Soothe Body and Brain, Sweet Dose of Yoga

You don't always have to try and fight with the chaos of daily life. Instead, surrender to a sweet dose of yoga. Yoga’s combination of languid movements, controlled breathing and meditation can make a marvelous recipe for soothing stress, according to the Mayo Clinic. This age-old practice can be an ideal way to give your body and brain the break they both need. Improve Fitness Yoga’s precise poses can contribute toward improving your overall fitness level, thanks to their ability to target … [Read more...]

Stand Strong With NORD in 2014!‏

Thank You for Helping NORD Drive Progress for All Who Live With Rare Diseases! 2013 marked our 30th Anniversary and brought many exciting milestones. With the help of our members, supporters and advocacy partners, NORD accomplished many objectives this year, including: Launched a web-based state insurance resource to provide state-specific information for patients and their families Connected hundreds of patients and caregivers with medical experts, researchers and advocates at … [Read more...]

Obese women’s stem cells make cancer grow faster

HERE is yet another reason to stay at a healthy weight. Stem cells from the fat of women with obesity boost the growth of breast tumors more than cells from slim women. Stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells, that can differentiate into specialized cells and can divide (through mitosis) to produce more stem cells. They are found in multicellular organisms. In mammals, there are two broad types of stem cells: embryonic stem cells, which are isolated from the inner cell mass of … [Read more...]

“Pre-Birth Milestones to Track”

The nine months leading up to birth are the first interactions you have with your new baby, and whether it’s your first pregnancy or your fifth, each pregnancy you experience will have unique facets to it. Utilizing an online baby journal is a great way to document your pregnancy experience, and allows you to look back over each pregnancy and see how much your body, mind and life changed throughout it. As you document your pregnancy, keep an eye out for these different pre-birth milestones … [Read more...]

‘Not Just Another’ Health & Wellness EXPO – JAN 29

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AMS Transvaginal Mesh, Ongoing Pain & Deformity

AMS Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Alleges Ongoing Pain & Deformity A plaintiff has filed an AMS transvaginal mesh lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Texas, alleging the vaginal mesh devices she was implanted with led to ongoing physical pain and deformity. The federal case is currently pending in the Western District of Texas, but may be slated for transfer to multidistrict litigation(MDL) in the Southern District of West Virginia. Multidistrict litigation was established for cases involving … [Read more...]

Spina Bifida Awareness Month 2013 is celebrated in October!

Spina Bifida Awareness Month 2013 is October. Spina bifida occurs when there is a fault in the development of a person’s spine spine (and spinal cord). This fault leaves a gap in their spine. Of course this means that there is a problem with the brain communicating with the rest of the body because the brain uses the spinal cord as the connection. Spina bifida is a fault in the development of the spine and spinal cord which leaves a gap in the spine. The spinal cord connects all parts … [Read more...]

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT NEWS ROUND-UP

The Health Insurance Marketplace is set to open for enrollment next Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Here’s a round-up of the latest news from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the lead-up to this important milestone: Significant choice and lower than expected premiums available in the new Health Insurance Marketplace: A new report released by HHS finds that in state after state, consumers will see increased competition in … [Read more...]

You are just diagnosed with a mental health condition?

When Your Friends Do Not Understand You Mental Health Condition By: Stan Popovich You are just diagnosed with a mental health condition such as depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, addiction, OCD, or some other mental health disorder. You go see a counselor to get help. Eventually your relatives and closest friends find out your condition. The problem is that some of them get on your case and do not understand what you are going through. Here are four ways to deal with this … [Read more...]

Beverley D. Burdeyney – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of one of Toronto's powerhouse women, one that has risen above extraordinary circumstance to such extreme that she has become a leading voice in the health and wellness of all women.       WOMAN of ACTION™     Beverley D. Burdeyney "Do Your Personal Best, and the Rewards will Come!"       Beverley D. Burdeyney is living proof that being fit can lead to a healthier life. … [Read more...]

Borderline Personality, a Life of Extremes

  Borderline Personality   Do you have someone in your life that suffers behaviors that are completely out of control?  Do you have moments with this same person that are loving and heartwarming; then, twenty minutes later, this same person is threatening to kill you?  Does this person have moments of violent outbursts that make no sense to those around them?  Does this person cry at extremely inappropriate times with no reason for sadness that are apparent? The above … [Read more...]

Women’s Health, 15 Blogs Extolling the Virtues of Reflexology

Reflexology, an ancient holistic treatment originating in the East, came to the Western hemisphere in 1890 and was introduced as an actual form of treatment in 1930.  This treatment applies pressure to specific points on the foot, hand or ear that correlate to a specific part of the body. As in acupuncture, the belief is that when the body’s chi is blocked it causes health problems. Reflexology is said to be able to get rid of these blocks. Most people find reflexology sessions very … [Read more...]

The List Maker’s Get-Healthy Guide, 7 Pains You Should Never Ignore

7 Pains You Should Never Ignore   See which painful symptoms could indicate a health emergency     By the Editors of Prevention Pay Attention to Your Body’s Signals Usually a headache is just a headache, and heartburn is nothing more than a sign that your last meal didn’t agree with you. Except when they’re not. Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something isn’t quite right. More often than not, you have some idea of what’s behind it. But when it comes … [Read more...]

AIDS/HIV, the Next Steps – Secretary Sebelius and Valerie Jarett

Three years ago, President Obama announced an historic comprehensive plan to help turn the tide on HIV/AIDS in the United States: the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The Strategy has given a new sense of direction, and purpose in our fight against HIV and AIDS. Since the Strategy’s release, scientific developments have advanced our understanding of how to best fight HIV. We now understand that to prevent long-term complications of HIV, treatment is recommended for all adults and … [Read more...]

Thriving through Endomitriosis with Education

Although it used to be taught that endometriosis was a disease of white, affluent, childless, educated, older women, this is a myth! The disease can and does affect any female of reproductive age, regardless of race, socioeconomic or childbearing status. The disease has even been found, rarely, in a couple of men and girls prior to menses. What Is Endometriosis? The medical definition of endometriosis is the presence of tissue resembling - but not histologically identical to - the … [Read more...]

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