Health

The Second Annual Northeast Florida Veg Fest

The Second Annual Northeast Florida Veg Fest

JACKSONVILLE, Fla --  The Girls Gone Green will present the Second Annual Northeast Florida Veg Fest hosted by Northeast Florida Vegetarian Society on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the beautiful Riverside Park located next to Historic Five Points from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.

The day-long event will feature various healthy and sustainable foods available locally year-round. The best of organic, green, animal-friendly and wellness businesses along with non-profits will come together to celebrate this planet and all of its inhabitants. We invite everyone interested in becoming leaner, greener, or cleaner to join us for a day of family fun and positive action.

Bullying A Violation of Human Rights

Bullying A Violation of Human Rights

Bullying A Violation of Human Rights

October is Bullying Prevention Month;
the increase of bullying in schools, communities,
neighborhoods, and even churches has continued
to show how bullying is affecting lives. The growing
awareness across the country even in political circles
creates a mindset that Bullying is a violation of
Human Rights to those being threatened, harassed
and violated with words and actions, threats and
intimidations.

The United Nations Preamble to the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights (1948) states "Whereas it is essential,
if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last
resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that
human rights should be protected by the rule of law."
These works concerning Human Rights originated from
the atrocities of both World Wars. It cannot be stated
that bullying is not a serious action when young people

ElderSource Event Honoring Advocates and Caregivers

ElderSource Event Honoring Advocates and Caregivers

Friends of ElderSource is excited to announce it's upcoming signature event, A Night with the Stars. The event will honor advocates and caregivers of elders in our community. Honorable Mayor Alvin Brown will be the keynote speaker and Mrs. Delores Barr Weaver will be recognized for her compassion for elders.

WEDNESDAY: Local Breast Cancer Survivors Model in "Pink Carpet" Fashion Show

Last year’s first annual “An Evening on the Pink Carpet” event proved to be a huge success and is back to showcase more than 20 breast cancer reconstruction patients in fabulous fashions from participating area boutiques and stores.  The models are patients of Dr. Rebecca Glasser of Parkway Plastic Surgery, and will grace the stage on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at the Florida Theatre.  The event is hosted by The Donna Foundation and Parkway Plastic Surgery and presented by MIA Styling.

Jaguars Kicker Hosts Nemours Child Asthma Patients for Field Goal Kicking Lesson

 

It was the lesson of a lifetime for five kids from Jacksonville this afternoon.  They received tips on how to kick a field goal from Jacksonville Jaguars kicker, Josh Scobee.  All five children are controlling their asthma with help from the Asthma Center at the Nemours Children’s Clinic in Jacksonville. Scobee will help raise money for kids with asthma as he Co-Chairs “A Night with Nemours” on October 21.

Overweight or Obese Children at Risk for Higher Blood Pressure

Overweight or Obese Children at Risk for Higher Blood Pressure

If your children are overweight or obese, their risk of having high blood pressure is almost three times higher than children at normal weight, according to new research in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association.

A study of 1,111 healthy Indiana school children over a period of 4.5 years revealed that when the children’s body mass index (BMI) reached or passed the 85th percentile — the beginning of the overweight category — the adiposity effect on blood pressure was more than four times that of normal weight children. Adiposity is fat under the skin and surrounding major organs.

Overweight or Obese Children at Risk for Higher Blood Pressure

Overweight or Obese Children at Risk for Higher Blood Pressure

If your children are overweight or obese, their risk of having high blood pressure is almost three times higher than children at normal weight, according to new research in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association.

A study of 1,111 healthy Indiana school children over a period of 4.5 years revealed that when the children’s body mass index (BMI) reached or passed the 85th percentile — the beginning of the overweight category — the adiposity effect on blood pressure was more than four times that of normal weight children. Adiposity is fat under the skin and surrounding major organs.