McCormick, the spice people, have a new angle — spices are HEALTHY. One-half teaspoon of cinnamon has as many antioxidants as a cup of pomegranate juice or 1/2 cup of blueberries. Who knew, right?

Good on Carlos Watson this morning for pushing back against Rep. Mike Pence’s attempt to score talking points with the low math-low-info crowd. In a conversation about the cost of health care reform, Pence asserted that the bill currently in committee would raise taxes by $1 trillion dollars. At that point, Watson interrupted Pence to […]

I love Rachel Maddow. She has a way of putting things into sharp perspective. Take her short segment tonight on the new minimum wage, which went into effect in the U.S. today. Here’s the math on how the new minimum wage affects the ability to purchase health care in this country. Annual Gross Salary @ […]

photo credit: littleREDelf You breastfed your baby because it was best for the baby, right? A new study suggests that you may have done yourself one heck of a favor at the same time. The New York Times reported that a new study, which will be published in the May issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology, […]

photo credit: ProgressOhio Yesterday, the Canadian Institute for Health Information released their report on wait times for several common health procedures across Canada. You can find the wait times table at the CIHI web site. The report studied the length of time between the “booking time”, which was defined as the time that a doctor […]

No, really, it’s true. M&Ms has guaranteed a minimum contribution of $650,000 to the Susan G. Komen Fund for the cure of breast cancer. You can help make it even more just by indulging in your need for chocolate. M&Ms is actually doing a great deal to help find a cure for breast cancer. They’ve […]

that’s what this rag calls itself. What it really looks like is a shill site that panders to the gullibility and credulity of people in debt to rake up fat affiliate profits from barely legal advertisers. Case in point – the banner ad on every page is for Cleansepatch, which claims to “effectively and immediately […]

A post at Our Bodies Our Blog reminded me forcefully of my own experiences as a breastfeeding mom in the early 80s. Christine C. referenced this commentary by Aisha Qaasim at womensEnews. Qaasim talks about breastfeeding her two month old daughter and hearing a nearby woman loudly state “That is the most disgusting thing I […]

So that means if a person hasn’t seen a range of women’s genitals in real life there’s no way s/he is going to know what real women’s genitals look like. Everyone then starts to think all genitals should look like the airbrushed ones – which are really just frauds, and not half so interesting or […]

If you’re trying to take off weight, buy a diary. Researchers at Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Health Research in Portland have found that dieters who write down everything they eat lose twice as much weight as those who don’t. The study involved 1,685 men and women whose average age was 55. The group was also […]

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I don’t spend a lot of time at the pediatrician’s anymore – not since my kids stopped running into slides at the playground (five stitches in the chin), falling off of front porches (broken wrist), and rolling down hills (double arm fracture with splintered bones AND poison ivy) – so I’d forgotten the kinds of […]

Not even two months since the Sean Bell verdict, young New Yorkers, the Hip Hop Generation, and hell… anyone who has the good sense to look around, has another reason not to trust the notorious NYPD. According to Rosa Clemente, on Defuse News: Bronx Hip Hop Heros Rodstarz & G1 were walking down the street […]

I love me my coffee, so this article was happy news for me. According to a new study, drinking two to three cups of coffee a day may decrease my risk of dying of heart disease by up to 25%, and my risk of dying from a cause other than cancer or heart disease by […]