May 2023

Fit Body Boot Camp Raises Awareness for Mental Health Through Fitness

CHINO HILLS, Calif., May 22, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — As Mental Health Awareness Month, May provides the opportunity to promote behavioral health concerns and reduce their stigma.

Fit Body Boot Camp 30-minute Afterburn workouts combine High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) with Active Rest Training to produce fun workouts that burn twice the calories in half the time and keep your metabolism running at a higher rate for up to 36 hours post-workout.

A mental disorder or illness is a mental health condition that disrupts a person’s ability to think, feel, or act.

The stigma related to mental health conditions affects millions of people every day, leaving many of them struggling with their mental health issues for years without assistance.

1 in 5 people will experience a mental health condition during their lifetime for many circumstances, including genetics, substance use, and life events (e.g., trauma or abuse). Other developing causes include social, geopolitical, environmental, or economic factors.

Mental health is essential to a person’s well-being and exists on a complex continuum. Individuals experience it differently with varying degrees of difficulty, resulting in various social and clinical diagnoses.

In efforts to strengthen mental health, Fit Body

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Apple touts Health data privacy in new whitepaper and clever ‘The Waiting Room’ video

As it continues to focus on its commitment to privacy, Apple is launching an all-new campaign today emphasizing how Health data on iPhone is protected. As part of this, Apple has shared a new Health Privacy whitepaper as well as a clever new video that aims to highlight the importance of health data privacy.

New Health data whitepaper

In the new Health Privacy Overview whitepaper, Apple goes in-depth on how the Health app and the HealthKit framework for developers protects user privacy. For instance, Apple touts that all Health data is stored using end-to-end encryption:

Health data, stored in HealthKit, is encrypted on-device and is only accessible with your passcode, Touch ID or Face ID. Medical ID is still available when your device is locked to help first responders access your critical medical information from the Lock Screen in an emergency. For users with two-factor authentication, a device passcode,

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School Lunch Heroes; RRES nutrition team wins award for creativity, dedication to healthy meals

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Cafeteria workers at Rockfish River Elementary school have been serving up healthy meals and much more for students — their hard work and creativity was recently recognized with a “School Lunch Hero” award from No Kid Hungry Virginia.

This is the second year No Kid Hungry Virginia has awarded school lunch hero awards, and Rockfish River is one of eight Virginia schools that earned the recognition on School Lunch Day, May 5. No Kid Hungry is a national campaign — by the nonprofit Share Our Strength — that works toward ending childhood hunger in the U.S.

Honorees were selected based on their efforts to expand, improve and innovate school meal programs, and on their commitments to “excellence in school meals,” No Kid Hungry Virginia Senior Program Manager Amy Biestek explained May 16.

Interviewed by phone, Biestek said, “What stood out to us was

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Mind Body Spirit Health and Wellness Fair held in Simcoe on May 6.

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A holistic approach to health was promoted at the Mind Body Spirit Health and Wellness Fair at The Aud at the Simcoe fairgrounds on Saturday.

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Hosted by Community Addiction and Mental Health Services of Haldimand Norfolk (CAMHS), the event attracted hundreds of visitors who perused 71 booths to get information about everything from the healing

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Health Advice For Women at Each Stage of Motherhood

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THURSDAY, May 11, 2023 (American Heart Association News) — Everyone knows that on Mother’s Day, Mom’s needs come first. But the rest of the year, mothers often put their health care on hold to focus on others.

“A lot of times as women, we tend to put ourselves last,” said Dr. Marlene Blaise, a cardiologist in independent practice in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Avoiding that is important for more than mothers themselves, said Jennifer Stuart, an epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

“It’s also important for our families,” said Stuart, who has a doctorate in epidemiology and focuses her research on adverse pregnancy outcomes and maternal cardiovascular disease risk. “As a parent, you’re laying down a foundation and modeling behaviors, healthy or otherwise, for your children. So, if we’re engaging in a healthy diet and

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Pennsylvania House Rejects Animal Health Funding Plan | Livestock News

Pennsylvania Democrats defeated a plan Tuesday to shift money from food assistance to animal health.

The 100-101 vote on a budget amendment signaled the relative importance of Democratic and GOP priorities, but it isn’t the final word on the funding.

