To Your Health Newsletter

November, 2014 (Vol. 08, Issue 23)
Starving for Sleep: 5 Reasons You Won't Sleep Like This Anytime Soon

A growing body of research links poor sleep to much more than increased stress, fatigue, irritability and difficulty concentrating; think depression, weight gain, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, among other life-threatening consequences. Here are some of the reasons this time of year negatively impacts our sleep patterns, reducing our opportunity to enjoy restful, restorative, health-promoting sleep.

In Shape for Life

Steps to Lifelong Health and Fitness

Health Hazard

Sitting Too Much and Moving Too Little

Calm Down Your Kids

Keep Them Away From the Soda

Keep Happy in the Winter

How to Avoid Seasonal Depression

Work Out (Don't Skip Out) Over the Holidays

Time is at a premium during the holidays, and with temperatures dropping, storm clouds overhead and a million-and-one things to do, slogging your way to the gym just doesn't seem all that appealing. Here are four ways to overcome the elements and stick to your exercise routine through 2014 and into 2015.

When Painkillers Kill: The Shocking Statistics

Evidence suggests pain relievers might take away the pain in a permanent manner (and not in a good way) – by relieving the sufferer of their ability to feel pain or anything else. We're talking about death by painkiller, and the CDC provides a chilling estimate of the number of people who die every day from a painkiller overdose.

Drinking Dangers: Link to Colorectal Cancer

Alcohol intake is one of the primary risk factors for many human cancers, and is strongly associated with cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, breast, and notably, the colon and rectum. A 2014 review provides further evidence that drinking alcohol increases the risk of colorectal cancer.

Three Cheers for Vitamin C

While our bodies can't manufacture vitamin C naturally, it is present in high amounts in a number of foods and is commonly added to foods that do not already contain this important nutrient - important because of its numerous health benefits.

Why Garlic Is Good for You

Hippocrates, the "father of modern medicine," was one of the first people to realize the medicinal properties of garlic. Here's why garlic is one of the world's most well-known and widely used foods.

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