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Laughter May Lower Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics

... group was instructed to view "self-selected" humor for at least 30 minutes every day. Self-selected ... and were faithful to the minimum exposure to humor time of 30 minutes daily. "Once they got into it, ... Center in San Francisco, who has long employed humor in helping her patients deal with diabetes. She ...

Healthy Humor & Laughter are in the Cards at the 22nd Annual Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor Conference

... Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthy humor is serious business, often medically necessary, ... of positive, benevolent and non-hostile humor has been shown to reduce stress, make learning ... to the process of "healing the hurt." So say the humor and laughter professionals in AATH - the ...

The Vegan Monologues Asks the Burning Question: Is That a Carrot in Your Pocket?

... in the "garden salad zone," author Ben Shaberman's gentle sense of humor sheds light on what it means to go meatless. But Shaberman also reflects ... "Smart, wry, and just a bit cynical, Shaberman parlays a unique sense of humor into a readable book that elucidates the joys - and tribulations - of the ...

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation and Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals Announce 2009 Celebrating UC Success Contest Winners

... 26-year-old husband, father, teacher and coach, Steven and his family used humor to cope with the struggles of UC. He was given the nickname "semi-colon," ... says he could not have gotten through it without his family's sense of humor to lift his spirits. Jenny S., Legal Assistant, Portland , ...

Humor, Mobile Devices Enhance a New Heart-Health Campaign for Hispanics

... -- There's nothing funny about getting heart disease. But now humor is being used to help prevent it. A little humor and the latest technology are part of a new awareness campaign Pase La ...

10 Ways to Care for Mom on Mother's Day

... Laughing releases tension and can brighten the moment. Integrate humor in routine conversations. Depending on everyone's personality and constitution, try to insert appropriate humor into as many situations as possible. 9. Offer to help your Mom find ...

'Sideline' Rage Triggers Mirror Those of Angry Drivers

... your child's efforts. Then, maybe, comment on the results. Use harmless humor -- not harsh or sarcastic humor -- to defuse angry feelings. More information The Nemours ...

Inspired by Diabetes U.S. National Contest Winners Share Stories of Perseverance and Success in Managing Diabetes

... only for her professional work, but her artistic talents as well, infusing humor into a clever approach to diabetes management. Garnero, 43, was one of ... nurse manager at a major medical center in California. She believes humor is a necessary component when talking about diabetes, saying, "If you ...

Personality in a Cup

... Love and Milk). The TOMA LECHE (Drink Milk) campaign replaced it in 2006, following a growing trend in Hispanic food advertising that uses wit and humor to reach audiences. GOT MILK? gifts and recipes can be viewed at www.gotmilk.com and www.tomaleche.com . The CMPB is funded by all ...

Miller-McCune Magazine Wins Environmental Journalism Prize

... development can trigger multi-generational health problems. SEJ judges said her story "employs a solid scientific knowledge, plain English, and humor to reveal how mothers exposed to certain chemicals may be passing genetic time bombs on to their children and grandchildren. . . . Brown's ability to ...

Beta-Blockers Tied to Higher Cataract Risk

... in the eye lens do not have blood," he said. "Oxygen is delivered by the aqueous humor. The theory is that beta-blockers reduce production of aqueous humor and so reduce delivery of oxygen to the lens, so the lens ages prematurely. This article seems to find further evidence of that." But the final ...

A Curse or Two Might Quell the Pain

... use such words as tering (tuberculosis) and kanker (cancer) as swear words, Stephens said. In other contexts, swearing is sometimes used for humor or self-deprecation. "Swearing allows you to emote, to express anger, fear, surprise, joy or frustration," Jay said. "It also allows you to get ...

Comic Strip Delivers Message on Diabetes Health

... Nationally syndicated "Baldo" comic uses humor and a family's story to encourage individuals to call 1-866-SU-FAMILIA for diabetes information and referral to services in their community ...

No More Drama With TOMA LECHE

... Love and Milk). The TOMA LECHE (Drink Milk) campaign replaced it in 2006, following a growing trend in Hispanic food advertising that uses wit and humor to reach audiences. GOT MILK? gifts and recipes can be viewed at www.gotmilk.com and www.tomaleche.com . The CMPB is funded by all ...

