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Ways to eat more fruits and vegetables in 2014

by Kami Bigler posted in Life & Home I love January because it gives everyone a fresh start – a chance to get back on track. If you’ve got big plans for your physique in 2014, (don’t we all?) you may want to remember the saying, “You lose weight in the kitchen and you get… […]


10 Questions: Rep. Phil Gingrey, MD (R-Ga.)

(MedPage Today) — If you could change one thing about the healthcare system, what would it be? Eliminate Obamacare, says Rep. Phil Gingrey, MD (R-Ga.). That’s his answer to just one of the 10 Questions the MedPage Today staff is asking leading clinicians, researchers, and leaders in their community to get their personal views on […]


Jenny McCarthy’s son never had autism? She speaks out

by Sara McGinnis posted in Celebrities Have you heard Jenny McCarthy’s son may never have had autism? Renewed interest into the star’s son has prompted her to speak out and address speculation Evan Asher was misdiagnosed. The conversation began on January 3, when RadarOnline published a story about a 2010 Time Magazine interview, in which the…… […]

Fitness


Over-eaters Alert: 5 Proven Tricks to Eat Less Calories

by Mike Geary, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Specialist I found most of these five tricks (that are proven to help you eat less food and less overall calories) while reading a fascinating book recently called 59 Seconds by Richard Wiseman. I […] ? Read the rest of this entry… (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The […]


It’s a New Year. Make it great!

It’s a New Year! We enjoyed an absolutely amazing year. I can honestly say it was our best year yet, and I can also say it was my most exhausting year yet. If you’ve been reading my blog for any time, you are familiar with the highlights, but here is a quick recap! We produced […]


How to have Health and Weight Loss this Year

Anyone ever ask you, “How much fat did you lose?” But, you have heard this question, “How much weight did you lose?” Infomercials do a great job of selling weight loss. FAT LOSS (ESPECIALLY ABDOMINAL FAT) IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN […] ? Read the rest of this entry… (Visited 8 times, 1 visits today) The […]

Healthy Eating


Day 7: Drink Enough Water

In one 2010 study, people who drank two cups of water before meals lost more weight than those who didn’t.. Plus, drinking water can help edge out calories from calorie-laden beverages like juice, soda and even sweetened tea or coffee. Find out how much water you should drink each day. EatingWell Blogs – All Blog […]


Day 8: Treat Yourself (Occasionally)

Craving something sweet—or salty—but think you can’t have it if you are trying to lose weight? Actually, having a small treat every day may help you stick to your diet. Research in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that a small daily treat didn’t sabotage weight-loss efforts. Some under-150-calorie snacks to try: a […]


Day 9: Pay Attention to Portions

You’re reaching for healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins, but that doesn’t give you license to eat as much as you want. The calories can really add up, so watch your portions. A 1-teaspoon pour of olive oil is 40 calories, while 1 tablespoon is 120 calories. 3 ounces of chicken […]

Parenting Tips


How alcohol leads to birth defects – clues from embryo heart images

Scientists have found a way to image the very early development of the embryonic heart in research that may help them to explain how drinking alcohol in pregnancy can lead to heart defects at the baby’s birth. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today


Hospital-diagnosed maternal infections linked to increased autism risk

Hospital-diagnosed maternal bacterial infections during pregnancy were associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders in children, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published Dec. 23 in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today


Resolutions from this social enterprise at the end of 2013

As the year 2013 comes to a close it’s time to make some resolutions and share some of our lessons learned as a young social enterprise. Lesson #1: Just because you’re young and feisty doesn’t mean you don’t have the answers Our hero of the year is Nada, the young girl in Yemen who fled […]