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August, 2014

  • 13 August

    Depression, Addiction, Robin Williams and You

    Depression and Addiction -- Robin Williams

      The untimely passing of Robin Williams has shined a very bright and necessary light upon the diseases of addiction and depression. The comedian and beloved actor was widely regarded for his one-of-a-kind style and talents on stage and screen. However, his personal life was the opposite of what many …

July, 2014

  • 25 July

    Diet Buddies: Daniel Plan Days 3 and 4

    Diet Buddies

    Though I have my doubts that any of you were devastated by the lack of a post yesterday (since I use this space to complain for a few hundred words) I am back with the third and fourth editions of my Daniel Plan journal. The great folks here at Happy Healthy …

  • 23 July

    Good Diet Day – Daniel Plan Journal Day 2

      I had a good diet day. This was an unexpected development after the horrible first day my wife and I experience yesterday, We are attempting  to make it through the “40 Days to a Healthier Life” known as the Daniel Plan, and it has been harder than we thought. The first …

  • 22 July

    Bad Diet Idea? Daniel Plan Journal Day 1

    I really think this is a bad diet idea. This has not been a good day. I started the Daniel Plan today (this was written yesterday, July 21), and I am starting to regret gaining weight in the first place, because it forced me to lose it. I realize I will …

  • 21 July

    Daniel Plan: My Non-Churchy Journal

    (Before we get started and share a little bit about the plan and our guinea pig blogger, we want to ease any concerns from those who are knowledgeable of this program. The Daniel Plan is a religious-based healthy lifestyle jumpstart, but we will not focus upon Christianity with this series …

June, 2014

  • 17 June

    Sitting Down, Cancer Risk Up

      Needed more convincing that a sedentary lifestyle is harmful for your health? Researchers from the University of Regensburg’s Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine in Germany have discovered a connection between sitting down for long periods of time and certain forms of cancer. This information was gathered from 43 …

  • 13 June

    Anti – Stroke, Pro – tein

      A study published in the journal, Neurology, reports that diets heavy in protein will lower blood pressure, and in turn, minimize the possibility of stroke. The Nanjing University School of Medicine in China conducted the survey, and their researchers made this dramatic discovery by using meta-analyisis of any and …

  • 12 June

    Teenagers and Smoking: No Thanks

      In 1991, the percentage of teenagers who admitted to smoking cigarettes was at 27.5%, but a recent revelation gives hope for the future health and well-being of our country. According to a biennial survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2013 percentage for teen smoking has dipped to …

  • 11 June

    U.S. Diabetes Cases Rise at Alarming Rate

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the latest figures in what appears to be a losing battle against new cases of diabetes: from 2010-2012, three million people were diagnosed with the illness. This was an increase from 26 million to 29 million total individuals; nearly 1 …

  • 10 June

    Miracle Twins Give Each Other Space in Boston

    A Boston mother-to-be feared for the worst when she went into labor after only 24 weeks of pregnancy with her twin boys. When Lindalva DaSilva arrived at Tufts Medical Center, the doctors had only one option — deliver the babies, or at least they thought that would be the end …