Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Your Girls Love Carrots!

The more carotenoids you have circulating in your bloodstream, the lower your risk of breast cancer, finds a new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

You'll find carotenoids -  plant-based antioxidants - in carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, bell peppers, tomatoes, papaya, and other orange or dark green vegetables and fruit.  Research indicates that these antioxidants stifle tumor growth and reduce the spread of estrogen-positive and estrogen-negative breast cancers.

Curves ~ Diane Magazine March 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Cardiac Arrest Warning Signs

When in doubt, always err on the side of the caution.  Better to be able to share a laugh over a cup of coffee or tea later, than not at all. Be healthy out there!


No response to tapping on shoulders.


The victim does not take a normal breath when you tilt the head up and check for at least five seconds.
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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Act F.A.S.T. for Strokes

- Face Drooping Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.

- Arm Weakness Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

- Speech Difficulty Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "the sky is blue." Is the sentence repeated correctly?

- Time to call 9-1-1 If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately
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