Category Archives: Health Tip

Health Tip: Is Caffeine Giving You the Jitters?

Typical symptoms of this common stimulant (HealthDay News) — Caffeine can provide a little “pick-me-up” if you’re struggling to stay awake. But this common stimulant, found primarily in many coffees and teas, also can cause a number of unwanted side effects. In addition to the jitters, the National Sleep Foundation mentions these potential side effects…

Statins Plus Exercise Best at Lowering Cholesterol, Study Finds

Moderate exercise reduced death risk even without drugs, but not as much By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 27 (HealthDay News) — People who exercise along with taking statins to lower their high cholesterol levels can dramatically reduce their risk of dying, a large new study suggests. “The reduction in death is independent; whatever statins…

Health Tip: Preparing Baby Formula

Wash your hands first (HealthDay News) — Proper preparation and handling of baby’s formula can help keep your child from getting sick. The foodsafety.gov website offers this advice: Always wash your hands before preparing formula or handling bottles. Prepare formula in a clean area so there is no risk of cross-contamination from other food. Sterilize…

Health Tip: Talkin’ Turkey

Tips to reduce your risk of food poisoning (HealthDay News) — When it’s time to thaw your big bird for Thanksgiving, make sure you do it properly to reduce the risk of food poisoning. The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers this advice: Don’t take a frozen turkey out of the freezer until you are ready…

Health Tip: Enjoying Thanksgiving Leftovers

Tips on how to save them safely (HealthDay News) — One of the best parts of Thanksgiving may be enjoying the dinner leftovers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests these safe storage tips for holiday treats to be eaten later: Cut up the turkey into small pieces to store in the refrigerator. Separate leftover…