Cooking At Home Frequently May Lead To Healthier Diet

(Newswise)–New Orleans–Individuals who frequently cook at home tend to maintain a healthier diet than those who cook less frequently, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 142nd Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Results from the study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) and […]

Pedal The Cause Gives $1 Million For Cancer Research In San Diego

Pedal the Cause participants getting ready for a group training ride.

SAN DIEGO–Pedal the Cause has a million reasons to celebrate as it announces $1 million raised for cancer research– doubling the amount raised from the events’ inaugural ride in 2013. On September 20 and 21, more than 1,000 riders, volunteers, cancer survivors, doctors, families, and community leaders joined together to pave the way for a […]

San Marcos Hikers To Explore San Elijo Area

SAN MARCOS – The City’s Community Services will sponsor a Discover San Marcos hike to the San Elijo area on October 4. This free, 4-mile hike will explore the hills and canyons north and west of San Elijo Park, including Sunset, Canyon, Old Creek Ranch, and Copper Creek trails. There will be elevation changes of 300 […]

Record Number Of Older Adults Completing Living Wills

Ann Arbor, MI—(Newswise)–A record number of elderly people are completing living wills to guide end-of-life medical treatments – up from 47 percent in 2000 to 72 percent in 2010 – according to new research from the University of Michigan and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System. However, even with nearly double the number of […]

Knowing Whether Food Has Spoiled Without Even Opening The Container

DALLAS–(Newswise)–A color-coded smart tag could tell consumers whether a carton of milk has turned sour or a can of green beans has spoiled without opening the containers, according to researchers. The tag, which would appear on the packaging, also could be used to determine if medications and other perishable products were still active or fresh, […]

10 Ways To Stay Safe When Biking And Walking

San Diego County employee Melinda Therkalsen bikes to work regularly.

SAN DIEGO–Spring is here, and though our winter was nothing to hide from, the season and longer days do turn our thoughts outdoors. Two events coming up encourage San Diegans to get out and spend more time on their bikes. CicloSDias returns March 30, this time inviting cyclists to car-free sections of Pacific Beach. Then […]

Five Things You Should Know About Spring Allergies


(BPT)–April’s showers bring May flowers but they also bring on sneezing, runny noses and watery eyes for some of the 50 million Americans with allergies. The spring allergy season begins in some regions of the country as early as February and can last into the summer months. The most common spring allergy culprits are pollens […]

Stay Active As You Age

(BPT)–Getting older can be a challenge. Staying on top of your health and fitness goals often becomes more difficult as you try to find enough time in the day to balance the schedules of work and life, and taking care of others. Improper nutrition, joint and muscle soreness and inactivity are additional challenges. Here are […]

Baby Fat, Or Just Plain Fat?

As I intently stare at an incredibly moist banana nut muffin at Zot n Go, I can’t help but begin to feel at war with myself. Not far from the pastries stand, I see multiple whole grain cereal alternatives and fruit assortments. Of course, we all know that there is a clear, healthier option, however […]

Live Well In Action To Promote Health And Wellness Fair

SAN DIEGO–Residents are invited to get a close-up look at what the county and its partners are doing to support health and safety in the region at the Live Well in Action fair on October 22. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway […]