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Study shows acupuncture can lower blood pressure

Patrick B. Massey M. D. shares that one might imagine that if someone were sticking needles in your body that your blood pressure would go up. But, a recent study on the effects of acupuncture and high blood pressure demonstrated that the exact opposite can happen. Indeed, acupuncture needles placed in the right points on the […]

High BMI increases diabetes risk

Being overweight is less likely to cause a heart attack or kill you than it is to increase your risk of diabetes, according to a new study of identical twins, the American Heart Association News reports. Researchers used a nationwide Swedish twin registry to find twin pairs with identical DNA but different body mass indexes, […]

Study looks at genes affecting depression

The Associated Press reports that a key advance in the study of depression,  is a  comprehensive scan of human DNA.  Findings have turned up that DnA is  apparently a  hiding places of more than a dozen genes linked to the disorder. “This is a jumping-off point” for further work to reveal the biological underpinnings of […]

Do This Every Day to Lose Weight

According to a first-of-its-kind study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, researchers from Duke University Obesity Prevention Program reported that those who weighed themselves daily lost about three times as much weight and body fat, compared to those stepped on the scale less frequently. The Duke obesity researchers enrolled 47 […]

Healthy Lombard Receives Grant From TCF Bank

The Healthy Lombard Foundation recently was the recipient of a $1000 grant from the TCF Foundation in recognition of the difference the organization is making to address the epidemic of childhood obesity and promote a healthier lifestyle for the entire community. Pictured above (l to r) are Happy Apple, the mascot of the Healthy Lombard […]

How to help your kids pick a sport

Dr. Chris Stankovich at ThisWeekSports.com offers some tips to parents: • Provide multiple experiences. Keep an eye out for different sports and leagues offered in your community and talk to your child to gauge his or her interest. The good news is that most youth sport opportunities for small kids don’t last very long, meaning […]

Treatment Options for Bipolar Disorder

Jennifer Scott at http://spiritfinder.org/  writes that bipolar disorder is not the rare affliction it was once thought to be. In fact, as many as 5.7 million Americans live with it every day, and possibly more since it goes undiagnosed in many young people. Much more than just “mood swings,” bipolar disorder affects the sufferer by altering […]

It’s not easy to weigh the pros and cons of probiotics

Eric Niiler from The Washington Post shared that in the 1980s, CJ Rapp created super-caffeinated Jolt Cola to give the body a charge. But tastes have changed, and today he’s offering something to calm people down: beverages with a shot of live bacterial organisms that he says help soothe stressed nerves and keep you healthy. Rapp […]