Healthworks

Go nuts for nuts!

Go nuts for nuts!
This Nov. 21, 2008 file photo shows shelled pecans at the Navarro Pecan Company in Corsicana, Texas. Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease, in fact, were less likely to die of any cause during a 30-year Harvard study.(AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Supplements industry derides NY attorney general's DNA tests

Supplements industry derides NY attorney general's DNA tests
A woman walks past a GNC store, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 in New York. Numerous store brand supplements aren’t what their labels claim to be, an ongoing investigation of popular herbal supplements subjected to DNA testing has found, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday. GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreen Co. sold supplements that either couldn’t be verified to contain the labeled substance or that contained ingredients not listed on the label, according to Schneiderman's office. “We stand by the quality, purity and potency of all ingredients listed on the labels of our private label products,” said GNC spokeswoman Laura Brophy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
DNA barcoding has exposed some infamous cases of food fraud, like cheap catfish sold as pricey grouper and expensive "sheep's milk" cheese that was really made from cow's milk.

Washington health exchange 81,000 short of enrollment goal

Washington health exchange 81,000 short of enrollment goal
FILE -- Brad Finnegan demonstrates the Washington Healthplanfinder website.

The Washington health exchange is 81,000 short of its goal for signing people up for insurance this year.

Parents: Skip the energy drinks for your kids

Parents: Skip the energy drinks for your kids

Feeling a bit down? Follow your nose!

Feeling a bit down? Follow your nose!

If you are looking for a mental pick-me-up, give aromatherapy a try

Blood pressure too high? Grab some yogurt!

 Blood pressure too high? Grab some yogurt!

To give your heart a treat - try yogurt

An aspirin a day may NOT be what you need

An aspirin a day may NOT be what you need

Check with your doctor before popping aspirin for heart health

For academic success, feed the brain! But steer clear of fast food.

For academic success, feed the brain! But steer clear of fast food.
A customer looks over the menu at a McDonald's drive-thru in Williamsville, N.Y.

For academic success, feed the brain! But steer clear of fast food.

Umbrella; Check. Raincoat; Check. Sunscreen; Check. Wait, what?

Umbrella; Check. Raincoat; Check. Sunscreen; Check. Wait, what?

Don't let the clouds fool you! You still need sunscreen on overcast or even rainy days.

Hug it out for your health!

Hug it out for your health!
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll hugs DeShawn Shead after overtime of the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 28-22 to advance to Super Bowl XLIX. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

 Feeling down? Blood pressure up? Hug it out!

It can be a tough one to detect: Problems with the thyroid

It can be a tough one to detect: Problems with the thyroid

 Feeling really fatigued? Cold all the time? Unexplained weight gain? Could be your thyroid! 

Bring the HEAT for your health

Bring the HEAT for your health
Image by Flickr user Global Crop Diversity Trust.

Chili peppers add spice to your life, but can also help your health.