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For Disabled Vets, Playing Team Sports Boosts Quality Of Life

From Medical Daily (Reuters Health) – – Wheelchair basketball and other adaptive sports could help disabled veterans boost their self-esteem and lead healthier lives, early research suggests. “Adaptive” sports have been modified to accommodate people with disabilities. While the study doesn’t prove the benefits of adaptive sports for disabled veterans, the researchers say they found […]

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Set Your Watch for Earth Hour: March 28, 2015

From Rodale News Whether you’re living in the City That Never Sleeps or a one-streetlight town, the truth is that our culture loves to leave the lights on. Our obsession with light isn’t just costly (as my Dad reminded me numerous times when I was a child to “turn off the light because I’m not […]

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Top five scenic drives in the High Desert

From Daily Press The Sunday drive used to be a staple for many American families. Our culture’s love affair with the automobile prompted many Americans to want to get out on the open road on the weekend and explore destinations near and far. Cheap gas fueled the habit, too. Not as many families have continued […]

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Celebrate ‘Say No to Drugs Day’ in Hesperia, Apple Valley

From Daily Press No Drugs America and two Victor Valley communities are sponsoring on April 25 a free day in the park with children, parents and no drugs. Those attending can get substance-abuse prevention information and enjoy special events, personalities, games and activities. The event is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 5 […]

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Australia Tobacco Tax Increase To Raise AUD$5bn Over Four Years

Why Cigarette Usage Is At Record Lows And Dropping

From Huffington Post Cigarettes used to be everywhere in American society. Fifty years ago, 42.4 percent of U.S. adults smoked. Since then, that figure has declined by more than half, reaching a record low 17.8 percent in 2014. What’s more, the rate is still dropping. How did we reach the point where clouds of smoke […]

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Fishing Clinic Open to Kids Next Month

From Daily Press   The Hesperia Recreation and Park District will host its Spring Kids Fishing Clinic from 8 a.m. to noon April 11 at Hesperia Lake Park, 7500 Arrowhead Lake Road. Children from ages 3 to 12 are invited to participate. Tickets are $5 with a two-fish limit and are on sale now at […]

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Spinach Recall Expands to Include More Processed Foods

From Rodale News Potential contamination of organic spinach has caused some major recalls recently. The spinach may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause listeriosis in humans. Symptoms of this infection include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Serious, sometimes fatal, infections are possible in young children, the […]

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GMO Potatoes And Apples Earn FDA Approval: Coming Soon To A Restaurant Near You?

From Medical Daily Following the recent U.S. Department of Agriculture approvals of two varieties of genetically engineered apples and six varieties of genetically engineered potatoes, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has conducted its own evaluation and concluded these products are “assafe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts.” “Arctic Apples” have been genetically engineered by […]

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How Exercise May Aid Cancer Treatment

From Well Blog In a new study involving mice, aerobic exercise slowed the growth of breast cancer tumors and made the cancer more sensitive to chemotherapy. The results raise the possibility that exercise may change the biology of some malignant tumors, potentially making them easier to treat. Scientists and clinicians have known for some time […]

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Why Are People Drinking Charcoal (and Should I Be)?

From Move over, bone broth, there’s a new drink in town. Several juice bars, including New York City’s Juice Generation and LuliTonix, have recently started offering drinks containing activated charcoal. What does this mean? Is the stuff you put in yourbackyard grill now going in your juice? This in-demand ingredient is touted as a […]

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Mom joins local nonprofit to help spread message of healthy eating

From HESPERIA — After her husband became ill due to “weight issues,” Angelica Brown said she went on a search-and-destroy mission to eradicate unhealthy food from her pantry. With the tenacity of a private investigator, the mother of three said she scoured the Internet, library and other sources to find recipes and tools that […]

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Precision Medicine Drives Success Of Pediatric Oncology; 80% Of Children With Cancer Cured

From Medical Daily Though spring arrived last week, morning temperatures still are hovering around freezing, while inside Columbia University’s Low Library Rotunda, high arched windows shine with pale sunlight. An assembled crowd listens to a panel of scientists who sit beneath a stone balcony occupied by four marble statues of historical greats, Sophocles among them […]

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