Monthly Archives: September 2011

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Food Safety in the United States Still in Question

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Over the past several years, food safety has been on the minds of all Americans. In the United States, consumers often take for granted the safety of the food at the corner store. Yet at the same time, the media has been highlighting cases of salmonella, E. coli and, most recently, listeria in domestically grown [...]

Research

3 Simple Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

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It’s no secret that diabetes often leads to heart attacks or strokes. Now, researchers believe there is a strong link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s and Dementia. In a recent study out of Japan, research have found men and women over the age of 60 with Type 2 Diabetes were twice as likely than other participants [...]

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Presidential Politics Focus on Benefits of HPV Vaccine

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Erasing misconceptions brewed from misspoke words is often much harder than constructing brand new opinions. Unfortunately, the scientific community is fighting this battle after a very public misstep after an early presidential debate. Republican Tea Party candidate Michelle Bachmann tried to gain leverage in an early debate over a fellow candidate, Texas Governor Rich Perry, [...]

News

Weekly News You May Have Missed

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Cross-country competitor saves runner. Andover, MA high school student carries a cross country competitor to safety, after several runners pass him unconcerned. Injured student received 21 stitches in his right leg. Read More With Bed Bugs the Cure May be Worse than the Disease. “Blood-sucking bed bugs have made a comeback in recent years. But [...]

ergonomics

4 Tips for Choosing an Ergonomic Desk Chair

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If you have a desk job, you are likely to spend 56 hours a week sitting. That’s not just at your desk; that’s also in your car, on your couch, at your kids’ soccer games or at the movie theater. But seeing most of us maintain a 40-50 hour work week, one of our most [...]

News

New Flu Shot Geared Toward Fear of Needle

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On Monday a new shipment of flu vaccines was sent across the United States, but this batch looks a little different than it’s predecessor. It has a smaller needle, geared toward patients who skip the vaccine due to their fear of the length of a needle. The vaccine does contain 40% less antigen material than [...]

recipes

A Great Recipe to Keep Your Game Day Healthy

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Part of the constant struggle to stay on a healthy food track is the parties you’ll attend. In my circle, football season spikes the number of get-togethers and the number of calories consumed at each one. In an effort to stay healthy, but still appeal to the masses, I have adapted a game day classic: [...]

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Weekly News Stories You Don’t Want to Miss

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Apple Juice Showdown: Dr. Oz Arsenic Claim Questioned by Dr. Besser. After Dr. Oz’s show this past week, where he reported his findings from his study on the arsenic in apple juice, the FDA and other doctors have fired back, questioning the legitimacy of his study. The FDA says that his study was conducted without [...]

Vegetables

Editor’s Post: Learning Accountability for Weight Loss

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Losing weight is never easy. I’ve watched several people try and lose weight through a healthy, regimented plan and it has never seemed easy.  A person needs supporters, determination, perseverance and self-control – lots and lots of self-control. Within my own struggle to shed the pounds, I have found the most challenging part to be [...]

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Prevent the Flu – Get Vaccinated!

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Historically, I avoid the flu vaccine like the plague. I survived 4 years of college with a beloved roommate who never seemed to escape bronchitis or the flu, due to her internships at inner city elementary schools – I hardly thought I needed to vaccinate myself against the flu. I’m a lover of natural medicine: [...]

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