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How Soy Brings Health Benefits with Soyfoods

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How Soy Brings Health Benefits with Soyfoods

In April, Soyfoods Month, U.S. soybean farmers want to highlight the benefits of soy products and their availability in products. Jim Stillman, a soybean farmer from Emmetsburg, Iowa, and current vice chair for the United Soybean Board (USB) and soy checkoff, says he uses soy in his kitchen. “Baking cookies or brownies, I use soy [...]

When a Man Decides to Run 1,000 Mile Marathon

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When a Man Decides to Run 1,000 Mile Marathon

Business owner and humanitarian James Mangini, 32, will embark on the 1000 Mile Marathon on May 7 to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s disease research. His journey will start in Charleston, SC and he plans to complete his 1,000 miles in New York City on June 7. “This journey is not just about raising [...]

Can Pecans Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease?

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Can Pecans Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease?

The National Pecan Shellers Association (NPSA) believes that pecans can help reduce the risk of heart disease and lower cholesterol levels. It says pecans contain more antioxidants than any other nut variety according to ORAC values and they contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals. Also, pecans are a natural, high-quality source of protein and [...]

How Walnuts May Boost Your Memory

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How Walnuts May Boost Your Memory

Do you recall what you ate for breakfast today or dinner last night? According to new research, you may have a better chance of remembering if you include walnuts. Recent findings published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease report walnut consumption in a Mediterranean diet is associated with better memory scores and cognitive function. The [...]

Celebs Attend Butterfly Gala to Combat Lupus

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Celebs Attend Butterfly Gala to Combat Lupus

Leaders from fashion, entertainment, and media were among the nearly 700 guests who stepped up to support the millions of individuals around the world affected by lupus during the second annual Lupus Foundation of America’s (LFA) Butterfly Gala in New York City. The LFA recognized: Stephen I. Sadove, chairman and CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue, [...]

Teens and STDs: What Parents Need to Know

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Teens and STDs: What Parents Need to Know

Chlamydia. HPV. Herpes. Gonorrhea. They’re not easy topics to bring up with your teen, but sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates are rising among adolescents. Nearly half of all new STD cases are in young people between the ages of 15 and 24, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Parents can help [...]

Restoring Memory with the Flip of a Switch

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Restoring Memory with the Flip of a Switch

Scientists claim that they have developed a way to turn memories on and off—literally with the flip of a switch. Using an electronic system that duplicates the neural signals associated with memory, they managed to replicate the brain function in rats associated with long-term learned behavior, even when the rats had been drugged to forget. [...]

Giant AIDS Ribbon on the 30th Year of Disease

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Giant AIDS Ribbon on the 30th Year of Disease

For the first time ever, a massive red ribbon appears on the side of Twin Peaks to mark the 30th anniversary of the first reported cases of AIDS in the United States.  Organized by San Francisco AIDS Foundation, the ribbon was installed by more than 100 community volunteers to honor San Francisco’s legacy in fighting [...]

Smoking in Pregnancy Risky for Infants

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Smoking in Pregnancy Risky for Infants

Maternal cigarette smoking in the first trimester was associated with a 20 to 70 percent greater likelihood that a baby would be born with certain types of congenital heart defects, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defects, contributing to [...]

Go Red for Women with Love for Their Heart

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Go Red for Women with Love for Their Heart

Jewelry Television (JTV) is showing its support for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement by launching “Love Your Heart,” a multimedia initiative aimed at raising awareness and educating viewers about the risks of heart disease. According to American Heart Association, heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, taking the [...]

Number of Births to Unmarried Mothers Decline

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Number of Births to Unmarried Mothers Decline

The birth rate for U.S. teens aged 15-19 years fell to a record low, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The 2009 birth rate of 39.1 births per 1,000 teens is down 6 percent from the 2008 rate of 42.5 births per 1,000.  This is the lowest ever recorded [...]