If you’re feeling down lately, you should try spending more face-to-face time with your friends and less Facebook time with them. Pacific Standard directs our attention to a new study conducted by two psychologists at the University of Innsbruck in Austria that finds spending time on Facebook can depress our mood even if we have no […]
That old childhood ditty about “Beans, beans, the musical fruit …” really does tell the truth in the verse about beans being good for the heart, new research suggests. “We found a 5 percent reduction in bad cholesterol with one serving of legumes a day over six weeks on average,” said study co-author Vanessa Ha, […]
To avoid these complications, don’t overfeed your pet. Pet adoption agencies need people to take care of homeless cats and dogs until they are adopted.
(Fort Myers, Fla. – Apr. 3, 2014) — Lee Memorial Health System invites the community to, “Get to know us before you need us,” by attending open house events throughout the month of April. Guests will enjoy light refreshments while meeting with hospital administrators and patient care team members. Short tours will also be available […]
Want to lower your blood pressure? Participants who followed a plant-based diet, from vegan to pescatarian to semi-vegetarian, reported lower blood pressure readings than meat eaters. In an interview with U.S. News, study author Neal Barnard, founding president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, explained how to naturally lower your blood pressure. Blood pressure […]
Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak may be the stuff of fiction, but a real costume that claims to make its wearer invisible was released today (April 1). Produced by the costume company Morphsuits and designed by former NASA scientist Mark Rober, the “Hollow Man Morphsuit” uses sophisticated image projection and “light-bending” technology to render its wearer […]
LEE CITIZENS ENCOURAGED TO PREPARE FOR ANNUAL LETTER CARRIER FOOD DRIVE ON MAY 10 Northerners who are returning home prior to May 10 may drop off their contributions at any post office for this food drive. Food may also be left at Uncle Bob’s storage areas at 3780 Central Ave., 3111 Cleveland Ave., […]
Free Autism Screening for Young Children (Fort Myers, Fla. – Apr. 1, 2014) — Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southwest Florida, offers a free monthly autism spectrum disorder screening for toddlers 18 months to five years of age. The next screening on the Ronald McDonald […]