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CDC: Flu incidence on the rise, particularly in the Southeast

BY Michael Johnsen

ATLANTA  — The flu is continuing to impact the United States, especially across the Southeast U.S. for the week ended Jan. 21 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.

The proportion of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness was 3.4%, well above the national baseline of 2.2% and an increase from the week prior ILI report of 3.2%.

All 10 regions reported ILI at or above their region-specific baseline levels. New York City and 10 states experienced high ILI activity; 10 states experienced moderate ILI activity; Puerto Rico and 17 states experienced low ILI activity; 13 states experienced minimal ILI activity, and the District of Columbia had insufficient data.

On a regional level, the percentage of outpatient visits for ILI ranged from 1.9% to 5.3% for the week. All 10 regions reported a proportion of outpatient visits for ILI at or above their region-specific baseline levels.

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Eating healthier, losing weight two of top three 2017 resolutions

BY Michael Johnsen

NEW YORK – This year the top New Year's resolutions among American adults all revolve around two main themes: health and money, Harris Poll reported Thursday. Most commonly, adults are resolving to eat healthier (29%), save more money (25%), lose weight (24%), drink more water (21%) and/or pay down debt (17%). Slightly less common resolutions are to spend more time with family/friends (15%), become more organized (15%), travel more (15%), read more (14%) and/or improve relationships (14%).

While men and women are equally likely to set any resolution this year, women are significantly more likely than men to say they’ve resolved to:

  • Eat healthier (33% vs. 23%);
  • Save more money (29% vs. 21%);
  • Lose weight (29% vs. 18%);
  • Pay down debt (19% vs. 14%);
  • Become more organized (17% vs. 12%); and
  • Read more (16% vs. 12%).

These are some of the results of The Harris Poll of 2,241 U.S. adults ages 18+ (including 1,536 21+ adults who drink several times a year or more, i.e., “regular drinkers”) surveyed online between Jan. 12 and 16, 2017.

 

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Advanced Nutrition by Zahler launches premium-positioned prenatal multi

BY Michael Johnsen

BROOKLYN, N.Y.  — Advanced Nutrition by Zahler recently introduced Prenatal+DHA 300 a new multi formulated with vitamins and minerals that promote health, enhance energy and provide premium nutritional care for the wellbeing of both mother and child.

"We've been dedicated to providing optimal health and nutrition for women and expectant mothers for over 20 years and take pride in providing them with wholesome and natural products for their health and wellbeing," stated Ben Zahler, CEO of Advanced Nutrition by Zahler. "The Prenatal+DHA 300 satisfies a need of a premium product for an ever-growing demographic of expectant mothers to ensure they have a successful and healthy pregnancy."

Taking into account the health necessities for expectant mothers this new innovative, advanced formula contains 300mg of DHA to aid in baby development and mom health as well as the best source of Folate for those who have difficulty absorbing folic acid. Other nutrients include vitamin K for extra bone health; chromium to help regulate sugar levels; lutein for eye health; and molybdenum to benefit candida (a fungus that aids with nutrient absorption and digestion) and help break down amino acids.

The Prenatal+DHA 300 is now available at Amazon.com.
 

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