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Tips for Choosing Heart-Healthy Snacks

Tips for Choosing Heart-Healthy Snacks

February is known as Heart Month in American, and for good reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in America. Each day, across the country, roughly 2,200 people that die from the disease. It’s also the leading cause of disability across the country, preventing people from working and living their lives as they would like to. With this in mind, it’s a good time to pay attention even to the little things that can either help or hurt the heart.

“Snacks may seem like trivial things, overall,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “But if you think about it in terms of a year, you will end up eating around 400 to 750 snacks per year, if you have one or two per day. That really adds up and can make a big difference in your heart health.”

Fresh Juice Gets Makeover for New Year

Fresh Juice Gets Makeover for New Year

 

The following information was sent to us by Deborah Knuckey:

Washington-area residents can freshen up their new year’s resolutions by adding one resolution they’ll actually want to keep: drink fresh-pressed, nutritious, and delicious organic fruit and vegetable juices.

Purée Artisan Juice Bar™ opened its first stylish, modern juice bar yesterday, just in time to help locals start off 2012 in a healthy way. The area’s first 100% organic juice bar will offer healthy juices, blended and custom drinks, along with individual and group juice fasts, for those who want to kick start their 2012 health goals.

Home for the Holidays- Tips on How to Recognize if Your Older Loved Ones Need Help

Home for the Holidays- Tips on How to Recognize if Your Older Loved Ones Need Help

The following information was sent to us by Carmen Artiga-Birdsall:

 

Home for the Holidays?

Use your visit to tell if a loved one needs help to stay at home safely.

Leggett to Voice Strong Support for Relocating Washington Adventist Hospital in White Oak

Leggett to Voice Strong Support for Relocating Washington Adventist Hospital in White Oak

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County Executive Isiah Leggett will cite major job and economic benefits that project provides to East County

 

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

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Headaches Take Toll On Soldiers

Headaches Take Toll On Soldiers

The following information was sent to us by The Media Relations Department at Johns Hopkins Medicine:

Troops evacuated from Iraq and Afghanistan with headaches unlikely to return to duty; heavy helmets a major factor

Headaches, a virtually universal human complaint at one time or another, are among the top reasons for medical evacuation of military personnel from Iraq and Afghanistan, and for ongoing depletion of active-duty ranks in those countries, according to research led by Johns Hopkins specialists. Just one-third of soldiers sent home because of headaches return to duty in either place, the research shows. 

The findings, published online in Cephalalgia, the journal of the International Headache Society, highlight one of the fastest-growing causes of medical evacuations from the two prolonged military conflicts.