1) It's Easy Being Green Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, carnivore
or pescetarian, vegetables should be a central part of your diet. Often
referred to as a "protective food," dark green foods provide essential
vitamins and nutrients to your body that protect you from many of
life's worst diseases.
The Food and Drug Administration
recommends three to five servings a day for pristine health. This is
not as hard to accomplish as it sounds. Examples of one serving
include: two broccoli spears, three tablespoons of green beans or three
sticks of celery.
2) Get on Your Feet
If you're a biker or a swimmer, you may need to add an additional
element to your workout regime. Dr. Warren Levy, Ph. D., of Unigene
Laboratories reminds people that, "when it comes to the risk of
thinning bones, it's the weight bearing nature of exercise that signals
bones to create more mass. Without such stress, bones do not get stronger, and become more prone to injury."
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As the healthcare reform debate continues, legislators and
businesspeople alike might be surprised to learn that Americans are
looking not only to government but also to business to improve our
nation's health, even beyond employee wellness efforts. People are more
likely to purchase from, recommend, and invest in companies that act on
health issues-creating a compelling case for businesses to step up
The Edelman Health Engagement Pulse-a new survey of 1,000 American
adults-reveals a stark gap between how Americans want businesses to
engage in health and what they believe is actually being done. Eight in
10 respondents believe it is important for business to share knowledge
and innovations that improve health, and seven in 10 believe business
should invest in creating healthy communities, yet only about one in 10
say business is doing an excellent or very good job of meeting these
expectations. The study also showed that seven in 10 people believe it
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Although growing numbers of people check their symptoms with "Dr.
Google" or seek other medical advice online, many still lack the access
and skills to take advantage of the Web's wealth of health information.
But a community-based coalition in Washington, D.C., is working to
close that information gap through outreach and education programs,
with some success, according to a report in the journal Health Promotion Practice
In hands-on workshops provided by the Health Information Partners
coalition, researchers measured a 26 percent improvement in the
workshop participants' ability to use the Internet, evaluate the
content on health Web sites, and find credible health information
Since slightly less than half of the 91 participants had used the
Internet before the workshops, the gains were encouraging, according to
Karyn Pomerantz, lead study author and instructor at The George
Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, and
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After the Senate approved a House-passed spending package worth almost $450 billion on Sunday, the legislation, which "includes annual foreign aid packages," will go to President Barack Obama, Agence France-Presse reports. Obama is expected to sign the legislation.
measure passed 57 to 35, largely along party lines, although three
Democrats - Sens. Evan Bayh (Ind.), Russ Feingold (Wis.) and Claire
McCaskill (Mo.) - voted with Republicans against the bill," according
to Roll Call.
The Washington Post's "Capitol Briefing"
blog writes: "The measure also carries thousands of earmarks and
double-digit spending increases for many programs, prompting
Republicans to attack Democrats' priorities. 'If you really want to
reduce wasteful spending, vote against this bill,' Sen. John McCain
(R-Ariz.) said just before the vote Sunday, complaining that the
package had been thrown together with precious little scrutiny or
transparency. But Democrats said Republicans were largel
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On behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, Mr.
Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament for West Nova, announced today an
important investment that will help Francophone students at the
Université Sainte-Anne pursue opportunities in the health care field.
This initiative is expected to increase the number of health care
professionals who can serve French-speaking communities.
"The Université Sainte-Anne is the only French-speaking post-secondary
institution in the province," said Mr. Kerr. "It also plays an
important role in the socioeconomic development of the Acadian society
in Nova Scotia. With this announcement of nearly $2 million in funding,
the Government of Canada is demonstrating its commitment to improving
access to health care for our official language minority communities."
The Université Sainte-Anne, one of the members of the Consortium
national de formation en santé (CNFS) will work with the CNFS to
recruit and tra
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