Health

15th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run

 

It is time once again to lace up the jingle bells on your running shoes and get ready for the 15th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run.  The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals event will take place in San Marco Square on Saturday, Decemeber 10, 2011 beginning with the Fun Run at 5:30 PM followed by the 5k at 6:00 PM. 

The Second Annual Northeast Florida Veg Fest

The Second Annual Northeast Florida Veg Fest

JACKSONVILLE, Fla --  The Girls Gone Green will present the Second Annual Northeast Florida Veg Fest hosted by Northeast Florida Vegetarian Society on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the beautiful Riverside Park located next to Historic Five Points from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.

The day-long event will feature various healthy and sustainable foods available locally year-round. The best of organic, green, animal-friendly and wellness businesses along with non-profits will come together to celebrate this planet and all of its inhabitants. We invite everyone interested in becoming leaner, greener, or cleaner to join us for a day of family fun and positive action.

Overweight or Obese Children at Risk for Higher Blood Pressure

Overweight or Obese Children at Risk for Higher Blood Pressure

If your children are overweight or obese, their risk of having high blood pressure is almost three times higher than children at normal weight, according to new research in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association.

A study of 1,111 healthy Indiana school children over a period of 4.5 years revealed that when the children’s body mass index (BMI) reached or passed the 85th percentile — the beginning of the overweight category — the adiposity effect on blood pressure was more than four times that of normal weight children. Adiposity is fat under the skin and surrounding major organs.

Jacksonville Children Join Safe Kids Northeast Florida for International Walk to School Day

 

Safe Kids Northeast Florida, led by Wolfson Children’s Hospital, will join local school children, Communities Putting Prevention to Work, and FedEx volunteers on Wednesday, Oct. 5, to raise awareness about pedestrian safety on International Walk to School Day. More than 250,000 children across the United States and nearly three million around the world will participate in the annual event to learn about walking safely and to encourage the creation of safe walking environments.

The AgeWell Institute of Baptist Health Takes a Comprehensive New Approach

The AgeWell Institute of Baptist Health Takes a Comprehensive New Approach

Adults age 65 and older are the fastest growing population in our nation. Nearly 20 percent of Americans are expected to be in this age group by the year 2030.

Research shows that too often, symptoms of treatable conditions are dismissed as part of aging. For example, temporary memory loss can be caused by a thyroid condition, B12 deficiency, infections or depression. Delirium can be caused by medication side effects, which may go unnoticed.

E. coli Scare Prompts Tyson to Recall Ground Beef

E. coli Scare Prompts Tyson to Recall Ground Beef

(AP) – Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef that might be contaminated with E. coli.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday that it became aware of the problem when Ohio health authorities reported that a family in Butler County had become ill with E. coli. Ground beef in the family's home tested positive for the bacteria.

The products being recalled include Kroger-brand ground beef; Butcher's Brand beef and generic label beef, which were all produced Aug. 23.

The Kroger beef was distributed in Tennessee and Indiana; the Butcher's beef in North and South Carolina and the generic beef in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

Nearly One Half of all Workers Claim They are Less Productive Without Coffee

Nearly One Half of all Workers Claim They are Less Productive Without Coffee

 

 

National Coffee Day is Thursday, September 29, and according to a new survey commissioned jointly by Dunkin’ Donuts and CareerBuilder, scientists/lab technicians are the professions that need coffee the most, followed by marketing/public relations and education administrators. The survey results also show that coffee plays a major role in helping professionals perk up at work, as 34 percent need coffee to get through their workday, and 46 percent of those who drink coffee claim they are less productive without a cup of Joe.