71-Year Old Retiree Completes 100th Stair Climb For Charity

news71-year old man recently completed his 100th stair climb to raise funds for the American Lung Association.

George Burnham reached an athletic milestone most fit 21-year olds wouldn’t dream of attempting. The 71-year old retired Phoenix electrical worker recently completed his 100th stair climb event in South Carolina, at the American Lung Association’s 2014 Fight for Air Climb Charleston. Since 1996 Burnham climbs about 200,000+ steps a year, traveling most weekends to charity fundraisers in some of the tallest skyscrapers in the country.

While others take elevators and sip cocktails at the top of Las Vegas’s Stratosphere Tower, Burnham has raced up the 108 floors and 1,455 steps of the iconic tower. The Scale the Strat Climb, also benefiting the American Lung Association, is one of his favorite stair climbs. For personal reasons, the Lung Association is one of his favorite charities. In 2014 alone Burnham has participated in Fight for Air Climbs in Atlanta; Bennington, VT; Boise, Charleston; Columbia, SC; Denver; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Miami; Minneapolis,; Oakbrook, IL; Portland, OR; Tulsa and Wichita.

“I’m a lifelong asthmatic,” Burnham says. “Before inhalers came on the market, I really struggled to breathe.” Staying fit and healthy has long been part of Burnham’s regimen for asthma control.

“I used to run up North Mountain in Phoenix, until I got older. In 1996 I switched and starting climbing buildings in Phoenix,” says Burnham. “Stair climbing is more strenuous than running, but it’s actually easier on your body.” In 2013 Burnham had bypass surgery, and with his doctor’s permission, restarted his climbing routine six weeks after surgery. “I wasn’t allowed to run up the steps for a while,” Burnham admits. “Recently my 46-year old daughter beat me at a Phoenix climb. Guess I’ll have to get used to it.”

The American Lung Association offers Fight for Air Climbs across the USA. Denver, CO climb to take place February 22, 2015. Information is at http://www.fightforairclimb.org.

About the American Lung Association

Now in its second century, the American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. With your generous support, the American Lung Association is “Fighting for Air” through research, education and advocacy. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872) or visit http://www.lung.org.

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From A to Zzzzzzz: 5 Tips To Help Stay Rested This Fall

healthywordsDoctors from NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children’s Health, offer tips on how to stay rested this fall.

Going from the lazy days of summer back to the hectic schedules of the fall can be difficult. Running from school to soccer practice and from the office to dance recitals can be tiring for everyone. Getting proper rest is important for every member of the family from young children to adults.

“Most people only get six and a half or seven hours of sleep a night – less than the recommended eight hours,” says Dr. Carl Bazil, director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and Sleep Disorders Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. “Even skimping a little each night can lead to drowsiness, memory loss and short tempers, which can affect life both at home and in the classroom.”

Dr. Haviva Veler, director of the Weill Cornell Pediatric Sleep and Breathing Disorders Center and pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children’s Health, adds, “Getting a good night’s sleep is imperative to both short-term and long-term health. The second half of the night is when your brain embeds information into your long-term memory. Sleepless nights can impair that process and have a detrimental effect on learning.”

Dr. Bazil and Dr. Veler offer tips for staying rested as kids go back to school:

– Start the back-to-school sleep transition early. Children need to get back to a normal sleep schedule before the first day of school. Start the “early to bed, early to rise” transition by making sure kids get to sleep and wake up at a normal hour a week before school begins. Once a child starts school, it is important for him or her to get a good night’s rest instead of napping during the day.

– Don’t pull an all-nighter. Many teens think staying up all night to study will make them ready for a big test, but learning requires sleep. Skipping an hour of sleep can cause memory loss and lack of focus. Teens also need more sleep than adults – nine hours are recommended.

– Avoid “social jet lag.” As students get back to a more regimented sleeping schedule in the fall, staying up late and sleeping in on the weekends can make it hard to get back to a normal sleep schedule at the beginning of the school week. Try to avoid late nights on Friday and Saturday and focus on getting to bed at a normal hour on Sunday night.

– Shut down the electronics. From tablets and smartphones to televisions and laptops, the number of electronics that fill a household are plentiful. These devices may be used more often in the fall for homework and research, causing an excess of stimulation and delayed sleep. Giving yourself time to wind down without electronics before bed is important, and turning off devices or dimming light screens can help lessen the effects of electronic blue light, which can suppress melatonin.

