The Daily Dose: Shameless Plug

Today’s healthy tip: give yourself a round of applause, Summit. Summit took home the prize last night in Republic Bank’s “We Care” award for their awesome level of volunteerism. Tammy Savaiano gave quite possibly the most moving speech I’ve ever heard, dedicating the achievement in the name of Marilyn Lesher. So, congratulations Summit and give yourself a pat on the back for all you’ve done in the community. 

The links!

Work may be making it difficult for some people to lead healthy lives. Stress on the job has now been linked to a 23% increased risk of heart disease. More importantly (to me, at least), we can’t catch up on the sleep we miss during the week – and sleeping in during the weekend may actually make us more tired on Monday. Luckily for me, the Health Note allows me to vent all my stress.

From The Atlanticwomen who read nutrition labels are, on average, eight pounds lighter than those who don’t. Typically, I don’t like to copy/paste straight from a source – but I felt like that was a pretty strong opener. The debate is still open on whether reading food labels is actually causal in nature (self-selection bias could be driving this, those that read labels are likely those that are prone to healthier diets). However, studies have shown that simply reading a label and being made aware of what you are consuming can dramatically change what you eat.

Remember yesterday when I said we could only breathe a temporary sigh of relief? Well, today we’ll be venturing back in to the world of “everything is out to get us” as a new study claims Tylenol and Ibuprofen can cause hearing loss in women. A similar link has been witnessed in men as well, so we’re all in this boat together where we have to choose whether our headache now outweighs our ability to listen to whatever it is that’s giving us the headache tomorrow.

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