America’s Diabetes Challenge applauds type 2 diabetes community for tackling top challenges

(BPT) – More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, and most (90-95 percent) have type 2 diabetes. Whether you live with type 2 diabetes or know someone who does, it can bring many challenges along the way. Last year, America’s Diabetes Challenge, a program from Merck and the American Diabetes Association, invited people to share […]

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How stories from the community help shed light on an incurable cancer

(BPT) – Imagine sitting in a doctor’s office and being told you have an incurable form of blood cancer that you’ve never even heard of. A disease that sometimes has no symptoms and no known cause. A type of cancer that leads patients to go through ongoing cycles of relapse and remission before succumbing to […]

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Treating the whole person: How a small community of philanthropists made a big difference in health care

(BPT) – In the late 90s, Minneapolis resident Penny George was diagnosed with breast cancer. After undergoing a mastectomy followed by chemotherapy, she thought her physicians were focused solely on the disease and the interventions being used – not on her as the person who was experiencing the disease and also seeking to overcome it. […]

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Community Programs May Help Dads Lose Weight

By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Men who participated in a community fitness program for obese fathers lost weight and increased their activity levels in a new study from Australia. The researchers’ main goal was to test the ‘Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids’ program in a real-world setting to see if it helped reduce […]

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Northeast Ohio Natives Hope Fitness Website Inspires Healthy Changes In The Black Community

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Two Northeast Ohio natives are hoping that their online fitness venture will someday transform them into the go-to experts for all things health- and fitness-related for the black community. Ilen and Lauren Bell are the husband-and-wife team behind Black Fitness Today[1], a website dedicated to helping African-Americans become  more fit and healthy. […]

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Congressman Danny Davis Brings Ask, Listen, Learn To Anna Langford Community Academy

Program encourages kids to “say ‘YES’ to a healthy lifestyle and ‘NO’ to underage drinking” CHICAGO, Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –Today, Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL) partnered with The Century Council’s Ask, Listen, Learn[1] : Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix program to embolden 100 students at Anna Langford Community Academy to “say ‘YES’ to a healthy […]

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Healthy Lifestyle Key To Beating Diabetes

A number of organisations and corporations in Qatar yesterday marked the World Diabetes Day being observed across the world. The theme for this year is how to prevent diabetes by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. At the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), many activities have been lined up until November 20 to raise awareness about the medical […]

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Jamba Juice Growth Continues, New Stores Open In Washington, Dc With Tennis-great Venus Williams

EMERYVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Jamba Juice Company (JMBA[1]), a leading healthy, active lifestyle brand, announced today the grand opening of their newest store in Washington, DCs Dupont Circle. The store is operated through a joint venture with international tennis superstar and entrepreneur, Venus Williams. Williams, a member of the Washington Kastles, DCs professional tennis team, and […]

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