Healthcare News


Selections from What’s Trending This Week — April 3, 2015


And With It, Comes Allergies

All across the U.S., people are preparing for the sniffling and sneezing of allergies and sinus infections associated with Spring.

While some allergies and their symptoms are easier to manage, people suffer absolute misery from sinus infections. Sinusitis can be caused by both viruses and bacteria, and usually takes about a week to clear up. However, doctors are now suggesting that diagnosing a sinus infection can be done at home; most cases do not require a doctor’s visit.

To read more, head on over to NPR’s article on DIY diagnoses.


How To Keep Your Feet Spry and Healthy

With more than 50 bones, the feet account for about one-fourth of all the bones in your body, and they take a lot of wear and tear.

On WTVR’s Virginia This Morning program, Dr. Waskin shared some great information about how to keep your feet healthy and when to seek medical advice if you are experiencing any foot problems.


What’s In a Peep?

Sold in the U.S. and Canada, Peeps are marshmallow candies that are shaped into chicks, bunnies, and other animals. There are approximately 28 calories in each Peep, but don’t be deceived by the small calorie count. Peeps are made of sugar, corn syrup, gelatin, color dies, preservative and carnuba wax. According to experts, you’ll need a 15-minute high-intensity workout in order to burn off the calories from snacking on one pack of Peeps.

But Peeps aren’t just marshmallow treats anymore. Just in time for Easter, Peeps and Prairie Farms have teamed up to bring you Peeps milk in three flavors; Marshmallow, Chocolate Marshmallow, and Easter Egg Nog. The labels on the marshmallow and chocolate state “reduced fat milk” but be aware that each serving contains 250 calories and 37 grams of sugar per cup. If you indulge, be sure to think about the workout it would take to burn off those calories!

Here are a couple of reviews we found online of Peeps milk:

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