Hospitals Don't Provide Rest
If you've ever
been in the hospital you already know it's not the best place for
rest. A study by the Mayo Clinic published in February states that
hospital noises during the night can approach the same decibels
of noise as chain saws or jackhammers. Steps are being taken to
make it quieter, including adding padding to clanking clipboards
and quieter folding-towel dispensers.
Is Healthy For Body & Soul
Through a survey
of 1,500 people a researcher at the University of Michigan's School
of Public Health, N. Krause, discovered that if you tend to forgive
easily you will be more likely to enjoy "greater psychological
well-being" and be less depressed than those who hold grudges.
More Bitter Pills!
in the next year your medicine may start tasting better. Biotechnology
companies are working on a special molecule that fools
your taste buds into thinking something tastes better. Adenosine
5;-monophosphate, or AMP, can be used in food and drinks too, but
the pharmaceutical industry is eager to see it at work in medications.
in California have found that a low-carbohydrate, calorie-restricted
diet can help people with type 2 diabetes get their blood sugar
under control when all else has failed, including the normal dietary
changes and medications. The results were published in the Journal
of the American College of Nutrition Dec. '03. If you're lo-carbing,
be sure to check with your physician and have lab work done on a
Could Your Doctor Lose A Few Pounds?
Fleming, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians
is on a diet and he's challenging the academy members to get into
better shape, encouraging them to commit to some type of physical
activity at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week, for six straight
weeks. The academy's drive kicks off what the AAFP hopes will be
a 10-year campaign it calls "Americans in Motion," to
spread the message of healthy eating and exercise to patients, who
make more than 210 million office visits each year.
Your Way to Health
you're on medications that cause stress on your liver, dip into
the guacamole! Studies have shown that eating just one or two avocados
each week can boost your liver function in as little as one week.
Avocados are a cholesterol-free, sodium-free, low saturated fat
food with only 5.0 grams of fat per serving (20% of the fruit).
It's believed by some that avocados protect against heart disease
and some cancers.
Could Always Be Worse In 1902. . .
90% of U.S.
physicians had no college education; Instead, they attended medical
schools, many of which were condemned in the press and by the government
as substandard. · 14% of the homes had a bathtub ·
Average life expectancy was 47. · Most women only washed
their hair once a month-with borax or egg yolks.