Protect Yourself Against MRSA

(CARLSBAD, CA) – It began decades ago in hospitals. In the 1990s, it started showing up outside hospital settings. And now, it’s suddenly making national headlines, with healthy people – even athletes – teetering between life and death, all from one superbug. In fact, in 2007, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention produced a large-scale report on the culprit – MRSA.

Marketing Childhood Obesity

(CARLSBAD, CA) – Advertisers are targeting your kids. And if you think they’re just trying to convince your kid to ask for the newest PlayStation upgrade, then think again. Television and Internet advertisements are leading kids to ingest foods that are high in calories and low in nutrition, such as sweets, fast foods, and soft drinks.

The Battle Against Breast Cancer

(CARLSBAD, CA) – October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there’s no time like the present to take an inventory of your breast tissue health. What are you doing to be sure that you’re not next?One step you can take to prevent breast cancer is to make adjustments in your diet. 

Food Labels Made Easy

(CARLSBAD, CA) – You’ve seen it before. The person in the grocery store aisle who intently reads the back of each food label. After reading the labels on three of four products, they carefully place some back on the shelf and select just one for purchase. So, what determines the food that makes the cut? Is it calorie count? Is it fat grams? What’s most important on a food label?

Get Your ZZZzzzs to Lose Weight

(CARLSBAD, CA) – Atkins, South Beach, Slim-Fast, Weight Watchers . . . you’ve tried them all. And nothing seems to help you shed those stubborn pounds. Your first instinct may be to log more hours on the treadmill. But, have you tried logging more ZZZzzzs? It sounds surprising, but sleep is actually an important component of any weight loss regimen.

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