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  • Depression - the silent epidemic
    Depression - the silent epidemic
    Depression is the most under diagnosed illness in the U.S. and unfortunately has taken on monumental ramifications. According to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine recently noted a considerable jump in the number of suicides in the...
  • Hey, planet Earth, shun the sugar says WHO
    Hey, planet Earth, shun the sugar says WHO
    The obesity epidemic is a world-wide problem. A significant contributor to the problem is excess sugar in the diet. To address the problem, on March 4, the World Health Organization (WHO) released new guidelines that recommended that adults and...
  • Influenza
    These seven practices can reduce your chance of getting the flu
    1. MeditateYour mind can cut your chances of catching a cold by 40 to 50%, according to a 2012 University of Wisconsin, Madison, study. Fifty-one people who used mindfulness meditation techniques logged 13 fewer illnesses and 51 fewer sick days...
  • coffee-addiction
    What about coffee addiction?Are you ready to kick the habit?
    Coffee addiction in the U.S. continues to grow and over the past year, consumption went up 7 percentage points moving it ahead of even soft drinks.Coffee contains a variety of nutrients and does support your overall health when used in moderation...
  • Tweeting for good health
    Twitter can help smokers kick the habit
    Smoking is a deadly habit which is hard to kick. University of California, Irvine reported on March 3, 2015, Twitter can help smokers kick the smoking habit. This approach to smoking cessation makes use of automated messages on Twitter.Researchers...
  • FDA Office of Minority Health seeks comments
    FDA Office of Minority Health offers webinar on how to comment
    The US Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) has decided to seek the input of ethnic minority communities regarding the question of representation in matters of public health. In order to facilitate the logging of as many comments as possible, FDA...
  • McDonald's announces plans to limit antibiotic use in chickens
    McDonald's announces plans to limit antibiotic use in chickens
    It's a big announcement that speaks volumes on today's concerns about antibiotics used in the foods we eat.On Wednesday, McDonald's announced that it would begin using chickens that are not raised with antibiotics used to treat humans....
  • Staying motivated & getting back to your New Year’s resolution to stay fit
    Staying motivated & getting back to your New Year’s resolution to stay fit
    By now your New Year’s Resolution may have come and gone, but doesn’t have to be forgotten. This usually begins with one slip up, then quickly goes into a self-destructive landslide. Commit to small steps that maintains lasting effects...
  • Terminator sign
    Being wrong
    Joseph Chilton Pearce once said, “To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”When we make a decision or challenge some aspect of our lives and the result is not in our favor, it can be hard to swallow; being wrong...
  • Immunotherapy at work.
    FDA approves expanded use of Opdivo for lung cancer
    Lung cancer patients may have another weapon in their treatment arsenal as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved expanded use of the drug Opdivo.Opdivo (nivolumab), a medication produced by pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb,...
  • UCLA researchers devise detection method for personalized medicine
    UCLA researchers devise detection method for personalized medicine
    Unless you are an identical twin, you are a totally unique individual with unique traits, including susceptibility to diseases. Now, UCLA researchers have devised an accurate and inexpensive method UCLA life scientists have created an accurate new...
  • Meditation as a Way of Life: Philosophy and Practice
    Exclusive Interview with Alan L. Pritz, Author of Meditation as a Way of Life
    Stacey Chillemi: What inspired you to write your book?Alan L. Pritz: I continually heed an inner calling to teach meditation and writing is an excellent platform for doing so. Not that I’m an extraordinary writer or exceptional meditation...
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer awareness and research
    Warriors in pink champion Triple Negative Breast Cancer awareness and research
    Almost 11 years ago, a deadly disease knocked on my door. Actually it didn't knock, it busted down the door, without warning, and without reason.A healthy 32 year old woman in her prime years, I was physically fit, all my numbers were healthy,...
  • Look great without makeup
    How to look great without makeup
    Artfully applied, makeup can make any woman look more attractive. But what if you can't or don't wear make up for any variety of reasons? Although it doesn't seem possible, there are quite a few easy, common sense ways to improve your...
  • Cancer rates improving for some...
    Cancer Survival Rates Differ Based on Race
    Survival rates are improving for many people with cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, liver and colon or rectum, especially for those diagnosed at younger ages, a new study reports.Cancer is still a leading cause of death in the United States,...