Possible New Autism Diagnosis..An expert panel appointed by the American Psychiatric Association is looking to re-define how to categorize Autism. Some of the proposed changes would lead to a drastically reduced rate of diagnosis, which “may make it harder for many people who would no longer meet the criteria to get health, educational and social services”. In particular, many diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome (in which many patients display similar social deficits as those with Autism) would no longer qualify under the new Autism rules. Read more on this. Continue reading
By now you probably had time to accustom yourself to the new design to our website. Things are definitively changing for HealthyMenToday.com, along with adding new writers like Shaila Strayhorn.
When asked about how being a part of the Healthy Men Today team will help her for the future, she says, it will “allow her to expand her perspective of the field of public health and discover new and innovative ways to inspire individuals within the community to improve their overall health.” Her long time goal is to obtain her doctorate within the field of public health and lead research projects focused on reducing chronic diseases and promoting public health with minority populations. In her spare time she enjoys writing, exercising, and spending time with her family and friends.
Check out her piece about health fairs next week, along with her other articles coming soon on HealthyMenToday.com
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Factual Fridays – Friday, March 4, 2011
Part 1: Add One New Color to Your Plate Every Week
Eat Right With Color. That is this year’s theme for National Nutrition Month. Over the month of March I’ll share some of my favorite tips that help make small changes in the colors of your plate that can lead to BIG benefits. This week’s post includes tips that can help you add one new color to your plate per week this month (that’s 4 extra servings of fruits and vegetables if you start this weekend!).
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Factual Fridays – Friday, February 25, 2011
Everyone can eat healthy on a budget. Don’t believe me? Here are tips and tricks from some of the best.
An Oxymoron or The Way of the Future? Food Stamps and Organic Foods
I was inspired this week by Jenni Grayson’s incredible article of practical tips for eating organic on food stamps in the Huffington Post . It is one of my favorite articles ever written on the subject of healthy eating on a budget. Food stamps – called SNAP nationally and CalFresh in California – has become a reality for more people as times get financially more difficult across the country. While programs like FSNEP publish healthy eating education materials on a regular basis, Jenni’s tips reign supreme for me. I highly recommend that you click through each of the links she includes. Each and every one is unique, useful, and a money saver! Here’s a rundown with a few of my own links:
- Cook at home as much as possible. Yes, you can do it!
- Use more dried beans and make meat a condiment.
- Ignore name brands, choose whole foods, and search those bulk bins.
- Purchase the Clean 15 foods that may not need to be organic (or make an effort to stick to the top of this list.
- Stretch your food dollars at a farmer’s market. Find one at Simple Steps or Local Harvest.
- Stick to the classics for budget friendly meals.
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Factual Fridays – Friday, February 18, 2011
This will be the first in a weekly series including the ever evolving changes in promoting health and nutrition. This week’s focus is on the successes, and contradictions, of healthy food options.
Walmart Community Nutrition
The largest food chain in the country (by far!) has partnered with Michelle Obama to begin a system of change: building stores in current food deserts, reducing produce prices, and reducing sodium and sugar in some processed foods sold at Walmart. Can this industry food giant change the landscape of grocery shopping and redeem itself?
Junk Food Banks
Times have been hard for a majority of Americans in recent years, and the need for assistance from local and regional food banks has also increased across the country. While grocery stores are improving the nutritional quality of their foods, they are donating their not-so-healthy food items to local food banks. Does this strike anyone else as counterproductive?
This special Factual Tuesday contains health news about diet pills, Spinia Bifida, breast cancer, and strokes.
Diet-pill denied…In a surprise move, the FDA rejected weight-loss drug Contrave last week. A prescription diet pill from company Orexigen Therapeutics, prior to the rejection, an FDA panel had recommended the drug’s approval. This is the third obesity drug the FDA has turned down in the last few months.
Unnecessary Measures…This week, a routine procedure for breast cancer was declared unnecessary by some. The surgical removal of cancerous lymph nodes from the armpit is a procedure that has been used for 100 years. However, researchers say this does not improve survival rate, nor make the cancer less likely to return.