Hispanic Health Fair nears
The Integris Health Hispanic Initiative and the Oklahoma City Red Cross will hold the 25th annual Hispanic Health Fair. The fair is in memory of Maria Aymat.
The fair will offer various health screenings as well as information and resources on health and wellness.
The free health fair is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Crossroads Mall, 7000 Crossroads Blvd.
Reservations are required for all cancer screenings. For more information and reservations, call 921-2277. For Spanish, press 2.
Green tea, coffee may lower stroke risk
Recent research indicates green tea and coffee may help lower the risk of having a stroke.
This was especially true when both are a regular part of your diet, according to research published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.
“This is the first large-scale study to examine the combined effects of both green tea and coffee on stroke risks,” said Yoshihiro Kokubo, M.D., lead author of the study at Japan's National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, in a release from the American Heart Association.
“You may make a small but positive lifestyle change to help lower the risk of stroke by adding daily green tea to your diet.”
Researchers asked 83,269 Japanese adults about their green tea and coffee drinking habits, following them for an average 13 years.
The study found that the more green tea or coffee people drink, the lower their stroke risks.
Financial incentives may help weight loss
Want to take of the pounds? Join a program that puts dollars in your pocket, says new research from the Mayo Clinic.
Weight-loss study participants who received financial incentives were more likely to stick with a weight-loss program and lost more weight than study participants who received no incentives, according to Mayo Clinic research.
Previous studies have shown that financial incentives help people lose weight, but this study examined a larger group of participants (100) over a longer period (one year), said lead author Steven Driver, M.D., an internal medicine resident at Mayo Clinic, in a news release.
“The take-home message is that sustained weight loss can be achieved by financial incentives,” Driver said in a news release. “The financial incentives can improve results, and improve compliance and adherence.”
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