Month: June 2021


24-Week study on the use of collagen hydrolysate as a dietary supplement in athletes with activity-related joint pain


Collagen hydrolysate is a nutritional supplement that has been shown to exert an anabolic effect on cartilage tissue. Its administration appears beneficial in patients with osteoarthritis.


To investigate the effect of collagen hydrolysate on activity-related joint pain in athletes who are physically active and have no evidence of joint disease.

Design and setting:

A prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study was conducted at Penn State University in University Park, Pennsylvania. Parameters including joint pain, mobility, and inflammation were evaluated with the use of a visual analogue scale during a 24-week study phase.

Study participants:

Between September 2005 and June 2006, 147 subjects who competed on a varsity team or a club sport were recruited. Data from 97 of 147 subjects could be statistically evaluated.


One hundred and forty-seven subjects (72 male, 75 female) were randomly assigned to two groups: a group (n = 73) receiving 25 mL of

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Gov. Reynolds signs tax cuts, changes to mental health funding into law

DES MOINES, Iowa (KWWL) — Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill that will lower taxes and place the burden of funding mental health on the state.

The bill, SF 619, changes the tax code in the following ways:

  • SF 619 drops tax rate from 8.53% to 6.5%  
    • Reduces the number of tax brackets from 9 to 4 
    • Eliminates Federal Deductibility 
  • Phases out the mental health levy over 2 years, saving property taxpayers over $100 million 
  • Phases out state inheritance tax over 4 years, saving taxpayers nearly $100 million   
  • Expands eligibility for the Beginning Farmers Tax Credit   
  • Food Bank sales tax exemption  

“In Iowa we are cutting taxes and helping Iowans keep more of their hard earned money. Not only does this legislation reduce income and property taxes, it completely phases out the state’s inheritance tax,” Gov. Reynolds said. “With this legislation, we also provide steady and reliable funding for

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The Mediterranean Diet Can Also Help You Lose Weight

En español | Over the decades, you’ve tried every diet imaginable — Atkins, Weight Watchers, SlimFast, Zone, Blood Type, South Beach — even the Master Cleanse. And while you shed 10, 20, even 30 pounds, eventually you regain them all — and more.

But there is one eating plan that’s different. Focusing primarily on plant-based foods and healthy fats such as olive and canola oils, the Mediterranean diet has long been known for its heart-health benefits (and, more recently, its brain-boosting effect). But major studies show that this eating plan is also effective for both losing and maintaining weight, especially among older adults.

A 2016 review published in the American Journal of Medicine, for example, found that people who eat this way lose between 9 and 22 pounds and still keep it off after a year. Another 2016 study, published in the medical journal the Lancet, followed people between

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Remember Cindy Crawford’s exercise tape? Rose Byrne’s next role gave her flashbacks | Tribune

When Rose Byrne was playing a tormented ’80s aerobics instructor in the Apple TV+ series “Physical” — a role that required her to radiate despair while marching it out in leg warmers and a barely there leotard — she tried to remember something Susan Sarandon once told her about “Thelma & Louise.”

“She said she was so focused on all the driving she had to do that she didn’t have time to do so much acting,” Byrne said recently. “It became a lesson in how, with the focus required for a task like driving — or, in my case, aerobics — it’s impossible to be as self-conscious in our performance. Even in my extremely tight leotard.”

In the dramedy, set near San Diego in 1981, Byrne stars as Sheila Rubin, a former Berkeley activist turned disillusioned housewife who can hardly tolerate her boorish husband, Danny (Rory Scovel), a washed-up radical

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How Older Adults Can Get Started with Exercise

Deciding to become physically active can be one of the best things you can do for your health. Exercise and physical activity are not only great for your mental and physical health, but they can help keep you independent as you age. Now, let’s talk about getting started.

How Much Activity Do Older Adults Need?

According to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PDF, 14.5M) you should do at least 150 minutes (2 ½ hours) a week of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, like brisk walking or fast dancing. Being active at least 3 days a week is best, but doing anything is better than doing nothing at all. You should also do muscle-strengthening activities, like lifting weights or doing sit-ups, at least 2 days a week. The Physical Activity Guidelines also recommend that as part of your weekly physical activity you combine multiple components of exercises. For example, try balance

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Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Complications

What Is Pleurisy?

