Help give a child a weekend backpack

If you could give a child an extra chance at life, would you take it? When you give a weekend backpack to a child, one donates to children’s nutrition and educational needs.

The weekend backpack program benefits children at 15 elementary schools within the Schenectady City School District, some of whom go without a full meal all weekend.

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The pros and cons of Web-based health care

In a post-industrial society, one that relies heavily on computer technology, many people are using the Web to find what ails them and search for a cure.

After all, it is more easily accessible than a trip to the doctor’s office.

To Julie Phillips, MD, an Emergency Medicine physician affiliated with Sharp Grossmont Hospital in San Diego, the Web can indeed be useful for minor illnesses and aches and pains.

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Using technology to treat veterans

FONDA – From making house calls to bedside service back to house calls, the Veterans Administration (VA) is changing the way veterans receive health care with the use of modern technology.

Called TeleHealth, this program uses video conferencing to the VA’s rural Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) without the veteran having to go to the main medical center in Albany.

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Spirit intimately connected with health

One of the dimensions of wellness is spiritual wellness, according to the University of California, Riverside. The university’s definition of spiritual health is “the ability to establish peace and harmony in our lives.” It is a personal matter binding us to a special purpose in life, and without spiritual wellness, the individual suffers in both body and mind.

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Exercise can help protect joints

Thinking about that football injury in college or getting tennis elbow on and off the court may make people feel distraught, but there are simple tricks and techniques to protect the joints through exercise.

According to Dr. Heinz Hoenecke, chief Orthopedic physician for the San Diego Padres and affiliated with the Scripps Clinic, before exercising people should choose an appropriate activity according to their fitness level.

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