Newsletter Archive – 2003

If you missed a recent bi-weekly newsletter from Jon Barron, don’t fret! We have archived all the health newsletters below for your convenience. Scroll topics or if you are looking for specific health information, use our search field above. More than likely, Jon covered your topic in one of these health newsletters!

Combatting Loneliness

Concerned that elderly citizens may be socially isolated?  In America, the most pervasive loneliness is being experienced by young adults. Find out why…

The Scoop on Sunscreen

For those who use sunblock when outside for a lengthier time, new research suggests that you might benefit from trying a much higher SPF than the one we are currently using.

Chicken Overload

Chicken is on track to become the world’s most popular meat by 2020, but is it the healthier choice?  Find out some shocking information…

Blood Pressure Drugs and Pancreatic Cancer

A new study found that post-menopausal women have a considerably increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer if they have taken certain forms of high blood pressure medications.

Where to Go to Reduce Allergies

If you’re prone to seasonal allergies, with spring in the air right now, you might be wishing that you could magically transport yourself to a pollen-free place. The question is, where?

Shingles Vaccine: Yay or Nay?

Remember the indignity of Chicken Pox? Your skin covered in ugly eruptions, your fever pushing the thermometer, feeling lousy all over? As if it wasn’t enough to go through that misery as a kid, it turns out that the virus that causes the disease never really leaves your body, even after you heal, and in fact, may provoke an even worse disease when you’re too old to reap the perk of missing school.

Muscling Out Breast Cancer

Good news! Current research suggests that exercising and being fit can help improve your prognosis if you do get breast cancer.

The Meal of Death?

A single high-fat meal, can quickly transform healthy red blood cells into small, spiky cells that set the stage for cardiovascular disease–maybe.

Coffee and Cancer Warnings: Should You Worry?

In late March, a California judge ruled in favor of CERT, which charged that coffee sellers like Starbucks did not disclose that acrylamide, a possible carcinogen, can be found in coffee.  Should you worry?

Drug-Free Menstrual Pain Relief

Good news for women looking for a natural, medication-free way to feel better during monthly menstruation. New research suggests that acupressure might provide the help you need.

What You Should Know About Sunglasses

Given how much risk the sun poses to the eyes, it makes sense to wear protective sunglasses, but the question is whether sunglasses actually provide that needed protection. If so, what type of sunglasses work best?

Dining Out on Phthalates

Eating in restaurants is usually a nice change of pace.  However, according to new research, when you dine out, you are much more likely to be ingesting harmful chemicals along with your food.

Take a Bite Out of National Pecan Day

On April 14, you can go nuts celebrating National Pecan Day. Okay, maybe don’t gorge on pecan pies, but there are lots of healthy ways to get your fill of pecans this day. 

Childhood Obesity and Cancer in Young Adults

We already know that obesity contributes to many health issues, and now you can add another one. New research indicates that childhood obesity is linked to developing cancer at an earlier age.

Prescription NSAIDs Put Your Heart at Risk

We all know the dangers of prescription pain relief medications such as OxyContin. So, if your doctor prescribes a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) instead, you might feel safer. Or maybe not…

Bagged Salads

Should you buy fresh heads of lettuce or bagged salads?

The Sad Decline of Taste Buds

As you age, you reduce the number of taste buds and may enjoy less healthy foods that have more flavor.  Learn how inflammation may play a role.

BARRON’S NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

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