Marathon gets kids moving, raises awareness for bone marrow donations

Runners cross the finish line of a 26 mile marathon. Medals are awarded and the celebrating of a major accomplishment begins. But the people claiming victory aren’t your typical runners. They’re kids who have dedicated the last few months to training their bodies to complete a daunting task. The Be The Match donor program is … Continue reading Marathon gets kids moving, raises awareness for bone marrow donations

Choc-a-lot or a little?

Written by Jenny Kidd, RD, LD with Julie Couchman This time of year, we find chocolate temptations all around us. Here are a few chocolate factoids: Chocolate contains compounds such as seratonine and phenylethylamine that are known mood-boosters. Chocolate is not for animals. A compound called threombomine in chocolate can be toxic and potentially fatal … Continue reading Choc-a-lot or a little?

Helpful Ways to Reduce the Stress of New Year’s Resolutions

As we round the corner into 2010, the stress of making New Year’s resolutions can be an overwhelming tradition that can sometimes do more harm than good. David R. Blackburn, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, offers some helpful ways to keep from being crushed under the weight of unrealistic personal goals. “Some people make huge resolutions that … Continue reading Helpful Ways to Reduce the Stress of New Year’s Resolutions

Holiday Safety Tips for an Injury-Free Celebration

Every year an estimated 11,000 people are treated in hospital emergency departments because of some type of decoration-related injury, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians. Below are some tips to help you make safe choices when it comes to creating your own winter wonderland. Secure your ladder Bad idea: Hanging your lights while … Continue reading Holiday Safety Tips for an Injury-Free Celebration