Posts made in July, 2013

Teenage Health

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in Health Topics | 0 comments

Teenage Health

Healthy Eating for Teens The teen years are a time of rapid growth. They need extra nutrients to support bone growth, hormonal changes, and organ and tissue development, including the brain. The two main nutrients of concern for teenagers are calcium and iron. Importance of calcium Calcium is important for bone growth. If teens optimize their bone health, they have a decreased risk of teen fractures and of developing osteoporosis during adulthood. Females are particularly at risk if they do not meet their calcium requirements. Females aged 13 to 17 have an intake of approximately 1000 mg/day...

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World Hepatitis Day

Posted by on Jul 28, 2013 in Health Topics | 0 comments

World Hepatitis Day

Hepatitis A 1.4 millionestimated cases of hepatitis A every year. Fact sheet on hepatitis A Hepatitis B 240 millionpeople live with chronic HBV infection. Fact sheet on hepatitis B Hepatitis C 150 millionpeople are chronically infected with hepatitis C virus. Fact sheet on hepatitis C What is hepatitis? Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, most commonly caused by a viral infection. There are five main hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. These five types are of greatest concern because of the burden of illness and death they cause and the potential for outbreaks...

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Kid’s Health

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Health Topics | 0 comments

Kid’s Health

What is iron? Iron is a mineral everyone needs to keep their body working at its best. Ever wonder why so many cereals and infant formulas are fortified with iron? Iron is a nutrient that’s needed to make hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of red blood cells (RBCs). Red blood cells circulate throughout the body to deliver oxygen to all its cells. Without enough iron, the body can’t make enough RBCs, and tissues and organs won’t get the oxygen they need. So it’s important for kids and teens to get enough iron in their daily diets. What’s Iron Deficiency?...

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Why is Exercise Important?

Posted by on Jul 6, 2013 in Health Topics | 0 comments

Why is Exercise Important?

Why is Exercise Important? Have you ever heard the expression “use it or lose it”? It’s true! If you don’t use your body, you will surely lose it. Your muscles will become flabby and weak. Your heart and lungs won’t function efficiently. And your joints will be stiff and easily injured. Inactivity is as much of a health risk as smoking! Helps Prevent Diseases  Our bodies were meant to move — they actually crave exercise. Regular exercise is necessary for physical fitness and good health. It reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure,...

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