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Do Calorie Labeling Laws Change How Much We Eat?

Do Calorie Labeling Laws Change How Much We Eat?

New legislation is requiring that chain restaurants, as well as some retail food establishments and vending machines, provide accurate labels for menu items. Labeling, which has been implemented to help consumers make healthier choices and avoid excess calories, sounds great, but will it work? In an effort to reduce rates of [...]

Posted on: August 27, 2014

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PMS Symptoms Now May Not Mean Hot Flashes Later

PMS Symptoms Now May Not Mean Hot Flashes Later

There has long been speculation around how premenstrual syndrome (PMS) might be linked to menopausal symptoms later in life. Recent research sheds new light on the subject—indicating that PMS might signal certain menopausal symptoms, but not necessarily hot flashes. Common symptoms of menopause include a change in periods (shorter or longer, [...]

Posted on: August 27, 2014

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Keep Your Kids Moving: Health Risks of Inactivity Start Early

Keep Your Kids Moving: Health Risks of Inactivity Start Early

Parents today are well aware that children are at risk of being less active than ever, as electronic media threatens to replace physical play. Research is now showing that the health risks of our kids’ increasingly sedentary lifestyles are very real—including type 2 diabetes and vascular disease. You may be shocked [...]

Posted on: August 27, 2014

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Charred Tomato Soup with Parmesan Crostini

Charred Tomato Soup with Parmesan Crostini

Vine-ripe tomatoes are grilled, together with onions, in this recipe, highlighting the flavor of the fresh produce that is the perfect complement to the savory Parmesan crostini. Delicious! Ingredients 4 pounds vine-ripe tomatoes, grilled ½ medium onion, grilled 2 teaspoons olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon sea salt Freshly ground [...]

Posted on: August 27, 2014

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Healthy Lunchbox

Healthy Lunchbox

School lunches your child will love. Packing a healthy lunch for your child doesn’t have to be time-consuming or complicated. Follow these tips for success and you’ll be on your way to creating lunchtime feasts your child will love. Success Strategies: Variety: It really is the spice of life. Avoid packing your child [...]

Posted on: August 27, 2014

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Living and Thriving with RA

Living and Thriving with RA

Lene Andersen, 51 Toronto, Canada I don’t remember a time before RA (rheumatoid arthritis). Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) Is a debilitating autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1.3 million people in the United States, striking women three times more often than men. The disease causes the immune system to attack healthy body tissue, leading [...]

Posted on: August 27, 2014

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Self-Compassion

Self-Compassion

What if we offered ourselves the same love and kindness we strive to offer others? By Diana Price When was the last time you offered yourself the gift of compassion? If you are like most women, you likely extend compassion, kindness, and loving care to your family, friends, and colleagues regularly. [...]

Posted on: August 27, 2014

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Anger: Ally or Enemy?

Anger: Ally or Enemy?

By Denise King Gillingham, LM SW, ACC, CPM Anger has been the subject of scholarship and debate for millennia, and yet it continues to derail careers, ruin marriages, and make us sick. So what is this powerful force we call anger? According to Merriam-Webster, the noun anger is defined as “a strong feeling of displeasure [...]

Posted on: August 27, 2014

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“You Have Cancer.” Own It.

“You Have Cancer.” Own It.

You need not play a passive role on your cancer journey. By Peter Edelstein, MD , FA CS, FA SCRS You have cancer. These three little words are among the most terrifying in the English language. And they will be heard by more than one-third of you reading this article during your [...]

Posted on: August 27, 2014

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Calcium and Vitamin D May Improve Cholesterol

Calcium and Vitamin D May Improve Cholesterol

If you are a postmenopausal woman and are already taking calcium and vitamin D for bone health, you may be getting an added benefit from these nutrients: improved cholesterol. According to a recent study from the Women’s Health Initiative, published online in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society, higher [...]

Posted on: August 20, 2014

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