Safe & Healthy: The Great Cutting Board Debate

Which is better, wooden or plastic cutting boards? Consumers may choose either wood or a nonporous surface cutting board such as plastic, marble, glass, or pyroceramic. Nonporous surfaces are easier to clean than wood, but wood has been shown to have some antimicrobial properties that make it a good choice too. Most importantly, take care to avoid cross contamination. To read the entire article, please click “Read More”.

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Exercise Prevents Falls and Serious Injuries

One in three Americans age 65 or older suffers a fall each year, and as many as 30 percent of those who fall sustain moderate-to-severe injuries. Fall injuries not only cost many older people their freedom and mobility; they strain the resources of family caregivers and add $30 billion in direct medical costs to the U.S. healthcare system, a number expected to grow as the population ages. To read the entire article, please click “Read More”.

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Food choices have important associations with weight gain

A new study from Harvard researchers about dietary and other lifestyle patterns associated with weight gain in middle-age adults gives us important new information about the value of making healthy food choices. Mozaffarian and colleagues combined data from three major studies that collected data every four years from more than 120,000 women and men over a period of several years (1986-2006, 1991-2003, and 1983-2006). The men and women in these studies were mostly white and relatively well educated. They gained an average of almost a pound a year during these studies. To view the full article, please click “read more”.

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