– Power up with power naps. Naps can help increase your energy if you need a midday recharge. These naps should be limited to half an hour so your mind does not go into a deep sleep, and you can wake up refreshed without feeling groggy.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive hospitals and a leading provider of inpatient, ambulatory, and preventive care in all areas of medicine. With some 2,600 beds and more that 6,500 affiliated physicians and 20,000 employees, NewYork-Presbyterian had more than 2 million visits in 2013, including close to 15,000 infant deliveries and more than 310,000 emergency department visits. NewYork-Presbyterian comprises six campuses: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital. The hospital is also closely affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area and is consistently named to the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation. Affiliated with two world-renowned medical schools, Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NewYork-Presbyterian is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education, and community service. For more information, visit http://www.nyp.org.

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Awesome Science Projects Have Been Released On Kids Activities Blog

groupkidswbgAwesome science projects and fun boat crafts have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Let the kids have a blast while learning new things.

Kids like science. Awesome science projects and fun boat crafts have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Let the kids explore the wonderful world of science while having a blast.

Kids love to find out how the world works. Science projects provide a fun way to teach them. Let the kids make guesses and predictions about the outcome of each project. Exploring science with the kids is always an adventure.

The projects include studying the science of fire, building molecules with grapes, creating exploding volcanos, and studying about the functions of the heart.

Colorful science projects include making glitter slime, playing in aqua sand, and creating an ocean inside a bottle.

Nature science projects include making magnetic mud, building catapults, exploring seeds, and building all kids of bridges. The projects are fun for kids of all ages.

Floating boats make a great science experiment, too. Boats are fun to make and provide hours of playtime in the tub or at the creek. Making boats is easy and inexpensive with the tips and ideas from Moms on Kids Activities Blog.

The ideas include making simple boats out of juice boxes, wax, sponges, and wine corks. Other materials include egg cartons, plastic margarine tubs, tin foil, and walnut shells.

Kids will love to build pirate ships, sail boats, and row boats. The list is endless.

For detailed instructions and to get additional fun ideas, check out Kids Activities Blog this week. Come get inspired to have a blast together with the kids this week.

About Kids Activities Blog

Kids Activities Blog is a website created by two moms (who collectively have 9 children), Holly Homer and Rachel Miller. Their new book was published this spring by Page Street, 101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! Kids Activities Blog is an interactive website that publishes fun things to do with kids twice a day. It is an amazing resource for moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers and teachers to find kid-friendly activities that create memories and sneak learning into the fun.

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Oh, No!…Another Total, Nuclear, Ballistic Screaming Fit, Here’s A Battle Plan

By Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D.

kidsjumpingYou’re in your least favorite aisle of the grocery store: Aisle 5. That’s the candy aisle. Your four-year-old daughter is screaming at you full blast because she’s very upset that you will not allow her to have the candy bar she had sweetly pointed out. She’s stuck in the cart, but you’re sure she can be heard throughout the store. It feels like a crowd is slowly gathering to see how you’re going to handle the situation.

Of all the behavioral problems parents face from their children, temper tantrums are probably the most upsetting as well as the hardest to manage-especially in public. Major meltdowns may also be the most potent tool kids have when it comes to training their parents to do what the children want. Moms and dads who fear tantrums have an extremely difficult time maintaining control of their own children-at home and away.

Kids’ meltdowns often produce a painful feeling of temporary insanity in parents. This awful feeling, in turn, can produce horrible screaming matches and sometimes even physical abuse. But the next time you are faced with a child’s tantrum, consider making two new and drastic changes-one in the way you think and the other in what you do.

What To Think

Drastic change #1 is understanding meltdowns differently. Tantrums are normal. They occur most frequently in children ages about one to five. Kids’ tantrums are usually a reaction to good parenting (setting rules and boundaries and sticking with them), not a sign that mom or dad has done something wrong.

The kids want a lollipop at 6:30 a.m.; they don’t want to go to bed at 9 p.m.; or they want to play Angry Birds right at dinnertime. Since parents can’t–and shouldn’t–give children everything the youngsters want, the kids will often protest by grumbling, whining or by throwing a tantrum. The critical issue here is what a parent does if the child “decides” to blow up.

