Health and Wellness
- September 4th, 2013
This month, Whole Kids Foundation is launching its annual fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $3 million to provide schools nationwide with salad bars, gardens and nutrition education classes for teachers.
- September 4th, 2013Maintaining a Healthy pH Balance “Down There”
Many women never have the benefit of a frank, open discussion about feminine health and the importance of maintaining a healthy pH balance “down there.” Many women do not realize the vagina is a delicate ecosystem that requires a balanced environment to remain healthy; and events like menstruation, sex, and hormonal changes can throw off that balance.
- September 3rd, 2013
With help from the generous American public, MDA sponsors, and a diverse roster of musical performers and celebrity presenters, the 48th annual MDA Show of Strength Telethon raised $59,583,555 to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
- September 3rd, 2013
Support Pennsylvania farmers, communities and jobs this Labor Day weekend by using locally produced food in meals shared with families and fr
- August 30th, 2013Belly Ballot—Naming Your Baby Has Never Been This Fun
Most Americans view Labor Day as a celebration ending the summer, or the extra holiday they get in September to BBQ or take a long weekend. It was originally created though during the labor movement to pay tribute to the American workers and the many labor advocates who worked tirelessly to preserve the rights of all us little guys.
- August 30th, 2013Nonprofits in Northern California, Illinois, Oregon, and Pennsylvania recognized for innovation in healthcare services and green building standards
- August 30th, 2013Leading Braces Manufacturer Shares Smile Tips During Back to School Season
For the second year in a row, makers of Damon Smile—a line of braces that straightens teeth, corrects bites, and helps improve smile arcs with ease and comfort—are offering expert tips for kids, teens, and teachers on ways to ensure a healthy, beautiful smile for school picture day.
- August 30th, 2013Kaiser Permanente study finds low adiponectin levels prior to pregnancy linked to high risk of gestational diabetes
Overweight women with low levels of the hormone adiponectin prior to pregnancy are nearly seven times more likely to develop gestational diabetes, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Diabetes Care. Adiponectin protects against insulin resistance, inflammation, and heart disease.
- August 29th, 2013
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), namely DHA and EPA, have been linked to a 35-percent lower risk of cardiovascular death in older adults and may also benefit people of all ages, according to recent scientific research. This includes helping reduce brain damage in infants after stroke, increase math scores in teenagers, and boost memory in young adults.