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WHO and Action Against Hunger Deliver Critical Health and Nutrition Aid in Drought-Stricken Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia – Abdia Adan makes her way back to Garasbaley Health Centre in Kahda district, Banadir Region. This time, it’s for the final check-up of her 8-month-old son, Mohamed. Unlike previous visits, there's a spring in her step; young Mohamed is thriving. Back in November 2023, Abdia rushed him to the center, feverish and vomiting. Diagnosed with pneumonia and malnutrition, Mohamed's turnaround owes much to Abdia’s care and the top-notch medical attention he received here. Nestled in the Sodonka camp of Kahda, a…

Unlock Your Best Health: 13 Strategies for Building Your Strongest Body at 50 and Beyond

Whether you're in your 30s, 40s, 50s, or beyond, having the right approach to your health and fitness can help you achieve remarkable results. Maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle becomes more important than ever as you age, but navigating the abundance of conflicting online information can be challenging. Fortunately, we chatted with Kate Meier, CPT, a certified personal trainer with Garage Gym Reviews, who reveals 13 expert tips to get fit after 50. Regular physical activity is vital to…

Discover the Top and Bottom Foods for Managing Acid Reflux: A Comprehensive Guide to Eating Better for Digestive Health

When it comes to exercise, "feeling the burn" is a good thing. When it comes to your esophagus, not so much. Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a common condition that causes acid to splash from the stomach into the esophagus. The result: telltale symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath, sour burps, and a burning sensation in the chest and throat. If you experience GERD, you're in good company—it's estimated that 20% of the U.S. population lives with this…

Discover the Eight Incredible Health Benefits of Incorporating Brown Rice into Your Diet

Rice is often feared for its carbohydrate content, but as a dietitian, I recommend brown rice as a nutritious staple for those seeking to improve their diet quality. Brown rice is a whole grain, meaning it contains all three parts of the grain: the fiber-containing bran, the nutritious germ, and the carb-rich endosperm. This makes it a valuable addition to a balanced diet, offering essential nutrients and promoting overall health. Whether enjoyed as a side, in a healthy stir-fry, or sushi, brown…

Somalia’s Health Minister Ascends to Vice Presidency at Global Health Summit

In Geneva, Switzerland, Dr. Ali Hajiadam Abubakar from Somalia was chosen as one of the five Vice Presidents of the 77th World Health Assembly (WHA). Alongside him, Dr. Frank Anthony from Guyana was elected as the First Vice President. Other countries elected as vice presidents include Moldova, the Republic of Korea, and Sri Lanka. The WHA meets annually at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva to discuss global health issues. This year's main focuses are pandemic readiness and maternal and infant health. Somalia, in…

Discover the Top 10 Nutrient-Rich Fruits with Low Sugar Content for Optimal Health

If you're concerned about your sugar intake, it's not without merit—after all, most Americans consume too much sugar. The average U.S. adult's added sugar intake is 17 teaspoons (68 grams), exceeding the recommendation of 12 teaspoons set by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Added and natural sugar are often lumped together when discussing nutrition, but that doesn't tell the whole story. Although the body metabolizes both added and natural sugar the same, the health effects of each are…

Uncover Anquam Mahamoud, the aspiring legislative candidate prioritizing healthcare access

A vibrant battle for the DFL endorsement played out in south Minneapolis for an open state House seat, with Anquam Mahamoud securing the party's backing.This opportunity arose when DFL Representative Hodan Hassan opted not to run again after three terms.Anquam, 35, serves as the chief operating officer of Twin Cities Health Services, a facility that offers substance abuse treatment and mental health care in Minneapolis. While she is relatively new to the political arena, Anquam has gathered a substantial number of…

Top 10 Dietitian-Approved Juices for Optimal Health on Store Shelves

The product recommendations in this post are recommendations by the writer and/or expert(s) interviewed and do not contain affiliate links. Meaning: If you use these links to buy something, we will not earn a commission. As beverages go, juice is one of the most controversial. Is it healthy since it's made of fruit? Or is it bad for you since it's full of sugar? The answer: it depends on the juice brand. Though some fruity beverages that go by the name juice are little more than sugar water,…

Unlocking the Benefits of Whole Wheat Bread: 8 Ways it Boosts Your Health

Bread has gotten a bad reputation, and as a dietitian, I feel that reputation has been unfairly dished out. Bread is a good source of carbohydrates, the macronutrients your body prefers for energy. While eating a meal of just plain white bread isn't ideal, including bread as part of an overall balanced meal with plenty of protein and healthy fats is a great way to achieve balance in your diet. If you want to make your bread work extra hard for you and still taste amazing, I recommend 100% whole…

Boost Your Health: Discover the 8 Amazing Advantages of Incorporating Healthy Fats into Your Diet

When it comes to navigating the world of fats, it's important to remember that not all fats are created equal. Despite sounding a bit counterintuitive, eating fat doesn't necessarily make you fat. The key to including fat in a healthy diet is understanding which fats are considered healthy and which ones aren't. Healthy fats, like monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, play a pivotal role in many aspects of our health. Food sources of healthy fats include fatty fish (like salmon), olive oil, nuts, and avocado. On the…

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