What To Do

That brings us to drastic change #2. Surprisingly, talking and reasoning after a child starts grumbling or protesting are sure ways to bring on a meltdown! Why? Because children perceive parents’ reasons and explanations as parental whimpering-sure signs that the parent doesn’t know what he or she is doing. Usually the kids are correct in this assessment! Often parents are, in fact, bewildered and confused by kids’ meltdowns. The older folks just want the yelling to stop. So? So, sensing weakness in mom or dad’s resolve, the kids decide to go for the gold (whatever it is they want at the time) and they blast away. Parental whimpering makes meltdowns worse. Parents need a Battle Plan that focuses on gentle but decisive actions–not words.

The absolutely necessary alternative to whimpering is “Checking Out” and utilizing the “10-Second Rule.” When a child whines or melts down after a denied request, the parent has 10 seconds to gently disengage. No talking, no eye contact, and increase physical distance as much as possible. Parents’ checking out will surprise and bewilder the little ones initially. For some children, brief consequences may also be helpful. But soon the kids will begin to realize that tantrums get them only one thing: Nothing.

Can you apply these strategies in public as well as at home? Not only can you, you must! Feeble attempts at reasoning or distraction in a restaurant or grocery store will bring on World War III in no time at all.

If you are fed up with kids’ meltdowns and all the useless yelling, arguing, begging and pleading that accompanies them, use this brief, easy-to-learn and effective approach and enjoy the results.

- To request a review copy of Tantrums, to arrange an interview with Tom Phelan, to receive cover and/or interior art, or for any additional information, please contact Kate Bandos at KSB Promotions: 800-304-3269, 616-676-0758 or kate@ksbpromotions.com.

A Collection Of The Best Activities For Kids

kidsThe web has amazing activities for kids. Moms have researched the best activities for kids and fun loom crafts on Kids Activities Blog. The best activities and crafts was created after researching popular kids websites.

The collection of the best activities for kids come from Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram posts. They feature activities for kids of all ages.

The fun activities for kids include mason jar lunches, kids fruit sushi, a DIY puzzle necklace, shark crafts, rainbow loom charms, DIY superhero cuffs, and a variety of cool science experiments. The list features play ideas for kids of all ages.

Loom crafts are a classic for kids. Let the kids have fun making colorful rainbow charms for family and friends. The rainbow charms can be used as key chains, zipper pulls, or jewelry. Making fun charms is easy to do.

The list of loom crafts feature a variety of cool designs. Lightsaber charms and skateboard charms are easy to do. Simply follow the instructions on Kids Activities Blog. Other ideas include colorful snake loom charms and ninja action figures.

A green chameleon will make the perfect charm for critter loving kids. Making all kinds of bracelets or necklaces is fun for girls. The list is endless.

For detailed instructions and to get additional fun ideas, check out Kids Activities Blog this week. Come get inspired to have fun with the kids this week.

About Kids Activities Blog

Kids Activities Blog is a website created by two moms (who collectively have 9 children), Holly Homer and Rachel Miller. Their new book was published this spring by Page Street, 101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! Kids Activities Blog is an interactive website that publishes fun things to do with kids twice a day. It is an amazing resource for moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers and teachers to find kid-friendly activities that create memories and sneak learning into the fun.

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New Jersey Institute For Food, Nutrition & Health To Launch Innovative Partnership

newsThe New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition & Health (IFNH) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey has joined forces with ChopChop Kids, an innovative children’s media organization, to educate young people about health and nutrition in a new partnership that will build on the strengths of both organizations.

The partnership will encompass quarterly custom editions of ChopChop Magazine, a health communications fellowship program, and video communications. ChopChop Magazine features plenty of child-friendly recipes, proper cooking practices, fitness instruction, and exciting food choices for children to explore. Additional opportunities for symposia, research and collaboration with the Institute’s new Center for Childhood Nutrition Education & Research, which is dedicated to educating children about nutrition, are envisioned.

“We are delighted to work with our partners at IFNH,” says Sally Sampson, president and founder of ChopChop Kids. “The alignment in our missions, plus our experience in communities across the US in addressing childhood obesity, can have tremendous impact as the institute focuses on ways to stem the epidemic of obesity and rise in obesity-related disorders such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.”

Peter Gillies, the director of the IFNH, says “ChopChop brings a fresh and direct approach to educating children and families about health and nutrition through the pages of its magazine and its connection to cooking. We believe distribution of the magazine along with other communications efforts will help us reach out to the community.”

