looking for a complementary health practitioner to help treat a medical problem, it is important to be as careful and thorough in your search as you are when looking for conventional care.”

Hepatitis C News Update

Week Ending January 10, 2022

Exploring hepatitis C virus testing and treatment engagement over time in Melbourne, Australia: a study protocol for a longitudinal cohort study (EC-Experience Cohort study)
“The advent of direct acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C virus (HCV) means the elimination of HCV is possible but requires sustained effort to achieve. Between 2016 and 2019, 44% of those living with HCV were treated in Australia. However, treatment uptake has declined significantly.”

Syringe programs help stop disease — and save Delaware lives and money | Opinion
“2021 was been tough and unforgiving. Almost everyone has a survival story to share. Some are not so lucky — lives lost to COVID-19, suicide, and substance abuse are all part of our current reality. The pandemic brings related stress and fear that we all must manage. For us at Brandywine Counseling and Community Services, we help others navigate this additional stress while they battle their addictions.”

The contribution of unstable housing to HIV and hepatitis C virus transmission among people who inject drugs globally, regionally, and at country level: a modelling study
“A considerable proportion of people who inject drugs are unstably housed. Although unstable housing is associated with HIV and HCV infection among people who inject drugs, its contribution to transmission is unknown. We estimated the global and national proportions of incident HIV and HCV infections among people who inject drugs attributed to housing instability from 2020 to 2029.”

How New York City Plans to End Viral Hepatitis by 2030
“More than 300,000 people in New York City are living with hepatitis C or hepatitis B (or both), according to 2017 estimates. But a new strategy released by city health officials may help drastically reduce that figure. Last week, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) released the Plan to Eliminate Viral Hepatitis as a Major Public Health Threat in New York City by 2030.”

Microwave ablation performed to treat liver cancer
“The treatment, microwave ablation of the tumor, uses microwave energy (same energy used in microwave oven) to destroy the cancer. It was delivered through a needle inserted into the tumor. The entire duration of the treatment was 30 minutes and the patient was discharged in two days.”

My Choices News Update

Week Ending January 10, 2022

Research shows myriad benefits of exercise. So why don’t we move more?
“When Jennifer Heisz talks about the health benefits of exercise, you can take her word on it. Not only is Heisz a Canada Research Chair and the associate director of McMaster University’s Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE), she’s also a triathlete who learned firsthand the value of physical activity.”

The psychology of sticking to your goals
“What’s on your list of New Year’s resolutions? Do you want to spend less and save more? Do you plan to get in shape? Lose some weight? Read more books? Stay in better touch with loved ones? Eat healthier? Work more? Relax more? “

Even 1 small change can lead to healthier eating. Here are 6 to consider.
“From the blitz of ads to the guilt-laden chatter among friends, you can’t escape them. While most diets have been rebranded as “lifestyle” plans, scratch their veneer and you get the same strict rules and body shaming.”

INTEGRATIVE SERVICES SUCH AS NUTRITION COUNSELING BOOST CANCER PATIENT SURVIVAL, STUDY FINDS
“Access to integrative healthcare services such as exercise counseling increases a breast cancer patient’s odds of survival, a recent study indicates.”

Impact of Chronic Loneliness Similar to “Smoking a Half-Pack of Cigarettes a Day for Many Years”
“A stroke four years ago turned 74-year-old David Walker’s life upside down, leaving the affable Navy veteran with vision trouble and paralysis in one leg. Except for occasional visits from a caregiver, Walker is mostly alone and confined to his San Francisco studio apartment.”

Consider putting a dietitian on your health care team
“As every January comes and goes, so do millions of people’s New Year’s resolutions to lose weight or improve their diet. We always caution folks not to resolve to simply shed pounds but instead to focus on making broader lifestyle changes, like getting outside more or eating more colorful, healthful food. These modest measures can have outsized impacts.“

4 Expert-Approved Tips To Be More Empowered In Your Health In 2022
“In order to make the best health care choices for yourself, it’s important to feel empowered in a doctor’s office setting. As researcher and medical decision-making expert Talya Miron-Shatz, Ph.D., declares on the mindbodygreen podcast: “You have vital information about your symptoms, about how you feel, about what you’ve been doing,” says Miron-Shatz. “And someone should listen to you.”

