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How to Eat Less Salt.

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To lower one’s salt intake, the Food and Drug Administration offers these tips: eat more fresh fruits and vegetables; eat foods that are rich in potassium, such as leafy green veggies and bananas; season food with herbs and spices, instead of salt; opt for unsalted snacks; and read food labels to help select foods low in sodium.

Food and Drug Administration, February 2019

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Musculoskeletal Pain Very Common in ICU Nurses!

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Among a group of 702 intensive care unit (ICU) nurses, 97% reported experiencing one or more work-related musculoskeletal disorder during the previous year, with back pain (80.1%), neck pain (78.6%), and shoulder pain (70.4%) being the most common complaints.

Workplace Health & Safety, December 2018

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Exercise Improves Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.

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Current research suggests that exercise
can improve disease severity, memory, executive function, and cognitive function in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Lead investigator Dr. Tim Stuckenschneider writes, “The potential of exercise to improve motor and non-motor symptoms is promising and may help to decelerate disease progression in individuals affected by PD.”

Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, February 2019

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Encouraging Kids to Eat Healthy.

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To encourage children to eat more fruits and vegetables, the Department of Agriculture recommends the following: create smoothies with fat-free or low-fat yogurt with fruit pieces and crushed ice; make fun kabobs resembling caterpillars by assembling chunks of melon, apple, orange, and pear on skewers; add tomato sauce, low-fat cheese, cut-up vegetables, or fruit to the top of whole-wheat English muffins, bagels, or pita bread to make a personal pizza; assemble a fruity peanut butterfly by using carrot sticks or ...

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Irregular Sleep Can Impact Heart Health.

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Researchers analyzed data concerning nearly 2,000 adults and found that individuals who go to bed at a consistent time each night and who sleep nearly the same number of hours from night to night during the week have about half the risk for a cardiovascular event as men and women with irregular sleep behaviors.

American Heart Association, March 2019

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