About ChopChop
Endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, ChopChop, The Fun Cooking Magazine for Families, is a nonprofit quarterly food magazine. Published by ChopChopKids, Inc, a 501(c)(3), ChopChop’s mission is to inspire and teach kids to cook and eat real food with their families. Its vision is to reduce and prevent childhood obesity. ChopChop was named the 2013 Publication of the Year by the culinary industry’s James Beard Foundation, and is the only non-profit publication to win the award. ChopChop is also the recipient of a prestigious gold award from the Parents’ Choice Foundation, the nation’s oldest nonprofit guide to quality children’s media and toys. To learn more about ChopChop’s mission, and to support the organization by subscribing to ChopChop Magazine or by donating to its cause, please visit http://www.chopchopmag.org. Follow ChopChop on Twitter at @ChopChopMag, on Facebook at facebook.com/ChopChopMagazine or on Pinterest at pinterest/ChopChopMag.

About IFNH
The New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition & Health (IFNH) is a nexus of interdisciplinary collaborations in the area of food, nutrition, and health at Rutgers University. The IFNH mission is to make New Jersey not only the Garden State, but the “Healthy State” and a model for the nation. The Institute draws on the strengths of the entire university community as it physically co-locates and strategically aligns the diverse competencies and deep capacity of Rutgers to address society’s major unmet needs.

A top priority for the institute is to focus on ways to stem the epidemic rise in childhood obesity and obesity-related disorders such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Recognizing that many adult diseases have their origins in early childhood, the institute focuses on pre-emptive nutrition and lifestyle interventions which can reset health trajectories and offset the increasing costs of healthcare. The IFNH Center for Childhood Nutrition Education & Research will spearhead efforts to educate children regarding healthy eating and food choices.

To learn more about the IFNH and its research centers please visit ifnh.rutgers.edu and follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NJIFNH. The IFNH custom issues of ChopChop Magazine will be published in September 2014.

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Lose Weight And Get Healthy With The Calories In, Calories Out Cookbook

saladplateAward-winning cookbook author Catherine Jones and leading dietitian/nutritionist Elaine Trujillo, MS, RDN, deliver an essential repertoire of 200 delicious, foolproof, healthy recipes tailored for busy families and individuals. Think of the foods you most love to eat—you’ll find them in The Calories In, Calories Out Cookbook – recipes all below 400 calories per serving and most below 200 calories.

The authors take a bold and practical approach to calories never before seen in any cookbook. Each recipe comes with nutritional information plus “Calories Out,” or the amount of exercise it will take to burn off those calories by walking or jogging. Crab Cakes with Super Easy Tartar Sauce, for example, clocks in at 145 calories per serving. Women walking = 35 minutes, jogging = 17 minutes; men walking = 30 minutes; jogging = 14 minutes.

This is the ONLY nutrition-cookbook that gives you tools to figure out how many calories you need, and how to meet your needs with the healthiest whole foods possible. No gimmicks or diet tricks included. Just good old-fashioned calorie counting and healthy home-cooking with exercise on the side. Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, of Food Politics fame, who does not review cookbooks, could not resist throwing praise our way: “The book is beautifully designed and illustrated, exceptionally easy to read, and scientifically sound. Even better, the recipes are easy to follow and look delicious.”

No food groups have been eliminated. Gluten-free recipes are listed, and all recipes come with diabetic exchanges and carbohydrate choices. Ann Gittleman, a New York Times bestselling author was profuse in her praise: “This is the most mouthwatering selection of recipes I have ever seen in a low-calorie cookbook.” Please see our website for over a dozen phenomenal reviews from leading doctors, RDNs, and authors.

If you would like a review copy, or to schedule interviews, media appearances, or for content requests, please contact Anne Rumberger at The Experiment, (212) 889-1659, ext 10, anne(at)theexperimentpublishing(dot)com; Mario Gonzalez, at The Lippin Group (323) 965-1990 ext 339 mgonzalez(at)lippingroup(dot)com; or me, Catherine Jones, cell (301) 283-8703 catherinejonescooks(at)gmail(dot)com. We’d love to hear from you!

Upcoming Media Appearances Include: The Juice (8/21) Veria Living, Access Hollywood, KRT101 Radio (taped 8/15), Faith Middleton (NPR, will tape 8/27), and many others.

Catherine Jones, a graduate of La Varenne Culinary School, is the award-winning author or coauthor of numerous cookbooks including Eating for Pregnancy, and, with Elaine Trujillo, Eating for Lower Cholesterol. She a blogger, freelancer, Share Your Calories nonprofit co-founder and app developer, and has also recently been named a Diabetes Influencer. Elaine Trujillo, MS, RDN, is a nutritionist at the Nutritional Science Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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September Is Reproductive Cancer Awareness Month

newsThe Reproductive Cancer Awareness Month affects both men and women. It is a great reminder to take care of ourselves and to take precaution when it comes to our health.

