December 31, 2009 - It’s About Time — A New Year’s Resolution

Olivia Rossi, RN, MSN, ACSM Your Personal Trainer It became a classic in the 1960s, a classic of biblical proportions.  The lyrics are taken almost verbatim from the Book of Ecclesiastes.  “To Everything There is a Season” was composed by Pete Seeger in 1959 and recorded by him in 1962.  […]

December 30, 2009 - Snow catches half of us without chains or snow tires

Oregon Women’s Report Survey, Question: If were stuck in an automotive emergency tonight how prepared would you be?  What items are in your car right now. Before the snow storm hit Oregon this week, Oregon Women’s Report did a survey on preparedness for unexpected emergencies while in your car. 

December 29, 2009 - 2010 Resolution: Letting go of Stuff!

By Sandy Reluctant Entertainer Blog Real entertaining for real people This time of year makes me want to free myself from clutter and stuff. I can’t wait to put the Christmas stuff back into the attic and to reclaim my space. An upcoming January resolution for me (although I’m not […]

December 28, 2009 - Sexting forcing parents to fight back

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health- Report Implications: In many ways, cell phones can give parents and kids a sense of security, providing a mechanism for frequent check-ins and a way to call for help in true emergency. But that sense of security may be offset by […]

December 26, 2009 - Teen pot use has lasting effects on mood, anxiety

HealthDay News – Marijuana use among teens may trigger neurological changes in the developing brain that lead to increased anxiety and stress levels that could persist into adulthood, new animal research suggests. Although the finding stems solely from work conducted with adolescent and adult lab rats — not yet replicated […]

December 24, 2009 - Holiday reflections

Your Fitness Trainer:  A Crisp Wintry Day Remembered By Olivia Rossi, RN, MSN, ACSM The snows of last December rendered me two gifts.  The first, a photo of our house which became this year’s Christmas card.  The second, a poem written as I looked out the window late one afternoon.  […]

December 24, 2009 - Food Aromas That Prevent Overeating

HealthDay News- It may be possible to create foods with hunger-suppressing aromas that would offer a new way to fight overeating and obesity, Dutch scientists say. Researchers have long attempted to develop foods that could trigger or increase the feeling of fullness and, until recently, have focused on the effects […]

December 23, 2009 - The Pill Offers Benefits Beyond Birth Control

HealthDay News– Along with preventing pregnancy, hormonal contraceptives also treat menstruation-related disorders such as severe menstrual pain and heavy menstrual bleeding, according to a new Practice Bulletin issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The bulletin also said that combined contraceptives containing both estrogen and progesterone reduce the […]