Volunteers for Regional Hospice and Palliative Care in Conn. Provide Respite and Personalized Attention to Patients

Volunteering for CT Regional Hospice is a Gift That Keeps on Giving

One of the greatest gifts we can give to both our fellow human beings–and to ourselves–is to volunteer our time in service to others. Greek philosopher Aristotle is quoted as stating that the essence of life is “to serve others and do good.” Not only does serving others through volunteer work seem to imbue our lives with extra meaning, purpose and direction; it also fosters optimism and greater … [Read more...]

Combat the Consumerism of Cyber Monday With Compassion This Giving Tuesday

#AARDAGIVINGTUESDAY

The season of giving kicks off today with #GivingTuesday, an annual philanthropic movement powered by community collaboration and driven by social media campaigns. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday was founded in 2012 by the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York City to celebrate compassionate service and to encourage individuals to connect and … [Read more...]

Heat Up To Better Health With Hearty Hemp Hearts Porridge

Hearty Hemp Hearts Porridge

Here in Connecticut, the first days of spring have meant a return to freezing temperatures, replete with dashes of snow and sleet. To warm up from the inside out, I’ve been making this Hearty Hemp Hearts Porridge that may tantalize your taste buds, while also helping to better your health. This warm, grain-free porridge is packed with fiber, disease-fighting antioxidants, healthy fats and … [Read more...]

Sam’s Club Commits to Diabetes Prevention With Free Health Screenings

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Twenty-one million adults have diabetes in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports.Tragically, another 8.1 million adults have the disease but are yet to be diagnosed and thus are not treating a condition that can have devastating effects on the body. To improve detection of the disease in the United States, Sam’s Club stores across the country are hosting … [Read more...]

10 Ways We Can Love Our Brains To Keep Mentally Sharp As We Age

Dementia Prevention

  Alzheimer’s disease is one of the largest public health concerns facing an aging American population. An estimated 5.2 million Americans have this progressive, neurological disease, which is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the most common form of dementia. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, which gradually interferes with a person’s ability to … [Read more...]

Follow These Five Tips For Healthier Travel This Holiday Season

Fuel Your Body With Healthy Food

This a guest post by Biocodex's probiotic specialist Karen Katsirubas, RN, with supplementary info provided by Renée Canada Travel takes a toll on our bodies, it’s a challenge to stay healthy during the holiday season.  Your immune system–the body’s natural defense–can get stressed when faced with multiple threats. Fortunately, there are precautions that can be taken before the 4th of July to … [Read more...]

Protect Skin With These Summer Sun Safety Tips

Protect Skin With These Summer Sun Safety Tips

This past Monday Memorial Day marked the unofficially first day of summer. Many celebrated with barbecues and trips to the beach or by opening up household pools. Right on cue, it’s been heating up here in Connecticut, with daytime temperatures in the 80s and high 70s. As more of us are heading outdoors to enjoy the sun, today—Sunscreen Day—is the perfect time to review some summer sun safety tips … [Read more...]

Five Reasons to Add Turmeric to Your Daily Diet

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Turmeric has quickly become one of my favorite spices to use in the kitchen, and it’s not just because of its cheerful color (it makes curry and mustard yellow) and earthy flavor that hints of mustard and ginger. It has also been regarded as a versatile, medicinal herb in Indian Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. The major ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, has been demonstrated to have … [Read more...]

How Gut Bacteria Affect Behavior, Mood, and Disease

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Modern research is constantly revealing more about the amazing world of the human microbiome and its implications on health. The microbiome is the community of “good” and “bad” tiny microorganisms that live in our skin and mucus membranes—including the gut and mouth. While many of these microbes are innocuous, some may be harmful to our health, and others we depend on to protect us from … [Read more...]

What We Need to Know About Women's Cancers

Incidence of Women's Cancer

The doctors of the band N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease) are turning up the volume on the healing power of music by reaching out to women with gynecologic cancers and raising awareness of these lesser-known diseases. The Emmy Award-winning, self-titled documentary, which follows the six gynecologic oncology surgeons who span the country and the women they treat, aims to educate an even bigger … [Read more...]