Posts Categorized: Wellness

Highlights of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Every five years the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are released, so here are the highlights of the 2015-2020 DGA’s: Follow a healthy eating pattern across the lifespan. Focus on variety, nutrient density, and amount. Limit calories from added sugars and saturated fats and reduce sodium intake. Shift to healthier food and beverage choices. Support healthy…
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Treatment for dry eye disease

Are you having trouble reading your computer screen? Maybe you feel pain or a burning sensation in your eyes. You could be experiencing dry eye. Dry eye occurs when your eye does not properly produce tears. The American Academy of Ophthalmology estimates that 3.2 million women over 50 and 1.68 million men in America suffer…
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Tips for cutting your sodium intake

When a recent report from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention was released about sodium use by Americans, you may have been shocked by the findings. The average American gets much more sodium than is healthy mainly because of processed foods. According to the CDC, 77 percent of sodium intake comes from processed and…
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Are you at risk for Zika?

The World Health Organization has declared that Zika is a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern.” You’ve probably heard about Zika on the news, but what is it and is this something we should be concerned about in Kentuckiana? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines the Zika as “a disease caused by Zika…
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Are you prepared for flu season?

Just because it’s 2016 doesn’t mean flu season is over. While flu season can be unpredictable, it often peaks in January and February. This infographic from the FLU.gov (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services) explores why you should get the flu vaccine.