Chances are, you probably know someone with lactose intolerance, whether it’s a friend, relative, or yourself. The truth is that many people who avoid dairy products might actually be able to tolerate them in certain amounts. If you have cut down on milk because you think your stomach cannot handle it, you might be doing more harm to your health than good. Cutting out milk can deprive you of important nutrients like calcium and vitamin D. No dairy in the diet is also linked to lower bone mass, higher blood pressure and colon cancer.
The LaRue County Public Library has several new books and DVDs for adults and young adults.
• The Postcard Killers by James Patterson. Patterson teams up with European bestselling author Liza Marklund to create a vacation thriller. NYPD detective Jacob Kanon is on tour of Europe’s most gorgeous cities, but he is seeing the sites through the eyes of his daughter’s killer.
Laboratory tests play an important role in your health care. One reason lab tests are done is to screen for diseases or risks for developing a specific disease or condition. For example, a leading risk factor for heart disease is having elevated cholesterol levels. It is important to not only know your cholesterol levels, but to understand the results and the factors that can affect the results and what you can do to improve them. Understanding your condition can give you confidence to improve or maintain your current health status.
It’s hard to believe, but flu season is just around the corner. The best way to prevent or lessen the severity of the flu is to get vaccinated every fall. Flu vaccination usually begins in September, or as soon as vaccine becomes available. Last year, a new and different flu virus (called 2009 H1N1) spread worldwide causing the first flu pandemic in over 40 years.
Have a plan. Do some homework to find nutrition information about the restaurants that you go to the most. You can do some research online or ask for printed material at the restaurant. If you eat at a certain restaurant often, check their website for the nutrition facts and calories amounts of the dishes you order over and over again.
Order the smallest portion. You usually eat about twice as many calories when you eat out than you would at home, so ordering the smallest size is a big step in the right direction.
Campbellsville University Technology Training Center, in partnership with the Lake Cumberland Area Development District and Lincoln Trail Development District, is offering three new allied health programs in Hodgenville with the first program beginning Sept. 14.
Registration is open for the Oct. 23 ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before Sept. 17.
The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam. It tests what students have actually learned in school, not their aptitude for learning. The ACT also measures what students need to know to be ready for first year credit-bearing college courses based on ACT College Readiness Standards.
The LaRue County High School Class of 2000 will have a 10-year reunion beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Sportsman Lake, Hodgenville. Reservations are $20 each or $35 per couple. For more information or reservations, contact Krystal Riggs Williams at 766-7396 or firstname.lastname@example.org.