Checking your blood sugar at home, sometimes called self blood glucose monitoring (SBGM), is an important step in diabetes management. Because individualized diabetes care is associated with better diabetes management, it is important to get your doc... Read more
Bet you never thought you’d see the day when the federal government was the hallmark of clarity and common sense. But it just happened. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) just released th... Read more
As a parent or guardian, we are sure you feel concerned about what your child will be doing online, and we are too. SparkTeens.com was created as a resource for 13- to 17-year-olds. We try to offer age-appropriate information and resources about heal... Read more
You know the filter in your furnace only lasts three months before it gets clogged with cat hair, and you're diligent about getting the oil in your car changed every 3,000 miles. But do you pay attention to all the recommended tune-ups and mainte... Read more
Take heart, fish lovers! While the safety issues surrounding the consumption of fish are legitimate, don’t let them spoil your seafood catch.
There are many health benefits from eating seafood. It is an exceptional source of... Read more
SP says we should consume 10% - 35% of our calories from protein. For demonstration purposes let's use 25%. On a 2800 calorie maintenance plan, that is 700 calories or 175 grams of protein per day. To get 175 "protein calories" you would need to e... Read more
I wanted to ask anyone if they had been diagnosed with health problems and have to make healthier lifestyle changes. I had been diagnosed with fatty liver, prediabetes, benign kidney cysts in August 2012. I have slowly lost weight and I am on a plat... Read more
Has anyone here ever celebrated National Senior Health and Fitness Day in the USA?
Annually, it's the LAST WEDNESDAY of MAY, each Spring.
For 2014, this will be May 28th. What events are you planning?
National website: www.fitnessda... Read more
Did you catch this link off the Spark blog?
www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/12/27537 6259/the-full-fat-paradox-whole-milk-m ay-keep-us-lean
I know our family made the switch several months ago. There is something filling in addin... Read more
Publix Pharmacy offers FREE diabetes screenings in partnership with CholestCheck, a health screening services company. Sign up for free diabetes newsletter and see optional screening tests (such as cholesterol and thyroid tests) are available for pur... Read more
Thirteen independent experts have finally concluded their work and presented their Report on Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. The 2010 Advisory Committee worked for two years to update the guidelines and the group consists of individuals natio... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. CDC sets food allergy guidelines for schools For the first time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are providing schools with guidelines on how to deal with... Read more
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