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  • Let's think about this
    Listen to your body and also pay attention to these signs.
    Our bodies speak loud and clear, we should listen, but we can also look at these obvious signs that are staring back at us in the mirror. Sheila Long is a nurse. She feels bad she did not do more to help prevent her husband’s fatal heart...
  • Avoiding the "Holiday Permanent Spread" - holiday weight gain
    Avoiding the "Holiday Permanent Spread" - holiday weight gain
    "Weight gained over the winter holidays isn't lost during the rest of the year!" This was the conclusion of co-author of a study at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Institute of...
  • More strategies for avoiding holiday mindless eating and weight gain
    More strategies for avoiding holiday mindless eating and weight gain
    A weight gain of 0.8 pounds over the holidays may not seem excessive to the average person, until you consider that this gain is accumulative year to year and not lost by the time the next holiday season arrives.If you missed the first 6...
  • How to avoid holiday mindless eating & weight gain - Part 1
    How to avoid holiday mindless eating & weight gain - Part 1
    Here is Part 1 of a 2 part series on "How to avoid holiday mindless eating & weight gain."Previous studies over the years have suggested that the average adult gains between 0.4 and 1.8 pounds each year. According to a National...
  • Candy - marketed as healthy?
    Candy - marketed as healthy?
    Buying candy, not only chocolate, for the holidays or anytime puts us in close proximity to a wide range of candy selections in the candy isle, creating a temptation to purchase a supply of our favorite brand for home. If that does not temp us...
  • Women eating a biscuit
    Eating healthy during the Holiday Season.
    With Thanksgiving coming up tomorrow, it will bring the start of the holiday eating season. Along with that, it will bring the start of holiday parties and celebrations. It is usually a time of the year where the diet tends to fall off the tracks...
  • Salad
    More important than ever to eat your veggies
    More and more, the experts in better health and weight loss recommend consuming quantities of vegetables. One of the latest to do so is Joan Borysenko. In her new book Plant Plus Diet Solution she says a pound per day is optimal.Joan and her...
  • UCLA study paves the way to more effective melanoma treatment
    UCLA study paves the way to more effective melanoma treatment
    Last September, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved pembrolizumab, which was found to be affective against melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. Sadly, not all melanoma patients benefit from the treatment and UCLA Jonsson...
  • FDA proposes new food labeling guidelines
    FDA proposes new food labeling guidelines
    It’s taken almost four years, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced proposed changes to the current food labeling which is almost 20 years old.The major changes fall into three specific categories:more accurate...
  • True Blue Confederate
    Exclusive Interview of Staten M. Rall Historical Fiction Military Writer
    True Blue Confederate written by Staten M. Rall is a detailed account of his own experiences in the military. The True Blue Confederate is crafted in expert detail and brought to life through the actions of real Civil War participants. Over twenty...
  • Pacific Herbs Relax Herb Pack
    Chinese Herbal Medicine: A natural and effective way to (Finally!) relax
    Holidays are around the corner and you still have not been able to let go: You are fretting about your end-of-month reports, answering e-mails from coworkers, and now your boss wants to know if she can conference you in on a call tomorrow. The...
  • Turkey time: 10 must-read tips for a healthy, illness-free Thanksgiving feast
    Turkey time: 10 must-read tips for a healthy, illness-free Thanksgiving feast
    As Thanksgiving approaches, you likely anticipate a huge feast and time spent with those who matter most. While many of us tend to eat too much turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie this time of year, the result is typically nothing more than minor...
  • Protest for Miriam Carey
    Black Dental Hygienist was shot by police on Oct 3, 2013 - 30 Protesters Showed
    Michael Brown died because police officer Darren Wilson shot him. Thousands showed up to protest in Ferguson, Missouri last night. Turnout was much lower at the protest for Miriam Carey.Dental Hygienist Miriam Carey died on Oct 3, 2013 by being...
  • Overweight Chinese students run during training at a camp held for overweight kids at a local university in Beijing, China.
    Obese kids are at risk for a lot of health problems
    There has been a growing awareness of the enormous scale of the obesity problem in children across the United States and worldwide. Obesity presents kids with a lot more problems than just concerns about their appearance. UC San Diego reported on...
  • HIV in America in 2011
    Small progress made in fight against HIV
    The Centers for Disease Control released a report titled "Vital Signs: HIV Diagnosis, Care, and Treatment Among Persons Living with HIV — United States, 2011" on Nov. 25. While the data is three years old, the study shows that some...