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Spice up your fall recipes with these flavors

spice up your fall recipes with these flavors

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We have officially entered the time of year in which Halloween decorating is in full swing, football is back, and the weather is cooling down to where we can (sometimes) wear sweaters. It’s pumpkin spice and chai latte season! In addition to a warm and fuzzy taste, many of these fall flavors serve as functional foods with strong antioxidant properties.

The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics defines functional foods as “whole foods along with fortified, enriched or enhanced foods that have a potentially beneficial effect on health when consumed as part of a varied diet on a regular basis and at effective levels”. Spices and seasonings are prime examples of functional foods, as they are largely used to enhance the physical and textural characteristics of foods being very beneficial to human health. Let’s break it down using all of the phytonutrients that make up a fall fan favorite, chai: cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and cloves.

Cinnamon: In addition to containing vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron and magnesium, cinnamon is rich in diverse bioactive compounds with antioxidant properties. Cinnamon touts the ability to prevent oxidation, which we know causes inflammation, and serves as an antibiotic. Cinnamon has been studied for …

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Drop in non-coronavirus hospitalizations suggests people are skipping key medical care – KTVZ

drop in non-coronavirus hospitalizations suggests people are skipping key medical care – ktvz

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A decline in non-coronavirus hospitalizations suggests that people are delaying necessary medical care during the pandemic, according to two new studies.

The studies, released Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, are consistent with previous research showing a decline in non-coronavirus-related hospitalizations across the country since Covid-19 took hold.

Researchers from the NYU Grossman School of Medicine examined hospital admissions within the NYU Langone Health system between March and May of 2020, 2019 and 2018. They found a significant decrease in the number of hospitalizations for non-coronavirus conditions, like heart attacks and appendicitis, during the peak of the pandemic.

The number of non-Covid hospitalizations dropped to 3,657 in 2020 from 6,411 in 2019 and 5,368 in 2018. The drop in hospitalizations was seen across various conditions, from complications of chronic health conditions, to emergencies and injuries.

In a separate study, researchers from the Stanford University and Weill Cornell Medical Centers found a significant drop in hospitalizations across both systems for heart attacks, strokes, appendicitis and bleeding surrounding the brain during the pandemic.

Their results included a 39% decrease in heart attacks and 49% decrease in stroke cases at Weill Cornell Medical Center. The researchers noted that their findings, in combination with an increasing number of non-coronavirus at-home deaths, reveal a discouraging …

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 1-7 | WTOP

celebrity birthdays for the week of nov. 1-7 | wtop

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 1-7:
Nov. 1: Country singer Bill Anderson is 83. Actor Barbara Bosson (“Murder One,” ″Hill Street Blues”) is 81. Actor Robert Foxworth (“Falcon Crest”) is 79. “Hustler” publisher Larry Flynt is 78. Country singer Kinky Friedman is 76. Actor Jeannie Berlin (“The Heartbreak Kid”) is 71. Music producer David Foster is 71. Actor Belita Moreno (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid”) is 71. Country singer-songwriter Keith Stegall is 66. Singer Lyle Lovett is 63. Actor Rachel Ticotin is 62. Bassist Eddie MacDonald (The Alarm) is 61. Actor Helene Udy (“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”) is 59. Singer Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers is 58. Singer-keyboardist Mags Furuholmen of A-ha is 58. Drummer Rick Allen of Def Leppard is 57. Country singer Big Kenny of Big and Rich is 57. Singer Sophie B. Hawkins is 56. Rapper Willie D of the Geto Boys is 54. Keyboardist Dale Wallace of Emerson Drive is 51. Actor Toni Collette (“The United States of Tara,” ″Little Miss Sunshine”) is 48. Actor and TV personality Jenny McCarthy is 48. Actor Dave Berman (“CSI”) is 47. “American Idol” runner-up Bo Bice is 45. Actor Matt Jones (“Breaking Bad”) is 39. Actor Natalia Tena (“Game of Thrones,” “Harry Potter” films) is 36. Actor Penn Badgely (“Gossip Girl”) is 34. Actor Max Burkholder (TVs “Parenthood”) is 23. Actor-drummer Alex Wolff (“The …

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Americans have a choice: Socialized medicine or health care freedom

americans have a choice: socialized medicine or health care freedom

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As an emergency room physician and cancer survivor, I understand that each minute counts in a medical emergency. And as our nation chooses a direction on health care this November, we need to remember the realities that follow from government-run socialized medicine — increased taxes, longer wait times, delayed care and fewer incentives to maintain a healthy lifestyle.Socialized medicine will have profoundly negative effects on our country. The Medicare for All plans proposed by Democrats in the House and Senate are authoritarian measures that will control the lives of Americans in the most intimate way possible. Under Medicare for All, the federal government will possess the medical records of every American and have the power to dictate when and what type of care you receive. This will ultimately lead to rationed care and unaccountable bureaucrats making the most difficult, ethical decisions about your life.The Tennesseans I represent have no interest in allowing the federal government to take such an intrusive role in our health care decisions. If the government pays for our health care, are they going to tell us how many kids we can have, whether we can drink sugary sodas, or whether we can smoke? Ultimately, socialized …

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Perspective | Hints From Heloise: This dog rescue saves castoffs from puppy mills

perspective | hints from heloise: this dog rescue saves castoffs from puppy mills

