February 2007 - Page 2 of 5 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Heart & Health Benefits from Napping

If you're a busy person, you might feel like a slacker if you indulge in a weekday afternoon nap. And heaven help you if you get caught napping at work – you'll probably never live it down.


Factory-Made Meat?

Here's some news that might turn a few meat eaters into strict vegetarians.

In past e-Alerts I've told you about unappealing meat preparation methods, such as irradiation (killing bacteria with radiation) and modified atmosphere packaging (improving the color of meat with carbon monoxide).


What a Bee Wants

There's a type of bee in South America that could have a significant impact on your cognitive health.


The Supplement Report

If you want to present a TV "news" report on dietary supplements, here are three points you MUST remember to include:

1) Supplements might hurt you
2) Supplements could be a waste of money
3) The U.S. government doesn't regulate supplements


Blood Sugar Under Control

Patients who have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic, or have already developed type 2 diabetes, know how vitally important it is to control blood sugar levels.


Obesity now has a theme song

You may have heard it. It's featured in a current Burger King TV commercial that opens in an upscale restaurant where a young man takes one look at few tidbits of food artfully arranged on a plate, and immediately bolts from the restaurant.


Pollution and Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month. So after you quit smoking, and start exercising, and include more vegetables and whole grains in your diet, and continue taking the supplements that have been shown to promote heart health, there's one more thing you can do to help your ticker stay well: Don't breathe bad air.