Month: June 2015

Saving millions with sodium reduction

Washington state could save $432 million in health care costs if its residents would reduce their salt intake by half of a teaspoon per day. A new analysis by the Center […]

Xtreme eating “dishonorees”

One meal from Red Lobster, paired with its trademarked margarita, contains 3,600 calories and four days’ worth of sodium – a feat that earned the meal the top spot among […]

Using berries to convert excess fat into calorie-burning fat

Washington State University scientists have found a way to convert excess white fat into calorie-burning beige fat – and all it takes is a daily dose of berries. In the study, […]

Average American woman weighs as much as man in 1960s

The average American woman now weighs 166 pounds – the same amount as the average man in the 1960s. In the last 50 years, the average weight of a woman has […]

Put a hot dog on it

Pizza Hut confirmed today its newest pizza crust will be made of little crust-wrapped hot dogs. Last month, Carl’s Jr. unveiled its “Most American Thickburger” – a burger topped with a […]

Surgical ‘never events’ aren’t really never events

Well, this is horrifying. A new review of surgical “never events” – serious, preventable surgical events that should never, ever happen – found an estimated one wrong-site surgery per 100,000 procedures […]

Dentists: Men, brush your teeth (and floss)

Fewer than 50 percent of men brush their teeth twice a day, according to Delta Dental of Washington. Men are also less likely to seek preventive care from a dentist until […]

Melanoma rates double in 30 years

The rates of deadly skins cancers have doubled in the last three decades, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. Melanoma rates doubled between 1982 and 2011, […]

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