COAST nutrition sites announce menus for Sept. 9-13

View full size COAST nutrition site guests will enjoy both a birthday and a Fall special during the week of Sept. 9-13.NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune archive Sept. 9: Country meatballs, green peas, mashed potatoes, whole wheat bread, oatmeal cookie. Sept. 10: Sliced roasted turkey with brown gravy, candied sweet potates, green beans with peppers, whole wheat bread, pineapple tidbits, and margarine.
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Gaspari Nutrition Impresses at Vitamin Shoppe Conference, Looks to Take Next Step with Vendor

For the latest news regarding Gaspari Nutrition, follow them on Twitter (@TeamGaspari) and Facebook . About Gaspari Nutrition Gaspari Nutrition is headquartered in Lakewood, NJ and is a rapidly expanding, healthy lifestyle sports company that develops and distributes a full line of nutritional supplements. Gasparis propriety and award winning products address all categories of an active lifestyle including muscle building, weight loss, and general fitness through a daily nutritional supplement regimen. They are one of the few companies to sponsor independent, 3rd party research on their products to prove their efficacy.
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Hormone therapy in the 50s not linked to memory loss

Government panel: Hormone therapy ‘not recommended’

Hot flashes are a symptom of menopause for which some women may seek treatment with hormone replacement therapy.

Researchers found that women between the ages of 50 and 55 years old who took estrogen or estrogen with progesterone performed just as well on tests that measure memory problems as women of the same age who took a placebo. “Our findings are that we didn’t see any long term impact on cognitive function,” said Mark Espeland, the study’s lead author, from the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Previous studies had found that women 65 years old and older suffered lasting memory problems when they used hormone therapy to treat symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness and trouble sleeping. Imaging tests even found that the brains of those older women assigned to hormone therapy had become smaller, compared to those who took a placebo. Currently, the government-backed U.S.
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Manning wants hormone therapy in prison. Will it happen?

As with combination therapy, the risk of fractures is lower, but there is an increased risk of stroke, gallbladder disease, deep vein thrombosis and urinary incontinence. “Another apparently paradoxical finding is that estrogen and progestin impart a small increase in the risks for developing and dying from breast cancer, whereas estrogen alone appears to slightly reduce these risks,” according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force document outlining the draft recommendations. Researchers detected the lower risk of breast cancer after 11 years of follow-up; those findings and other data were enough to trigger a new look at hormone therapy research, Bibbins-Domingo said. “It’s not that the findings are new,” said Crandall, who is not part of the task force. “But they give a practical sense about how to counsel someone about the rare but serious harms of taking hormone therapy.” The new recommendations are based on a review of data, published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, covering nine clinical trials over the last decade. The standard of care shifted for many doctors after the Women’s Health Initiative trial was halted, but updated recommendations from the task force are important because many patients still have questions, and many doctors are reluctant to let go of old prescribing habits, Crandall said.
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I hope that you will support me in this transition. Right now, Army policy suggests theres a lot of space between requesting hormone therapy and actually receiving it. At the same time, recent case law might make Mannings argument a bit stronger, after other inmates have successfully petitioned their facilities for treatment. Manning was sentenced to serve 35 years at Fort Leavenworth Prison, a military prison in Kansas. A spokeswoman for the facility has already told the Today Show thatthe Army does not provide hormone therapy or sex-reassignment surgery for gender identity disorder. In response, Mannings lawyer, David Coombs, told the same program that, If Fort Leavenworth does not, then Im going to do everything in my power to make sure they are forced to do so. If Coombs does seek legal action, it wouldnt be unprecedented. The United States Bureau of Prisons recently faced challenges to its policy of only providing hormone therapy to an inmate if that person had received such care prior to incarceration. Where inmates have been denied care, courts have said thats unconstitutional, says Jennifer Levi, director of the Transgender Rights Project at Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders.
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Can hormone therapy help protect the brain?

