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A Year-Round Gratitude Practice Through Mindfulness
Mindfulness First has been implementing a school-wide mindfulness program at David Crockett Elementary School in Phoenix, Arizona since August of this year. Our goal is to make it the first entirely mindful school in Arizona. Our instructors regularly visit each classroom and practice mindfulness with the students as well as teach them various...
Dermatology drug prices in U.S. soared in recent years
"It was shocking to us when we saw some of the prices," said senior author Dr. Steven Rosenberg, who is a voluntary professor of dermatology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. "We double checked with the pharmacies to make sure they were accurate." Drug prices recently became a topic of national debate after Turing Pharmaceuticals increased the price of an older antimicrobial medicine by more than 5,000 percent. To assess trends in dermatology drug prices, the researchers asked pharmacies at Costco, CVS, Sam's Club and Walgreens in the West Palm Beach area about the retail prices of certain brand-name drugs in 2009.
Red meat linked to increased stroke risk
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Red meat – but not other types of protein - is linked to an increased stroke risk, and the odds go up the more meat people eat, a recent study suggests. Researchers analyzed data on about 11,000 middle-aged people who didn’t have other risk factors for strokes such as diabetes or heart disease, and followed half of them for around 23 years. The people in the study who consumed the most red meat had a 47 percent higher risk of ischemic stroke – caused by blockages in blood vessels supplying the brain - than those who typically ate the smallest amount of red meat.
Volunteers work to feed the hungry
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