Migraine: Self-stimulating acupressure points to relieve an attack
“Acupressure is a type of complementary therapy that may help improve symptoms of migraine in some people. This technique is similar to acupuncture in that it involves stimulating distinct pressure points on different parts of the body. Migraine is a neurological disorder that causes moderate to severe head pain and other symptoms. For some people, this condition has serious consequences.”

Is Vitamin D Deficiency Associated With Higher Oxidative Stress?
“A new study published in Cureus reveals that vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased levels of oxidative stress. This novel research finding points to healthy vitamin D levels (i.e., addressing vitamin D deficiency) as a method to strike healthy antioxidant versus oxidant balance, aka homeostasis.”

Hepatitis C News Update

Week Ending January 3, 2022

“Know your status, so you can enjoy life” – Rick Kann gives test results with comfort
“Originally, Kann was looking for a way to meet new people when he became a volunteer, but said when he saw the kind of work being done at The Center it awakened a drive in him to help people. So, after retiring from a 30-year career in public education, Kann started volunteering more of his time.”

Study examines the relationship between syringe services programs and law enforcement in the state of Colorado
“Syringe Services Programs (SSPs) reduce the transmission of infectious diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C through the distribution of sterile needles to people who inject drugs. These programs also provide additional health services such as overdose prevention education, HIV and Hep-C testing, and naloxone provisions.”

Know the warning signs of liver cirrhosis
“Cirrhosis is a form of severe liver disease and happens because of multiple causes. It causes scarring that slowly replaces healthy tissue. Eventually, this blocks blood flow and makes it harder for your liver to do its job.”

Adults on probation disproportionately impacted by hepatitis C
“Compared with the general population, adults on probation are disproportionately impacted by hepatitis C, but they rarely receive care, complete treatment or achieve viral suppression, according to a study.”

Health Department and Community Partners Release Plan to Eliminate Viral Hepatitis in New York City by 2030
“Plan sets forth strategies to reduce new hepatitis C infections by 90%, premature deaths among people with chronic hepatitis B and chronic hepatitis C by 65%, and health inequities related to viral hepatitis”

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My Choices News Update

Week Ending January 3, 2022

How Melatonin Can Help Your Sleep (And 4 Things To Do If It Doesn’t)
“There’s nothing more frustrating than tossing and turning at night, desperate to get a good night’s sleep. That’s where melatonin may come in handy.”

3 ways to stay active and keep your mind in shape
“Aging brings about many changes. Beyond graying hair and wrinkles, your brain is also changing as you grow older and wiser. According to McKnight Brain Research Foundation, 87% of people 65 and older experience cognitive changes associated with normal aging. The good news is that these changes don’t have to be a normal passage of aging. You may find that you can combat some cognitive decline through exercise.”

Fish Oil Thins Your Blood: True Or False? A Nutrition Scientist Explains
“When discussing fish oil myths, a few common misconceptions tend to creep up in conversation: Fish oil supplements taste fishy (not if it’s high-quality!); fish oil makes you burp (it shouldn’t!); and you only need 500 milligrams of EPA + DHA per day.”

Ready for a Mental Health Workout?
“There are thousands of health clubs and gyms to help get physically fit. Yet, where do you go to improve your mental and emotional fitness?”

Survival odds higher for breast cancer patients with access to integrative therapies
“Breast cancer patients treated at hospitals and health systems that educate patients and provide integrative health services have a better chance of survival compared to those treated at institutions with few of these resources, according to a new study published in the Journal of Oncology.”

Fitness May Matter More Than Weight Loss for Health and Longevity
“Numbers are easier. That may be why a person’s weight — and the desire of millions of people to lose weight — is the first topic under discussion when it comes to health and longevity.”

