To Your Health

With some questionable health advice being posted by your friends on Facebook, politicians arguing about the state of the American healthcare system and a new medical study being summarized in just a sentence or two on TV---that seems to contradict the study you heard summarized  yesterday---it can be overwhelming to navigate the ever changing landscape of health news.

Every Thursday at 7:31 a.m. and 5:18 p.m., Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs provides health information you can trust. With trustworthy sources, she explores the fact and fiction surrounding various medical conditions and treatments, makes you aware of upcoming screenings, gives you prevention strategies and more…all to your health.

Local support comes from EBO MD and EBO Center for Diabetes in Cape Girardeau. They're online at DO YOU

Did you eat your Wheaties this morning? Have an Incredible, Edible Egg? Roll your eyes if you must, but more and more research is supporting the old saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

What is the most fatal mental disorder? The answer, which may surprise you, is anorexia nervosa. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, it has an estimated mortality rate of around 10 percent.

This is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. The National Eating Disorders Association states that the three most common types of eating disorders are:

Anorexia Nervosa, in which there is inadequate food intake, intense fear of weight gain, obsession with weight and persistent behavior to prevent weight gain;

Despite the fact that it’s almost entirely preventable, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children according to The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

February is Children’s Dental Health month.

The American Dental Association advises that a balanced diet, limiting snacks, brushing and flossing each day and regular dental check-ups are the keys to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

Ten fingers, ten toes and one perfect heart.

This is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week.

Vice President Joe Biden, basketball Hall of Famer Larry Bird, music's Barry Manilow, NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip and my Uncle Denny. What do these people have in common? They are among the estimated 2.3 to 5.1 million Americans who have a heart condition called atrial fibrillation or “A-fib”.

February is American Heart Month.