The community health task force hosted a free presentation on heart disease and diabetes at the Bay County Library Thursday afternoon.
Dr. Merfat Hassan discussed risk factors that contribute to both heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
She believes that healthy lifestyle modifications are the most effective weapon against heart disease and diabetes.
"It's much more effective than the medication as a way to prevent the disease and as a way to maintain a healthy life, even when you have the disease says Dr. Hassan."
The community task force meets every third Thursday at the Bay County Library.
For more info you can call Connie Kelly at 872-4455 extension 1344 or visit their website at www.healthtaskforce.org.
People may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated just how much they were chowing down.
A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.
Stress, the slowing of metabolism of middle age, and hormone changes after having a baby are three main reasons why many people see the numbers on the scale going up. Dr. Mehmet Oz shares tips on how to shed those final 10 pounds.