Tag Archive for health

Processed Meat Is A Cancer Hazard, WHO Says

October 26, 2015 — 7:45 AM EDT Red meat is now considered “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the global health authority. Eating processed meats is a cancer hazard, and red meat probably is too, according to the World Health Organization. The news adds meat to the list of nearly 1,000 suspected carcinogens that the agency has evaluated since the 1970s.… Read more →

Childhood Nutrition

Hey, What’s to Eat? Unless you’ve been totally out of the loop, it’s likely you’ve heard about the childhood obesity epidemic. Nearly 1 in 3 children in America is overweight or obese. It’s talked about on television, radio, the Internet, and in books, newspapers, and magazines. Yet, with all this focus on kids being overweight and obese, many parents are… Read more →

Fun Ways to Teach Kids About Healthy Food Choices

When I grab my stethoscope in the morning for a day of seeing typical kids, I know without looking at the appointment list that I’ll be viewing the consequences of big portion sizes, over-processed snacks and sweets and a lack of veggies. It’s not one meal or snack that’s the problem. It’s the pattern. Slowly, the BMI creep up. Blood sugar… Read more →

Iron deficiency in children: Prevention tips for parents

Iron deficiency in children can affect development and lead to anemia. Find out how much iron your child needs, the best sources of iron and more. By Mayo Clinic Staff Is your child getting enough iron in his or her diet? Find out what causes iron deficiency in children, how to recognize it and how to prevent it. Why is… Read more →