March 2013 Blog Posts (27)

Can Sugar Make You Dumb?

A new study in the Journal of Physiology suggests that it just may. But a diet rich in omega-3s may help counter the effects. 

Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) tested rats on the Barnes maze both before and after feeding them a diet of fructose in their water. Some of the rats also received omega-3s in their mix. After six weeks, the rats who were not ingesting omega-3s as part of the diet showed significant memory loss and impaired abilities.…


Added by Sally on March 29, 2013 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

5 Totally Normal Habits That Are Making You Break Out

1) Using the same pillowcase night after night

As you sleep, bacteria from your eyes, nose and ears and oil from your hair gather on your pillowcase. This is unavoidable, even if you diligently wash your face every night. The bacteria that gather can stick to your skin causing breakouts.

The Solution: Change your…


Added by Bethany on March 28, 2013 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Recognizing Elderly Abuse

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), elderly abuse is a violation of human rights and significant cause of illness, injury, loss of productivity, isolation and despair.

It’s something no one wants to think about, let alone actually witness, but truth be told, abuse of our country’s elderly is not only a problem but… Continue

Added by Dr Erowele - Mom, Caregiver, Pha on March 27, 2013 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Sitting is Killing You: Stand up for Your Health

There have been several articles lately about the health risks of sitting in a chair at work from 9-5 (or later), and then coming home and sitting down on the couch to read or watch tv. I always thought I was relatively fit since I go to the gym 3-4 times a week, but a recent New York Times article stated, "Being sedentary for nine hours a day at the office is bad for your health whether you go home…


Added by Kristina T. on March 27, 2013 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Have Hope

In Greek mythology, when Pandora opened the box and let out all the troubles that have since plagued the world, she also let out a tiny fairy who said, “Yes, it is true that you have unleashed all manner of afflictions upon the world, but you have also let me out. I am Hope and will always be there to bring hope to humans, whenever they are in trouble.”

This myth goes to the heart of the truth that it’s difficult to live without hope. Hope offers balm for the soul in the moment and…


Added by MJ Ryan on March 26, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Millions At Risk for Diabetes and Don't Know It

Only 11 percent of the estimated 79 million Americans who are at risk for diabetes know they are at risk, federal health officials reported Thursday.

The condition, known as…


Added by Purple on March 25, 2013 at 9:32pm — 1 Comment

How do you keep track of health screenings and tests?

Although I consider myself a fairly healthy individual, I am not on top of regular health screenings. I exercise, try to eat (mostly) healthy foods, and make and effort to get near 8 hours of sleep at night. While I trust my physicians, I want to take charge of my own health and know what I need to be screened for and when. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a chart with this information? As it turns out, there is! has an …


Added by Anneliese on March 25, 2013 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

5 pounds x 4 people = 20 pounds in 5 weeks

Math is not my strong suit, but this simple equation has become my family’s mantra for the next month. While my daughters, ages 18 and 20, were home for spring break, the entire family overate. We went to our favorite restaurants, cooked our favorite comfort foods and shared a few scrumptious meals with friends. The…


Added by Marcia on March 22, 2013 at 2:16pm — No Comments

The List

In my household (my husband, myself and a poodle), we have a list, well, it's not just a list, it's
 the list. When we make a new recipe that turns out to be really good, we ask each other, is this going on the list? It's not always a unanimous decision. I'm definitely more apt to suggest list-worthy meals, while my husband is more discerning.

Here are some of the recipes that are on
 the list (note: I'm a vegetarian so these are all veggie recipes)



Added by Julie on March 21, 2013 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Red Meat: How Much is Too Much?

"More red meat, more mortality."

This was the NY Times headline that caught people’s attention in March. It’s not that we didn’t suspect that eating a hamburger every day was bad for our health, we just didn’t know how bad. No one could provide substantiated, long-term evidence.

All that changed when the Archives of Internal Medicine published results from a study involving 121,342 men and women who filled out questionnaires about health…


Added by Anneliese on March 20, 2013 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Just DO It!

I believe that this is really my mantra now: JUST DO IT!

How many times have you told yourself that you were going to do this or do that and on and on and on. I know, I am going to be honest with myself that I do it to much. I believe that in order to love yourself and accept love--you gotz to be right with self.