Science Reveals How Red Meat Harms the Heart
“Red-meat lovers may raise their risk of heart disease through a chain of events that plays out in the gut, a new study suggests.”

This One Underrated New Year’s Resolution Is Actually Good For Your Brain
“It’s one of the most common New Year’s resolutions of them all: This year, I will become more organized. You invest in a planner (maybe it’s even color-coded), you wrangle your email until you hit inbox zero (a dream, truly), you organize your closet until it’s spick and span, nary a stray scarf in sight.”

6 Types of Healthy Tea You Ought to Brew, According to Tea Connoisseurs
“When the weather outside is cold and gray the there’s hardly anything more comforting than a warm cup of tea. Whether you like to cozy up with the robust, citrusy tones of an Earl Grey, the sweet, floral aroma of jasmine tea or whatever your favorite brew is there’s just something about sipping tea that feeds the soul.”

The Smartest Tips We Learned About Eating for Brain Health in 2021
“Here’s some food for thought: The brain’s functioning greatly depends on what kind of nutrition you feed it. So, eating a rich supply of vitamins and minerals, protein, heart-healthy fats, and fiber is the best way to make sure your cognitive health is optimal.”

Maintaining Mental Health Is Crucial: 6 Science-Backed Ways To Do It
“At the end of each year, we all get a glimpse into how the world has been thinking with Google’s Year in Search recap. And in 2021, along with less consequential queries like how to move with plants and what is retrograde, the question of how to maintain mental health was on people’s minds and search fields more than ever before.”

How different vitamins affect the body
“At the dawn of a new year, it’s not uncommon for people take inventory of their personal health and strive to make positive changes. Being more conscientious of the foods they put into their bodies is a start, but some individuals may wonder if supplementation can help them go one step further.”

The Benefits of Exercise for Anxiety
“As we embark on a new year, many of us use to this time to reflect on our daily habits and explore ways to improve them. It should come as no surprise that the most popular New Year’s resolution is doing more exercise or improving one’s fitness.”

My Choices News

Week Ending December 27, 2021

Surprising Things That Affect Your Balance
“Feel a little wobbly sometimes? Sneaky, age-related balance changes start in midlife — earlier than medical experts used to think, recent research shows. That can mean grabbing stair railings more often, feeling less confident on a rocky walking trail or uneven sidewalk, and even boosting risk for a dangerous tumble. Fight back with strategies that fine-tune your sense of balance from head to toes.”

12 Tips for Mindful Eating During the Holidays
“Ah, the holiday season. A time of year when indulgence abounds. Along with parties, gifts, and decorations, the festive season tends to be associated with food, and it can be easy to get so caught up in celebratory feasts and nostalgic treats that we lose track of regular, balanced meals and the other healthy eating habits that serve us so well the rest of the year.”

Supplements: Many Cancer Patients Think They’ll Help, But Experts Urge Caution
“Many cancer patients take dietary supplements in hopes of keeping their disease at bay, but British researchers say there’s little evidence it will pay off.”

What Are the Benefits of Sea Moss?
“A famous animated crab once sang, “The seaweed is always greener in somebody else’s lake.” But you don’t have to be a musically gifted crustacean to reap the benefits of sea moss — which offers a bevy of potential health benefits.”

The One Surprising Thing This MD Wants You To Focus On For Immunity
“Nutritious diets, regular exercise, good-quality sleep—all of these habits can help bolster your immune strength as we head into the holiday season. But because we could all use a little extra help right now, we connected with allergist and immunologist Heather Moday, M.D., to get her most up-to-date tips for supporting your immune response.”

Mounting Evidence Backs Massage Therapy’s Reduction in Postoperative Pain
“With growing amounts of data showing the benefits of hospital-based massage therapy (HBMT), complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) professionals are recommending increased use of the integrative health practice in hospital settings to treat patients’ postsurgical pain, as well as anxiety, stress and insomnia related to their hospital stay.”

Everything You Need To Know About Antioxidants
“Antioxidants are one of those things you hear a lot about. Whether it’s from a healthcare provider or in advertising, there’s no getting around all the chatter about antioxidants and how important they are.”

