Cardiovascular disease- it’s not glamorous and pink ribbons aren’t worn to bring attention to its devastating health affects, but did you know cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? It is also more likely to impact us and those we love than other more “popular” diseases. So what should you be doing to protect your heart?
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and new information published this week by CNN, there are over three million U.S. citizens who have enrolled for Medicaid since October. The dramatic increase in enrollment has been primarily found in states which have expanded their Medicaid programs under Obamacare.
Disneyworld, it’s the happiest place on earth- unless you’re a disabled child. According to a recent report, several families have now filed a lawsuit against the Walt Disney Company, claiming its theme parks have not done enough to “accommodate” the needs of autistic children.
For years women throughout America have gone in each year for their annual Pap smear. In fact, for the last 60 years the Pap smear has been used to detect cervical cancer. Now, according to a report issued by the FDA advisory committee, they have recommended that the Pap smear be replaced as the main detection for this deadly disease and be replaced by a special HPV test.
In their continued efforts to stem the tide of the growing obesity epidemic, CNN reports that the World Health Organization (WHO) wants you to cut back on sugar. So how much is too much? According to the new guidelines drafted this week, it’s suggested that you get less than 5% of your daily calories from sugar. These guidelines significantly lessen the recommendation from 2002, which allowed up to 10% of your total caloric intake to come from sugar.