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Health, Wellness & Sports

Why Some Vaccines May Require A Booster

Do all vaccines boost immunity for the same period of time? And, if not, when are additional 'booster shots' needed to keep immunity strong?

Women's Basketball Gets a Local Boost

A Chicagoan recently blogged "women’s professional sports are INSIGNIFICANT in the sports landscape and need to go away. I understand that they heavily promote athletics for girls, but then again…who looks up to a WNBA player? I couldn’t name three players in the WNBA." Ambassador Jody is taking his words as a personal call to action, and wants you to join her cause.

Stay Off the Damn Scale!

You will eventually drive yourself crazy by daily weighing. And seriously, before and after your workout? ¬ Do you really think you burned 7000 calories during your workout if you dropped two pounds on the scale?

Health in Our Community: An Acupuncturist’s Perspective

How does election day and its outcomes affect our health? Aside from the obvious impact on our community of political decisions to approve funding for AIDS/HIV, or rescinding “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, are there any other connections between political decisions and our well-being?

Relationships & Finances

If it takes “two to tango,” then it also takes two to get out of the stress. Get your partner involved so you both can carry half the load. Create weekly and monthly meetings to go over the debts, the savings, the up-coming bills, and the unexpected expenses. Not only will your partner become more aware of the finances, but it can also create a stronger sense of “team.”

Help Pets Relax for the Holidays

With the holidays around the corner, many pets will have to deal with being left behind and different types of people in the house. This can cause profound anxiety in cats, dogs and even birds.

Our Mental Relationship to Food

The mental approach that most people take when trying to change how they eat is a negative one, which focuses primarily on what they shouldn’t have.