Obesity in America: Are You Part of the Problem?

Despite our country’s obsession with weight and appearance, most people who are medically overweight don’t realize it. What we’re talking about isn’t “love-handles” or a body that doesn’t match the supermodels we see in magazines. Instead, we’re talking about a weight that affects your health, well-being, and longevity. Our collective weight problem is so bad that only cigarette smoking causes more preventable deaths in America than obesity does.

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The Benefits of Pets for Human Health

Animals play an important role in many people’s lives. In addition to seeing-eye dogs and dogs that can be trained to detect seizures, animals can also be used in occupational therapy, speech therapy, or physical rehabilitation to help patients recover. Aside from these designated therapeutic roles, animals are also valued as companions. Learn more about the possible benefits of that companionship.

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Risks of Splenda: Too Risky to Use?

If you’re a coffee or tea drinker, you probably have tried Splenda, the brand name for sucralose, a sugar-free, no-calorie synthetic sweetener. It’s in the yellow packets, and is one of the most popular no-calorie sweeteners in the US. But new research suggests it might not be as safe as everyone thought.

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