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Getty Images, photo by Norman Smith

Grandparents are Good for Your Health

According to a study from Boston College, hanging out with your Grandparents is good for your health. Grandma and Grand pap can lower you risk of depression. The best part of Grandparents is they want to spoil and nurture their grandchildren and that you feel good about yourself.

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A ground squirrel in Florida was infected with the bacteria that causes the plague.
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Ground Squirrel in California Tests Positive for Plague, Forces Closure of Campgrounds in Los Angeles

A dead squirrel found in Los Angeles County tested positive for bubonic plague, forcing the closure of all nearby campgrounds.

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Dr. Ciampi
WGME

Doctor Revolutionizes Healthcare By No Longer Accepting Insurance

Dr. Michael Ciampi may very well be a hero for our times.

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Mis Maine Ali Clair and Renee _ Ali was very kind to let me check it out

Miss USA Maine + Renee Want You to Know About Reproductive Health

When Ali Clair of China was in the office recently talking about being the new Miss Maine USA, I learned that in this contest the contestants do not pick their platform, but the overall Miss USA Pageant has its charitable alliances with organizations dedicated to raising awareness for breast and ovarian cancer. Whether it’s encouraging women to get a mammogram or advocating for more ovarian cancer research in D.C., Miss USA is committed to fighting for every woman who is battling breast or ovarian cancer. Nice!

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Yogurt
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New Yogurt for Men Called Powerful Yogurt or Brogurt

Yogurt has long been thought of as women’s food and consumer surveys support that idea as women have dominated sales of the product. A company named Powerful is introducing a Greek yogurt for men to meet the health and needs of an active male. The new yogurt will be called ‘Powerful Yogurt’ and is an all- natural snack/meal.

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Veganism on the Rise in 2013

Experts from a national research group studying health related behavior in the U.S. say we can expect certain health trends in 2013. Some of the top health and wellness trends we’ll see looking ahead are more gluten-free products on the market and less food waste. With heath care costs expected to rise  7% this year, more and more work places will put a premium on work place health.

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Thanksgiving 2009
photo by Andy Capwell

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  In 2012, over 226,000 Americans are expected to be diagonsed with a new case of breast cancer and of that over 2,100 will be men. Also, in 2012 over 39,000 Americans deaths are expected from breast cancer (statistics from Susan G.Komen for the cure). Breast cancer is a very personal in my life.

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couch potato
Digital Vision

Get Off the Couch or Risk Getting Kidney Disease, Says Science

Mom always told you to stop watching so much TV, get up off the couch and exercise more or you become a bum, right? Well, a new study by British researchers has uncovered something else that couch potatoes may need to be concerned about: kidney disease.

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Seth Goldstein
Facebook

Cross-Country Runner Stops Mid-Race to Save Collapsed Rival’s Life

Sometimes the real winner in a race is the one who realizes victory isn't everything, which is just what happened earlier this week at a high school cross-country meet in Tennessee

Seventeen-year-old Seth Goldstein, a senior at  Cooper Yeshiva High School, was rounding his second turn in the race when one of his opponents collapsed in front of him from a heat-induced seizure. That's when Goldstein snapped into action.

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photo by Andy Capwell
photo by Andy Capwell

Getting Started In The Gym

 

Exercising, to some it's a dirty word, for others it's a passion and for the rest of us, it's a necessity. It's a very personal thing to take on an exercise routine. Whether it's for losing weight or getting stronger, knowing what to do before you set foot into a gym is very important.

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