According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hypertension, or high blood pressure affects one out three adults. Having hypertension increases our risk for strokes and heart attacks.
Amino what? Protein is made up of small building blocks called amino acids. There are 20 different amino acids. Each different protein is composed of amino acids put together in a different order. Proteins tend to be very large and may contain several hundred amino acids.
Valentine’s Day can be challenging for people with diabetes...
Juicy cherry tomatoes, fresh fish by the pound, grape leaves stuffed with roasted veggies, freshly made gelato – is your mouth watering? Stroll along to capture the flavor of the Mediterranean cuisine and its potential health benefits.
Even when you are well educated about the types of foods to avoid for your type of food allergy, dining out may cause anxiety as others are responsible for preparing your food.
Let’s Move! Pennsylvania conference awards three mini-grants to put knowledge and best practices learned at the conference into action in local communities.
With an incubation period of one to four days, how do you know if you have the flu or just the common cold?
Now that we're in some of the coldest days of Winter, its good news that January is Soup Month!
It's not always easy to tell the difference between foodborne illness, also referred to as food poisoning and influenza.
Winter weather often makes both adults and children feel less than active, while research says people should get at least one hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily. So how can this happen in the winter?
You may be wondering about the effects of caffeine, in particular, or coffee and other stimulants in general. We are still learning about these powerful substances and their effects!
Many people will be heading to the mall this holiday season. Not only are there lots of gifts from which to choose, but also a variety of food and snacks. Be careful when making food selections and avoid overeating.
Everyone takes to baking during the holiday season and those cakes, cookies, candies and traditional favorites can be so tempting. How can you enjoy a taste but not overindulge?
Penn State Extension's Let's Move! Pennsylvania conference shared research and more on childhood obesity prevention.
As the cooler weather sets in, the soup or stock pot comes out. Learn how to make your own vegetable stock with what you may already have on hand.
Are there foods you can eat that can actually benefit your body by reducing the inflammation that contributes to the pain and progression of many diseases? Read more about the power of berries!
Whole grains add much value to our body’s health. They add minerals, vitamins, fiber and keep us feeling full.
Fall is back to school time. Keep your child and yourself healthy this school year by keeping your immune system strong.
October 17, 2014. Buying health insurance is a yearly task. It is also a time to refresh your memory about health insurance basics and a teachable moment for children, teens and adults!
Bills have a way of always going up, and very rarely coming down. Food bills fluctuate according to the number of trips to the grocery store and number of times eating out. Luckily, food bills can go down if you are willing to stick to a budget.