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I was engrosses in an exhibit today at the Children’s Museum about discrimination. It featured the stories three children who were victims of discrimination. Ann Frank was the victim of religious discrimination as a Jew in Nazi Germany. Ruby Bridges suffered racial discrimination as the first black child to attend... Read more
The Meatless Monday program is associated with the John Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health. This program advocates that you can make a positive impact on your health by decreasing your meat intake once a week.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans in 2010 even included a section on vegetarian diets, indicating that vegetarian... Read more
About five years ago there was a lot of speculation about whether or not you could be overweight and still considered fit. I haven't heard as much about this lately, but came across a study conducted in the Netherlands which found some obese individuals to not be at increased risk for heart disease due to their weight.
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Quinoa (pronounced KEEN - wah) has become a hot commodity the past few months according to a National Restaurant Association survey.
What is quinoa?
Quinoa is not technically a grain, but the seed of a large plant called Chenoposium quinoa or Goosefoot plant. Quinoa is available in many colors (ivory, pink, red, white, brown,... Read more
What is pulse pressure and why are people talking about it?
Pulse pressure refers to the difference between the systolic (top) and diastolic (bottom) blood pressure. If your blood pressure (BP) is 120/80, for instance, your pulse pressure is 120 - 80 = 40 mmHg. A pulse pressure of 40 mmHg is normal.
Why does this matter?... Read more