5 Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues When You're Far From Home
Have you found yourself away from home, family and friends this holiday season? For most people, holidays are about surrounding yourself with love and affection. Unfortunately, the "holiday blues" can quickly sneak up on you if you're away from home during this time. Stop! Don't start spending your nights buried in a sad holiday movie like Jack Frost (seriously, saddest holiday movie ever), sipping hot tea alone and singing the holiday blues! Instead, follow these tips to turn that frown upside down. We've got three whole months of this holiday cheer folks, so you're going to want to figure out how to make the most of it. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leaf Porn To Get You Turnt for Autumn
As the sweet days of summer fade into distant memories, Mother Nature is easing our nostalgia with a bright new world.  'Tis the season of delectable cliches, like apple picking, cozy sweaters, pumpkin pie and mulled cider. But the most delicious autumnal delights of all are the brilliant hues of orange, red and yellow pouring themselves over every tree around you.  Invigorate your senses and indulge in the splendor of fall with these carefully curated, illustrious images of fall foliage.  Immerse yourself in a one-way journey to Beautiful-Muted-Hues Land.    Let the beauty of this leaf...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Perfect Little Tea Cake To Kick Off Fall
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Big Could a World Record Pumpkin Get?
This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Ben Guarino Thanks to the efforts of Illinois farmer Gene McMullen, the North American record for the heaviest pumpkin now sits at 2,145 pounds. McMullen's Cucurbita Maxima Brobdingnag is the second greatest pumpkin the world has ever known, trailing only Beni Meier of Switzerland's monster fruit, which tipped the scales at 2,378 pounds in 2014. The most remarkable thing about these overachieving gourds is that their size is not singular: The weight of the massive pumpkin growth has been linear over the past few decades according to an analysis by University of Wisconsin-...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why I’m thankful for my daughter’s MRSA
“What time is surgery today?” Ellie, age 12, croaks. She hasn’t opened her eyes yet, but she knows she’s headed to the operating room … again. It may be the fourth surgery this month, maybe the fifth. We don’t know. What we do know is our routine has changed from soccer carpools and homework battles to twice-weekly trips to the operating room, where the orthopedic surgeon will slice open my baby girl’s thigh and attempt to wash out the deadly bacteria accumulating in her right femur and knee joint. We’re trying to learn the new routine and master a new language. The vocabulary is demanding. There are proced...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 1, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: All posts MRSA PICC line Source Type: news

Teal pumpkins to make Halloween safe for kids with food allergies
Halloween can be extra scary for kids with food allergies. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Easy Breakfast Bowls That Are Healthier Than Cereal
There’s no speedier morning routine than pouring milk over a bowl of cereal, but breakfast from a cardboard box is far from the most energizing choice. Luckily, you can shovel in a quick-and-easy breakfast while majorly upping the nutrition of your meal by opting for a breakfast bowl. The key is to start with minimally-processed whole grains and seeds, which will keep you feeling fuller longer (no more mid-morning trip to the vending machine!) and might even help you live longer. Oats may be the first thing that comes to mind, but consider the wide array of options that make a great base, including couscous, quinoa, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet Matt Stonie, the world's number-one competitive eater
He can consume 62 hot dogs in just 10 minutes, yet this 23-year old weighs nine stone, is studying to be a dietitian and considers extreme eating a 'science' (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - September 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: competitive extreme ice cream megatoad video matt stonie food eat youtube student watch record hot dog eating pumpkin pie Source Type: news

The first 100 “Tox Tunes”
On January 3, 2010, TPR launched “Tox Tunes,” a series of clips of songs about drug, toxins, and poisons starting with Keith Richards’ version of Reverent Gary Davis’s “Cocaine Blues.” Last week, we featured our one-hundredth tune, Amy Winehouse’s classic — and tragically ironic — song “Rehab.” To celebrate the 100-tunes milestone, we are listing all the selections with links to the original  posts. Enjoy! #1: Cocaine Blues (Keith Richards) #2: Sister Morphine (Marianne Faithfull) #3: Reefer Man (Cab Calloway) #4: Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin) #5: Who Put the Benz...
Source: The Poison Review - August 31, 2015 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical first hundred tox tunes Source Type: news

The 8 Best Produce Picks For Late Summer
Despite the fact that some kids are back in school and it's getting dark earlier, summer is not over. And while the sun's still shining, remember: Summertime is synonymous with delicious and abundant fresh produce. Though you can get most of these fruits and vegetables year-round, now is the time to take advantage of the peak flavor, freshness and nutrition you'll get by eating in season. Since they're so abundant in your local area right now, these fruits and vegetables will likely be less expensive, too. Tomatoes. Ripened in the hot summer sun, tomatoes are brimming with concentrated flavor this time of year. With so mu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 8 Best Produce Picks For Late Summer
Despite the fact that some kids are back in school and it's getting dark earlier, summer is not over. And while the sun's still shining, remember: Summertime is synonymous with delicious and abundant fresh produce. Though you can get most of these fruits and vegetables year-round, now is the time to take advantage of the peak flavor, freshness and nutrition you'll get by eating in season. Since they're so abundant in your local area right now, these fruits and vegetables will likely be less expensive, too. Tomatoes. Ripened in the hot summer sun, tomatoes are brimming with concentrated flavor this time of year. With so mu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recipe: Pasta with pumpkin sauce
(Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day)
Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - August 21, 2015 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

ICYMI: The Plight Of Veterans And Bad News About Your Favorite Selfies
This week, we took in a gorgeously photographed personal account of a 37-year-old veteran, who found himself homeless in New York City until a local organization connected him with the resources he needed to put his life back together following the trauma of war.   We also reaffirmed our frustration with the discrimination New York's 535,839 disabled people face every day -- both overt discrimination from taxi drivers and public transportation operators and less obvious discrimination in the form of potholes, crumbling curbs and improperly sloped sidewalks.  through the inaccessibility of the city's sidewalks. &#...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ICYMI: The Plight Of Veterans And Bad News About Your Favorite Selfies
This week, we took in a gorgeously photographed personal account of a 37-year-old veteran, who found himself homeless in New York City until a local organization connected him with the resources he needed to put his life back together following the trauma of war.   We also reaffirmed our frustration with the discrimination New York's 535,839 disabled people face every day -- both overt discrimination from taxi drivers and public transportation operators and less obvious discrimination in the form of potholes, crumbling curbs and improperly sloped sidewalks.  through the inaccessibility of the city's sidewalks. &n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 Secrets for Quick Snacks for When You Don't Have Time to Eat
ER doctors don't get lunch breaks (we don't get bathroom breaks either, but... well... another post, another day). Getting even a quick bite can feel like a cross between The Hunger Games and Survivor -- finding the time between patients and securing the last peanut butter and graham cracker is a challenge worthy of reality TV. The same probably goes for your day -- finding time to eat (let alone something healthy) can seem impossible. But it's not -- plus, after working too many long (and hungry) ER shifts, I learned that WHAT you eat is crucial for operating at peak capacity. So, here's what I keep on hand. Rule of ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news