Tag Archives: soft drinks

Does “back to school” have to mean sick days?

August 17, 2013

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by Debbie Williams —  The kids are heading back to school and you know what that means — germs, millions of them. With all the disinfectant wipes in retail stores and hand sanitizers in schools these days, you would think this would mean a reduction in germs and therefore less sick days for children and […]

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Hints for a long, healthy life

April 16, 2013

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 by Dr. Peter Bennett and Dr. Stephen Barrie —  Eating healthy and exercising can make a big difference in the quality and length of our lives. If you have a local farmers’ market, visit it. Here you will find fresh, organic and healthy food that tastes better. The following are things that can also make […]

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What can we drink that is healthy and non-fattening?

November 12, 2012

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by Nina Anderson  —  Headlines across the media warn of a growing obesity problem. Not only are snack, fried and fast foods big contributors, but our burgeoning consumption of soft drinks adds to the list of things that make us fat. In an effort to stay healthy, many consumers are turning to sports drinks and […]

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Sodas may increase heart attacks, stroke, cancer

August 12, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  A recent study reported in the Journal of General Internal Medicine suggests that people who drink diet soda every day are 44 percent more likely than non-drinkers to suffer a heart attack or stroke. Researchers said the study tried to account for the possibility that people who drink diet sodas also […]

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Liquid calories ad campaign

February 28, 2012

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The New York City Department of Health is running a novel ad campaign this fall targeting liquid calories. The ads go right for the gross-out effect by depicting soft drinks and other sugary drinks, when absorbed by the body, as turning into revolting frothy chunks of fat. “Sugary drinks shouldn’t be a part of our […]

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Health updates: Weight gain and infertility

February 24, 2012

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The following is new information regarding fructose and weight gain, and researchers find that infertility rises as levels of Bisphenol A (BPA) rise in women. You could easily gain 15 pounds this year One of the principal arguments food corporations have used to defend high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is that it is chemically similar to […]

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