Rochester, Minnesota - For most people, iodized salt is probably the easiest way to maintain sufficient iodine intake. Iodine is an important nutrient that your thyroid needs to produce certain hormones. Not getting enough iodine in your diet can lead to problems such as an enlarged thyroid gland (goiter) and an abnormally low level of thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism).

Yuma, Arizona - High blood cholesterol can lead to cholesterol buildup and blockage in your arteries, which can cause complications such as stroke and heart disease. What you eat may significantly affect the amount of cholesterol in your blood. Here are some tips for adopting a heart-healthy diet that's designed to keep your cholesterol at optimal levels.

Atlanta, Georgia - The American Cancer Society released The New Healthy Eating Cookbook, Fourth Edition, which offers more than 120 all-new, easy-to-make recipes. Written for cooks of all levels, this book is for people looking to add to their kitchen repertoire and helps readers make healthier choices about the food they eat. The recipes were reviewed by the American Cancer Society's medical and nutrition experts and emphasize fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean prote

Dallas, Texas - Each year, approximately 7,000 children age 18 or younger experience cardiac arrest outside a hospital with survival rates of less than 10 percent. Immediate CPR can double or triple the chance of survival. The American Heart Association – the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease – announced publication of a policy statement advocating for state laws requiring the implementation of cardiac emergency response plans (CERPs) in K-12 schools.

Washington, DC - A new medication that targets part of the brain’s stress system may help reduce alcohol use in people with alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to a new study by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health.