• Doctors currently struggle to determine whether a breast tumor is likely to shift into an aggressive, life-threatening mode—an issue with profound implications for treatment. Now a group from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has identified a mechanism through which mitochondria, the powerhouses of a cell,...
     
  • If all women around the world breastfed their babies immediately after birth, the lives of 830,000 babies a year could be saved, Save the Children estimates in a new report released today. In “Superfood for Babies,” the international humanitarian and development agency identified four significant...
     
  • Do more. Eat right. Know your numbers. It can't be that simple, right? Northwestern Medicine cardiologist Clyde Yancy, MD says it is that simple, and has some other little known facts that can help all of us improve our heart health.  While many of us may be focused on maintaining New Year's...
     
  • A Bay Area study quantifying the public health benefits of green transportation choices is getting some important national exposure. The online version of the American Journal of Public Health today released findings from a study looking at the public health benefits potentially accruing to the San Francisco Bay Area...
     
  • February is American Heart Month, and the US Food and Drug Administration has a tool to help you achieve a heart-healthy lifestyle.  It's called the Nutrition Facts Label, and it can be found on all packaged foods and beverages. Now in its twentieth year, the Nutrition Facts Label helps you track the various...
     
  • Valentine's Day can be a lonely day for single mid-life women who are having reservations about their lives as opposed to making romantic dinner reservations. Self-Love Sherpa Wendy Baudin invites them to reframe their lives without relying on a dinner date, life partner, or spouse to complete them. Since 2008,...
     
  • Today, Metagenics, Inc., a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company focused on improving health, introduced the FirstLine Therapy Healthy Transformation Weight Loss Program, a 12-week nutritional and lifestyle program to help patients improve their lives. This program was modeled after a recent clinical study in...
     
  • Fun facts about Valentine's Day
    Expressing one's love to another is a celebrated custom on Valentine's Day; whereby sweethearts and family members present gifts to one another, such as cards, candy, flowers and other symbols of affection. Opinions differ as to who was the original Valentine, but the most popular theory is that he was a...
     
  • A national survey of fitness enthusiasts who exercise three or more times a week show a strong dedication to reaching fitness goals; however the vast majority – 82 percent— admitted to falling short when it comes to post-workout nutrition habits.   The results of the survey from Abbott...
     
  • While the majority of Americans are at least aware of atrial fibrillation (AF), many may be unable to identify or may even ignore the warning signs of the disorder. In fact, according to a new survey issued by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), one in three Americans indicate that if they felt their heart quiver or skip...