If you have ever had a sleepless night and found yourself staring like a zombie at the TV, then you have probably seen those really bad late-night infomercials touting various fitness gadgets that are guaranteed to shrink your waist, rip your abs and give you a Brazilian backside! It seems every week there’s a new … Continue reading 10 things you thought you knew about exercise
I’m not normally one to fall prey to seasonal viruses. I do what most of us do to stay healthy — workout regularly, try and eat a balanced diet and throw a vitamin C tablet into a water bottle anytime I’m around someone sick. Moral of the story? No one is invincible. Last week I … Continue reading 3 tips for surviving the stomach virus
Listeria-laden cantaloupes have caused 25 deaths so far this year in the worst listeriosis outbreak in 25 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC reports 17 cantaloupe-related listeria infections in Texas. Are the cantaloupes you’re eating safe? Probably. The affected cantaloupes from Jensen Farms in Colorado were recalled in mid-September. … Continue reading Listeria Infection: Will That Melon Make Me Sick?
With this most recent recall of eggs by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s a good time, according to Jeff Jarvis, MD, Emergency Medicine physician at Scott & White Healthcare – Round Rock, to understand the signs and symptoms of salmonella (also referred to as food poisoning), in addition to easy ways to … Continue reading Using common sense and good hygiene to prevent salmonella