Too many times in my life, I have tried to live up to other people's ideals of what my body should look like. I even heard my mother say something negative about my…


Added by soflynmythirties on March 19, 2013 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Fight cancer and heart disease with these 7 simple steps

Seven healthy lifestyle tips recommended by heart experts reduce not only the risk of heart disease but also cancer, a new study finds.

Adopting all seven of the factors from the American Heart Association can reduce the risk of developing cancer by more than 50 percent. Moreover, the benefits are…


Added by Purple on March 18, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

BB Cream Review!

I know some of you found the BB cream topic I posted last month to be interesting. During the last two weeks I tested three different BB Creams. One from a drugstore, one from a popular cosmetics company found in department stores, and one that is made in Korea and can be found at Sephora.
I wanted to let you know that you can read my reviews on my personal blog,…

Added by Bethany on March 15, 2013 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

Adult Onset Acne - Things That Make You Go HMMM!

Hi, My Name is Brett and I suffer with adult onset acne! There, I said it. It is truly one of the most frustrating things I have ever had to deal with. I do not write this blog, because I have conquered it. I write this blog, because I have tried numerous products — and have found one combination that has worked for me… finally!

Turning 30 was a very difficult thing not only mentally, but physically. I developed, among other things, acne around this time. Being a Nurse Practitioner…


Added by Brett Badgley Snodgrass, MSN FNP on March 14, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Interesting New Documentary

No Evidence of Disease, is a new documentary film about six GYN cancer surgeons outraged by the wall of silence surrounding their field.  With grace, honesty, even humor, the documentary follows the challenging journeys and remarkable courage of women, devoted families and dedicated doctors, as music and medicine join forces to bring awareness and, one day, a cure!…


Added by Purple on March 14, 2013 at 7:05am — No Comments

Are You Getting Enough Iron?

A little while ago, a friend told me she went to donate blood but was told that her hemoglobin levels were too low, indicating anemia, so she was deferred. In the meantime, since iron deficiency is one of the most common causes of anemia she wanted to know about good food sources of iron so she could get her hemoglobin levels up and donate soon.

Anemia is a global problem that affects over 30% of the world’s population, reaching 2…


Added by Vanessa on March 13, 2013 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Hair Loss in Women: It's A Hairy Situation!

A woman's hair is definitely her crowning, more for some women than others. Nevertheless, when hair begins to break off, fall out or, thin; it can quickly become frustrating and embarrassing. There are many reasons why hair can begin to thin and even fall out. Today, we will take a look at hair, some of the reasons for this, and things you can do to prevent and combat…


Added by Brett Badgley Snodgrass, MSN FNP on March 12, 2013 at 9:30am — 10 Comments

What's Pelvic Health?

First of all, I am so in love with this new community.  It’s fantastic – well done, Healthy Women! 

I hail from the Women’s Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization located in Chicago, IL.  My specialty is pelvic health – basically all the things your mom told you not to talk about: peeing, pooping, and of course, sex. 

So, what does pelvic health mean and why does it matter? Your pelvic health involves the…


Added by Molly@WHF on March 11, 2013 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

Quickie Body Language Detective Work

Want to know if the person you are speaking to is engaged in what you are saying? One body language clue that is often ignored is the pupil of the eye.

When someone is interested or focused on something, their pupil widens a bit; and can change even in the same lighting, depending upon their interest level in the conversation.

So, next time you are in conversation, bring up a few topics and see if you can't notice when the pupils change.. practice and enjoy your new 20/20…


Added by Michele Paiva on March 8, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Five Ways to Wind Down Toxic Worry

Given natural disasters, school violence, unemployment, deployment, the fiscal cliff, the flu, erratic weather patterns and tax changes, there are plenty of things to worry about. Everyone worries. The question is how much?

 Worry is the negative thinking we do when we are faced with a real or anticipated threat. It is the “ thinking” component of the physical heart racing, shallow breathing and sweaty palms that make up anxiety. “ What if I lose my job?”  “ What if we are hit with…


Added by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips on March 7, 2013 at 10:50pm — No Comments

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