To Your Health

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The National Safety Council reported that in 2017, vehicle fatalities topped 40,000 for the second consecutive year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states multiple factors contribute to traffic fatalities, but the risk of distracted driving, particularly due to technology, is growing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that each day in the United States, 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver

Last month, we were able to interview Dr. Amy Tiemeier, associate professor of pharmacy practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy about the opioid epidemic in Missouri. One of our topics was the safe disposal of medication.

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Trying to understand the United States’ current managed care system can be a little bit like deciphering alphabet soup: EOB, HMO, PPO, HSA*. How did it get so complicated?

Comedian Jim Gaffigan observed, "Kale is a superfood. And its special power is tasting bad."

Have you heard about the superfoods you should be eating?

What is a superfood? The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as "A nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being." Mirriam-Webster goes further, describing it as "a super nutrient-dense food, loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and/or phytonutrients." 

2-4-6-8 Who do we appreciate? Maybe not the cheerleaders. Many of them are often told that cheering is not a real sport.  

In 2016, The International Olympic Committee gave cheerleading provisional recognition and a new breed of competitive cheerleading, called STUNT, has been created as part of the NCAA’s emerging sports initiative. If those governing bodies’ acknowledgements of the sport don’t convince you, maybe the fact the rates of severe injuries from cheerleading are similar to other high school sports, will.