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Food bank participants grateful for Meals For Health program (VIDEO)

May 30, 11 at 02:05 PM

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Food bank participants grateful for Meals For Health program (VIDEO)

Introducing Laura, one of the participants from Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services who took part in EarthSave's Meals For Health program. The results of the 30-day intervention were mind-blowing and inspiring. Weight lost, medications discontinued, people getting their health...

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89-year-old publishes first novel -- my dad!

Jeff Nelson, Founder VegSource.com | May 29, 11 at 09:17 PM

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89-year-old publishes first novel -- my dad!

It's never too late to follow your dream! My 89-year-old dad just had his his first novel published -- after a distinguished career as creative director of a San Francisco ad agency, Business Week editor, freelance writer and gumball entrepreneur....

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Joel Fuhrman MD gets PBS special airing in June (VIDEO)

May 27, 11 at 11:23 PM

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Joel Fuhrman MD  gets PBS special airing in June (VIDEO)

Watch Dr. Joel Fuhrman on his PBS special -- sharing the three steps to incredible health! The show airs in June, Dr. Furhman addresses the crisis of obesity and chronic disease plaguing America. Our cable system in Los Angeles is...

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National Food Day formed to promote health, reform factory farm abuses

May 26, 11 at 03:21 PM

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National Food Day formed to promote health, reform factory farm abuses

The first annual Food Day is October 24, 2011. Founded by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Day is commited to: Reducing diet-related disease by promoting healthy foods Supporting sustainable farms & cut subsidies to big agribusiness...

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Fatter bus passengers, bigger bus seats, fewer bus passengers as a result

May 26, 11 at 02:34 PM

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Fatter bus passengers, bigger bus seats, fewer bus passengers as a result

An open bus seat could be harder to find. That is, if the Federal Transit Administration has its way. The agency recently asked to add 25 pounds to passenger weight allowances when factoring safe loads for buses. The FTA says...

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'Meals for Health' program at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services a resounding success

May 26, 11 at 02:27 PM

'Meals for Health' program at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services a resounding success

During April, Whole Foods Market partnered with the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services and EarthSave to teach a group of low-income Sacramento residents a healthier way to eat. Participants celebrated with a “graduation ceremony” on May 7. The “Meals...

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Study: Exercise is a memory booster

nytimes.com | May 26, 11 at 01:10 PM

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Study: Exercise is a memory booster

Editor's Note: The message is clear: Get out and move your body if you want to keep it together mentally as you age! Why, as we grow older, do we forget where we parked the car, and could exercise sharpen...

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Study: One in five young adults had hypertension (most don't know it)

webmd.com | May 26, 11 at 01:00 PM

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Study: One in five young adults had hypertension (most don't know it)

Close to 19% of young adults may have high blood pressure, and just half of them are aware of it despite this condition's strong link to heart attack and stroke risk, according to a new study. "There is a sleeping...

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Study: If you eat a high calcium diet, you increase your risk of osteoporosis and fracture

May 26, 11 at 12:48 PM

Study: If you eat a high calcium diet, you increase your risk of osteoporosis and fracture

Boy it looks like you only need to eat a minimal amount of calcium each day, like in a normal plant-strong diet, to get all the calcium needed. And if you eat a high calcium diet, watch out!  According to...

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Studies: Drugs and procedures covered by Medicare are often worthless

May 26, 11 at 12:41 PM

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Studies: Drugs and procedures covered by Medicare are often worthless

Editor's note: Here's a great piece from the New York Times about how many of the very expensive procedures paid for by Medicare are worthless or actually harmful to the patient...things like stents (which don't extend life), colonoscopies (which carry...

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Boosting 'good' cholesterol useless, study finds

Washingtonpost.com | May 26, 11 at 12:34 PM

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Boosting 'good' cholesterol useless, study finds

Boosting “good” cholesterol does not protect against heart attacks and strokes, according to an eagerly awaited study that was abruptly stopped when the outcome became clear, officials said Thursday. The federally funded study of more than 3,400 U.S. adults...

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High-Fat Diet During Pregnancy Programs Child for Future Diabetes, Study Suggests

sciencedaily.com | May 25, 11 at 10:35 PM

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High-Fat Diet During Pregnancy Programs Child for Future Diabetes, Study Suggests

A high-fat diet during pregnancy may program a woman's baby for future diabetes, even if she herself is not obese or diabetic, says a new University of Illinois study published in the Journal of Physiology. We found that exposure to...

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Dr. McDougall: Type 1 Diabetes Caused by Milk (VIDEO)

Jeff Nelson, Founder VegSource.com | May 22, 11 at 10:07 PM

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Dr. McDougall: Type 1 Diabetes Caused by Milk (VIDEO)

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. The American Diabetic Association says that the causes of Type 1 diabetes are not known. Baloney. There may...

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Reports Detail More Drug Industry Ties to Medical Societies

ProPublica.org | Nicholas Kusnetz, ProPublica | May 20, 11 at 12:49 PM

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Reports Detail More Drug Industry Ties to Medical Societies

As we reported earlier this month, there are often deep financial ties between professional medical societies and the drug and medical device industries. This week, other news outlets chimed in, detailing how recommendations made by two medical societies raise...

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All the latest from around the world - IVU Online News - June 2011

International Vegetarian Union | IVU Online News | May 17, 11 at 09:05 AM

All the latest from around the world - IVU Online News - June 2011

Exoneration for Our Austria Colleagues! The Global Veg Explosion San Francisco – Here We Come! IVU Revises Its Definition of Vegetarian Welcome to New IVU Members  The Environmental Case Against Meat Review of ‘Potato’ the Book Legumes Speak To Us...

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Dr. McDougall Nutrition Bill Passed in Senate Committee (VIDEO)

May 6, 11 at 11:14 AM

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Dr. McDougall Nutrition Bill Passed in Senate Committee (VIDEO)

John McDougall MD authored a bill in the California legislation, SB 380. This bill would require all medical doctors in the state of California to include a course on nutrition as part of their continuing medical education. The bill was...

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Dollars for Doctors: Financial Ties Bind Medical Societies to Drug and Device Makers

propublica.org | May 6, 11 at 10:25 AM

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Dollars for Doctors: Financial Ties Bind Medical Societies to Drug and Device Makers

SAN FRANCISCO — From the time they arrived to the moment they laid their heads on hotel pillows, the thousands of cardiologists attending this week’s Heart Rhythm Society conference have been bombarded with pitches for drugs and medical devices. St....

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