September is recognized as “Reproductive Cancer Awareness Month” by many organizations, including the American Cancer Society (http://www.cancer.org/myacs…), in an effort to educate and inform the public. Ovarian and prostate cancer, two of the leading cancers in women and men respectively, are a focus for this month, making it a good reminder for patients to see their gynecologist and urologist for an annual check-up. We asked two of our highly praised “NJ Top Docs”, Drs. Hetal Gor of Women’s Own OB/GYN and Robert J. Rubino of The Rubino OB/GYN Group, to offer their professional opinions below:

Gynecologic cancer is cancer of the female reproductive system, which includes cervical cancer, endometrial/uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, vaginal cancer, vulvar cancer and peritoneal cancer. In the last two decades, considerable gains have been made in the detection and treatment of these cancers. When detected in the early stages, most gynecologic cancers have an excellent cure rate (http://www.cpmc.org/services/women…). When regular check-ups are not part of an annual recourse, these cancers can appear as an unexpected diagnosis.

Ovarian cancer is often called the “whisper” disease as it has few early symptoms and is most often detected in an advanced stage, when it has become less treatable and more widespread. As a result, the mortality rate from ovarian cancer exceeds that for all other gynecologic cancers combined and is the fourth most frequent cause of death in women in the United States.

Dr. Rubino shares, “Urinary frequency is one of the ‘whispers’ of ovarian cancer, in addition to subtle and persistent bloating. Most patients’ conditions are often suspected based on the history of their symptoms. When they share these complaints, it is often the only clue a physician has for suspected ovarian cancer. One of the best tools we have is a patient listening to their body, and in turn, we as doctors listen to our patients at the annual visit. These are the priorities for patient exams until a better screening option for ovarian cancer is developed.”

Dr. Gor adds, “Ovarian cancer is a silent killer. There are no specific symptoms which are diagnostic of ovarian malignancy. Patients may complain of bloating, flatulence, change in bowel habits, abdominal distention, unexplained weight loss, etc. Taking a detailed patient history, paying attention to risk factors and evaluating family history are important tools.”

“In my opinion, the recent coverage of the American College of Physicians (ACP) stating annual gynecological exams are unnecessary is in direct opposition to the American College of Obstetricians/Gynecologists (ACOG) that believes the annual visit to the gynecologist is perhaps the only opportunity a woman may have to detect ovarian cancer, bladder issue, sexual dysfunction and reproductive concerns. While it is uncommon to pick up a new ovarian cancer on a pelvic exam, the patient’s innocuous complaints such as recent concern of onset urinary frequency will help trigger a work-up for ovarian cysts, typically inclusive of an ultrasound,”explains Dr. Rubino.

Approximately seventy percent of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer have advanced stages of the disease and about one in seventy women in the United States will develop ovarian cancer. It can occur at any age, even in childhood, but is most common after menopause.

The disease accounts for about 20,000 new cases and 12,500 deaths in the United States annually (http://www.cpmc.org/services/women). Some of the risk factors for developing ovarian cancer include previous diagnosis of breast cancer, family history of ovarian cancer, early menses, late menopause, and no children. Many women are under the false impression that the Pap Smear test detects ovarian cancer,. In fact, there is no current reliable diagnostic test for the cancer. Women must be aware of what their bodies might be telling them, schedule yearly visits with their physiciansand understand their family history.

The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund released a news article titled “Promising New Approach for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer”. It states that researchers at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have published new findings that show evaluating the change of CA-125, or “Cancer Antigen 125” – a protein that may be found in high amounts in the blood of patients with ovarian cancer (http://www.ocrf.org/news), over time shows promise as a screening tool for early-stage ovarian cancer. Although encouraging, these recent findings are not going to change clinical practice immediately asmore data is necessary before doctors use this method as a screening test. Dr. Gor adds, “There is no approved screening test yet but the combination of a a bimanual pelvic exam, transvaginal sonogram and Ca125 is often used for high risk patients for detection.”

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men. When detected early, it results in high survival rates. The five-year survival rate is close to one-hundred percent. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime and one out of thirty-four will die of the disease. The American Cancer Society states on their website that African-American men are disproportionately affected by prostate cancer, having higher rates of diagnosis and death than men of all other racial or ethnic groups in the U.S. Almost one-third of prostate cancer cases are found in men during middle age.

