Health and Fitness

Younger men biggest eaters of added sugars

May 11, 2013

Sweetened food and beverages are source of too many empty calories, experts say By Denise Mann Young U.S. adults are consuming more added sugars in their food and drinks than older — and apparently wiser — folks, according to a new government report. Data released from the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed… [Read More]

Bee well: Health from the hive (part 2)

May 3, 2013

Talking Health with Dr. Carter  By Dr. Lester Carter Owner, Carter Drug Store When we think bees, most of us think of honey. For millennia, people have enjoyed honey’s sweetness and other benefits. What is little known is that the hive is the source of three more health enhancing substances. These are pollen, propolis, and… [Read More]

Survey: Prescription drug abuse up among U.S. teens

May 3, 2013

More than 5 million, nearly 25 percent, said they had abused these medications The United States appears to be in the throes of a prescription drug abuse crisis among teens, with a new survey showing that 24 percent of high school students — more than 5 million kids — have abused these medications. That’s a… [Read More]

Health Tips: Broil Fish for a Healthy Dinner

May 3, 2013

Follow these cooking guidelines Broiling is a healthy way to cook fish that also provides great flavor. If you haven’t broiled before, a few basic tips can help you broil your fish to perfection. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics lists these tips for broiling delicious, healthy fish. Understand how the technique works — broiling… [Read More]

Bee well: Health from the hive (part 1)

April 28, 2013

Talking Health with Dr. Carter  By Dr. Lester Carter Owner, Carter Drug Store The “Buzz” about honey Honey is not just another sweetener. But, how many people know or would even guess that honey can balance blood sugar in individuals with diabetes? This information was revealed to the world by Ron Fessenden, MD, MPH, and… [Read More]

Many Americans skipping meds to save money, CDC says

April 28, 2013

Lack of insurance coverage was key factor in patients cutting back on drugs they need Cash-strapped Americans often skip doses of pricey prescription drugs or take less than was prescribed by their doctor, new research shows. Not surprising, a lack of insurance coverage was a key factor in whether patients went without needed meds, according… [Read More]

Superfoods: Foods with Benefits (part 5)

April 18, 2013

Talking Health with Dr. Carter By Dr. Lester Carter Owner, Carter Drug Store Hippocrates had it right around 300 B.C. when he advised, “Make thy food thy medicine, and thy medicine thy food.” (We’re slow learners as a race, aren’t we?) We discuss 10 superfoods. Traditionally defined, these foods have exceptional properties. A grocery list… [Read More]

Health Tips

April 18, 2013

Encourage your toddler to read Gently note words that are pronounced incorrectly. Reading is a key part of a youngster’s learning and development, and parents can take steps to help children foster a lifelong love of reading. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to help toddlers get the most from their reading time: Cuddle… [Read More]

Federal judge issues new ruling on emergency contraception

April 12, 2013

A federal judge has ruled that the emergency contraception drug Plan B One- Step, a.k.a. the “morning-after pill,” must be made available over the counter to everyone. The decision, issued Friday, April 5, 2013, overturns a rule that required anyone 16 years old and younger to have a prescription in order to get the pill… [Read More]

Got asthma? Odds are you have an allergy, too

April 12, 2013

Study found many U.S. adults suffer from both Most American adults with asthma also have an allergy, according to a new study. Researchers examined data on nearly 2,600 people from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that 75 percent of adults aged 20 to 40 with asthma, and 65 percent of… [Read More]