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Fighting The Summer Cold

I have a stupid cold, and I am not happy about it!  I tried to blame allergies, but it's become apparent it's a stupid cold, in the middle of summer.  I am going home to rest today after the show, and found some information about stupid summer colds

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Comfort Foods Really Work

Comfort foods like ice cream and chips really do make us feel better.

Researchers carried out brain scans on volunteers who were played sad music and shown pictures of people with downcast expressions

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Reason #42 Why I Don’t Diet

Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York said new research shows that dieters' brain cells eat themselves.

The study found that one reason dieters have trouble losing weight is that the lack of nutrition in the diet forces the brain cells to eat themselves for energy

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8 Gym-Free Ways to Burn 100 Calories

I don't know about you, but some days there is just NO WAY I am making it to the gym!  Here's some fun ideas you can do instead from SELF Magazine!

Can you dig it?

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Can New Drug Reverse the Effects of Hereditary Blindness?

While researchers are reluctant to call idebenone a cure for blindness, the drug has restored the vision of some people who suffer from hereditary blindness in a recent clinical study.

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McDonalds Happy Meals To Get Healthier

I know that you may not agree, but I think this is crazy.  My problem is, where does it stop?  Who is responsible for keeping our kids healthy?  I say it's up to the parents.

My kids LOVE to go to McDonalds

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Britain May Increase Recommendations for Healthy Alcohol Consumption

The Commons Science and Technology Committee in the United Kingdom is considering increasing its guidelines for healthy alcohol consumption, which currently state men shouldn’t routinely drink more than four units of alcohol a day — about two pints of beer — and women should limit themselves to three units — a large glass of wine.

Doctors have cast doubts on the recommendations, put in place by the Royal College of Physicians in 1987.

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Get Your Running Game on Track

I am running the Drop and Trot 5K and it's only two months away! If you want to join me, here are some good tips for getting started!  ~Erin

Whether you're taking your first steps as a runner or trying to improve your speed, a track can be a safe, convenient place to run. There are no cars to contend with, many tracks are lighted, the synthetic surface cushions your joints, and the measured distance makes it easy to monitor your pace. But beginners often steer clear of running on the local oval because they're intimidated—unsure of the rules and etiquette. Here's all you need to know to run in circles safely.

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Dr. Says Parents Of Obese Children Should Lose Custody

An obesity specialist argued in an opinion piece in yesterday's Journal of the American Medical Association that parents should temporarily lose custody of extremeley obese children to foster care for not controlling their weight.

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Red Wine May Have Similar Health Benefits As Exercise

HA!  Finally some good news about ways to be healthy - pass the wine!!!  ~Erin

If you’ve been knocking yourself out at the gym lately, you may not want to read this.

A new study suggests that knocking back a glass of red wine could have similar health benefits to that of working out, in terms of maintaining muscle mass and bone strength.

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Are You On A Diet?

I don't diet.  I try to make it a way of life.  Every once in a while I will have a day like yesterday.  Will a food confession make me feel better?  I doubt it, but here it goes.  My daughter made brownies yesterday, and I ate "a few

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Scented Candles Could Kill You

Research has shown some scented candles produce smoke laced with almost as many toxins as those produced by cigarettes, according to Telegraph.

Since they are often lit in poorly ventilated rooms, such as bathrooms, or during the evening when windows are likely to be closed, the release of chemicals can cause indoor pollution that is potent enough to raise the risk of asthma, eczema and skin complaints.

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