Entries by Jay Wojcik

Experimental Nasal Influenza Vaccine Tested in Kids, Teens

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shared  that an early-stage clinical trial testing the safety and immune-stimulating ability of an experimental nasal influenza vaccine in healthy 9- to 17-year-old children and teens has begun enrolling participants at a Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) site at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri. The VTEU is funded by […]

Key To Good Weight Management

Aileen Waldschmidt, LDN, RD, a licensed, registered dietitian and Bariatric Program Coordinator with Edward-Elmhurst Health shared in their blog that most of us know that what we eat matters if we want to keep our hearts healthy. As a result, we try to make healthy choices, like passing up the salt shaker or ordering a fruit […]

Does coffee help brew a healthy heart?

Mary Gardner, RD, LDN, an outpatient dietitian at Edward Hospital, shared in the Edwards-Elmhurst Health Blog that coffee was long considered something of a guilty pleasure. After all, it’s how we start our days: “The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup!” Yet, one too many cups of coffee could give you the jitters […]

The Definitive Guide to Zinc

  Susan Melony shared with NIfty Benefits that Zinc may not be as commonly discussed as other vitamins and minerals, but that doesn’t devalue its importance. Zinc is a highly useful mineral that’s responsible for helping to maintain many of the functions in our bodies. Today we’re going to tell you all the fantastic things […]

Why extra weight—not just obesity—matters

  CAITLIN DOW shared in the Nutrition Action Healthletter that the New York Times headline on March 23rd. proclaimed, “American adults just keep getting fatter.”  New data shows that nearly 40 percent of them were obese in 2015 and 2016, a sharp increase from a decade earlier, federal health officials reported Friday.” True, but that’s not the whole story. It is […]

New clues to the “obesity paradox”

NAH EDITORIAL STAFF from NutritionAction shared that a new study could explain what some call the “obesity paradox.” In some studies, people with a “healthy” weight had a higher risk of dying (over several years) than those with some (but not too much) extra weight. Those studies used body mass index (BMI), which depends only on a person’s […]

All About Your A1C

The Center for Disease Control shared that the A1C test—also known as the hemoglobin A1C or HbA1c test—is a simple blood test that measures your average blood sugar levels over the past 3 months. It’s one of the commonly used tests to diagnose prediabetes and diabetes, and is also the main test to help you and your healthcare team […]

What are the Reasons to Vaccinate My Baby?

The Center for Disease Control shared that protecting your child’s health is very important to you. Giving your baby all the recommended vaccines by age two is the best way to protect her from 14 serious childhood diseases. Choose immunization; it’s the powerful defense that’s safe, proven, and effective. Raising a child means you’d do […]