Pleurisy is a type of chest pain. It affects a part of your body called the pleura.

The pleura is a thin layer of tissue that wraps your lungs. They fit snugly within your chest, which is lined with another thin layer of pleura.

These layers keep your bare lungs from rubbing against the wall of your chest cavity every time you breathe in. There’s a bit of fluid within the narrow space between the two layers of pleura to keep everything moving smoothly.

When you’re healthy, you never notice your pleura at work. But if your pleura has a problem, you’ll feel it.

When the pleurae are swollen and inflamed, they rub against each other in a very painful way each time your lungs expand. When you inhale deeply, cough, sneeze, or laugh, you’ll probably feel a sharp, stabbing pain in the area that’s affected.


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Differentiated Lesson Plan for Nutrition

Submitted by: Patti Elfers-Wygand

In this lesson plan (which is adaptable for grades 3-7), students use BrainPOP resources (including the Make-a-Map tool and GameUp) to learn about nutrition and the components of a balanced, healthy meal.

Students will:

  1. Identify the five food groups and the components of a balanced meal.
  2. Use context clues to explore vocabulary related to nutrition.
  3. Use text dependent skills (video skills/auditory and visual skills) to inference and predict text and determine the central idea of text/video.


  • Computers with internet access for BrainPOP


BrainPOP vocabulary: nutrition, proteins, carbohydrates, hetertrophic, nutrients, refined grains, vegetarian, vegan, consume, calories, appetite

BrainPOP Jr. vocabulary: grains, fiber, protein, calcium, dairy

BrainPOP ELL vocabulary: fruit, healthy, grape

Lesson Procedure:

  1. As a warm up, have students login to BrainPOP and preview the vocabulary for the Nutrition Movie. Students with lower reading levels may choose to watch the BrainPOP Jr. Eating Right Movie,
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Physical and Chemical Changes Activities for Kids

These classroom activities are designed to complement the Physical and Chemical Changes topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Give each student one or two pieces of scrap paper, newsprint, or pages from old magazines. Challenge them to work in groups to create as many physical changes for the paper as possible. They may want to tear, cut, or color on the piece of paper. They can crumble or even wet the paper too. Encourage students to be creative! Afterward, have each group share a few of their examples with the whole class. Then challenge the groups to think of how paper can go through chemical changes. They do not have to carry out the changes, only list their ideas. Have them share these with the class.

Baking Soda and Vinegar

Demonstrate a chemical change for the whole class. Have students observe baking soda and vinegar in their separate bowls and write

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101 Catchy Fitness Slogans and Taglines

Here are the 101 greatest fitness slogans of all-time. These catchy fitness slogans are all creative and unique.

A healthy mind in a healthy body.
A maker of fine bodies and spirits.
A New Year – A New You.
Always something happening.
Be an inspiration.
Be physically fit – you know you’ll like it!
Bear witness to Infinity Fitness.
Bodies of stamina & strength.
Celebrating health.
Close to Home. Close to Work.
Commit to be fit.
Convenient. Affordable.
Crunch. No judgments.
Dare to be great.
Don’t be a brat, burn that fat.
Don’t stop till you drop!
Energize your life.
Every day is a choice.
Everyone in life needs balance.
Everyone Needs a Tune-up.
Everything you want is outside of your comfort zone.
Exercise your mind and body.
Fast. Convenient. Affordable.
Fight for Fitness.
Find a way or make one.
Fit for life.
Fitness for Health Resolution.
Fitness is not

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Allure Dental Group | Dentist in Bridgeport and Fairfield, CT

Allure Dental Group

4699 Main St, Suite 101, Commerce Park
Bridgeport CT 06606

(203) 368-9016       

Our office is trilingual (English, Spanish and Portuguese)

Welcome to Adriana Torena, D.M.D., P.C.

At Adriana Torena, D.M.D., P.C., our priority is to deliver quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting in Fairfield.

Quality Care

Dentals problems require a specialist you can trust to meet your needs, and get the best counsel on oral health. We are proud to state that our dentists meet these criteria. Plus, you benefit from a dedicated team of trained professionals who give you the individualized attention you deserve.

Informed Patients 
Adriana Torena, D.M.D., P.C. believes that informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. That is why we have included an extensive section on this web site covering the full array of topics associated with dentistry and dental diagnoses, treatments

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