Mar 23 2010

Spring cleaning!

It's springtime...which means spring cleaning! Many of us simply have too much stuff! Experts say if you haven't used it in a year, sell it! Any tips for getting rid of old items? What used items have you sold? Purchased?

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Mar 22 2010

Happy Make a Difference Monday!

It's Make a Difference Monday! Have you made a difference for someone today? How did someone make a difference for you? Share your story!

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Mar 19 2010

Cancer Fighting Foods

Cancer Fighting Foods

Crush Cancer with Garlic-

Researchers at the American Institute of Cancer found that letting minced garlic sit for 10 minutes before heating helped to retain a third more of its cancer-fighting sulfur compounds. 

 

Alive and well with Asparagus-

This gorgeously green stem is packed with a powerful B vitamin called folate.  Folate has long been known to benefit our hearts.  But research has also linked high folate intake to a lower risk of colon, breast, ovarian, pancreatic and lung cancers.

 

Choke cancer with Artichoke-

This thorny flower bud is your ally!  Artichokes have high amounts of quercetin - a flavonoid (think antioxidant) that works as an anti-carcinogen to protect against cancer and heart disease.

 

Reduce cancer risk with Red Onion-

According to a study by Cornell University food scientists, led by Rui Hai Liu, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of food science, shallots, Western Yellow, pungent yellow and Northern Red onions are higher in anti-cancer chemicals than other onion varieties tested.

 

 Try Christine's newest Haute and Healthy dish…

Artichoke & Asparagus Pasta click for recipe.

References:

Folate intake and pancreatic cancer incidence: a prospective study of Swedish women and men. Larsson, S. C., Hakansson, N., Giovannucci, E., Wolk, A., Journal of the 2006 Mar 15;98(6):407-413.National Cancer Institute

The Antiproliferative Effect of Quercetin in Cancer Cells is Mediated via Inhibition of the PI3K-Akt/PKB Pathway. NICHOLAS GULATI, et al., International Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment, 2006 Mar vol. 26 no. 2A 1177-1181

 

 

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Jun 24 2010

Day of Prayer for the Oil Spill Crisis

If you've seen the images of the devastation from the oil spill in the Gulf and felt helpless, there IS something you can do! The Governor has declared Sunday, June 27th a Statewide Day of Prayer and we want to encourage you to take this need to your church this weekend. Join us this Sunday in prayer! Learn more here: http://www.gov.state.la.us/index.cfm?md=newsroom&tmp=detail&catID=2&articleID=2259

 

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Jun 23 2010

How to build a smart wardrobe on a budget

Trying to build a good wardrobe on a budget? There's a great article with suggestions for saving a few bucks on your wardrobe...check it out: How to build a wardrobe. What has worked for you? Got any tips for finding the bargains? Share them here!

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Jun 23 2010

Would you opt out of housekeeping services at a hotel to save money?

Many hotels are saving money by cutting back on housekeeping services in the hotel. Some hotels are skipping changing linens...some for up to 3 days. You can even get a discount at some hotels for choosing the "green rate." What do you think? Would you give up clean sheets and towels for a discount?

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CDC West Nile virus, 41 deaths & What You Should Know
Aug 22 2012

CDC West Nile virus, 41 deaths & What You Should Know

CDC says U.S. deaths from West Nile virus jumps to 41. USA TODAY

 

The number of West Nile virus cases in the U.S. jumped dramatically in one week, increasing to 1,118, with 41 deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.

The report marks a substantial increase from last week's tally of 693 cases and 26 deaths.

Approximately 75% of the cases have been in five states: Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Dakota and Oklahoma, the CDC says.

Texas has been hardest hit, accounting for almost half of all cases.

As of Tuesday there had been 21 deaths and and 586 cases there, says Christine Mann with the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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West Nile outbreak largest ever in U.S. CNN 

The recent West Nile virus outbreak is the largest ever seen in the United States, according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The number of cases so far this year is the highest recorded through August since the disease was first detected in the United States in 1999. As of Tuesday, 38 states had reported human infections.

The cases reported to the CDC as of Tuesday total 1,118, including 41 deaths. That number rose to 42 on Wednesday when a death was reported in Arkansas.

"The peak of West Nile virus epidemics usually occurs in mid-August, but it takes a couple of weeks for people to get sick, go to the doctor and get reported," said Dr. Lyle Petersen, the director of the CDC's Vector-Borne Infectious Disease Division. "Thus we expect many more cases to occur."

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