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  We already know that Surgeon General Regina Benjamin is hip — she knows how to do the Cupid Shuffle, after all — but it turns out she’s also tech-savvy. The Surgeon General’s office announced this week the “Healthy App Challenge,” a... Read more
December 8, 2011
Oran Hesterman still remembers receiving the touching email from the single mother of three. The young woman wrote him to share how when she was a child, she and her mother would can and freeze vegetables for the winter. But sadly,... Read more
December 8, 2011
Pop quiz: On average, how long does it take most people run a mile? What’s your guess? Ten minutes? Maybe 12? According to Tina Klein, the answer is zero. Most people don’t bother to run at all, let alone a... Read more
 As we enter the holiday season, we are faced with the sad reality that one in six Americans is fighting hunger. And unfortunately, hungry people also are more at risk of becoming obese, because the food they can access is... Read more
“Children and teens viewed twice as many ads for soda in 2010 compared with 2008. @yaleruddcenter #obesity #soda.” “Drinking one 8oz sugary drink every day increases a childs odds of becoming obese by 60%” “21 sugary drink brands have... Read more
December 1, 2011
 When Pamela Green-Jackson first became inspired to start a program to encourage wellness among local young people, her brother Bernard Green was her biggest cheerleader. Green-Jackson was employed at a newspaper at the time, but felt a calling to work with schoolchildren... Read more