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Health Briefs TV Reviews Global Health News


(12/18/2014) - A report on the status of global health has been released. While most of the world seems to be living longer, there are still some very serious medical concerns facing everyone. Health Briefs TV reviews the report’s findings.   The 2013 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study found that life expectancy is rising throughout the […]




Health Briefs TV Reports on Coating in Cans and Plastic Bottles


(12/9/2014) - Americans have long been aware of the health hazards related to BPA, the chemical ingredient in some containers. There is a new warning out that states BPA found in the inside coating of aluminum cans and plastic bottles can raise blood pressure.   Health Briefs TV learns that bisphenol A (BPA) is in the linings […]




Health Briefs TV Reports on Head Injuries in High School Sports


(10/3/2014) - Three American teenagers died this year due to head injuries received in an athletic event. All footballers, including teens in high school, have a 75% chance of getting a concussion or other head injury. Health Briefs TV takes a hard look at head injuries in high school sports and reviews preventative steps adults can take […]




Health Briefs Reports on the Ill Effects of Artificial Sweeteners


(9/18/2014) - Artificial sweeteners in drinks and food are not healthy and can cause health problems such as obesity and diabetes. The Health Briefs TV show explains why artificial sweeteners can cause ill effects.   Sugar-like sweeteners that do not have any caloric value can raise blood sugar levels, according to researchers. In the science journal Nature, […]




Health Briefs on Why Less Sitting Means a Longer Life


(9/5/2014) -   Sitting all day at a desk without taking some breaks to stand and walk can lead to sore muscles, stiff joints and a shortened life. Health Briefs explains why less sitting means a longer life.   People who sit at work all day long are destined for shorter lives. It is the cause of […]




Health Briefs Offers Healthy School Lunch Tips


(8/28/2014) - Now that school is back in session, parents may find they are struggling to pack a healthy and tasty lunch for their children. Health Briefs offers a few ideas for making kids a great lunch they will like and will be good for them too.   Wraps are an easy way to get children to […]




Health Briefs Reports on the Gluten-Free U.S. FDA Food Labeling


(8/6/2014) - The U.S. FDA stipulated a year go that food manufacturers had one year to clearly define what gluten-free meant on food packaging. Health Briefs reports on the status of the ruling, and presents information for those who are managing with Celiac disease.   Eleven percent of U.S. households follow a gluten-free diet even though 25% […]




Health Briefs with First Aid Tips Everyone Needs to Know


(7/22/2014) - Every once in a while, something happens to us or someone we know and wish we had known some first aid. Health Briefs wants readers to know some basic first aid tips in case they are needed.   First aid kits are sold in almost every grocery and discount store. They are very affordable. One […]




Health Briefs Offers Information on Which Foods Should be Refrigerated


(7/16/2014) -   When it comes to keeping food fresh, it can be challenging to know which foods should be stored in the fridge and which are better left on the kitchen counter. Health Briefs offers helpful information.     Eggs – Egg production in the U.S. is one which facilitates storing them in the fridge. After […]




Beating Obesity from Health Briefs


(7/8/2014) -   The American Journal of Medicine recently found that the number of women who reported no physical activity in their free time went up from 19% in 1994 to 52% in 2010. The percentage for men went from 11% to 44 percent. Obesity can be hard to beat when one’s lifestyle is sedentary. Health Briefs […]




Health Briefs TV on the FDA Request to Lower Salt in Food


(6/18/2014) - Americans are supposed to consume 2300 mgs per day of salt. Those with health conditions that salt can hurt are supposed to consume 1500 mgs per day. But in reality, we eat about 3600 mgs per day. Some of the sodium we eat stems from the processed foods we love.   Health Briefs TV learns […]




Health Briefs on Why Nature is Good for Us


(6/9/2014) - Remember when your parents would made you go outside and play rather than stay indoors watching TV? It seems they knew something we didn’t – nature is good for us in many ways.   Health Briefs TV learns that there are very healthful reasons to get moving outside. We exercise more when we do it […]




Healthy Wedding Tips for Guests from Health Briefs TV


(5/16/2014) - Weddings are beautiful events to attend. The reception is a fun time to gather with families and friends. The tables are set elegantly with food which looks divine. Health Briefs TV offers some suggestions about how to enjoy time special time and while remaining faithful to wellness goals   No matter what time of day […]




Health Briefs TV on Healthy Breakfast Options for Kids


(5/15/2014) - According to children’s nutrition advocates, kids are eating more than 10 pounds of sugar per year just from having a bowl of cereal every morning. Health Briefs TV explores the report and offers some healthier options for breakfast options for kids. A new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) analyzed more than 1,500 breakfast […]




Health Briefs TV on Workplace Hazards


(5/13/2014) - There are many hazards in the workplace which jeopardize every day safety. Health Briefs TV shares information on a few which have the potential to affect long-term memory later on.   Chemical solvents which are used for a variety of purposes can severely affect respiration and memory. Solvents and benzene used on the job can […]




Ditch Junk Food and Live Better from Health Briefs TV


(3/27/2014) - We love junk food. Those salty foods, sodas, fast food, and really tasty treats full of sugar and fat. And we especially like any meal that can be made within minutes. Health Briefs TV offers advice on how to ditch junk food and live better.   One of the things we learned is to keep […]




