March 20, 2013
Michael M. Siegel, MD
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a press release regarding the use of mobile devices while driving. Research shows that it is more...
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a press release regarding the use of mobile devices while driving. Research shows that it is more common in the United States than in Europe with 69 percent of U.S. drivers, between the ages of 18 and 64 years, talking on their cell phones while driving versus 21 percent of drivers in Britain. In addition, the study reported that 31 percent of drivers in the United States sent text messages or emails while driving as opposed to only 15 percent of drivers in Spain.
Obviously, talking or texting while driving is dangerous and can lead to serious injury to yourself and others. Here are some facts to keep in mind next time you reach for your phone while driving.
So play it safe! Make your car a no phone zone. Whatever the call or message is, it can never be more important than the safety of you and your passengers as well as others with whom you share the road.
March 15, 2013
Nutrition / USDA
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has designated the month of March as the time to celebrate healthy eating and the positive impact good nutrition has on our...
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has designated the month of March as the time to celebrate healthy eating and the positive impact good nutrition has on our health and well-being. This year the theme for National Nutrition Month is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.” This theme encourages us to include the foods we love as part of a healthy eating plan that is tailored specifically for our lifestyle, health needs, cultural and traditional practices as well as tastes. Today, with so many food options, we have the flexibility to create a colorful eating plan that can still meet our nutritional needs within calorie limits.
The key is variety, moderation and portion size. How does your eating plan rate? Visit here to rate your plate: http://www.eatright.org/nnm/games/quiz/index.html. For information on healthy eating and sample eating plans go to www.choosemyplate.gov.
This theme reminds us that the foods we love, as well as those that are a part of our cultural and traditional practices, can all fit in a balanced and healthy eating plan.