Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
May 18, 2010

Affirmation of the Week
Creativity means
gathering the resources
to answer the difficult questions.

Weekly Wellness Radio Show

The Turn On your Inner Light Radio Show airs Tuesday evenings 7:00 to 7:30pm, on WGBB 1240AM in Long Island.

May 18, 2010 Show - Ellen deLara, Ph.D. is a Faculty Fellow at the Family Life Development Center at Cornell University and a Professor of Social Work at Syracuse University, has a private practice and the co-author of And Words Can Hurt Forever. This is an important read for parents about the effects of emotional bullying.

May 11, 2010 Show - Anat Baniel, a clinical psychologist, dancer, director of her center in California, and author of Move into Life. Learn how to move beyond your own limitations physical and emotional.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Study shows allergic conditions can decrease cancer risk. Men with asthma had lower odds of developing stomach cancer, while men with eczema had lower odds of lung cancer.
  • Consuming more nuts appears to be associated with improvements in blood cholesterol levels, according to a pooled analysis of data from 25 trials reported in JAMA.
  • When children and adults with acute and chronic pain become immersed in video game action, they receive some analgesic benefit, and pain researchers presenting at the American Pain Society’s annual scientific meeting reported that virtual reality is proving to be effective in reducing anxiety and acute pain caused by painful medical procedures and could be useful for treating chronic pain.
  • Mayo Clinic researchers recently released study data showing children who lived near major highway or railroad intersections have higher diagnoses of asthma. The researchers used this study to show how neighborhood environment is a risk factor in understanding the development of pediatric asthma.
  • A new study suggests that nearly a fourth of women consider themselves “OK either way” about getting pregnant – an ambivalence that surprised researchers, and could reshape how doctors approach many aspects of women’s health care.
  • When it comes to talking to parents about most dating issues, teen girls tend to disclose more than boys, and both sexes generally prefer to talk to their mothers.
  • Banish a few wrinkles with Botox, get a whole new set somewhere else. That's the bad news from a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, which found that people who opt for the quickie fine-line reliever may not be doing themselves any favors.
  • Well-known brands of heartburn drugs known as proton pump inhibitors like Nexium and Prilosec can raise the risk of fractures in postmenopausal women and cause bacterial infections according to a report in the "Archives of Internal Medicine."
  • A compound derived from broccoli could help prevent or treat breast cancer by targeting cancer stem cells -- the small number of cells that fuel a tumor’s growth -- according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
  • Women who are more physically active have a lower risk of acquiring fibromyalgia.
  • Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered that a compound in dark chocolate may protect the brain after a stroke by increasing cellular signals already known to shield nerve cells from damage.

Article of the Week
8 Tips to Lower Workplace Stress

We all boil at different points and some of that steam heats up the workplace. Imagine someone who arrives to work irritable about family problems. This co-worker rolls his eyes when you enthusiastically share your project idea or taps his foot impatiently while you speak. Another co-worker walks past you without a greeting or doesn’t listen to you because she is thinking about what’s next on her long list. Consequently, you get into a bad mood.

Bad moods are contagious at the workplace according to research conducted by Dr. Sigal Barsade from the University of Pennsylvania. This is why it is important to not only go green with your physical environment at work, but to green in your work relationships.more

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Debbie Mandel, MA is the author of Addicted To Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life , Turn On Your Inner Light: Fitness for Body, Mind and Soul, and Changing Habits: The Caregivers' Total Workout a stress-reduction specialist, motivational speaker, a personal trainer and mind/body lecturer. She is the host of the weekly Turn On Your Inner Light Show on WGBB 1240 AM in Long Island and has been featured on radio/ TV and print media.

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