October 25, 2012 at 10:47 | Report abuse | Reply MCR This has been known for a while and I still find both media and health professionals trying to deny this evidence, promoting instead the idea that HRT is “unnatural”. Any woman with a family history Alzheimer’s should be taking a very serious look at HRT as a preventative measure. October 25, 2012 at 14:09 | Report abuse | Reply WS Its good to see a better and more balanced study on hormone therapy. Hormone (testosterone) replacement for men doesnt seem to be questioned like it is for women. This is just indicative of the gender bias in health care. Ironically though women are more likely to need hormone replacement since 1 in 3 has a hysterectomy by age 60 and 1 in 2 by age 72, most of which are unwarranted.
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Health benefits of Surya Namaskara

2) Hastautthan Asana: It helps in stretching the whole body. It helps correct the spinal arch and also improves the integrity of the spine. Try and reach as high as you can to get a better stretch. 3) Padahasta Asana: This asana helps in reducing excess weight in the abdominal region.
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‘Vibrant, healthy and active’: Giant panda born at Washington’s National Zoo in excellent health

Zoo workers were excited at the birth of the new giant panda cub as breeding the endangered species in captivity is difficult.

This is not one of the Constitutional, Article I, Section 8 powers of Congress . Conservatives should advocate for true free market solutions. A free market for medical care would have individuals owning high deductible insurance policies and paying for most of their care out-of-pocket. Free markets occur spontaneously. They cannot be legislated.
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Health care positions of U.S. Senate candidates from Georgia

Obama signing

The cubs twin was stillborn Saturday night. The mother groomed the motionless cub for 17 minutes before dropping it to the floor, officials said. The mother wouldnt let staff members close to the living cub for two days, until panda keeper Marty Dearie managed to pull the tiny creature from her paws, officials said. Handout/Getty Images The new cub had a steady heartbeat and veterinarians reported that it appeared to be digesting its food. The little panda, pink with white fur, also had a full stomach, officials said. Jacquelyn Martin/AP Mei Ziang lounges at the Smithsonians National Zoo in Oct.
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Health reform’s hard sell: State’s diverse middle class

The penalty rises to $695 per individual, $2,085 per family, or 2.5 percent of income in 2016. The consequences for organizations that received outreach grants ranging from $300,000 to $1.25 million each do not include immediate penalties for poor performance. They do include an additional $3 million in reserves that Covered California plans to use as bonuses for organizations that produce exceptional numbers. To document specific contacts, Hicks said the outreach organizations will receive information cards about the size of a palm. The organizations will report to Covered California the number of cards that have been distributed to people, who will presumably fill them out and send them to an enrollment center address provided. If the person has the time and inclination, the outreach worker will fill the card out with them and forward it to Covered California so an enrollment counselor can follow up.
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Getting mental health management on track: Editorial

Louisiana chose Magellan for the privatization effort in 2011. At the time, there were about $100 million in annual claims for tens of thousands of Medicaid recipients in Louisiana, according to DHH. The new system was expected to expand to cover about 150,000 people, including 50,000 children, through additional federal matching money. The state pays a per-patient fee to Magellan, and the firm is responsible for building a statewide network of providers.
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Mental Health Care as a Humanitarian Response

However, many primary care professionals are under-equipped to deal with these needs, leaving symptoms go untreated, and the increased potential that individuals, families, and communities are unable to rejoin society in a meaningful and productive way. Fortunately, the WHO guidelines emphasize the need for integrating and understanding reactions to extreme stress and trauma in primary care. For survivors of psychological trauma and their mental health care providers, this increasingly comprehensive set of guidelines is essential. The WHO guidelines are also an important next step in advancing access to mental health care in places of great need across the globe.
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Mental Health Crisis Response Centre opens

When arriving at the centre, people in crisis will be welcomed by a trained crisis worker. Individuals will then see a mental health clinician and other members of the team, as required for a more complete mental health assessment and urgent treatment. The close proximity to Health Sciences Centre allows staff to refer people if they are suffering from a physical ailment, or call for transport to the Emergency Department. Nancy Parker, Director of Adult Community Mental Health Crisis Services, says health professionals will work with individuals, families and others to help stabilize a persons crisis. “Were dealing with a wide spectrum of psychosocial and mental health crisis,” says Parker.
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