If one thing makes Mondays a little more palatable, it’s a warm and toasty bagel with your favorite topping — from straight-up cream cheese to bacon, egg and cheese. Those looking to eat healthier might not think these carb-rich delights fit their diet, but a registered dietitian Bonnie Taub-Dix says bagels might not be so terrible, telling Women’s Health that while they are “not exactly a health food … they do have some perks.” RELATED READ: Why cucumbers are the healthy heroes among summertime vegetablesWhile bagels can range from 240 to 400 calories and contain about as many carbs as three slices of bread (talk about perspective!), they’re often made with nutrient-rich enriched flour, contain “trace amounts” of calcium and magnesium, contain protein and fiber to keep you full, per Women’s Health. In terms of the healthiest bagels, plain may seem like the obvious choice but Taub-Dix … [Read more...] about Can you guess the healthiest bagel varieties?
Ed Poppert spent five days this month carrying a chemotherapy bag at his side – no matter where he went. But he was free to go virtually anywhere in and around his Royersford, Montgomery County home, a 19th century church building that he and his longtime partner, Mary Jeffers, have converted into a house. And that sure beat spending four nights in a hospital.Poppert, 67, was diagnosed with Stage 2 lymphoma earlier this year. Thanks to an initiative offered by Jefferson Health, Poppert has received most of his chemotherapy treatments at home – a rare option among U.S. health systems. But one likely to expand in the not-so-distant future.Traditionally, patients under the same chemotherapy regimen as Poppert are admitted into a hospital. That's because the regimen, known as EPOCH, must be administered continuously for 96 hours. Other chemo regimens also may require hospitalization, but many simply require patients to shuffle back and forth between an outpatient infusion … [Read more...] about Chemotherapy initiative makes cancer patients feel at home
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Log In Log In Today’s Paper Health | Planned Parenthood May Withdraw From Title X Funding Advertisement Supported by Facing a federal rule that restricts referrals for abortion, the organization will decide whether to reject government funding for family planning for low-income women. ByPam Belluck Aug 19, 2019 Planned Parenthood will announce on Monday afternoon whether it will withdraw from Title X, the federal family planning program, rather than comply with a new Trump administration rule that restricts what health providers can say about abortion. Such a move could affect more than 1.5 million low-income women who rely on Planned Parenthood for services like birth control, pregnancy tests and screening for sexually transmitted diseases. Planned Parenthood operates about 40 percent of the more than 4,000 clinics that receive money under Title … [Read more...] about Planned Parenthood May Withdraw From Title X Funding
PUBLISHED: 16:05 19 August 2019 | UPDATED: 16:05 19 August 2019 The MMR vaccine is a combined vaccine used to protect against measles, mumps and rubella. Photo: Science Museum, London/Wellcome Collection Science Museum, London/Wellcome Collection Outbreaks of measles have been detected in the east of England in the last year, it can be revealed, as it was announced that the UK has lost its measles-free status. Public Health bosses said the vast majority of cases had involved children who were not fully immunised and urged parents to make sure vaccines were up to date before school term time began in two weeks time.There are 8,000 five year olds in the east of England who are not fully vaccinated.And health bosses warned this meant some four and five year olds are starting school at unnecessary risk of serious diseases compared to the majority of their classmates.Dr Shylaja Thomas, consultant in public health medicine and lead for screening and immunisation at Public Health England, … [Read more...] about Measles outbreaks in eastern England confirmed
News / UK and world by Press Association August 19, 2019, 2:53 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Complacent parents and a misguided belief in “superstitious mumbo jumbo” spread online about the supposed risks of vaccines have contributed to the UK losing its measles-free status, Boris Johnson has said. The Prime Minister has ordered urgent action to boost the number of children and young people receiving vaccinations following a rise in cases of measles. There were 231 confirmed cases of measles in the UK during the first quarter of 2019, and Britain has lost its measles-free status with the World Health Organisation (WHO) three years after the virus was eliminated in the country. Mr Johnson set out the plans to improve vaccination rates – including for the measles, mumps and rubella jab (MMR) – on a visit to a hospital in Cornwall. He has called for health chiefs to renew their efforts to ensure 95% of the … [Read more...] about Johnson hits out at anti-vaccination ‘mumbo jumbo’ on internet