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  • Listeriosis outbreak linked to prepackaged caramel apples
    Listeriosis outbreak linked to prepackaged caramel apples
    Health departments in several states have reported caramel apples tainted with a bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes (listeriosis). The apples are prepackaged. Listeria can cause serious, life-threatening illness.The Centers for Disease Control...
  • Yoga by the Sea
    Reasons the Need for Yoga Therapy is Becoming Popular
    In recent years, the need for yoga therapy to help with a variety of physical conditions and diseases has become more prevalent. This is because scientists and doctors are starting to understand how yoga techniques can help them when treating...
  • Be skeptical of TV programs such as The Dr. Oz Show
    Be skeptical of health recommendations on doctor television shows
    Beware of the information on popular television talk shows on health and medicine, which can be misleading, according to a new analysis.“The research supporting any of these recommendations is frequently absent, contradictory or of poor...
  • Negative comments about weight can make women pack on pounds
    Negative comments about weight can cause women to pack on pounds
    Women whose family and friends make negative comments about their weight may cause them to pack on the pounds, according to a new study.“When we feel bad about our bodies, we often turn to loved ones—families, friends and romantic...
  • Emergency surgeries far more costly than elective procedures
    Emergency surgery expensive; some procedures could be done electively
    Emergency surgery costs substantially more than elective surgery, and eliminating just 10 percent of emergency procedures could cut $1 billion in health care costs over a decade, according to a new study.Researchers looked at hospital costs and...
  • Purchase organic if your juice or smoothie contains these fruits and vegetables
    Purchase organic if your juice or smoothie contains these fruits and vegetables
    There is considerable research that shows a plant based diet offers more benefits than a non plant based traditional diet and additional research supports the benefit of organically produced produce, especially for developing infants and children,...
  • Ovarian cancer deaths
    FDA approves new drug for the treatment of ovarian cancer
    On December 19, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Lynparza (olaparib) for the treatment of women with advanced ovarian cancer associated with defective BRCA genes.Ovarian cancer is the 5th leading cause of cancer death in...
  • The line in the warming center in St. Paul's
    24th Annual Community Holiday Dinner a big success
    Fliers were everywhere, so it's too bad if you missed it! The line started before 3:30, and maybe before 3:00, and while the line of people continuously grew; it also moved quickly and entered you into a warming center, located inside St. Paul...
  • Bird flu in Oregon
    USDA reports bird flu H5N8 found in Oregon poultry
    According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the agency found the disease known as bird flu in backyard chickens in Oregon. On Friday, the USDA reported their findings of the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 detected in a flock of...
  • Influenza-like illnesses in the United States
    Is this year's flu vaccine working?
    The Centers for Disease Control publish a weekly report during the flu season and the latest data was released Dec. 19. Despite some media reports, the formula for this year's flu vaccine is effective. All four of the flu viruses included in...
  • weight loss
    How to lose weight through mind control
    When considering a weight loss program, most people want something concrete that they can manage like opting for healthy foods or lack thereof by way of starvation. Less consideration is given to the intel of weight loss. A simple and easy weight...
  • Active surveillance recommended for prostate cancer
    Active surveillance recommended for prostate cancer
    A new study has found that active surveillance is preferable to surgery or radiation for low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, in some men, such as the elderly or those with major health problems it...
  • Christmas miracles
    Christmas miracles
    How has the season been treating you so far? Have you experienced any Christmas miracles yet? Would you notice if you did or is the chaos of the hustle and bustle in your world draining the magic from Christmas?What I have discovered is if I focus...
  • Andy Allison
    Firefighter who was electrocuted in Texas could use help with his dental bills
    Andy Allison was on the job as a firefighter in Lewisville, Texas when he was in a laundry room putting out a fire with a hose and came in contact with 220 volts of live electricity on August 12, 2012. It took a while for other firefighters to...
  • Putting together the Board
    Putting together the Board
    This is the time of year when families get together and have time to reflect as well as plan the future. What a great time to begin the conversation with our parents about their future. Should this be the first conversation regarding elder life...