Say Cheese With Milk

... Love and Milk). The TOMA LECHE (Drink Milk) campaign replaced it in 2006, following a growing trend in Hispanic food advertising that uses wit and humor to reach audiences. GOT MILK? gifts and recipes can be viewed at www.gotmilk.com and www.tomaleche.com . The CMPB is funded by all ...

Photos: Will Ferrell Sunscreen to Launch Just in Time for Summer

... to sun worshippers, streakers, art lovers and the ever growing market of body-building golfers," said Ferrell. "We hope that everyone will see the humor in this product and join us in support of a very worthy cause." About Cancer for College Cancer for College was formed in 1993 by ...

6 Top Stars From Acting, Music and Politics Go Home With You for Mother's Day

... LOS ANGELES, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- If it takes irreverence to get noticed, the Men for Women Now initiative is doing just that. "Using humor in the same sentence as mammogram and pap smear may be a little unorthodox, but if that's what it takes to get the women in your life to make ...

Better Hair Days With Milk

... Love and Milk). The TOMA LECHE (Drink Milk) campaign replaced it in 2006, following a growing trend in Hispanic food advertising that uses wit and humor to reach audiences. GOT MILK? gifts and recipes can be viewed at www.gotmilk.com and www.tomaleche.com . The CMPB is funded by all ...

Video: NASONEX(R) (Mometasone Furoate Monohydrate) Nasal Spray, 50 mcg* Teams Up With American Forests to Educate Nasal Allergy Sufferers and Help Improve Air Quality

... game can help educate people about the importance of proper diagnosis and treatment, in an engaging and entertaining way." "Don't Blow It" uses humor and animation to provide tips for managing nasal allergy symptoms throughout the year. The objective is to help Ronnie Nose - a nose with nasal ...

Boost Your Calcium Consumption - Have a Latte!

... Love and Milk). The TOMA LECHE (Drink Milk) campaign replaced it in 2006, following a growing trend in Hispanic food advertising that uses wit and humor to reach audiences. GOT MILK? gifts and recipes can be viewed at www.gotmilk.com and www.tomaleche.com . The CMPB is funded by all California ...

Hot Flash! - Sweet Pea Productions Releases 'Blitzed by Menopause: A Guy's Guide to Menopause'

... First of its Kind DVD and Companion Booklet Mixes humor and Medical Expertise to Help Men Better Understand their Menopausal Partners PORTLAND, Ore., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Sweet Pea Productions, ...

New Survey: Top Lesson from Seniors About Economic Worries? Gratitude Trumps Fear

... was gratitude; elders say that simply being thankful can calm economic anxiety; other key lessons: perseverance, importance of family and friends, humor and optimism; what to avoid?: elders say don't listen to fears of others BOULDER, Colo., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Survey results released in ...

Hospice of Michigan Documentary to Air on Detroit Public Television Monday, March 23 and Sunday, March 29

... people to see subjects in new ways," said Dottie Deremo, president and CEO of Hospice of Michigan. "The documentary film, Except for Six, uses humor and emotion to tell the moving stories of three people, and hopefully will get the viewer thinking about a topic they might otherwise avoid. We are ...

'Life-Changing' Podcast Celebrates Its 100th Episode with Food for Thought on Eating Healthfully in a Recession

... is how Colleen Patrick-Goudreau begins her 100th episode of her popular Vegetarian Food for Thought podcast. Using her signature combination of humor and wisdom to inspire people to eat healthfully and compassionately, Patrick-Goudreau offers guidance in these hard economic times. For three ...

The Rev. Joseph C. Martin, Leading Authority on Alcoholism and Addiction Treatment, Dies at 84

... the end of an era. "His world renowned 'Chalk Talk on Alcohol' changed the lives of thousands of recovering alcoholics," Hushen said. "His humor and spirituality infused his teachings with hope. He believed in the innate dignity of the human person and founded Father Martin's Ashley as an ...

Drink and Dance Your Way to Health

... Love and Milk). The TOMA LECHE (Drink Milk) campaign replaced it in 2006, following a growing trend in Hispanic food advertising that uses wit and humor to reach audiences. GOT MILK? gifts and recipes can be viewed at www.gotmilk.com and www.tomaleche.com . The CMPB is funded by all California ...

New Ads Provide Glimpse Into Unique Friendship Between Aflac Duck and Carl Edwards

... NASCAR-themed Television Commercials Demonstrate Deepening Relationship Between Edwards and Primary Sponsor with humor COLUMBUS, Ga., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac is kicking off its first year as primary sponsor of Carl Edwards and the No. 99 Ford Fusion in a ...

