Our network

Health

Memorial Medical Center to hold 2nd Annual Cancer Survivorship Conference

Memorial Medical Center to hold 2nd Annual Cancer Survivorship Conference

Memorial Medical Center is holding their second annual Cancer Survivorship Conference, a free event, on Saturday, March 29.

Created to celebrate survivors and caregivers in the community, the event includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and great company!  Topics will include: nutrition for healthy survivorship, clinical trials, and sexuality and cancer.  You won’t want to miss the keynote presentation on the value of humor when dealing with cancer.

Attendees may come for all or part of the conference, but registration is required.  Please contact Cancer Services at (209) 569-7789 to request a registration form.

Date/Time:  Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Location: CrossPoint Community Church, Family Life Pavilion, 1325 12th St, Modesto

Obesity rates in children going down

Obesity rates in children going down

Obesity rates in America’s youth have been declining in certain states for years.

With more than one-third of adults in America suffering from obesity (cdc.gov), many would agree that we are experiencing an epidemic in this country. This silent killer is connected to diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and other conditions which plague our nation. However, researchers have made a surprising discovery that suggests a trend towards a healthier future for the next generation.

2014 Weekly Challenge #9: Body Care!

2014 Weekly Challenge #9: Body Care!

2014 Weekly Challenge #9: Body Care!

We all know that exercise is an integral part of getting and keeping our bodies healthy. But how many of us really take care of the body we are requiring so much of? This week's challenge is all about taking care of your body. 

What is body care?  Glad you asked!!!

2014 Weekly Challenge #9: Body Care!

2014 Weekly Challenge #9:  Body Care!

We all know that exercise is an integral part of getting and keeping our bodies healthy. But how many of us really take care of the body we are requiring so much of? This week's challenge is all about taking care of your body.

What is body care?  Glad you asked!!!

Ice Massage: Fill a small paper cup up about half way with water, and freeze. When frozen solid, peel down the paper to just below the ice. Use this to massage areas that are tight or sore - just use the ice and dig right in. The ice acts as an anti-inflammatory to help ease the pain and inflammation that can come after a hard workout. (I especially like to do this one on my shins after a long run.)

Massage: Need I say more? Who doesn't love a good massage?!?

2014 Weekly Challenge #8: Eat your (VEGGIE) Soup!

2014 Weekly Challenge #8:  Eat your (VEGGIE) Soup!

One of the the best things you can do for your body is fuel it right, and there's nothing better than veggies.

In the winter, at least for me, it gets a little harder to get in all 7 to 9 servings of vegetables my body needs. When it is cold and rainy outside, and all I want is comfort food, a salad or crunchy carrots just doesn't seem to fit the bill.

That's where this soup comes in. Warm and delicious, and versatile enough to enjoy as a snack or a full meal, veggie soup is comfort good that it good for your body.

Your challenge for the week: Cook up a big pot of veggie soup on the first day of the challenge. Add your favorite veggies, or add some protein to make it a complete meal. Eat it when you need a snack, or a meal, or just something warm and delicious. Enjoy your comfort food, and know that you are doing something great for your body and your health.

Have a great week!

VEGGIE SOUP
 

Living Life Without Limits!

The services of United Cerebral Palsy can make a meaningful difference in a family's life. Programs and services help those with disabilities from Austism and Down Syndrome to speech and developmental delays. We hear about three children who have improved dramatically since finding UCP.

2014 Weekly Challenge #7: DeClutter your Life!

2014 Weekly Challenge #7:  DeClutter your Life!

This week’s challenge is to de-clutter your life!

Clutter can be draining and de-energizing. By getting more organized, you simplify and live a more meaningful life.   I don't know about you, but when I'm surrounded by crap, I feel  like crap and can't live my best life.

This week, pick a drawer, a closet, or a room depending on your time and ambition  and get rid of the junk!  You can give away things you no longer use, and dust off the things you forgot you had! You will live more simply and freely as you de-clutter one step at a time.

Have an outstanding week!