March 27, 2012 0Comment

Published March 27, 2012 NewsCore While too much alcohol can harm your body, recent research suggests that one or two glasses of wine a day may actually help your health. Although no beverage can supplement the perks of daily exercise and a well-balanced diet, moderate consumption of wine could be beneficial. French paradox The “French paradox” is the observation that the French experience low levels of coronary heart disease despite a high-saturated fat diet. Many nutritionists have speculated that the consumption of red wine as a prominent component to French culinary culture may explain this apparent paradox. Physician Julie B. Damp…

March 27, 2012 0Comment

Published March 26, 2012 FoxNews.com Eating chocolate more frequently has been linked to lower body mass index in a new study – regardless of total calories consumed per day or time spent exercising. Certain types of chocolate have been linked to various health benefits before including boosting one’s mood and lowering blood pressure.  However, chocolate is typically high in calories, which means it has long been considered a diet-buster. In a study of more than 1,000 people, Dr. Beatrice Golomb and her colleagues at the University of California, San Diego, challenge that theory, finding that people who consumed chocolate more days per…

March 19, 2012 0Comment

In reading this article it reminded me of the saying that children are like sponges. We often think of their capacity to learn only in terms of spoken or written knowledge. However as I thought about this article it occurred to me that most people don’t contemplate skills during development. Perhaps by creating a situation where your child has to make an effort, either to communicate his or her hunger, or struggle to get a toy they want, etc. on a day to day basis we are encouraging their development. We often use the phase “if you don’t use it…

March 13, 2012 0Comment

Every time I read an article like this it just breaks my heart. it is just so senseless the way kids will torment someone and too many people sit idly by and let it happen. We all need to stand together and reach out to anyone we can to prevent these types of situations from getting out of control. I wrote an article about Loneliness and how to fight it for yourself and others http://hottopicsforum.com/?p=108 but this requires even more. When I was in high school I wasn’t one of the “cool” kids, but I was really fortunate in that I didn’t care….

March 13, 2012 0Comment

Written By Loren Grush Published March 12, 2012 FoxNews.com Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/03/12/colorectal-awareness-month-shines-light-on-need-for-early-screening/#ixzz1oxHWFjHA   When John Hobart first found out he had colon cancer, he was supposed to be asleep. “I was on the table [after my colonoscopy], and they had just put me in a recovery room,” Hobart said.  “I was supposed to be out still, but I could overhear a doctor talking about my cancer and how they were going to tell me.” Hobart said he was “dumbfounded. It really doesn’t register at first.” A nurse later confirmed what Hobart already knew – the doctors had found a large cancerous tumor in…

March 12, 2012 0Comment

By Georgia Pellegrini Published March 10, 2012 | FoxNews.com   Print   Email   Share inShare4 FNC Chef and author Georgia Pellegrini In Roman mythology, the master of the hunt was the goddess Diana. She was praised for her strength, athletic grace, beauty, and hunting skills. In Freemasonry, she was a symbol of sensibility and imagination, of poets and artists. Shrines were erected in her honor; stags followed her wherever she went; she ruled the forest and the moon. I like to think that Diana’s influence has never entirely waned, that hunting was never just about men getting together in the woods. Hunting is for…

March 7, 2012 0Comment

Beyond Therapy Pediatric group is offering a parent lecturing series on Friday from 11:30 am – 1:00pm during the month of March and April 2012. The topics include: 3/9/12 and 4/13/12 – “Mommy I am Scared! Ho to get your child to try new things” This class is designed for parents whose children have anxiety for some reason: generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety, specific phobias, selective mutism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Aspergers Disorder, High functioning Autism, or Sensory Processing Dysfunction. They will discuss the behavioral concepts of shaping and chaining using positive reinforcement of successive approximations. 3/6/12 and 4/6/12 – no event 3/23/12 and 4/20/12 – “My…

February 24, 2012 0Comment

Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses   It is hard work carrying around anger, frustration and hatred, but worst of all it makes us vulnerable. When we are angry or frustrated everything that could offend us does, only fueling that anger. Our judgement becomes clouded and often we lash out at others who are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. We pray (depending on which denomination you are) “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us”. That is why the Lord asks us to love thy neighbor, because…

February 13, 2012 0Comment

Written By Dr. Keith Ablow Published February 13, 2012 FoxNews.com With Valentine’s Day at hand, it may seem an odd time to reflect on love gone overboard, into obsession, but to be honest, I was never much for Hallmark cards. Genuine, balanced romance and over-the-top addictive attachment actually have the same chief ingredient: the object of the emotion has to trigger core, deeply-rooted  psychological dynamics in the person who feels it.  These dynamics often reach back to childhood; they’re loose ends that the object of love seems to tie into a neat bow. So often, people who were unsure that a…

February 7, 2012 0Comment

A new study reveals that love and the heart may be more than just symbolically connected. by Nurse Alice | FNC iMag Text Size   Love is in the air as the month of February brings Valentine’s Day; a day recognized for celebrating love. On a more health conscious note, February is also known for being National Heart Month. Interestingly enough, new research has surfaced indicating that love and the heart may be more than just symbolically connected. New research released by the American Heart Association indicates that the emotions stemming from a broken heart may actually contribute to physiological changes…