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Milk is the Single Greatest Source of Vitamin D in Our Diets – Providing More of this Essential Nutrient than Any Other Food Well-known for its role in keeping bones strong, vitamin D is now being hailed for so much more – from normal muscle function to a healthy immune system.  Yet despite the growing  [ Read More ]

Most Americans Still Support Health Care Law Repeal

Revere America announced the results of a national poll that shows that most Americans continue to oppose the new health care law. In a poll conducted late last month by Bill McInturff of Public Opinion Strategies, 51 percent say they favor repeal and 41 percent say they oppose repeal. Among independent voters, 52 percent support  [ Read More ]

The Five Things Every American Needs to Do to Lower Their Cholesterol

An estimated 102 million Americans have cholesterol levels that are considered borderline high-risk. This staggering fact makes lowering cholesterol one of the most imperative things to do to promote overall heart health. Unfortunately, too few people understand the essential steps in reaching this goal. Metamucil and Dr. Michael Roizen, Chairman of the Wellness Institute at  [ Read More ]

Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Soy Makes the Cut

For the first time ever, soyfoods are being brought front and center in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services’ (HHS) 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendations. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, which provide nutritional guidance to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and reduce the prevalence  [ Read More ]

As Many Americans Would Like To Keep or Expand Health Reform Law As Would Like To Repeal Or Replace It, And Most Oppose Defunding Implementation Public Concerned About The Deficit But A Majority Opposes Cutting Medicare And Social Security And Nearly Half Are Against Cutting Medicaid Though the public remains divided on health reform overall,  [ Read More ]

Staying Healthy for the Holidays

Americans gain an average of five pounds during the winter season, usually due to a host of holiday feasts, parties and gatherings that offer an abundance of tasty, but not always healthy, foods and snacks.  While the temptations are inevitable, experts at Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group remind us that you can still enjoy the holiday  [ Read More ]

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