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Dr. Richard Wender: The Manly Thing to Do

Posted by Richard Wender, M.D. on June 1st, 2010 | No Comments »
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The strongest predictor of how long a new-born baby is destined to live is not whether they’re born in a city or in a rural area, their nationality, or the color of their skin.  It’s whether they are born male or female.  Men live about 5 fewer years than women. Are men just genetically predisposed to earlier and more death?  Or could a change in behavior result in mitigation of this risk? I refuse to accept ...

Step Away 5K: Getting Back on Track

Posted by Jan on May 27th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
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It’s not easy. The last several months have been challenging for me health wise. But I’m on the upturn, except for getting back into my normal exercise routine. If anyone has an easy fix for this I’d love to hear it.  I foolishly thought I could pick it up again with no problem.  I was kidding myself. Months of slacking off are not easy to break. Even thought I meet once a week with a Pilates instructor ...

Breakaway Day 2: Rain in Santa Rosa

Posted by Katie Lapides on May 18th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Today’s weather was drastically different and I’m glad for my Breakaway rain jacket! Santa Rosa is a beautiful and welcoming town, and even the torrential (okay, I exaggerate) rain couldn’t keep spectators away. I had some great conversations with locals and visitors from across the country! The Most Courageous Rider Before I traveled to the tour last year I knew very little about cycling beyond what I had read and seen on the Tour de France—but one thing I ...

There’s a new appreciation for vitamin C

Posted by Jim Wood on May 14th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Vitamin C burst into prominence back in the 1970s, when Nobel Prize-winning scientist Linus Pauling claimed that high doses could stop cancer and might be the long-sought cure for the common cold. Alas, neither claim has quite held up under scrutiny. Vitamin C doesn’t prevent colds. Nor does taking large doses slow or stop cancer. But Pauling’s instincts were not entirely wrong. There are still many sound reasons to get plenty of C. What it does Researchers have ...