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Healthy in a Falling Apart Sort of Way

3 hours agoHealth : Well

Older definitions of health, and the treatments they dictate, do not apply at a time when people function independently despite chronic ailments.

A New Vaccine Targets More HPV Strains

3 hours agoHealth : Well

A new vaccine protects against more forms of the cancer-causing human papillomavirus than the existing HPV vaccine, new research shows.

Sex Is Complicated

A correspondent for the conservative website National Review recently declared that Laverne Cox, the transgender actress gracing the cover of Time magazine, “is not a woman.” Kevin D. Williamson went on to argue that transgender identities are a “delusion... Show More Summary

22nd Birthday, Severe Autism and the Bus Is Not Coming Anymore For Megan Conrick

By Teresa Conrick I cried Friday. I don’t often let tears show but they flowed freely many times on that day, her LAST DAY as a student. I said goodbye to our wonderful bus driver and aide as my daughter,...

An Open Letter to California Religous Leaders About SB277 & Vaccine Rights

Thank you to Laura Hayes for sharing this letter - we invite you to do the same. Here's the file. CA Vaccine Exemption Bill Religious Leaders Letter Subject: Appealing for help from our religious leaders in CA Dear Pastors, Priests,...

2015 Iditarod Trail Invitational, day one

3 hours agoHealth / Fitness : Jill Outside

Well, Beat has embarked on his third journey to Nome. We flew into Anchorage late Friday night and had the usual whirlwind 36 hours before the 2015 Iditarod Trail Invitational started at 2 p.m. Sunday. I'm not participating this year, which left me simultaneously relived and disappointed. Show More Summary

4 Ways the Appalachian Trail Changed Who I Am

For those who set out to thru hike the 2,185+ miles of the Appalachian Trail, starting out marks a new chapter in life. We even get a new trail name to go along with what will eventually be our new selves. A lot of people say that during a thru hike, there isn’t a lot of......

#MicroblogMondays 27: Clutter

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. I save too much stuff.  It’s time for a massive decluttering.  I need to go through the drawers, go through the cabinets, clear out the storage room.  I need to admit that oversized sweaters from […]

A Nutritionist Shares Her Tips For Detoxing

4 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Without the monotony of the workweek to help keep you in check, it's easy to veer away from a healthy routine during the weekend. Workouts get skipped, too many cocktails are sipped, and you wake up on Monday full of regret. InsteadShow More Summary

Medical News Today: More than half of middle-aged adults at lifetime risk of CKD, study finds

More than 50% of adults currently aged 30-49 and 50-64 are at risk of developing chronic kidney disease at some point in their lives, according to new research.

Rape Charges Against Bikram Ripple Through the Yoga Community

4 hours agoFitness / Yoga : Yoga Journal

The sexual assault and rape accusations against hot yoga guru Bikram Choudhury keep piling up. A new rape case was filed February 13 to bring the total number of civil lawsuits that Choudhury faces to six. Here's the down low. The post Rape Charges Against Bikram Ripple Through the Yoga Community appeared first on Yoga Journal.

Blood Ban Problems

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Medical News Today: Kids who lack sympathy 'more likely to share if they respect peers' morals'

A psychological experiment involving sharing chocolate with a hypothetical peer shows that kids who have low levels of sympathy may share out of moral respect.

Medical News Today: New treadmill performance test 'predicts long-term risk of death from all causes'

Current exercise-based tests to predict risk of death involve EKGs and other variables. A new algorithm developed by Johns Hopkins cardiologists simply requires a treadmill.

LeBron James’ Trouble With Heat

Thursday night, the San Antonio Spurs knocked off a hamstrung Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Faulty circuitry in the Spurs home arena caused the air conditioning to go out and LeBron James’ legs to give out, too. He limped...Show More Summary

Skip the Store-Bought, and Stir Up a Healthy Homemade Dressing Instead

6 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Your grocery store may seem like a mecca for gourmet salad dressing, but it's easy to get caught up in pretty packaging. The front of the bottle may boast health-conscious mantras, but when you read the label, it's often a very different story. Show More Summary

Heart Valve Repair Significantly Improves Emotional Wellbeing in Patients with Mitral Regurgitation

Patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) often suffer from psycho-emotional symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, but after undergoing mitral valve repair surgery patients experience a marked improvement in emotional and physical wellbeing

Frequency of Blood Tests in Heart Surgery Patients May Lead to Anemia, Transfusions

Laboratory testing among patients undergoing cardiac surgery can lead to excessive bloodletting, which can increase the risk of developing hospital-acquired anemia and the need for blood transfusion

Yogaslackers

7 hours agoFitness / Yoga : Yoga Journal

YogaSlackers Sam Salwei and Raquel Hernandez are well known for bringing students to the edge and beyond. As modern-day nomads, […] The post Yogaslackers appeared first on Yoga Journal....

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