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Falls are the leading cause of injury-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths among Ohioans 65 and older. Coming up, how a martial arts instructor in Columbus is taking the fear out of falling by teaching older adults how to do it safely.

Plus, we’ll look at the country's worsening obesity crisis and explore the top-ranked diets for 2018. 

Wellness Wednesday: Circadian Rhythm, Food Allergies

Oct 4, 2017
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Coming up, we look at food allergies and the best practices for navigating a world with specific dietary needs. Also, explore how your body reacts to the rising and the setting of the sun. We'll wrap with a talk about the experience of head trauma.

About half of all U.S. deaths from heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes are linked to poor diets, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

And eating more — or less — of just 10 types of food can help raise or lower the risk of death from these causes, the researchers found.

For many pregnant women, understanding what seafood is safe and healthy, and what should be avoided because of mercury concerns comes with a lot of hand-wringing. In part, that's because the federal government's advice on the matter, first issued in 2004, has long been criticized as unclear.

That guidance has included advice on how much seafood to eat, and which species pregnant and nursing women should avoid over concerns about mercury contamination.

Several times a month, you can find a doctor in the aisles of Ralph's market in Huntington Beach, Calif., wearing a white coat and helping people learn about food. On one recent day, this doctor was Daniel Nadeau, wandering the cereal aisle with Allison Scott, giving her some ideas on how to feed kids who studiously avoid anything that tastes healthy.

"Have you thought about trying smoothies in the morning?" he asks her. "The frozen blueberries and raspberries are a little cheaper, and berries are really good for the brain."

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The average human diet is a lot different than just a few decades ago, let alone thousands of years ago. Such a drastic change in diet appears to be having some adverse effects on our teeth and jaw, which evolved to chomp nuts and other harder foods.

Hey, Looks Like Americans Are Finally Eating More Fish

Oct 31, 2016

San Diego native Megan Olbur didn't grow up eating much seafood beyond tuna sandwiches, fish sticks or the occasional salmon dinners her parents made. But in 2015, when Olbur became pregnant with a daughter of her own, she heeded the advice of her physician and deliberately began adding more seafood to her diet as a way to boost brain development and to ensure the health of her growing baby.

It turns out, she wasn't alone in upping her fish fare.

How the American Diet Defines Us

Sep 21, 2016
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Not only do most Americans live within 20 miles of a Starbucks, they also have about 87,000 drink options at one of those nearby locations. American diets are often focused on convenience, but also tend to emphasize choice. The psychology of what and how Americans eat can reveal what we as a culture, and as individuals, value. 

How the American Diet Defines Us

May 9, 2016
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Not only do most Americans live within 20 miles of a Starbucks, they also have about 87,000 drink options at one of those nearby locations. American diets are often focused on convenience, but also tend to emphasize choice. The psychology of what and how Americans eat can reveal what we as a culture, and as individuals, value. 

Foods for a Healthy Brain

Oct 23, 2015
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An estimated five million Americans have Alzheimer's Disease, and the modern American diet is not helping to reduce that statistic. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and one that cannot be cured, slowed down, or even prevented. However, there are ways to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's like exercising, stimulating the brain, and maintaining a healthy diet. 

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