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Chronic Sleep Deprivation Considered a Public Health Threat

Nearly half of American adults are regularly sleep-deprived, according to a Gallup poll that has been tracking people’s sleep habits for decades. Less than seven hours a night has become the rule rather than the exception, down by more than an hour since the 1940s. Especially those who are starting careers and young parents don’t get the amount of sleep they need, and it has long-term consequences for their health.

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Knowledge and Power

When it comes to nutrition and the right ways to eat, the so-called experts keep bickering over what may be legitimately debatable at times. But many do so while failing to use what we already know. The fact is that we already know enough to prevent 80 percent of all diet and lifestyle-related diseases.

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Five Most Recommended Mediterranean Foods

When it comes to the Mediterranean diet, there is only good news to report. Not only are Mediterranean foods tasty, they also rank among the healthiest. And you don’t need to be a world traveler to enjoy the benefits of this way of eating. Healthy recipes with the delightful flavors from the region can easily be copied almost anywhere.

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Easy Tricks to Avoid Portion Distortion

The portion sizes of foods we commonly consume are too big. Look around and just about everything is available in jumbo sizes. Soft drinks, French fries, coffees, steaks, burgers, bagels, muffins, you name it, all have grown in size over time. Indeed, many food portions are now two to five times larger than they were 50 years ago. And the more food is placed in front of us, the more we eat.

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Promoting Bone Health Can’t Start Too Soon, Scientists Say

Insufficient Calcium and Vitamin D intake during childhood and adolescence increases the risk of osteoporosis later in life, according to a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Unfortunately, many youngsters don’t get enough of these important nutrients in their diet, and sedentary lifestyles and indoor activities like watching television or playing video games don’t help.

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Salt in the Wound

Once upon a time, we were relatively secure in our knowledge that we ate too much salt. That didn’t mean we were inclined or likely to fix the problem any time soon, but at least we thought we knew what was broken. Unfortunately, that level of conviction about anything having to do with nutrition just won’t do in today’s culture.

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