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New Law Lets School Staff Administer EpiPen Dosage

New Law Lets School Staff Administer EpiPen Dosage

About 1 in every 13 children has a food allergy, but many of them are unaware ... until they have a reaction. Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law Wednesday that makes it legal for a school official who isn't a nurse to administer drugs to quell an allergic episode.

Sugar: The toxic truth

Did you see this story? What are your thoughts on this?  

This week on 60 Minutes, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on new research coming out of some of America's most respected institutions, which find that sugar-- the way it's being consumed by Americans today-- is a toxin. And it could be the driving force behind some of this country's leading killers, including heart disease.

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Superbowl Commercials: 8 Health Lessons To Learn

If you look closely enough, there may be some unexpected worth in those ads. We found some surprising (and disappointing) health messages in the following eight Super Bowl commercials.

Stressed Out in Denver?

Although stress levels have gone down in Denver since last year, Denver residents still experience higher than healthy stress levels, reporting a stress level of 4.6 on a 10-point scale, compared to 3.5, which they considered healthy.

Healthy mouth, economy linked

While many Coloradans focus on their 2012 New Year's resolutions, community and public health leaders across the state are pledging to improve the oral health of all Coloradans.

How to Accomplish More by Doing Less

Two people of equal skill work in the same office. For the sake of comparison, let's say both arrive at work at 9 am each day, and leave at 7 pm. Bill works essentially without stopping, juggling tasks at his desk and running between meetings all day long. He even eats lunch at his desk. Sound familiar?

The Benefits of Eating Mediterranean Style

Heading out to dinner tonight but don’t know where to go? If you want to stick to your weight-loss goals while dining out, a good bet is to choose a Mediterranean-style restaurant. Here’s why:

Drink Coffee, Stay Happy?

4 Cups Daily Linked With 20% Lower Risk of Depression in Women, but Mental Health Expert Urges Caution. Some coffee drinkers may have a reason to smile -- or keep smiling. Drinking several cups a day is linked with a lower risk of depression, according to a new study that

Food labelling shake-up call after UK nut probe

Council chiefs in Bath (UK) have called for food labelling to be tightened up after finding traces of nuts in chocolate sold in the area. All 35 chocolate products tested for Bath and North East Somerset Council contained the warning “may contain nuts”. But the council is backing a call by the Food Standards Agency for allergy warnings on packaging to be reassessed amid confusion over the different phrases used by manufacturers. Of the tested products, six (17 per cent) had traces of nuts - with all of them containing hazelnuts, one peanut traces and two elements of almonds. The council says its research echoes the concerns raised by the FSA, which found that “may contain” warning messages were leading to complacency and confusion amongst consumers, particularly young adults such as students about to start independent living for the first time.

7 Foods That Can Help Lower Your Cholesterol

Lowering your cholesterol levels is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of developing heart disease. Today, more than 102 million American adults (20 years of age or older) have total cholesterol levels at or above 200 mg/dL, which is above healthy levels. More than 35 million of these people have levels of 240 mg/dL or higher, which puts them at high risk for heart disease. Many more millions of Americans have high cholesterol and don’t even know it. This month marks National Cholesterol Education Month, so what better time to take preventive steps to reduce your heart disease risk and the chances of having a heart attack or stroke.

Which side are you on? Apple Juice & Arsenic: Dr. Besser vs. Dr. Oz

Where do you stand on the Dr. Besser vs. Dr. Oz debate? In a spirited showdown on "Good Morning America " today, ABC News Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser confronted Dr. Mehmet Oz on what he called "extremely irresponsible" statements made on "The Dr. Oz Show" show Wednesday concerning arsenic in apple juice.

Salt in the wounds: A new FDA crackdown?

Salt in the wounds: A new FDA crackdown?

People certainly are becoming more aware of the more minuscule ingredients in their food these days. It's not just about fat anymore. Consumers are now urging the FDA to crack down on the hidden salt content in many foods.

MLB opening day and eating healthy at the ball park.

MLB opening day and eating healthy at the ball park.

The crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd can only mean one thing: Opening day at Coors Field is upon us. It's that time again to head out to the park and watch your Colorado Rockies put the hurt on the out-of-towners. Play hooky and catch a day game or take the weekend and spend it in Lodo. Either way, enjoy the season and all the finer points of it, ball park concessions included. Nothing, and we mean nothing, tastes better than a hot dog at a game. Savor it, and follow these simple tips to eating healthy during your favorite summer outings.

Sensitive to most everything? It could be all in your head.

Sensitive to most everything? It could be all in your head.

Ever heard of sensory processing sensitivity? Neither had we until we read Dr. Gupta's latest report regarding ultra-sensitivity to the world around us. Whether you want to subscribe to the notion or not, new findings are showing that how you are affected by stimulating elements is all caused by the way you view the world. Read on to see if it's all just in your head, too.

"Happy"ness is in the eye of the beholder

"Happy"ness is in the eye of the beholder

In what can only be summed up with, "Wow, that's slightly disturbing," an experiment to see what would happen if a McDonald's Happy Meal was left out for a year seems to have gone terribly...right? Sure, the meat shriveled and the bun went completely stale, but the meal seemed to still hold the properties prime for a photo shoot. Eating it now would not be in anyone's best interest, but that should go without saying.

"To the curb with you, Mr. McDonald."

"To the curb with you, Mr. McDonald."

The iconic, world-famous, and slightly-creepy Ronald McDonald might be seeing his end soon. It seems a group is seeking to do away with the clown citing he promotes an unhealthy lifestyle to kids. While a strong case can be made for this argument, where does it end? Does the cute redhead of Wendy's do the same? And what about the golden arches in general? And don't clowns scare more kids than anything? We've been to the circus and can attest to that on a personal level, anyway.

Counting Calories with the Health Care Reform

Today marked a historic day in healthcare overhaul, as Obama signed a massive bill into legislation. While a great number of changes are expected to come along with this, many of which a lot of people oppose, the bill will now require some 200,000 restaurants to include calorie counts on menus. This practice has been adopted in some places but has remained hush in others. That said, sometimes we'd prefer not to know how many calories are in some of these menu items.