Health Briefs TV on Allergies


(3/18/2014) -   Allergies can be determined when we are kids and new ones can develop later when we are adults. Health Briefs TV looks at a few items we may be allergic to and didn’t know.             Cleansing wipes and baby wipes – An ingredient in them called methylisothiazolinone, or MI, […]




Health Briefs on Where to Find Affordable Child Healthcare


(2/24/2014) - The Affordable Care Act is in effect in the United States and with it comes many options in choosing where to take your child for health and medical concerns. Health Briefs TV shares thoughts on where to find affordable child healthcare.   Children go through many different childhood health and medical issues from bad scrapes […]




Health Briefs TV on Ear Infections


(2/10/2014) -   Almost every child will get an ear infection at some point before age five. Health Briefs TV shares some pointers for helping parents in the prevention of getting them and offers suggestions about how to deal with them.         Ear infections, also called acute otitis media, occur when mucus and bacteria travel […]




Health Briefs TV — February is American Heart Month


(2/7/2014) -   February is American Heart Month. Today, we will address how every American can start to reduce their chances of developing heart disease. Health Briefs TV will outline simple steps to take to make sure you are here tomorrow for your loved ones.       If you smoke, stop. There are several products in […]




Health Briefs TV on How the Benefits of Increasing Testosterone in Men aren’t Worth the Risk


(1/31/2014) -   More men have been taking testosterone to help with issues of low libido, but researchers are finding that these drugs can greatly increase the risk of heart attacks in men who suffer from heart disease. Health Briefs TV did a bit of research on this topic and found out some interesting facts. Research at […]




Health Briefs TV on How to Know a Good Olive Oil from a Bad One


(1/27/2014) -   Like most people, we never really gave much thought to which olive oil was good or bad or real olive oil or not. So Health Briefs TV took a look into how to know a good bottle of olive oil from a bad one.   There are many varieties of olive oil on store […]




Health Briefs TV Offers Tips for Readers in Blizzard-Affected States


(1/2/2014) -   Here comes more extreme weather and it’s headed for the Northeast. Blizzards can produce dangerous whiteout driving conditions, power outages and food shortages in stores. Health Briefs TV offers tips on how to survive blizzards both inside and outside on the road. Monitor weather and news reports about the areas most affected by Mother […]




Health Briefs TV and the After Effects of Teen Drinking


(4/17/2013) - Underage drinking causes more than vehicle deaths. It is an instigator for other troubled behavior and it is on the rise with kids as young as 14. Health Briefs TV examines the aftereffects of teen drinking. Teen Drinking Statistics • Every day, more than 45,000 teens under the age of 16 drink alcohol. • Most […]




Television Viewing Time and Children – How Bad Is it?


(4/8/2013) - Pediatricians and parents have long been discussing how much time a child should spend in front of the TV watching programs. Most agree that TV time should be limited based on the child’s age. But there are some who link bad behavior to watching too much on the tube and what they watch on the […]




How to Keep the Elderly from Becoming Too Lonely


(4/2/2013) - Loneliness and social isolation are two of the growing health concerns families and doctors have in regard to the elderly. While feeling lonely is no fun, feeling isolated from friends, family and acquaintances not only affects mental well-being but physical health also. Keeping Seniors Socially Active The younger generations are very good at communicating with […]




Health Briefs Looks at the Side Effects of Temporary Tattoos


(3/26/2013) - Spring break and wedding season are in full swing all over the United States and with it comes the possibility that teens, brides and bridal parties will seek out and get one of the cool looking temporary tattoos. Medical experts are now warning against them as some are made with a chemical which can cause […]




Distracted Drivers Cause More Accidents than Drunk Drivers


(3/22/2013) - Your right to live is more important than someone else using a cell phone to call, text or read email. Yet, there are only three states in the US and its territories which do not have a single cell phone while driving law on the books: Florida, Montana and South Dakota.  State accidents reports note […]




Health News for the Week


(3/15/2013) - There are some compelling health and wellness news stories out this week we wanted to share. The news covers distracted drivers, coffee and green tea benefits, the mental wellness of those who do not have a job, spring allergy season and the recent FDA warning on antibiotic Zithromax. Trouble on the Road with Distracted Drivers […]




Insomnia – Are You Asleep Yet?


(3/8/2013) - Sunday is daylight savings time in the US. We set our clocks forward one hour ahead. This means we lose one hour of nighttime sleep. To most people, this is harmless if not a little annoying. To someone who cannot get to sleep, this is a problem. There are 50 to 70 million people in […]




Happy, Healthy Seniors are a Treasure


(3/6/2013) - Seniors are living longer and staying healthier. This is common knowledge. There are an abundance of activities which are geared specifically to the older generation that helps them get healthy and stay healthy. These activities range include senior exercise classes to playing video games. So there really is something to look forward to as we, […]




Easy Desk Exercises to Reduce Stiffness and Soreness


(2/20/2013) - Most of us have jobs which require sitting in an office all day. We get in, we sit and start to work. Most of us do not take a lunch break choosing to catch up on email instead. But sitting all day can raise our chances of developing diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer. What […]