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AHA awards $20 million to address health challenges in rural communities
“People who live in rural areas of the U.S. are 40% more likely to develop heart disease and have a 30% higher risk of stroke than people who live in urban areas, according to data reported in the 2020 Call to Action: Rural Health: A Presidential Advisory From the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.”

Where is the father? Challenges and solutions to the inclusion of fathers in child feeding and nutrition research
“Despite an increasing acknowledgement of fathers’ involvement in and impact on children’s lives, fathers remain underrepresented in child feeding and childhood obesity prevention research, interventions, and actions.”

What Are the Benefits of Chia Seeds?
“You may remember chia seeds from the Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Pets® of the 1980s. While you can still buy these sprouting terracotta pets, chia seeds are even more popular today as a health food.”

Feeling anxious? Maybe a gut check is needed.
““Gut health and brain health are intimately connected, and this is an emerging field that is just coming forward in the recent year,” Majd said.  “Studies have shown that emotions, such as feelings of anxiety and depression, can be affected by the inflammation we have in the gut and related to what we eat.””

Omega-3 fatty acids linked with slower progression of ALS
“Boston, MA—Consuming omega-3 fatty acids—particularly alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a nutrient found in foods including flaxseeds, walnuts, and chia, canola, and soybean oils—may help slow the progression of disease in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.”

Parenthood takes a toll on waistlines: Study reveals impact of diet and activity on postpartum weight changes
“A recent study published in Frontiers in Public Health examines diet, sedentary behavior (SB), and physical activity in couples and how these factors relate to changes in body mass index (BMI) during the transition to parenthood.”

Daily multivitamin may enhance memory in older adults
“Memory and thinking skills tend to decline as we get older. Certain lifestyle factors — such as a healthy diet, physical activity, and social interactions — might help to protect cognitive health as we age. Some studies have suggested that taking multivitamins or other dietary supplements may help protect thinking and memory. But few large-scale studies have directly examined how dietary supplements affect cognitive health in older adults.”

Your Phone Is a Mindfulness Trap
“Relying on apps for meditation is a recipe for distrac—hold on, I just got a text.”