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— Emily M, via emailDear Readers: Here are new uses for old mailboxes:● Paint a bright color and use at a wedding to hold wedding cards and money.● Keep one in your garden or attached to a fence to hold garden tools such as gloves, shears, seed packets, etc.● Drill a hole in it big enough for a bird to nest inside.● Make a planter out of one.Dear Heloise: A lot of people keep their medicine in the bathroom medicine cabinet. Don’t do that. Any of your guests, friends of your children or relatives just need to open that door. Keep them in a safe place, such as in the bottom drawer of a piece of furniture. I do this and only sort my pills for the week in a small container that I keep in a private room. — Char, via emailDear Heloise: Please remind your readers to never give their dogs corn cobs to chew on. They cannot digest them, and it could cause their death or a huge vet bill. — Dolly S., Tehachapi, Calif.Dolly S.: You are so right. Ingesting corn cobs can lead to gastrointestinal obstruction in dogs, especially smaller breeds. Thank you for sharing this …

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Coronavirus and road to recovery: Time is the only best medicine we have

coronavirus and road to recovery: time is the only best medicine we have

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However, medical research is gradually learning more about how this virus behaves.Last month, Robert R Redfield, the chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said that the completion of general vaccine distribution and the return of ‘regular life’ is probably not realistic until mid-2021.With vaccine expectations still unclear, news reports suggest that India is buying 100 million doses of Covid vaccine Sputnik V from Russia with an agreement signed between Russian Direct Investment Fund and Dr Reddy’s Laboratories. Sputnik V has made Russia the first country to claim a breakthrough in developing a vaccine for Covid-19. Many other developers-Pfizer Inc, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca-Oxford University, Novavax and Moderna-have trials over the next few weeks.Related NewsBut a new dimension to the rising post-Covid complications has made all look for a fast procurement of a vaccine. A case in point is the Union home minister Amit Shah’s return to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi after he complained of fatigue and body ache-four days after he tested negative for coronavirus in September. Veteran Congress leader and former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi was also admitted to the ICU in September after his blood …

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Coalition for Healthy School Food Offers Free Online Speaker Series on Child and Family Health While Schooling During COVID-19 – Veg World Magazine

coalition for healthy school food offers free online speaker series on child and family health while schooling during covid-19 – veg world magazine

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NEW YORK, October 20, 2020 – The Coalition for Healthy School Food (CHSF) is hosting a free online event to help kids and families stay healthy while schooling during COVID-19.

The Green Apple eSummit, October 24-28, focuses on the health of students, families, and communities and features 20 expert speakers in education, nutrition, and medicine including:

Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough president: Changing School Food Through Education and Policy

Jabari Brisport, teacher; Stephanie Goodman, Swampscott MA Board of Health member, Mark Negron, parent: To School or Not to School in the Age of COVID-19T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.: Food Policy + the Food IndustryMichael Greger, MD, How to Survive a PandemicKira Lawton, MD, pediatrician: Social + Emotional Health During COVID-19Amie Hamlin, executive director, Coalition for Healthy School Food: Creating Change on Your School’s MenuTony Hillery, Founder and Executive Director of Harlem Grown: How One Big Idea Transformed a NeighborhoodMilton Mills, MD: Meat, Dairy, + RacismTed Barnett, MD, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute: Jumpstart Your HealthBrian Falcon, parent: Strategies for Schooling + Working from HomePatricia Devaney, parent: My Family Transitioned to PlantsBob Groff, principal of Public School 244 in Flushing NY and Ruth Stanislaus, principal of Public School 971 in Brooklyn NY: Principals of Vegetarian Schools Speak OutTracye McQuirter, MPH, …

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Bilingualism is good medicine for the brain – KTVZ

bilingualism is good medicine for the brain – ktvz

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Shortly after Kathy Jones relocated to California, the retired professor decided she needed to learn to speak Spanish.

“When I moved to San Diego, I would see all these young kids, mostly Latino kids, who could speak perfect Spanish and perfect English. And switch, back and forth, with fluidity. And I saw that and I don’t know why, but I said to myself, I want to be able to do that,” she says.

Jones looked forward to her weekly Spanish class and loved the extracurricular activities organized by her teachers at the Culture and Language Center in San Diego.

“Before the pandemic, we had meet-ups for coffee, parties, craft workshops and excursions all over Latin America — all totally in Spanish. We haven’t been able to do any of that since March.”

Jones is still keeping up with her classes, but they’re all online now. Her classmate is a friend who lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, and their teacher is based in Tijuana. Her online sessions are providing some much-needed social interaction while Jones and her husband hunker down in their home.

The benefits

Since Jones has been such a dedicated pupil, she’s almost reached fluency. And …

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Bilingualism is good medicine for the brain

bilingualism is good medicine for the brain

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“When I moved to San Diego, I would see all these young kids, mostly Latino kids, who could speak perfect Spanish and perfect English. And switch, back and forth, with fluidity. And I saw that and I don’t know why, but I said to myself, I want to be able to do that,” she says.Jones looked forward to her weekly Spanish class, but what she really loved was the extracurricular activities organized by her teachers at the Culture and Language Center in San Diego. “Before the pandemic, we had meet-ups for coffee, parties, craft workshops and excursions all over Latin America — all totally in Spanish. We haven’t been able to do any of that since March.”Jones is still keeping up with her classes, but they’re all online now. Her classmate is a friend who lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, and their teacher is based in Tijuana. Her online sessions are providing some much-needed social interaction while Jones and her husband hunker down in their San Diego home.The benefitsSince Jones has been such a dedicated pupil, she’s almost reached fluency. And that could be good for her brain.Some of the most compelling research on bilingualism and …

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