The American Cancer Society urges that men know the facts on prostate cancer and understand their risks. They recommend men receive information from their health care provider about prostate cancer including the uncertainties, risks, and potential benefits associated with screening. Men at average risk should start talking to their doctors beginning at age 50. Men at higher risk should talk to their doctor about prostate testing earlier, including African Americans age 45 and older, and men with a first-degree relative diagnosed with prostate cancer should be screened at age 40.

The Reproductive Cancer Awareness Month affects both men and women. It is a great reminder to take care of ourselves and to take precaution when it comes to our health.

Dr. Hetal Gor provides comprehensive gynecologic care which includes but not limited to adolescent, peri-menopause and menopausal care in Bergen County. To learn more about Dr. Gor and her practice, click on the following link:


Dr. Robert J. Rubino of The Rubino OB/GYN Group of northern New Jersey offers the most advanced, non-invasive solutions to women’s health issues in a welcoming and patient-centered environment. To learn more about Dr. Rubino and his practice, click on the following link:http://www.njtopdocs.com/RubinoOBGYN


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Colorful Rainbow Loom Charms Have Been Released On Kids Activities Blog

cutekidsColorful rainbow loom charms and back to school coloring pages have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Turn loom crafts into more than just bracelets.

Rainbow loom charms are fun. Colorful rainbow loom charms and fun back to school coloring pages have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Turn colorful looms into more than just bracelets.

Charms are fun because one can use them as key chains, zipper pulls, or trade them with friends. Making fun charms is easy to do. One does not have to use a loom board.

There are a variety of charms. Lightsaber charms and skateboard charms are easy to do. Simply follow the instructions on Kids Activities Blog. Other ideas include colorful snake loom charms and ninja action figures.

A green chameleon will make the perfect charm for critter loving kids. The list is endless.

Back to school coloring pages are perfect for a quiet afternoon this month. The three pages feature a variety of school related themes.

The pages feature an adorable pencil and notepad. Anther design features a sleeping book and an smiling apple. The last page features a silly ruler and calculator.

Use anything but colors to fill in the design. Let the kids have fun using glitter glue, paper scraps, or let them stamp on the pages.

For detailed instructions and to get additional fun ideas, check out Kids Activities Blog this week. Come get inspired to have a blast together with the kids this month.

About Kids Activities Blog

Kids Activities Blog is a website created by two moms (who collectively have 9 children), Holly Homer and Rachel Miller. Their new book was published this spring by Page Street, 101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! Kids Activities Blog is an interactive website that publishes fun things to do with kids twice a day. It is an amazing resource for moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers and teachers to find kid-friendly activities that create memories and sneak learning into the fun.

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10 Early Warning Signs Of Parkinson’s Disease

By Hooman Azmi

newsAs many as one million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease: This is more than the combined number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig’s disease. [1]

Parkinson’s is characterized by a lack of dopamine in the brain which, as a result, inhibits functioning in the central nervous system. “People with Parkinson’s disease may lose up to 80% of dopamine in their bodies before symptoms appear.”[2] Early treatment can include introducing various medications that will replace, prevent the breakdown of, or mimic the properties of dopamine in the body. Deep Brain Stimulation is also a common option in patients who don’t respond to medication or who exhibit an advanced condition because it utilizes a high frequency electrode to provide stimulation to the impaired movement center of the brain.

“Early intervention is the key to a high functioning, superior quality of life. Therefore, it is crucial for people to be aware of the early signs and symptoms of this debilitating disease.” – Dr. Hooman Azmi.

According the Parkinson’s Foundation, there are 10 early warning signs of Parkinson’s disease.

They include:

* Tremors or Shaking

* Small Handwriting

* Loss of Smell

* Trouble Sleeping

* Trouble Moving or Walking

* Constipation

* A Soft or Low Voice

* Masked Face

* Dizziness or Fainting

* Stooping or Hunching Over

To learn more about Parkinson’s disease, its warning signs and treatment options, Dr. Azmi is available for interviews. Please contact Steve Allen Media at sara@steveallenmedia.com or 201-906-8251 or 661-255-8283.

- Hooman Azmi, M.D., Director of the Division of Movement Disorders at Hackensack UMC, specializes in the surgical treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Dr. Azmi explains, “For those patients who are diagnosed early, we are able to successfully treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s with several medications and surgical procedures.”

[1] According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

[2] According to Parkinson’s Health.com