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Pumpkins: Pie and Jack o’ Laterns make a booming Halloween business

SAN DIEGO: When pumpkins become available in grocery stores and at community pumpkin patches and parks, they signal the beginning of the fall season and the advent of Halloween. LIGHTING THE WAY Serving as traditional Halloween jack o’ lanterns, pumpkins are carved into frightening faces that glow eerily at night from the candlelight deep within ...

Mental illness on the rise in America

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 16, 2018 — Approximately 1 in 5 American adults will experience some form of mental illness in any given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). This accounts for approximately 44 million U.S. adults, or 18.6 percent of the entire U.S. adult population. GROWING NUMBER OF AMERICANS SUFFERING FROM MENTAL ...

Don’t wait for Halloween, make some caramel popcorn tonight

SAN DIEGO, October 2, 2018–Why wait for Halloween to enjoy some caramel popcorn, make a batch tonight! October is a time when candies, sweets and other treats abound, creating a tendency to over consume them and making it difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Superhero help is on its way with a popular snack recipe ...

A taste of autumn: Tasty Riesling Baked Pears recipe

SAN DIEGO, September 25, 2018 —The aromas of honey, pears and spices wafting from the oven makes Riesling Baked Pears an excellent choice for a healthy autumnal dessert with a beautiful guest-pleasing presentation. THE VOLUPTUOUS AND HEALTHY PEAR Naturally plump yet statuesque, pears are an extremely healthy fruit. This distinguished fruit and member of the ...

Enjoy the simplicities of hearth and home this fall

SAN DIEGO, September 18, 2018– The crispness of fall is here! Beginning in the United States September 23 this year, autumn continues until the advent of the winter solstice in December. AUTUMN OR FALL? As the sun progressively sets earlier, temperatures become noticeably cooler. According to Wikipedia, the word autumn originated with the Etruscans and later ...

As the population ages at a mind spinning rate, with 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 each day, the sense of urgency to find treatments to manage this tidal wave of neurodegenerative diseases grows more acute. Photo: TaniaVDB/Pixabay ReminX

Using technology as therapy in the battle against dementia

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 27, 2018 – More than 5.7 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Still more suffer from mental deterioration due to social isolation. As the population ages at a mind spinning rate, with 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 each day, the sense of urgency to find treatments to manage ...

Baseball and ALS : Both are games of anticipation and preparation

CHARLOTTE, NC:  Even without ALS, at this stage of my life, I would have still been a former baseball player. One of my favorite baseball movies was the 1988 Kevin Costner film Bull Durham which presented minor league baseball about as accurately as any picture ever has. Costner plays the role of “Crash” Davis, a ...

powerlifting, zadlifts

ZadLifts Powerlifting : From 13 to 18 years, from 140 to 230 pounds (video)

WASHINGTON: Powerlifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: Squat, benches, and deadlift.  Powerlifting involves the athlete attempting a maximal weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates.  It is not about repetition in lifts, but in lifting the most you can, before putting them down. Zadlifts follows a ...

The limited mobility of ALS: The exercise goal is to keep moving and living

CHARLOTTE, NC: One of the key aspects of dealing with the limited mobility of ALS is to have a firm exercise goal. ALS patients are usually keenly aware of their surroundings and gradually take precautions not to turn too quickly. They pay attention to potential hazards such as rugs and other household items that can cause ...

ALS and Dysphagia

ALS and Dysphagia can be a tough act to swallow

CHARLOTTE, NC: From the moment we are born three things come naturally; breathing, sucking and swallowing. Swallowing is such a common thing that most people do it about 600 times a day and don’t even think about it. That is until that someone contracts Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS and dysphagia. Nearly 80 percent of ALS patients think ...

What you need to know about skin cancer this summer

SAN DIEGO, July 17, 2018– Americans delight in the abundance of outdoor activities they have access to in the summer months. However, with all that sun, comes some serious risks. Learning some beneficial tips can possibly help you to impede skin cancer this season. SKIN CANCER IS THE MOST PREVALENT FORM OF CANCER One in ...

Living with ALS means weighing health-care vs quality of life everyday

It may sound ungrateful, but when a person is bombarded with daily suggestions about this idea or that, many of which have already been taken into consideration, it can become overly tiring while you struggle with well-meaning intentions as you weigh your health care vs quality of life

Celebrate Independence Day with a berry flag cake (Recipe)

Show your patriotism this Fourth of July with a berry flag cake! Adorned with fresh organic blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, and made with healthy ingredients, guests will certainly salute the hostess who adorns the dessert table with the United States’ symbol of freedom.