Grossology Exhibit Captivates Kids at The Orlando Science Center

... presenting sponsor Arnold Palmer Hospital are hosting Grossology : The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body, a colorful, hands-on exhibit that uses humor to teach kids about health and biology. The exhibit opens to the public on January 31, 2009 and is a collaboration between Science World, Advanced ...

'Psych Yourself Skinny' Lose Weight the Fun & Creative Way in 2009!

... fun" oil paintings ( http://www.HayesFineArts.com ) featuring abstract figures with eye- sharing faces, artist/author Hayes also has another humor book in the works for 2009 titled: "Bobbie" based on the actual accounts of a nanny who once hired by Hayes, reveals that she is a psychic. Hayes ...

Photos: 'Changing Behavior, One Woman at a Time'

... women who have been diagnosed before menopause with breast cancer. Rene dedicates many hours to providing breast health education, comfort and humor dressing up as "The Good Health Fairy." What started as a way to cheer up a friend has turned into a local institution and lifelong mission for Rene, ...

Freedom Meditech Receives JumpStart Investment

... similar in form factor to binoculars that would utilize the company's proprietary technology to non-invasively measure glucose levels in the aqueous humor of the eye - an area which has demonstrated a high correlation to glucose levels in blood and throughout the body. The company's patented ...

Young children with OCD benefit from family-based treatment

... the parents response to their childs anxieties. Teach parents to tolerate their own anxiety about their childs level of distress. Use humor generously. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, as many as 1 in 200 children and adolescents struggle with OCD, ...

The HealthCentral Network Signs Spunky 'Midlife Gals' for Comedic Relief on Alzheimer's, Skin Care Sites

... on MySkinCareConnection.com and OurAlzheimers.com about growing old, in addition to providing videos reflecting their off-the-wall sense of humor about aging. "Going to HealthCentral is better than calling your best friend in Dallas to get a diagnosis because she is the worst hypochondriac in ...

Susan Powter The Politics of Stupid: The Cure for Obesity

... connected. -- To start flexing their combined muscle for change in the $276 billion dollar food industry. With the authoritative voice and humor that made Stop the Insanity such a tremendous hit, THE POLITICS OF STUPID is a timely manifesto, one certain to propel Susan Powter back into the ...

'A Journal for Karen': Author Shares Gift of Love for Sister with Readers Everywhere Touched by Cancer

... of Karen's friends and family, and she tried to add some humor where little could be found. In Chapin's words, "Life itself at times gives us humor when we think we are on the verge of total despair." Over time, the journal became a way for Chapin to cope. "When there was nothing else I could ...

U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for March 15

... March 15th. If you're feeling tense, perhaps overwhelmed and you need too many antacids it's time to pause, stand back and reflect that there is humor in much of life. March will see several events celebrating the value of laughter and those who make us laugh. It's International Mirth Month and also ...

'Hairspray's' Nikki Blonsky Joins Colgate-Palmolive and San Francisco Elementary School Students for Bright Smiles Comedy Showcase

... Bay Area. The event, which was hosted by Critics Choice Award Winner and Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky, featured an original comedy sketch that used humor to help students understand the importance of maintaining good oral health habits. A Colgate mobile dental van, one of a fleet of eight "clinics on ...

Family, Friends and Support Groups Add Picture Messaging to Inspire and Motivate - Anywhere, Anytime

... * Motivation -- Emphasizing positive thinking can really make a difference. * The Wingman -- A guy's way to show support for a friend. * humor -- There's always time for a funny picture, joke or story. * Reassurance -- Foster confidence and determination. * Congratulations -- Everyone ...

American Cancer Society honors exemplary cancer caregivers

... of American Cancer Society materials, information and guidelines. Through these support groups, she has provided compassion, knowledge, patience, and humor to thousands of patients facing this life-changing disease. Karleen Habin, RN, nurse manager/administrator, Breast Cancer Research Program, ...

1 in 3 Hit Songs Mentions Substance Abuse, Smoking

... substance use references, the behaviors were frequently associated with partying (54 percent), sex (46 percent), violence (29 percent) and/or humor (24 percent). In these songs, substance use was most often motivated by peer/social pressure (48 percent) or sex (30 percent). "Only four songs (4 ...
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