Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Vaccine Preventable Diseases The use of vaccines has led to major improvements in child health over a relatively short period. Many of the infectious illnesses you or your parents had as children, from chickenpox to polio to measles, no longer affect most children today. If you follow the immunization guidelines[…]

Vaccine Safety: The Facts

Vaccine Safety: The Facts Some people have expressed concerns about vaccine safety. The fact is vaccines save lives and protect against the spread of disease. If you decide not to immunize, you’re not only putting your child at risk to catch a disease that is dangerous or deadly but also[…]

Does ‘bad’ cholesterol deserve its bad name?

Does ‘bad’ cholesterol deserve its bad name? “Misleading statistics, exclusion of unsuccessful trials, and […] ignoring numerous contradictory observations” are at the root of a half-century-long assumption that may be entirely wrong, says new research. Heart health may not have much to do with cholesterol levels. In the case of[…]

Is Gatorade good or bad for you?

Is Gatorade good or bad for you? Gatorade is sold as an exercise enhancement drink. It contains rehydrating electrolytes but also has a high concentration of sugar. With this in mind, is drinking Gatorade good or bad for people’s health and sports performance? Gatorade is classified as a “sports drink.”[…]