Here’s How Much Exercise Works Best For Controlling Your Blood Pressure
“When it comes to exercise for heart health, you don’t want to peak too early in life. Recent research suggests that if you want to protect yourself against high blood pressure as you age, you need to play the long game and keep your exercise levels up through middle age.”

What Are Omega-3s, Actually? Here’s The Lowdown On These Healthy Fats
“Even during the days of low-fat everything, one specific type of fat maintained its “good for you” status: omega-3s. And though nutrition science and health trends have since brought all sorts of dietary fats back into the mainstream’s good graces, omega-3s still deserve some extra attention.”

There Are So Many Health Studies on Coffee. Which One Should You Trust?
“There’s no shortage of studies that make contradictory claims on coffee’s health benefits and risks.”

Hepatitis C News

Week Ending December 27, 2021

High cost of treatment, lack of drugs bane of Hepatitis patients
https://www.graphic.com.gh/news/general-news/high-cost-of-treatment-lack-of-drugs-bane-of-hepatitis-patients.html
“More than half of people with Hepatitis B in the country do not receive treatment due to the high cost of drugs and their non-availability at public health facilities.”

New research could open up a new era of antiviral therapies
“Researchers have proposed a novel antiviral strategy which repurposes and misdirects how a virus assembles.”

People with serious mental illness ‘priority group’ for HCV screening
“Individuals with serious mental illness had high hepatitis C virus prevalence, according to results of a systematic review and meta-analysis published in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.”

You Know of Hepatitis A, B and C. Here’s HUC: Hepatitis of Unknown Cause
“Most everyone has heard of hepatitis A, B and C viruses (HAV, HBV and HCV). But sometimes the cause of the hepatitis remains mysterious. Health experts refer to such cases as hepatitis of unknown cause (HUC).”

‘Almost like you’re a detective’: Clinicians explain how they got Hooked on ID
“For years, we have been asking you to tell us why you chose a career in infectious diseases, a specialty whose importance has hardly been more apparent. We continue to be captivated by the stories you tell.”

5 Fruits that will help you cleanse the liver, know them and add them to your daily diet
“The liver is one of the largest organs within body, being also one of the most important that we have. This is in charge of helping the body digest the food, store energy and eliminate toxins, precisely for this reason, you must take care of it too much and, much of it, also goes with the part of having a healthy and balanced diet.”

HCC Prevention Should Be Targeted to Patients With Moderate Fibrosis
“The majority of cases of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) unrelated to hepatitis or cirrhosis occur in individuals with an intermediate degree of fibrosis. Efforts to tackle risk factors, such as obesity, diabetes, unhealthy alcohol use, and smoking, might be best targeted to those with an intermediate level of hepatic fibrosis as indicated by FIB-4.”

Hepatitis C News

Week Ending December 20, 2021

Virginia Medicaid is removing its final barrier to treatment for hepatitis C
“Beginning in January, Virginia Medicaid will eliminate its final restriction to the treatment of hepatitis C — the need for providers to receive prior authorization for the medication.”

Need for Liver Transplants Due to Alcohol Use Spiked During COVID-19 Pandemic
“Liver transplants and waiting list registrations due to alcohol-related liver disease (ALD) increased during the COVID-19 pandemic in association with a rise in retail alcohol sales, according to study results published in JAMA Network Open.”

HCV Treatment Declined Nearly Twofold Between 2015 and 2020
“The number of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the US who initiated treatment with direct-acting antiviral agents (DAA) declined between 2015 and 2020, according to data from the CDC presented at the 2021 American Association of the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) meeting.”

Free Access to Antivirals for Hep C Reduces Mortality Rate
“Providing hepatitis C patients with free access to new antiviral medicines drastically reduces the risk for death, according to a study carried out by a team of researchers from the National School of Public Health at Carlos III Institute of Health.”

