6 International Office Rules Americans Avoid at All Costs

By | 2018-01-23T22:00:31+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|

From having your company measure your waistline to conducting business in the sauna, these practices are foreign to the American worker. By Mark Abadi Navigating a foreign culture can be difficult, and learning another country's business culture can be even harder. Workplace customs vary wildly from country to country, and what's normal office behavior in [...]

Back to school asthma

By | 2018-01-23T19:29:48+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|

Back to school asthma Put your child's asthma plan TOP of the back to school list. Every year there is a well-documented rise in asthma flare-ups when children return to school after the school holidays. This results in a significant increase in Emergency Department visits, hospitalisations and days off school. Not only is this unsettling [...]

CDC director urges flu vaccinations as pediatric deaths mount

By | 2018-01-23T19:19:53+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Of the 30 U.S. children who have died from the flu so far this season, some 85 percent had not been vaccinated, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, who urged Americans to get flu shots amid one of the most severe flu seasons in years. “My message [...]

Diet Changes Can Help Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Modifications restore gut bacteria symbiosis

By | 2018-01-23T19:15:27+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|

Diet modifications aimed at restoring and sustaining beneficial gut mycobacterial flora can improve clinical results in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), says Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute nephrologist Priya Kalahasti, MD. The human gut is home to a complex ecosystem of host cells and bacteria coexisting in a balanced, symbiotic relationship in healthy [...]

7 Fruits That Can Help You Lose (Or Maintain Your) Weight

By | 2018-01-23T18:50:07+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|

Weighing your options: Are you making the best selections in the produce section? According to the World Health Organization, eating at least five 80-gram serving portions of a variety of fruits and vegetables every day lowers the risk of serious health problems. Recent studies have also proven that eating certain fruits can help with weight loss. [...]

Does Nutrition Change Your Vitality and Work Performance?

By | 2018-01-23T18:25:23+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|

One item is on my wishlist for health researchers each and every time they perform a study: Directly work with people and see what they feel and how they suffer.  Work to improve life quality for these people. Sure, we can look at numbers like blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, glucose, immune markers, electrolytes; all important things. But [...]

Laundry Detergent Pod ‘Challenge’ Risks to Teens Talk to kids about these health risks

By | 2018-01-23T18:12:42+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|

Laundry detergent pods, with their colorful, bright swirls, look like candy, so a young child might wonder if they taste like candy too. Parents know to keep these pods away from kids under age 5. What’s more surprising is a recent trend among some teens who are biting into the rounded pods as some kind [...]