Weighing the Value of Vitamin D

Although the amount of vitamin D adults get from their diet is often less than what’s recommended, exposure to sunlight can make up for the difference. However, not all people are living in regions that will provide enough exposure to the sun. Older adults and people with dark skin may not get enough vitamin D. The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for adults is 600 IU of vitamin D a day which increases with age Some foods rich in vitamin D ...

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New Horizon Accepts Major Medical Insurance and Medicare

New Horizon Medical accepts most major medical insurances including Medicare for its weight loss services. Patients use their insurance and are responsible only for their co-pay. There are no contracts to sign. Referrals may be required from primary care doctors depending on the type of medical insurance the patient has. Please call us with any questions you may have about your medical coverage.

New Horizon is building relationships with companies that are searching for wellness partners. Our programs are ...

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RED LIGHT ON RED MEAT

From: Archives of Internal Medicine, published online March 12, 2012

Eating red meat is associated with a higher risk of early death, a study found, particularly from cancer and heart disease. Researchers tracked the health and diet of more than 121,000 people from 1980 through 2006. For each extra 3-ounce serving of red meat per day, the participant’s risk of premature death increased 12 percent compared with those whose diets contained less than half a serving of red meat per day. ...

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Diabetes Awareness

Diabetes is a disease that affects over 25M Americans and almost 25% of them are not aware that they have it. The reason for this is that many of them do not understand the disease itself and are not aware of the symptoms related to the early onset of diabetes. Type II diabetes which is the most common form will usually show up in adults. However, in America we are seeing an alarming increase of Type II ...

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Cholesterol Awareness

Cholesterol is a type of fat that is found in your blood. It is required for normal functioning but high levels can also be dangerous leading to heart attack or stroke.

High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) or “good cholesterol” helps clear bad cholesterol from your blood so it does not clog your blood vessels leading to complications.

Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad cholesterol” can build up in your blood vessels causing restriction of blood flow and increasing the chance of a heart attack.

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Height, Weight and BMI of School Children

Children of all ages are heavier than our instinct says is healthy. We immediately think that they need to lose weight. However, weight loss with children can be very tricky. Our children today were born into the electronic age where they spend many hours playing video games and corresponding with friends on the computer. Unfortunately, these activities do not have much of a physical exercise component. Exercise is not high on the list of activities ...

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