As the weather starts cooling down in the fall, many people try to retain their tans by not wearing sunscreen. But there’s a harsh reality – ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin even when the sun isn’t shining as much. Dr. Joshua Smith, a Missouri State University expert in how UV rays affect our skin, explains the importance of taking care of your skin – no matter the … [Read more...] about Why you should wear sunscreen even in the fall
With the rise of wearing face masks during the pandemic and in the aftermath, do you know the effects of wearing a surgical mask? Could it cause any harm? Dr. Patrick Brooks, assistant professor of biomedical sciences at Missouri State University, made it his mission to find out. In response to disinformation about the safety of surgical masking during the pandemic, Brooks … [Read more...] about Uncovering the truth about masking
Bread is a staple food around the world and there are many different types. Some are healthier than others. Registered dietitian Jaime Gnau offers some insights about choosing the healthiest types of bread to INSIDER. She’s also a clinical instructor of biomedical sciences at Missouri State University. … [Read more...] about What are the healthiest bread choices?
Some items in our food supply, such as alfalfa, corn, potatoes and soybeans are genetically modified or engineered. While these types of food are limited and highly regulated, they are some of the most misunderstood and polarizing food items. “The misunderstandings around GMOs and GE foods speaks to our tendency to believe that anything natural is good for us and anything … [Read more...] about Get the facts about GMOs and GE foods
While being overweight is unhealthy, being underweight — a BMI of 18.5 or lower — can lead to health complications like a weakened immune system or fragile bones. To gain weight the right way, it’s important to get proper nutrition. Registered dietitian Jaime Gnau offers some helpful tips to Insider. She’s also a clinical instructor of biomedical sciences at Missouri … [Read more...] about How to gain weight safely and build muscle fast