A Vaccine Against ... Cancer?

Recently, a group of researchers unveiled a vaccine that cures cancer in mice, and if we can get it to work in humans, it will save a lot of lives. Watch The Video

My Friend Greg Does Hip Hop Dance

Healthy Living

My Friend Greg Does Hip Hop Dance
Greg and I have been friends since our youth. He is a scholar and a writer. In response to health problems, for the last four years Greg has been faithfully attending Hip Hop dance classes at the Berkeley YMCA. He lost 40 pounds, and has his type 2 diabetes under control. What an inspiration! Watch for more videos on Hip Hop Dance at the Berkeley Y coming up. - Steven Schecter Read More

Food

Americans Waste Tons of Healthy Food Each Day

Wasting food is almost an inevitable part of the American way of life. We often throw out food that has spoiled, rotted, or landed on our plate in too high a quantity. But have you ever thought about how much food the average American wastes? Read More

What You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's doesn't have to be your brain's destiny, says neuroscientist and author of "Still Alice," Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science investigating the disease -- and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer's-resistant brain. Watch The Video

What Causes Headaches?

In ancient Greece, the best-known remedy for a long-standing headache was to drill a small hole in the skull to drain supposedly infected blood. Fortunately, doctors today don’t resort to power tools to cure headaches, but we still have a lot to learn about this ancient ailment. Dan Kwartler shares what we know (and don't know) about headaches Watch The Video

New study suggests it's carbs, not fats, that are bad for your health

It's not the fat in your diet that's bad for your health - it's too many carbohydrates, new research suggests.
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Seven Simple Ways to Improve Heart Health

My Life Check® was designed by the American Heart Association with the goal of improved health by educating the public on how best to live. These measures have one unique thing in common: any person can make these changes, the steps are not expensive to take and even modest improvements to your health will make a big difference. Start with one or two. This simple, seven step list has been developed to deliver on the hope we all have--to live a long, productive healthy life. Watch The Video

Growth Mindset

Meeting the Challenges of Midlife

Stress is inevitable. But psychologists are learning more about how to keep it from becoming overwhelming. Midlife, in particular, can bring with it many stressful events: divorce, the death of a parent, a stagnating career. In this hour, we’ll discuss how to develop the coping skills needed to meet the challenges of midlife. Listen to the Podcast

Exercise

Exercises For Improving Blood Circulation In Legs

Best Exercises For Increasing Blood Flow & Circulation To Your Legs & Extremities - I completely understand because my mom has had similar legs pains, but no varicose veins. Actually, my dad has the varicose veins in the family. In today’s video, I’ll quickly discuss 3 best exercises for increasing blood flow and improving circulation to your legs and your entire body. You can do them anywhere and anytime, regardless of your age or fitness level. And it will not cost you anything! Primary Cause Of Heart Attacks & Strokes Poor blood flow and circulation is one of the primary causes of a heart attack or stroke.  Watch The Video

Complementary & Alternative Health Therapies

This is a project for Dr. Ingrid Waldron's Social Determinants of Health Course at Dalhousie School of Nursing - Winter 2014. Included is information on various alternative health therapies. Watch The Video

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