• Influence Your Child’s Palate Before Birth

    A new study shows that pregnant women can influence their baby's taste buds, depending on what they eat during their pregnancy.  If you want your child to like broccoli or beans or certain flavorings or spices, the time to start introducing healthy foods is while you're pregnant.  The study reveals that babies will prefer the

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  • Scientists warn of heat risk to high-school football players

    In a summer that has seen record heat, severe droughts and four football-practice deaths, scientists and climatologists say the risks for players are higher than ever.  And they're cautioning coaches and teams to put health over victory as practice kicks off across the United States this week amid a historic heat wave. Yahoo! News/ Reuters,

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  • Exercise Has Numerous Beneficial Effects on Brain Health and Cognition, Review Suggests

    According to researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, exercise provides a plethora of positive effects on the mind. Aerobics and strength training not only increase physical wellbeing, but help maintain brain and cognitive health throughout life. Newswise/ America Physiological Society, 7/25/2011

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  • An Alarming New Stimulant, Legal in Many States

    These stimulants are referred to as "bath salts," and they are legal to buy.  People smoke or inject them to get high.  But, as this story reports, the chemicals in the bath salts can  produce side effects that  are "long lasting and  downright dangerous."  Some states are now banning the "bath salts." The New York

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  • Awareness: H.I.V. Campaign Finds 18,000 New Cases

    More than 18,000 adults were unaware they were infected with the H.I.V. virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. A three-year old campaign developed to extend AIDs treatment found that more people living with the disease did not know it. The New York Times, 6/27/2011

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  • Stress in the City: Brain Activity and Biology Behind Mood Disorders of Urbanites

    A new study, with findings published in Nature, is the first to explain why, biologically, people who live in cities are at greater risk for developing anxiety, and how two different areas of the brain are affected.  Now we don't suggest that everyone simply move away from the city because of these findings; that would be

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  • New U.S. Cigarette Warnings Show and Tell the Deadly Truth About Smoking, Will Boost Efforts to Prevent Kids from Smoking, Encourage Smokers to Quit

    The Food and Drug Administration selected nine graphic photos displaying adverse health effects caused by smoking Tuesday as part of their new campaign to literally gross people out this dangerous habit. Effective Sep. 2012, these pictures will be plastered on the warning label of every pack of cigarettes, reminding about the risks of smoking. PR

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  • Cancer vaccine study offers hope

    Administering the HPV vaccine may prevent cervical cancer in teenage girls, an Australian-based research group found. The two-year study, published in The Lancent medical journal surveyed females between the ages of 12-26 from 2007 to 2009. Three years after vaccination, fewer teenage girls developed precancerous abnormalities. Study leader Dr. Julia Brotherton said this is the

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  • When warming up for exercise, less may be more

    A new study out of the The Journal for Applied Psychology revealed that some athletes exhaust themselves with a warm-up even before beginning to exercise. Though researchers are unsure of whether everyone must warm-up before working out, they found that those with a more leisurely warm-up were less fatigued and performed better. The New York

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  • Doctors’ new advice for joint pain: Get Moving

    More middle aged and younger people are experiencing joint problems as a result of sports injuries or being overweight.  As these young people are diagnosed with osteoarthritis, doctors are recommending physical activity to help joints over traditional advice to take it easy. The Wall Street Journal, 4/11/2011

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  • New Guidelines for Spotting Alzheimer’s

    For the first time in nearly 30 years, the U.S. guidelines for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease have been updated. The National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer's Association have expanded the definition of the disease to acknowledge earlier stage symptoms and are now recognizing Alzheimer's as occurring in three stages, including pre-clinical Azheimer's, which

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  • Health & Healing Resources

      Canyon Ranch Canyon Ranch has been at the forefront of expanding the concept of a health resort by introducing a comprehensive professional approach, with a staff that includes registered dieticians, board-certified physicians, exercise physiologists, licensed therapists and other highly skilled, caring staff in order to provide guests with every possible resource. Their mission is

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