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Relay for Life event is this weekend in Victorville

Daily Press– The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Victorville starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and continues through 10 a.m. Sunday. The 24-hour walk event at Victor Valley College is open to the community to attend. Relay for Life is the world’s largest fundraising effort to end cancer, bringing communities from all over the […]

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700 Doctors And Nutritionists say “Less Meat, More Veggies” For A Future Of Sustainable Food

Medical Daily– Now that sustainability is at the forefront of Americans’ diets, 700 leading doctors, nutritionists, and public health professionals want to ensure the 2015 Dietary Guidelines reflect their goal. Since 1980, a new set of guidelines have been released like clockwork by a carefully selected advisory committee of dozens of experts that shape the way […]

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An Existing Drug May Stop Breast Cancer From Spreading To The Bone

Medical Daily– When breast cancer patients develop metastatic disease — the cancer spreads from the breast to another location in the body — nearly 85 percent of these patients discover it has spread to their bones. Now, researchers from University of Sheffield and University of Copenhagen have identified an enzyme, which enables the spread of […]

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Why We Need To Stop Calling All Unhealthy Foods ‘Processed’

Huffington Post– Pop quiz. Which of the following is considered a processed food: Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, homemade greek yogurt, bagged baby spinach? (Answer: All of them.) The point here, is that “processed foods” includes a much wider variety of products than most consumers typically associate with the term. Secondly, not all processed foods are evil. […]

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Financial incentives motivate people to take up healthy habits, study shows

Daily Press– A new study on the best way to motivate people to quit smoking revisited a perennial theme in behavioral science: the power of financial incentives. Researchers enrolled 2,538 employees of CVS Caremark in one of four smoking cessation programs and compared success rates, concluding that promising a financial reward inspired people to give […]

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Bottled Water Companies Need to Get Out of California

Rodale News– Parched California is getting wrung dry by bottled water companies because of outdated groundwater laws. “In most areas of California, overlying land owners may extract percolating ground water and put it to beneficial use without approval from the State Board or a court,” reads the California Water Board website regarding these rules. “California […]

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Smokers More Likely To Think Cancer Is A Death Sentence

Medical Daily– Smokers have more pessimistic attitudes about cancer and may be more likely to delay getting screened, according to a new survey from the UK. Smokers are less likely to engage in cancer screening programs and are less engaged with health services overall, senior author Jane Wardle told Reuters Health in an email. “We […]

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Listening To Music Helps Patients Breathe Again After Mechanical Ventilation

Medical Daily– Music is therapeutic: it has been shown to reduce anxiety in patients undergoing surgery,comfort pediatric emergency patients, and reduce chronic pain. Now, it turns out that music can be beneficial for patients who have been on prolonged mechanical ventilation, and are trying to wean themselves off, according to a new study that was […]

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Young Blood Can Mend Old Broken Bones

Smithsonian Magazine– Why do vampires from Dracula to Angel seem to crave the blood of the young and beautiful? The undead may be onto something. Young blood, it seems, has special healing properties that have been lost in older blood. A recent finding by scientists from the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, and Duke University […]

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Prepare to Win: Mad Bum, K-Bam and Bringing Sexy Back

Daily Press– Mad Bum? Who or what is that? Well, for the unwinucated, that’s the nickname for Madison Bumgarner, whose now legendary pitching efforts in the 2014 World Series led the San Francisco Giants to their third World Series title in five years, a mini-dynasty for sure (according to Mangum’s Hierarchy of Winning). So, what […]

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Physical Activity Guideliness Are Ambiguous In Some Workplaces Where People Stay Sedentary

Medical Daily– Squeezing a workout into a busy work day, whether it’s riding a bike to the office or taking a walk during lunch, counts toward the amount of physical activity that’s suggested to reduce risk for cardiovascular disease — but it may not be enough, finds a new study from the European Society of Cardiology. […]

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What’s More Important: Exercise Or Sleep?

Mind Body Green– You know that getting enough sleep and getting enough exercise are both essential for good health. But when you’re short on time or are feeling tired, is it still worth waking up extra early so you can squeeze in a workout? You’re probably hoping the answer is “no.” After all, who wouldn’t […]

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