Health

Will America’s Obesity Epidemic Cure Social Security’s Woes?

Will America’s Obesity Epidemic Cure Social Security’s Woes?

Andrew Biggs, a policy expert at the American Enterprise Institute (former George W. Bush appointee at the Social Security Administration) recently wrote yet another of his doom-and-gloom articles about the long-term fate of Social Security’s retirement system. I too worked at Social Security (as a career employee) but I don’t…

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Take a Bite Out of Cancer

Take a Bite Out of Cancer

Cancer – the second leading cause of death in Delaware – touches many lives, leading those afflicted on a path in search of treatment and support. In fact, from the moment you are diagnosed with cancer, you are considered a “survivor.” As you battle the disease, there is always hope…

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Wellness Wednesday: Are You Putting Yourself At Risk?

Wellness Wednesday: Are You Putting Yourself At Risk?

Did you ever get hurt doing an exercise you thought would help or doing an exercise that was the latest, coolest exercise everyone else was doing? Did you ever get hurt doing an exercise that someone told you would help you because it worked wonders for them? Or do you…

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Wellness Wednesday: Fueling Up for a Workout

Wellness Wednesday: Fueling Up for a Workout

Today I was asked today before yogilates, “You eat before you work out?” (I was carrying an empty Chobani blueberry container). I said, “Yes, you wouldn’t take a trip if your car had no gas. Your body works much the same way.” Fuel is necessary, but how much? Since it’s…

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Unmasking a Cure with JDRF

Unmasking a Cure with JDRF

JDRF Delaware‘s annual Hope Ball brought hundreds of supporters and partygoers to the Chase Center on the Riverfront in April. Guests sipped on New Orleans Hurricanes, tapped their feet to a swinging Dixieland Jazz band, and bid away on a fabulous lineup of silent and live auction items at the Mardi…

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Wellness Wednesday: The Misunderstood Calorie

Wellness Wednesday: The Misunderstood Calorie

The basic calorie is still misunderstood by most everyone including many medical professionals. First defined by Nicholas Clement in 1824, “cal” is a unit of heat ( or you can think of it as a unit of work ). One cal equals 4.18 joules, which is equal to the amount…

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Worth It? Reflections from a Second-Generation Food Mom

Worth It? Reflections from a Second-Generation Food Mom

I walked down the damp hallway past the entrance to the visitors’ locker room just as my teenage daughter and her friends emerged. Fresh from the game, each held a bucket-sized frozen slushie the color of antifreeze. They stopped, startled. “Are you mad?” one ventured, as their eyes met mine.…

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Wellness Wednesday: Step Into Spring with New Sneaks!

Wellness Wednesday: Step Into Spring with New Sneaks!

Who’s ready for spring sneaker shopping? I know I am…But standing in front of the shoe wall at your local sporting goods store can be very overwhelming. Is the $100 shoe really that different from the $60 shoe? Would a running shoe work for a walker? What about a cross-trainer?…

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Is our Gluttony for Gluten Compromising our Health?

Is our Gluttony for Gluten Compromising our Health?

The gluten-free diet seems to be all the rage these days; gluten-free foods increasingly line the shelves in all types of food stores and are featured on menus in more and more restaurants. This article will touch on the definitions and risks of gluten consumption, but really, it is the…

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Wellness Wednesday: Improve Your Posture

Wellness Wednesday: Improve Your Posture

Teaching yoga and being pregnant, I have become more aware of my posture… And others’ as well. It’s something so simple, who thinks about it? I mean, you’ve learned to stand and walk since you were a baby. But even after all these years, it’s possible to learn new techniques…

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