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Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued a new statement on staying heart healthy. The group reviewed 74 previously published studies and developed specific strategies to help people stay heart healthy.

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I will discuss in a two-part series, four popular Jamaican foods and beliefs surrounding them as it relates to disease management.String beans and diabetes...

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Lenworth Jacobs Clinic reopens- The Lenworth Jacobs Clinic reopened in July at 65 East Street, Kingston.

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dear Dr Williams-Green, I read your articles in The Gleaner every week and find them very informative.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

beefMeat lovers must be having a hard time swallowing the bad rap on beef.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

If you have made it this far into the cold and flu season without being hit, consider yourself fortunate.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As our daily challenges increase and we find it more difficult to cope, many of us experience bouts of depression.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Charlyn Fargo, ContributorI am convinced losing weight is like saving money - you do it a few calories or a few dollars at a time.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Many people have experienced trauma such as serious accident or injury, being shot, stabbed, held up at gunpoint, rape and other sexual assaults, or the unexpected death of a close friend or relative.People who experience major trauma are at high risk...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Recently, I was made aware of a woman with a disability who was pregnant. The father was unsupportive and she was requesting assistance...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Gel cuts HIV and herpes risk - Researchers have achieved an important scientific breakthrough in the fight against HIV and genital herpes with a vaginal gel that significantly...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Rice is the staple of choice in Jamaica. Many young people do not like ground provisions but I find this dislike is because of presentation and monotony in preparation.

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Good day Dr Gardner,I have been on an exercise routine for the past three months and have seen some results in terms of being more energetic and weight loss.

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Scientists recognise that many cancers can be prevented by modifying what people eat and their level of physical activity.

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It's summer and the heat is on. Children are away from regular school and most are involved in summer programmes. Depending on the child's age group, their meal patterns...

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Avandia stays on the market - The drug Avandia, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline for the treatment of diabetes, should stay on the market after US federal-health experts voted last Wednesday on the matter.

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It's that time of year when the typical conversation piece is how hot it is.A mother who shares a bed with her four children told me how...

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Let's look at a few fitness options for this summer.One of the fun things about exercising is that we can choose many different activities.

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

On average, an eight-ounce glass of soda packs on about 225 calories around the waist; 12 ounces of lager, between 150 and 200 calories; a serving of ice cream, about 380 calories...

Published:Wednesday | July 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Eggplants, garden eggs or aubergines are just a few of the names by which this berry, used as vegetable, is known. The eggplant is closely related to the tomato family and is a native of India...

Published:Wednesday | July 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

She came to the emergency room in a Washington DC hospital weak and in pain. She had no idea what had happened. However we did. We were prepared because we had seen it before...

Published:Wednesday | July 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There is a positive relationship between the frequency of exercise sessions and health status. Exercising three to five times per week for 20 to 30 minutes per session...

Published:Wednesday | July 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A new study finds that people with diabetes who consume more bran live longer and are less likely to die of heart disease.

Published:Wednesday | July 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A few weeks ago I stood chatting with other parents in the parking lot of my son's preparatory school.

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Itchy skin - Dear Dr Williams-Green,I am a 21- year-old man. I have a problem with my skin.

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