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    Live a healthier life with health and fitness advice from Humboldt Health. We provide you with a comprehensive, integrated health and medical resource developed by health care professionals, to improve health care by empowering consumers with the online health programs, new information and health related technology.

    Individual Wellness Retreats Improve Quality Of Life For Cancer Patients

    Wellness retreats for cancer patients are there to offer support and comfort for both the cancer sufferers and their families. The retreats are usually custom designed to help patients who are recently diagnosed with cancer to focus on clearing the core emotional reasons that may have led to cancer in the first place. Usually, retreats are created an run by Cancer Survivors.

    The vitality compass: how “old” are you?

    Thinking about long-term housing and job needs for my son and also the matter of a special needs trust and a will and one has those moments of thinking (yes, ridiculously), pity one can’t live forever……..

    Genetics blogs round up - gene genie#30

    (Image courtesy of Ricardo Vidal at My Biotech Life) 
    Many thanks to Razib at Gene Expression for hosting Gene Genie#30, the carnival of genetics blogs. Click on the following link to get a great summary on all that is happening in the genetics blog word.  There are some great articles, including some from G&H.
    http://scienceblogs.com/gnxp/2008/04/gene_genie_30.php
    Here are links to all the previous Gene Genie Carnivals.

    Issue #1: Scienceroll
    Issue #2: Sciencesque
    Issue #3: Genetics and Health
    Issue #4: Sandwalk
    Issue #5: Neurophilosophy
    Issue #6: Scienceroll
    Issue #7: Gene Sherpa

    Eggs-actly the breakfast you need for a cheerful weekend

    Image details: Eggs served by picapp.com
    In a lot of homes, eggs are those things you buy because you feel like you’re supposed to, but then after weeks of neglect, find themselves in the bottom of your trash barrel. You may have meant well, but meaning well doesn’t cook those puppies into omelets, now does it?

    The best in health and wellness: posts from across the channel

    Here is an April roundup from the Health and Wellness channel. Enjoy!

    There is something for everyone (breastfeeding or not) in the mix of the Breastfeeding 1-2-3 highlights from April 2008:
    Free Pattern for Sewing Your Own Crew Neck Over-the-Head Baby Bibs
    Judge Denies FLDS Request to Keep Mothers with Nursing Babies
    World Health Day 2008: Protecting Health from Climate Change
    Breastfeeding Basics Checklist for a Good Breastfeeding Latch
    Gentian Violet and Grapefruit Seed Extract as Thrush Remedies
    Breastfeeding and International Travel
    Top Five Breastfeeding Interviews

    Irs tax refund and economic stimulus rebate checks are in the mail - spend them on your health!

    Many of you will soon be receiving an IRS income tax refund check, an Economic Stimulus payment check or both. Why not resolve now to take some or all of the money from those government rebate checks and use it to help improve your health? You can help the President’s Economic Stimulus plan and strengthen your health at the same time, just by spending that tax refund check on health-related products and services.
    Here’s my top ten list of things on which you could spend your IRS rebate check to improve your health:

    Ouch! it’s gardening season: some tips for easing the pain

    Image details: Man working in yard served by picapp.com
    ‘Tis the season for firing up the lawnmower, breaking out the hedge trimmers and playing in the dirt. But any fool knows that a day in the yard can equal a day on the couch…in pain.
    When the aches and pains of bending, walking, twisting, etc start working their unsavory magic on you, try these tips to ward off a back mishap.

    Detoxykall - a scambuster report

    Detoxykall. To some, a new chance at weight loss. To me, just another in a literally endless stream of weight-loss scams. That such a product exists at all, and that it is generating interest among thousands of people, speaks to two unfortunate truths:
    • There is tremendous suffering and desperation surrounding weight, weight-loss, eating and body image issues; and
    • There are legions of unscrupulous predators eager to exploit that pain for their commercial gain.

    Random walks through stock trading, testosterone, guts and brains

    By Dov michaeli MD, Ph.DThe April 14 online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences carried an intriguing article titled “ Endogenous steroids and financial risk taking on a London trading floor”. Both authors, J.M. Coates and J. Herbert are from the Dept. of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at Cambridge University . But J.M.C.

    World asthma day is may 6, 2008

    This year marks the 10th anniversary of World Asthma Day, which occurs on Tuesday, May 6, 2008. It is organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), in collaboration with healthcare groups and asthma educators to raise awareness about asthma and improve asthma care throughout the world. This year’s theme is “You Can Control Your Asthma.”
    Asthma control is the goal of treatment and can be achieved in the vast majority of asthma patients with proper management. A person’s asthma is under control when he or she has:
    • No (or minimal) asthma symptoms.

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