Monthly Archives: October 2015

Maryland Hospitals Eliminate Formula Marketing

*This blog posting was written by the Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition and Public Citizen   All Maryland maternity hospitals now are free of infant formula marketing, including company-sponsored discharge bags. Maryland joins Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Delaware in making this transition. Formula companies such as Abbott, Nestle and Mead-Johnson have distributed samples to hospitals for years.…
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This Year, Take Important Steps to Prevent the Flu

If you’re wondering whether you should get a flu shot, answer this simple question: Are you more than 6 months old? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone past that age get an annual flu vaccination. The vaccine remains especially important for people at high risk, those who live with them, and…
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Breast Cancer Risk: Do Extra Pounds Play a Weighty Role?

There are plenty of reasons to manage your weight. Heart disease, diabetes and arthritis are all more of a threat to women who are overweight. Now add another one. Research shows that overweight women have a much higher chance of developing and dying from breast cancer. In fact, excess body weight is to blame for…
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10th Annual Save-A-Limb FUND Fest

[caption id="attachment_17343" align="alignleft" width="300"] Thanks to everyone who came out to support the Save-a-Limb Fund Fest![/caption] Thank you to everyone who made the 10th Annual Save-A-Limb FUND Fest a tremendous success! To our participants, donors, volunteers, LifeBridge staff and event committee, you made 10/10/15 a day to remember! More than 500 people gathered at Oregon…
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Stop Your Back Pain Before it Starts

Back pain affects about eight out of 10 people at some point in their lives, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. You’re more likely to suffer disabling back pain if you answer “yes” to any of these questions: Do you regularly bend and lift with your body in a…
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