Posts By: Melody Kitchen

Have another cup of coffee!

Today is National Coffee Day! The advantages of coffee have long been researched. As you appreciate your cup of joe, delight in these added benefits: A study presented in April 2014 at the annual meeting of the American Association of Cancer Researchers, suggested that people who drank at least a cup of coffee a day…
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Fruit and veggies matter

Study after study confirms that including more fruits and vegetables in your diet, has a positive impact on your health. A 2013 report from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity stated that American adults consume fruit 1.1 times per day and vegetables about 1.6…
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Facts about enterovirus

Across the country, an increasing number of children are being hospitalized for respiratory illnesses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has suggested that health care providers consider testing for enterovirus D68 in young children with severe respiratory illness. According to the CDC’s website, not everyone who gets enterovirus will get sick, but children and…
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What should we be eating? A nutritionist explains.

From day to day it can be confusing to navigate the aisles of the grocery store, or the menu of the restaurant closest to your office. You may not know what’s healthy or if it fits into your current diet. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at a…
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Challenge accepted: Learn more about ALS

Ice bucket challenges have been happening across the country. Maybe you’ve been challenged by a friend or relative. But how much do you know about ALS, the disease in which this fundraising phenomenon is helping to bring attention? According to the ALS Association, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells…
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