Who Is at Risk for Liver Cancer After Hepatitis C Treatment?
“Some people with liver cirrhosis remain at risk for developing liver cancer even after hepatitis C treatment, according to study results presented at the AASLD Liver Meeting. Unsuccessful treatment that did not lead to a cure is the biggest risk factor. A related study found that among people who were cured, risk factors differ for people with and without cirrhosis.”

Increased HCV diagnosis, treatment necessary to hit WHO elimination targets
“The prevalence of hepatitis C infections has declined globally, but countries must scale up rates of diagnosis and treatment to achieve the WHO targets to eliminate HCV by 2030, according to new data.”

Fingerstick testing increased HCV screening in people who use drugs
“Onsite screening with a fingerstick assay at addiction treatment centers increased diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C among people who use drugs, researchers reported.”

My Choices News

Week Ending December 20, 2021

How Can You Increase Your Red Blood Cells?
“Your red blood cells circulate within your blood vessels to deliver oxygen to all of your body’s tissues and organs and to carry carbon dioxide from your cells to your lungs. Oxygen is vital for the energy and survival of every cell in your body.”

How Lavender Can Improve Your Health
“Best known for its fragrant purple blossoms, lavender is a perennial plant (regrows every year) that’s also known for its health benefits.”

Thinking About Using Ear Seeds? What You Should Know
“Ear seeds are everywhere these days. And though the name may call to mind visions of flowering plants sprouting from your earlobes, they’re actually a form of acupressure, which targets acupuncture points without using needles.”

6 Possible Health Benefits of Deep Breathing
“When it comes to improving our health, many of us focus on areas we can easily quantify and track, such as how many carbs or calories we consume or how many times we exercise each week.”

The Expansion Toward Integrative Wellness Approaches in MS Care
“For years, the conversations surrounding care for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) mainly centered around drug development and the optimization of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs). There are now more than a dozen DMTs approved for MS, administered in various forms such as tablets, injections, or infusions. Although, as clinicians have learned, the management of these patients extends past treating solely the relapses.”

Natural Mood Stabilizers
“Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that involves fluctuations between two extremes, manic episodes and depressive episodes.1 Cyclothymia is a bipolar disorder with frequent shifts in mood but less severe symptoms. Medications prescribed to treat mood disorders such as bipolar disorder and cyclothymic disorder are called mood stabilizers.”

How Anxiety Affects Nutrient Absorption, From A Nutrition Expert
“I’m on the coast of Mexico with my husband celebrating our anniversary. The weather is ideal. The beaches are pristine and beautiful. And then there’s the food. Fresh, juicy papaya. Rich, creamy guacamole. Ginger-lime juice.”

New guidelines for heart-healthy eating
“News-Medical talks to Dr. Alice Lichtenstein about the American Heart Association’s latest guidelines for a heart-healthy diet, and how they can be applied across different lifestyles.”

Which Of The 4 Immunotypes Do You Have? An Immunologist Breaks It Down
“Did you know your immune system has its own identity? It’s true: According to allergist and immunologist Heather Moday, M.D., author of The Immunotype Breakthrough, four common “immunotypes” can help you understand your own body’s needs, so you can create a unique plan to develop a stronger, healthier immune response. After all, two people with different immuno-identities may have totally different reactions to the same trigger.”

6 Root Vegetables You’re Not Eating (But Should Be)
“It’s not news that vegetables are good for your health, and that most of us could stand to eat more. Only 10 percent of Americans get the recommended 2 to 3 servings a day, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”

Essential nutrients your body needs for building bone
“Many nutrients play a role in bone health, such as calcium, vitamin D, protein, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium. If you eat a healthy diet (with lots of fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, and lean proteins), you’ll get enough of most nutrients needed to keep your bones healthy and functioning well.”

How to Calm Down: Ways to Relax Your Body and Mind
“It can be difficult to calm your body and mind when you’re angry, anxious, or stressed. Yet, there are many techniques you can try to help you calm yourself. From deep breathing to muscle relaxation, there are many tools you can utilize to help yourself calm down, both mentally and physically.”

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