Published 2:01 pm, Thursday, February 15, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Improve your heart health in 2018 with these tips 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - When it comes to maintaining and/or improving your heart health, it’s the little things you do day after day that can have a big impact on your immediate and long-term health. A healthy diet and plenty of exercise are naturally the first things you think of when looking at ways to support your body's most important muscle, but to really make your heart health initiatives as effective as possible, you need long-term solutions, not quick fixes. The American Heart Association (AHA) has long been at the forefront of heart healthy initiatives, and this year’s Life is Why We Give (TM) campaign is drawing support from people and companies — like Pilot Flying J — all across the nation. In order to help you live a healthier life in 2018, follow these seven … [Read more...] about Improve your heart health in 2018 with these tips
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Published 12:01 pm, Thursday, May 11, 2017 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 5 nutritionist tips to start eating and living healthier 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - When you need to fix your car, learn the latest tech or finish a major home improvement, what do you do? You turn to the experts, those with in-depth knowledge on how to accomplish these tasks in the most efficient and effective way. And when you’re looking to improve your overall health by focusing on improving your diet, it’s also time to turn to the experts. Nutritionists and registered dietitians are the thought leaders when it comes to improving your eating habits. So to learn from the professionals, we asked Registered Dietitian and nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner to offer her tips on how you can improve your nutrition and start living a healthier life today. She offers this advice: *Get organized. Your environment can work for you or against you. Having … [Read more...] about 5 nutritionist tips to start eating and living healthier
Dr. Robert Pellerin figures he inhaled plenty of toxic particles in the years before dentists began wearing protective face masks.The 73-year-old Virginia Beach dentist remembers, on occasion, even choking a little on airborne debris during particularly long sessions of grinding and polishing dental materials.It was a small thing – “a curiosity,” he said – but one that came to mind four years ago when he was diagnosed with a rare and mysterious disease called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The progressive, incurable ailment scars the lung tissue, causing it to harden and making it difficult to get oxygen into the blood.“Idiopathic” means the cause is unknown, but Pellerin theorized that the culprit was exposure to silica and other materials used in dental treatments like crowns, veneers and sealing products.When seeking care at Inova’s Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program in Northern Virginia, he shared his theory with Dr. Steven … [Read more...] about Virginia Beach dentist tips off CDC to cluster of dentists with rare pulmonary disease
Published 2:01 pm, Thursday, March 15, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Healthy and at home: 5 ways to prevent a life-changing fall 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - Most of us who are aging hope to live comfortably and self-sufficiently at home well into our golden years. And, of course, we wish the same for our parents. The good news is advancements in healthcare and other technology are increasingly allowing aging Americans to live longer at home. The bad news is many are unable to continue to do so once they take a serious fall at home, injuring their hips, heads or other body parts. That’s an all-too-common problem: One in four Americans age 65 and older fall each year, and falling once doubles their chances of falling again, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Falls also are the number one cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults. "We treat many older patients who lived … [Read more...] about Healthy and at home: 5 ways to prevent a life-changing fall
Story highlights The "3-day military diet" promises a loss of up to 10 pounds but can leave you exhausted and hungry Nutritionists warn that the weight loss will not last and food combos are unhealthy (CNN)Looking for an easy diet to lose a quick few pounds? If you're searching on the Internet, chances are you've stumbled on something called the "military diet." It's also known as the Navy diet, the Army diet and sometimes the ice cream diet, because in addition to hot dogs and tuna fish, you get to eat ice cream on all three days of the program. Smells fishy, right? Well, hold your nose. It's about to get really stinky. Can the foods you eat enhance your sex life? What is the military diet? The military diet is a variation of the ever-popular three-day diet, a crash plan of "fill-in-the-blank" foods to eat if you want to lose weight fast. These diets typically claim that you can lose about 10 pounds in three days to a week if you follow their blueprint to the … [Read more...] about Military diet: 3-day diet or dud?