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Mar 27th


Baby boomers and scoliosis: Osteoporosis is risk factor

Baby boomers and scoliosis: Osteoporosis is risk factorROCHESTER, Minn. — For many adults, the word scoliosis conjures up childhood memories of lining up in gym class for an examination by the school nurse. But scoliosis isn't just a pediatric condition. Curvature of the spine can develop in adults too, and the osteoporosis that can accompany menopause is a risk factor. Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon Paul Huddleston, M.D., explains how scoliosis develops, prevention and treatment options and a trend he is seeing in Baby Boomer women.

Let's talk Lunch!

Let's talk Lunch!Let's face it, we are all busy people! We run around all day from the moment we wake up. The key to feeding yourself right is to have a plan....otherwise when the afternoon munchies arrive you will want to grab anything that's handy. Don't get stuck in the "fast food" trap, instead let's talk about having some good ideas, that are quick, convenient and ready to grab.

Rare blood cancer has higher incidence in African-Americans

Rare blood cancer has higher incidence in African-AmericansAlthough it is a rare blood cancer, Multiple Myeloma is an aggressive and rapidly progressive illness that causes certain white blood cells, normally responsible for combating illnesses, to be overproduced. This proliferation of abnormal cells is known as myeloma cells, and can lead to the growth of tumors that may potentially spread to multiple sites in the body.

Ebola drug safety tests raise ethical issues as NY Times commends Cuba

Ebola drug safety tests raise ethical issues as NY Times commends CubaOct. 20 (GIN) – Can you test a promising new Ebola drug by giving it to one sample infected group and giving a deactivated placebo to another?

That's the issue dividing medical experts at a World Health Organization meeting this week in Geneva.

How breast cancer targets African American women: The importance of screening and what you should know

How breast cancer targets African American women: The importance of screening and what you should knowBreast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among African American women and the leading cause of cancer death for African American women aged 45 to 64 years. According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), breast cancer death rate for women aged 45--64 years was 60% higher for African American women than white women.

Sweden's environmental leadership

Sweden's environmental leadershipDear EarthTalk: I recently heard that Sweden is the greenest country in the world. Is this true and, if so, by what standards? And where does the U.S. rank? -- Raul Swain, New York, NY

It's true that Sweden came out on top in the recently released ranking of 60 countries according to sustainability by consulting firm Dual Citizen Inc. in its fourth annual Global Green Economy Index (GGEI). Norway, Costa Rica, Germany and Denmark rounded out the top five. The rankings take into account a wide range of economic indicators and datasets regarding leadership on climate change, encouragement of efficiency sectors, market facilitation and investing in green technology and sustainability, and management of ecosystems and natural capital.

It's time for The Plan!

It's time for The Plan!The last two weeks I wrote about getting hydrated and dumping the excess sugar in your diet.

This week we are starting to focus on THE PLAN, or what to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. When thinking about breakfast it's really important to make sure that you are starting your day with enough protein to give you steady energy and focus. The biggest mistake I see is when people have sugary cereals or juices or too many carbs without protein at the beginning of the day.
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