Every Month Should Be Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by Sherri Hudson, CT It is possible to detect breast cancer development in the very early stages, up to 5 to 8 years before a slow-growing palpable lump or mass will appear on a mammogram. Using digital infrared thermal imaging (DITI), physiological changes can be seen to indicate the possibility of early breast disease in both women and men. The ... Read More »

Airwaves Activist – NPR’s Steve Curwood Empowers Listeners to Aid Planet Earth

by Randy Kambic As executive producer and host of Living on Earth, the weekly environmental news program distributed by Public Radio International since 1990, Steve Curwood keeps millions of people informed on leading environmental topics. Broadcast on more than 300 public radio stations nationwide, the program has garnered a host of accolades, including three from the Society of Environmental Journalists and two ... Read More »

The Benefits of Local Bees and Their Honey

by Alison Gillespie Any warm weekend, shoppers can be found in long lines at farmers markets, waiting to buy local honey. This is even true in cities likeBaltimore, D.C. and Philadelphia,where honey often sells for $10 to $25 a bottle. In New York, one urban farming company made foodie headlines when it offered its Brooklyn-made honey for $40 a pound—and ... Read More »

Challenge the World to a Workout: Social Media for the Fitness World

Workout enthusiasts or those who are just thinking about getting in shape don’t have to do it alone.  There’s a new app, the Fitness Games App, available on iPhone, iPad, and Android the last quarter of 2014, which is connecting the world through fitness. With this new app, users can challenge another user in France to a bike race, compete with someone ... Read More »

Learn the Basics of Gluten-Free Living

More people are discovering the benefits of going gluten-free—either because of a medical condition such as celiac disease, food sensitivities, allergies or simply because they feel better when they give up wheat. Neck, Back and Beyond, a local wellness practice in Fairfax is offering a daylong seminar on Gluten-free Living on August 2. This interactive workshop, presented by Babette Lamarre, ... Read More »

Free Paddle Nights on the Anacostia

Discover the beautiful Anacostia by joining the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) for a free Paddle Night on the Anacostia this summer.  AWS is hosting 25 free Paddle Nights this summer to celebrate its 25th anniversary as an organization. The Anacostia Watershed Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit environmental organization with the mission to protect and restore the Anacostia River and its watershed ... Read More »

Remember To Put Custom Mouth Guards On Your ‘To-Do’ List

It is the time of year when many people are enjoying the summer and engaging in more physical activities. Children are spending time in sports camps and adults are participating in outdoor fun. During these times of increased activity it is important to take extra measures to be safe, including the protection of your oral cavity. Protecting your mouth may ... Read More »

There is a Painless Breast Scan

Did you know there is another procedure of breast screening? More women are choosing a thermography scan, which provides earlier detection of breast disease than possible by self?examination, doctor examination or mammography alone. Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) is a 15-minute painless test of physiology. Thermography is an essential procedure to alerting women and their doctors to changes that can ... Read More »

Leadership Program Fans the Flames of Medical Students’ Fires

Fire transforms. A spark of interest, inflamed with enough energy to ignite, quickly kindles into a burning desire. Yet without fuel, even a robust blaze burns out. Burnout is real and it is rampant. Major multi-institutional studies show that at least half of medical students across the country may be affected by burnout during their medical education. Further empirical research ... Read More »

Science & Spirituality: Awakening the Mind Body Connection with Dr. Joan Borysenko

Join renowned scientist, Hay House author and spiritual teacher, Dr. Joan Borysenko for a program titled, “Embodied Spirituality: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science” September 14 in Bethesda. A pioneer in holistic medicine, Borysenko is beloved for her warmth and wisdom that heals and inspires. She will share how the human mind is created through our bodies and our relationships and ... Read More »