Healthy Living: Opiod concerns, the role of doctors prescribing the drugs

In this week’s “Healthy Living” semgnet, Marni Hughes focuses on the role of doctors in prescribing opioids. As you know, the opioid epidemic has been impacting communities and families nationwide. Dr. Mike Hooten with the Mayo Clinic says there are times when prescribing opioids is safe and times when it puts the patient (and others) at risk. Dr. Hooten says the medical community needs to take all factors into consideration when coming up with a patient plan, including substance abuse […]

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Healthy Living: Habits that can negatively impact men’s health

June is Men’s Health Month.  Today, Dr. Rick Bowles stopped by Q13 to talk about a few bad habits that can negatively impact men’s health. He says nail biting can lead to infections and make people more prone to illness due to bacteria. Eating too fast is something many people do.  Dr. Bowles says it typically takes between 15 to 20 minutes for the body to digest food and recognize it’s full.  Eating too fast can lead to overeating and […]

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Healthy Living: Brain boosting foods to fight cognitive decline

Food is more than fuel.  The right food can also boost your brain power and fight cognitive decline. Nutritionist Deborah Enos stopped by the Q13 studios to share her thoughts of brain foods. Also, here’s the salad recipe she shared from the Padella Bistro in Victoria, British Columbia. Israeli Avocado Salad For the vinaigrette: Juice of 1 Lemon (approx. 3 Tbsp) 1 clove of garlic finely minced 2 tsp of toasted, ground cumin seed ½ cup of olive oil Salt and […]

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Healthy Living: Super vegetables that won’t break the bank

Now that the weather is warming up, you’re probably noticing a lot of farmers markets setting up shop.  But the truth is, Americans are not eating enough fruits and vegetables.  In fact, the Centers for Disease Control says only one in ten eats the daily recommended amount, which is five servings.  That’s 2 servings of fruit and 3 servings of vegetables. “The consumption of veggies in the U.S. has been stagnant and has been stagnant for quite a while, ” […]

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Healthy Living: Smokeless tobacco among teens on the rise, research shows

  You don’t hear much about smokeless tobacco anymore and you don’t see it much either.  That doesn’t mean people aren’t using it. According to the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids , more than 1,000 kids between the ages of 12 and 17 try smokeless tobacco for the first time every day.   To read more about the smokeless tobacco findings, visit National Youth Tobacco Survey, 2016 Furthermore, the group says the  rates of smokeless tobacco use are going up, despite the fact that […]

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Healthy Living: Intermittent Fasting

Nutritionist and wellness coach, Deborah Enos stopped by Q13 to share her thoughts on intermittent fasting and some healthy options if it’s something you’ve considered trying for either weight-loss, digestion or inflammation. Since our on-air segment was limited to just a few minutes, below are some additional notes Deborah used as a guide from Dr. Josh Axe, a wellness physician What is intermittent Fasting? Intermittent fasting is hardly a new concept. It’s been used for centuries during times when food was […]

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Healthy Living: Manicures and melanoma concerns

Summer is approaching and that means most of us will be slathering on the sunscreen when stepping outside. But you probably don’t think about skin cancer when you hit up your nail salon.  Now, there’s a new warning out for consumers after a young woman’s story about manicures and melanoma. Karolina Jasko, 20, is getting ready to compete in the Miss USA pageant.  Her road leading up to being crowned Miss Illinois USA is part of her story.  Her thumb […]

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Healthy Living: Scientists call new 3D model of live human cell a “game changer” in disease research

The Allen Institute for Cell Science in Seattle has unveiled the first predictive 3D model of a live human cell.  The hope is that scientists around the word will be able to use the model for drug discovery and disease research. “This is a new way to see inside living human cells,” said Rick Horwitz, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Allen Institute for Cell Science.  “It’s like seeing the whole cell for the first time.  In the future, this will […]

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