Learn the Facts about the Ebola virus

By Brandon Webb, MD
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News media around the world are talking about Ebola exposure and transmission of the disease from person to person. While this disease is very serious and has a high mortality rate, not all of the information being reported about how the Ebola virus is spread is correct. Knowing the facts is important to understand issues regarding the current outbreak, and focus attention on good hygiene practices that offer help prevent the spread of all germs, foreign and domestic alike.

Hydration: Sports Drinks or Energy Drinks?

By Kary Woodruff
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We are in the heat of the summer – pun intended – so hopefully we are focusing on our hydration. We have discussed important hydration tips in other blog posts, so now let’s address a common question I receive as a sport dietitian – which is better: sports drinks (Gatorade, Powerade, etc.) or energy drinks (Red Bull, Monster, etc.)?