An apple a day doesn't keep the doctor away, according to a new study. The study shows it actually takes two apples a day to reduce heart disease risk factors by lowering LDL cholesterol levels. High LDL cholesterol causes plaque and inflammation in artery walls.
"We were pleasantly surprised" the apples so effectively lowered LDL cholesterol, said study researcher Bahram H. Arjmandi, PhD, RD, Margaret A. Sitton Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences at The Florida State University in Tallahassee.
The study, which was presented at Experimental Biology 2011, in Washington, D.C. showed despite the extra 240 calories per day consumed from the apples, it did not lead to weight gain in the women, and actually lead to an average 3 lb weight loss.
"Reducing body weight is an added benefit to daily apple intake," Arjmandi said.
Diets heavy in fruits and vegetables, (such as the DASH diet) have been clinically proven to lower blood pressure. Currently, dieticians recommend 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Eat 2 apples a day and you'll get 2 servings out of the way without trying!
Obesity is a dangerous condition that occurs when a person's body weight is much greater than what is healthy. Obesity is a significant health threat. The extra weight puts added stress on all parts of your body and can lead to heart disease, certain cancers, type 2 diabetes, and osteoarthritis.
Obesity is currently an epidemic in the United States. Several states have very large obese populations.
What are the states with the most obese populations in the United States? Click ahead to see the top 5 on the list.
The American College of Cardiology's 60th Annual Scientific Session recently released a study on the benefits of yoga for patients with abnormal heart rhythms. While previous research has demonstrated the positive impact of yoga on overall heart health, this is the first study to examine the specific benefits of yoga on patients with atrial fibrillation.
Dear QuickMedical Questions,
I see you carry a variety of surgical instruments on your website. And although I haven't bought from you, yet, I'm thinking about it. Right now we use single-use tools often, but I'd like to also get some high quality instruments that will last a long time that I can reuse and sterilize at the facility.
Sometimes my tools won't work properly-- mainly the cutting edge doesn't hold up. I don't want this to happen, obviously. Can you suggest a quality product?
Mr. Hemo Stat
Mr. Hemo Stat, thanks for emailing. We can certainly make some suggestions. We have exactly what you're looking for-- hemostats and much more. Specifically, there are two lines of surgical equipment we'd like to suggest.
A Price Reduction
on the Cole Taylor Urine
That's right folks, we've told you once and we'll tell you again, right now until this Saturday April 30th, there is a temporary price reduction on the Cole Taylor CT120 Urine Strip Analyzer. This is a very limited time offer, but a great deal for someone in the market for a urine test strip analyzer. With the purchase of the Cole Taylor CT 120 Urine Strip Analyzer, you also receive a bottle of CT900 Ten Parameter Urine Reagent Test Strips for FREE! Remember don't wait, the deal ends this Saturday April 30th, 2011.
Happy Earth Day, Everyone! Created over 40 years ago, with over 20 million people participating, Earth Day helped inspire the launch of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This lead to a string of new laws in the coming years, such as the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. Previously, there were no restrictions on what you could dump into rivers, lakes, and oceans, how much pollution you could create, and environmental restrictions for businesses were non-existent.
Today in honor of Earth Day, think about the small lifestyle changes you can make each day to help keep our Earth clean and intact. Click ahead to see what you can do to help!
Personally, I love Subway. I know people who won't even walk inside one. They can't stand the transcendent 'Subway Smell' that welcomes visitors to Subway restaurants from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine. But for me, I love the idea of getting the same sandwich, in any part of the country. I'm enamored with the ability to choose toppings. Personally, I just dig the whole thing, and I think as a business, Subway did something very smart. Sub sandwiches before Subway were considered junk food, and with the wrong toppings, technically, they still are. But Subway was able to brand themselves as the healthy alternative to junk fast food. "Jared's Weight Loss," and "Eat Fresh" struck a chord with consumers. It also didn't hurt that there was a Subway on every corner in America. Whether it was smart franchising, smart marketing, or just dumb luck, Subway has been and continues to be a monumental fast food success story. I eat there at least once a week, and I have for years.
But is Subway really healthy?
Many online retailers offer free shipping. But is free shipping really free? If you pay close attention to many online retailers, you'll find that free shipping is often just a gimmick. When you decide to purchase medical equipment and supplies based on free shipping, do your research. There is always a cost for shipping. Even when you go to the mall to buy a product, somewhere along the supply chain, someone or something must pay the fees for shipping.
QuickMedical, doesn't make free shipping into a gimmick. We're honest and up-front about billing and shipping. Products shipped to us incur a cost and products shipped from us incur costs. However, QuickMedical has negotiated the absolute best rates with carriers and passed the savings to the consumer. At QuickMedical we "Buy Right," and in large quantities, which lowers and sometimes eliminates shipping costs for consumers. QuickMedical utilizes Factory Direct shipping, lowering shipping costs as well. With thousands of products, only a few hundred or so of our products are truly shipped for free, but when they are, it's not just a gimmick.
Take for instance the Brewer 6000 Exam Table. This item is shipped Factory Direct, which means that the shipping costs are simplified and truly free, since the shipping cost is built into the item. This is the QuickMedical difference-- honest and up-front billing you can trust.
The Internet is abuzz with chatter about the toddler who got drunk at Applebees. The story seemed fairly uninteresting to me at first glance, but according to Google Trends there's something quite interesting to people about a drunk baby. Honestly though, aren't all babies kind of drunk, anyway? They burp a lot, walk funny, and occasionally throw up. Sounds like a Lost Weekend to me. The one thing babies and drunks don't have in common is the hangover. Hangovers are often discussed, but very rarely closely examined-- usually because of the splitting headache that accompanies them.
So, while we're all sober and at work, (or at least at work) let's briefly examine the Top 5 Hangover Myths and discover the science behind the story.
Emergency preparedness is often not taken seriously. Atomic bomb shelters, food insurance, and investment in gold, guns and medical supplies are considered paranoid diversions of idle minds. While extreme examples of paranoia fed by shrill 24 hour news cycles and companies hoping to sell products probably hasn't saved a single life or helped anyone's health or well-being, moderate preparation for disasters and emergencies is really not such a bad idea. Disasters can strike anytime, anywhere.
April is Disaster Preparedness Month. Disaster can strike at any time. There is nothing helpful about living fear, and paranoia is not the goal. On the contrary, building an emergency preparedness kit should bring a healthy sense of security against the possibilities.