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8/2/02

Healthwise at 5 From 8.2

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As many as 25 million Americans suffer from heartburn, but now a new food guide might spell relief. The National Heartburn Alliance has developed the Stop and Select Guide. It is a free brochure that provides quick, colored cues of a food's potential to trigger heartburn, including acidic value and fat content. For a free copy of the Stop and Select Guide, call 1-877-471-2081 or (click here).

Sunglass Suggestions

Since sunglasses are a year round investment. Are yours doing the job? Experts say the sun can be blamed for eye disorders such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. The Skin Cancer Foundation offers these guidelines when shopping for shades: look for lenses that block at least 99% of both UVA and UVB rays. The glasses should fit tightly or wrap around your head and should be impact-resistant. Glasses that meet the standards will carry the skin cancer foundations seal of recommendation.

Diets for Kids

As many as five-million children are overweight. That is according to the Journal Pediatrics. The report includes this warning from the experts at Columbia University that obese children turn into obese adults setting them up for a lifetime of problems including high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease. The American Dietetic Association has come up with an easy way for families to remember how to stay healthy. It is as simple as knowing your ABC's. A means Aim for fitness, B stands for build proper eating habits, and C reminds us to choose healthy snacks.

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