Why a Vitamin D Test Is More Important Than a Mammogram

October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the U.S., and with it comes the annual clarion call of pink-ribboned1 breast cancer awareness campaigns.2 National Mammography Day3 falls on the third Friday of October, which this year is the 19th. Chances are, you've been barraged with reminders that mammograms save lives. Unfortunately, little effort...

Weekly Health Quiz: Plants, Oxygen and Bees

1 For optimal health, your omega-3 index should be: Below 8 percent As close to 100 percent as possible As close to 1 percent as possible 8 percent or higher While a general recommendation is to take 3 to 4 grams of marine-based omega-3 per day, the only way to identify your ideal dose is to measure your...

Weekend Link Love — Edition 525

Research of the Week Introducing treadmill workstations to an office resulted in a smaller than expected but still significant increase in total walking time. Going into a soccer match with mild dehydration causes a big spike in cortisol after the game. Microscopic flowers of titanium dioxide degrade BPA. Falling in...

How to Cook Asparagus

Asparagus can make any meal feel a little more special, since it’s considered a delicacy in the vegetable world.1 It’s among the most nutritionally balanced vegetables, as it’s low in fat, sodium and cholesterol, but packed with a variety of vitamins and...