Rep. Dan Moul, R-Adams, proposed moving $6 million — Ag Department spending increases proposed by Gov. Josh Shapiro — to fund the Animal Health and Diagnostic Commission.

The commission was created in 1988 in response to an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the state five years earlier.

The commission advises the department on animal health matters and supports the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System, which links the veterinary labs at Penn State, the University of Pennsylvania and the state Department of Agriculture.

The lab system’s rapid testing of samples from sick birds has been crucial to the state’s response to avian influenza, which returned to the state last

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Ozpro Set To Pioneer Pet Food Therapy In Indonesia With Rawfeast To Redefine Pet Nutrition

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RawFeast Range

PETALING JAYA, SELANGOR, MALAYSIA, May 25, 2023/ / — OzPro, a premium pet food brand, is poised to revolutionise pet nutrition in Indonesia with the introduction of pet food therapy. As part of this groundbreaking initiative, OzPro proudly presents rawfeast , a premium range of freeze-dried raw meat products crafted using human-grade and traceable ingredients. With two distinct ranges, booster and Holistic, OzPro aims to provide pet owners with a new paradigm in pet nutrition.

OzPro’s RawFeast range offers pet owners a unique approach to feeding their beloved cats and dogs. The Booster range comprises 11 different flavours, each featuring freeze-dried raw meat without any added preservatives or additives. These pure meat options provide diverse nutritional profiles, ensuring pets receive a wide array of essential vitamins and minerals. Recognising that different meats offer varying nutritional values, OzPro aims to cater to pets’ specific dietary

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Body and mind: Pursuit of heath leads to nutrition education

Twins Breanna and Bailee Chavez, first-generation college students pursuing bachelor’s degrees in nutrition through the Department of Nutrition in Texas A&M’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, have been interested in health and wellness since sixth grade.

Breanna and Bailee Chavez with Karen Beathard, Ph.D., standing in front of Student Research Week banner
Breanna and Bailee Chavez with Karen Beathard, Ph.D., who oversees the RD Mentorship Program. (Texas a&M AgriLife photo)

“We’re both perfectionists and are serious about taking care of our bodies,” said Bailee. “But my real interest in proper nutrition started after I developed an eating disorder in seventh grade. That led me to being more passionate about nutrition. It also led me to adding a psychology minor.”

Bailee said she sees nutrition as a “holistic” endeavor involving both body and mind.

“It took both my mind and body to overcome my eating disorder, so with a major in nutrition and minor in psychology, I feel I will be able to help others

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How Red Sox closer Kenley Jansen rebuilt his mind and body to reach 400 saves

The path to 400 saves for Kenley Jansen began long ago. The first steps were taken July 25, 2010, at Dodger Stadium, to be exact, one day after he’d made his major league debut for the Dodgers. The 22-year-old Jansen entered after eight scoreless innings from Clayton Kershaw and induced a pop-up to short from Carlos Beltran before getting Jason Bay and Ike Davis to strike out swinging. Fifteen pitches and save No. 1 was in the books, securing a 1-0 win for the Dodgers over the Mets.

Fourteen seasons, 780 2/3 innings, 1,124 strikeouts, 3,088 batters faced, two heart surgeries, a trio of All-Star appearances, a World Series championship and three teams later, Jansen took the mound for the Red Sox against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night. Coincidentally, the Braves were the second big league team Jansen ever pitched for, notching 41 saves for Atlanta last year after

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Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner To Speak On Heart Disease In Longview Texas

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Melinda McLaughlin, BCCHP and FDN-P Melinda McLaughlin, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and Certified Dietary Supplement Specialist, presents second part of 4-part health series in Longview, TX On May 18, 2023

Today Melinda McLaughlin, a functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner (FDN-P) and Board-Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (BCHHP), announced that she will be speaking in Longview Texas on May 18, 2023. This will be the second part of a four-part series on holistic health, with the May 18th topic focusing on heart disease. She will be giving her presentation at Heartisans Marketplace, 3501 Gilmer Rd, Longview, TX 75604. The presentation will go from 10:30am to 11:30am, and it is free to attend.

Regarding the four-part series, McLaughlin said,“The May 18th presentation on heart disease will cover lifestyle changes that people can take in order to gain more control of their health and reduce the chances of experiencing heart disease-related health

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