All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Health’

What Foods To Buy When Money Is Tight

With the U.S. still in a major recession and a big part of the population unemployed, a food budget might just help keep your family full and healthy. One in seven Americans receives food (SNAP) benefits in order to feed their families. But buying the right foods can make meals that last longer and go further. Opting for those fast …

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Flu Symptoms Send Several To The Hospital

A flu epidemic is upon us and several people have already died from flu complications. While flu vaccinations are a great way to protect yourself from the illness, they do not protect against all strains and even if you do get an annual flu shot, there is still a chance you could get the flu. Many people recover from the …

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The Paleo Diet vs Plant Based Diet

With 2014 upon us most people are making their New Year’s resolutions. The number one resolution is to lose weight. Weight loss seems to elude many American’s – mostly because of our lack of knowledge, and due to the fad diets that plague our country – promising quick weight loss. We are short on patience, and much too trusting – …

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Weight Loss Goals: Tips For The New Year

That magical time of year is upon us. The time of year when you’ve eaten far more than you intended to all holiday season and are wracked with guilt. It might be that after years of being out of shape, you look at the calendar and say, “You know what? I’m going to do something about it!” It’s the time …

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Plus Size Barbie: Good For Whose Self-Esteem?

A debate has emerged this week over an image shared by plussizemodeling.com on their facebook and website. Because more and more plus size models are emerging to represent plus-size shoppers, there was a question of whether or not the iconic Barbie doll should also be made in a plus size version. Says the accompanying text, “In all honesty, we want …

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Plus-Size Barbie Doll: Is This a Bad Idea?

The Facebook page Plus Size Modeling has stirred up quite the controversy by asking whether toy companies should put out a Barbie that has an expanded waistline. The page has gotten thousands of responses, with many debating whether such a toy would promote poor health or encourage a positive self-image. Anyone who has ever examined a Barbie doll knows that …

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Cameron Diaz Releases “The Body Book”

Cameron Diaz can now add the title of “author” to her CV as The Body Book has just been released. The popular actress uses the book as a platform to share her knowledge about exercise and nutrition. “If you take care of your body you can have an even more amazing body,” Diaz explained. However, the star does not claim …

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Cholesterol Levels: Keep Them Lo-Ho-Ho-W This Xmas

Cholesterol is a hot topic this week, and for good reason– the Christmas dinner rivals the gloriousness of the Thanksgiving dinner, not to mention the cookies and sweets that seem to be everywhere all season. It has since been established that high cholesterol is no longer a worry just for “senior citizens,” according to the FDA, you should start getting …

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FDA to Require Food Supply Protections

Most food scares in the U.S. are caused by negligence or accidents, not someone intentionally poisoning a large amount of food. The latter scenario might seem more like the scheme of a comic book villain, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week issued a proposed rule to curb the possibility of such a scenario from happening. The …

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New Study Focuses on Blood Vessels For Alzheimer’s Treatment

Researchers this week revealed new research showing that blood vessels in the brain may be associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The new study has shown that specific brain blood vessel cells could prove useful for the diagnoses and/or treatment of the disease. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, looked at the connection between Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. Where …

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Healthiest States: Hawaii Tops The 2013 List

Hawaii is seen by many as a beautiful, tropical paradise, full of gorgeous fauna, lovely beaches, and breathtaking views. The chain of islands seems to stand as a beacon of happiness, a dot of sunshine on the American map. Now, it can add one more thing to its list of awesome things about itself; Hawaii was recently proclaimed to be …

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Cancer Scammer Brittany Ozarowski Pleads Guilty

Turns out Brittany Ozarowski was not suffering from cancer at all. The drug addict shocked the Long Island community back in April when it was revealed that she had been scamming sympathetic folks out of their money to buy heroin. Ozarowski pleaded guilty Monday to the charges filed against her, including third-degree grand larceny, first-degree fraud scheme and first-degree offering false …

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