Monthly Archives: August 2011

News

News Update: Autism Not Caused by M.M.R Vaccine

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A panel of scientists assembled by the Institute of Medicine has released a study finding no evidence linking the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and autism. “The M.M.R. vaccine doesn’t cause autism, and the evidence is overwhelming that it doesn’t,” said Dr. Ellen Wright Clayton, the chairwoman of the panel. The report stated, many children [...]

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Weekly News You May Have Missed

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      In early Alzheimer’s, work is possible with support. Even with the daunting future after a diagnose of early-on-set Alzheimer’s, work is possible.  This article suggests how to continue working using Tennessee women’s basketball coach, Pat Summit, as inspiration for early Alzheimer’s patients. ‘Maggie Goes on a Diet’: A Kids’ Book About Dieting? [...]

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A Rainy Weekend Recipe You are Sure to Love

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With Hurricane Irene barreling (potentially) directly to my apartment, I went on the hunt to find delicious, healthy food we could eat if the power goes out and I’m stuck indoors. Anything I could find to skip the frozen hot dogs and canned beans. That’s when I found an old friend: Cook This, Not That.

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The Dos and Don’ts of a Gluten-Free Diet

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Turns out people with celiac disease are not the only ones benefiting from the gluten-free foods and menus popping up across America. Nearly 15% of consumers in the United States are buying gluten-free goods, where only 1% of the population is affected by the disease. Gluten, a protein bound to a carbohydrate found in a piece of grain, is most commonly associated with bread and wheat products. But it can also be found in processed foods you sometimes splurge on at the grocery store or at restaurants.

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Ergonomics for the Aging

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Since the dip in the economy a few years ago, many, who once thought their retirement fund was booming, saw a drastic drop in their investments.  Consequently, the workforce is populated with older Americans who cannot afford to retire. They continue to work, and do so in environments that are suited for young, all-around healthy [...]

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Weekly News You May Have Missed

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Cancer’s Secrets Come into Sharper Focus: The New York Times Health page reports, “Cancer appears to be even more willful and calculating than previously imagined.” http://nyti.ms/njueuA Autism Risk for Siblings Higher than Expected: The New York Times blog, Well, writes about a recent study that links Autism within siblings more closely than previous studies suggested. [...]

health-fitness

Chocolate Milk: the Surprisingly Beneficial After Workout Snack

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Having just jumped back onto the fitness train myself, I have been diligently searching for beneficial techniques to boost my weight loss and health that is cost efficient.  Protein supplements are neither enticing nor monetarily in my budget – so I had to look for natural supplements.  The most surprising and delicious fitness treat I [...]

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Can Laughter Help Heal?

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When the medical field is overtaken by trail procedures, medications and surgeries, it seems insignificant to discuss laughter as a source of healing. Could becoming healthy really be that simple? Laugh more? It seems so. Prevention Magazine reports that people with cardiovascular disease are 40% less likely to laugh at life’s little hiccups than those [...]

Vegetables

How to Shop Healthy Without Breaking the Bank

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My sister-in-law, a registered nurse, once advised me to stay on the outside aisles of the grocery store; the further you move to the inner aisles, the less healthy the food becomes.  Good advice, for sure. The fresh produce, meats, breads and dairy are all situated on the outside aisles of nearly every grocery store [...]