Posts Tagged 'health'

Crime and punishment: Food and exercise

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If you’ve been reading my latest blog posts you know that I am on a journey to get to my healthiest possible weight. Despite my involvement in the health and fitness industry for the past 7 years, I’ve had a recent reality check on food consumption and its effect on weight.

Posted by Susan Silverman Feb 04, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

What Those With Traumatic Brain Injury Wished You Understood

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Traumatic brain injury survivors are a diverse crowd from skateboarders to war veterans. The TBI network includes people who have suffered mild concussions, and those who have severe traumatic brain injury symptoms. This diversity makes traumatic brain injury somewhat hard to understand, and understanding is what people with TBI need most.

Posted by Shelly Duell Jan 21, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

New Year’s Resolution?

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I know it’s that time again when we all promise to become more healthy and active. Right? Oh, here we go again. The sad thing about a new year’s resolution is that it is here today and gone by tomorrow. Unfortunately, the added holiday baggage is still there. If you have to tell yourself to start becoming more healthy and active, it’s a pretty good chance that you have not been for a while. I don’t just mean over the holidays.

Posted by Bob Lujano Jan 13, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

PEEK Vision: Connecting Mobile Technology and Ophthalmology

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As mobile technology improves, securing our well-being doesn’t rely entirely on the hands of medical professionals, but also with the help of mobile devices and applications. Giving proof to this is the Portable Eye Examination Kit (PEEK) Vision, which consists of a mobile app and a clip-on hardware. The tool is aimed to transform any Android smartphone into a portable diagnostic suite. As of the latest news, the project is being developed in London, under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Bastawrous, an ophthalmologist at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. How will this advancement in mobile medicine help the visually impaired?

Posted by Kyle Albert Jan 07, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Girls on the Run

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What lessons has exercise taught you? In my blog posts, I tend to always go towards the “feelers”–as in I like to explore meaning or purpose behind working out.  I can’t help it.  For me, working out is about so much more than staying fit!

Posted by Julia Venable Dec 20, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

ACT2MOVE MOVE2ACT – MAKE ‘EM LAUGH!

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Dr. Bloom and I hammered our way through Hamlet.  We plucked away at Richard III’s villainous heart.  After working on two of the Bard’s greatest tragedies, it occurred to us that Shakespeare wrote comedies, too!

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp Dec 11, 2013 Posted in Disability 6 Comments

Holiday Food….Holiday Pounds…

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This one is going to be short and sweet, contain wise words from my mother (she’s brilliant) and may help you put the reigns on all the extra holiday calories.

Like it or not, the holiday season is upon us. I saw a someEcard the other day that said “Every time someone puts up a tree before Thanksgiving, an elf drowns a baby reindeer” I think this was aimed at the departments stores that put their Christmas decorations up before Halloween even happened…

Posted by Susan Silverman Nov 25, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

The Truth About Arsenic in Rice and Apple Juice

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Have you heard about the potential dangers of arsenic in the rice we eat and fruit juice we drink? Well I have the facts and current research that will put your worries to bed and your mind at rest.  Recently I watched a webinar presented by Dr. Julie Jones who is a distinguished scholar and professor at the St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She cleared up many misconceptions that people have today due to media scares from the Dr. Oz Show and Consumer Report studies.  

Posted by Carleton Rivers Nov 21, 2013 Posted in Obesity No Comments

$45 to go for a run?

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This one is short and sweet, but highly opinionated. I have recently noticed a dramatic increase in the number of my friends who are participating in 5k and 10k races, fun runs, adventure races, even a race up the stairs of the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower in Chicago. Don’t get me wrong, I am thrilled to see so many of my friends living healthy, active lifestyles and I wouldn’t be completely opposed to a race titled “The Hot Chocolate 10k” on a chilly November weekend in Chicago, but……why are we paying so much money to go for a run?

Posted by Susan Silverman Nov 14, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Diet Sodas and Your Health

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Let me start off by saying that I love diet sodas and I have made an educated decision to continue drinking them. I find that diet sodas and sugar substitutes fit well with my diet; however, I am aware of how much I consume and am careful not to overdo it. I also live a healthy lifestyle which helps reduce my chances of developing health conditions that may be related to drinking diet sodas. The American Heart Association came out with a study that showed that sugary drinks were linked to about 180,000 deaths around the world. That kind of data does not exist for diet drinks yet. I wanted to provide you all with the research that is out there right now on diet sodas so that you too can make an educated decision on what you choose to consume.

Posted by Carleton Rivers Nov 08, 2013 Posted in Obesity No Comments