VIA: NIDDK.NIH.GOV What causes gestational diabetes? Changing hormones and weight gain are part of a healthy pregnancy. But both changes make it hard for your body to keep up with its need for a hormone called insulin. When that happens, your body doesn’t get the energy it needs from the food you eat. What is […]

VIA: SpecialK.Com Veggie-Bacon Avocado Sandwich Total Time: 15 minutes Yield: 1 serving Vegetarian Ingredients 3 Morningstar FarmsĀ® Veggie Bacon Strips 1/2 medium (about 1/4 cup) ripe avocado, seeded, peeled and mashed 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon salt 3 to 4 drops liquid pepper sauce 2 slices whole grain bread, toasted 1 lettuce leaf 4 […]

VIA: SpecialK.Com Jamaican Chicken Breast with Mashed Sweet Potatoes Total Time: 25 minutes Yield: 1 serving Ingredients 1 small (about 6 oz.) sweet potato 1 small (about 5 oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breast half 1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil 1 teaspoon Caribbean jerk seasoning 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup chopped tomato […]

VIA: FitPregnancy.Com Class Action If you have access to prenatal exercise classes, sign up. Not only are the workouts modified for pregnancy, but you also get to bond with your fellow moms-to-be over charming symptoms such as heartburn, swollen feet and hemorrhoids. You might even get labor tips. If your favorite classes don’t come in […]

VIA: Diabetes.Org For every two-ounce serving of hot dogs, bacon, sausage, or deli meats, the risk of diabetes rose 19 percent and the risk of heart disease increased 42 percent. There is a relatively small risk associated with eating up to one serving of processed meat per week. The greater risk may be associated with […]

VIA: WomensHealth.Gov Both men and women have heart attacks, but more women who have heart attacks die from them. Treatments can limit heart damage but they must be given as soon as possible after a heart attack starts. Ideally, treatment should start within one hour of the first symptoms. If you think you’re having a […]

VIA THE BALTIMORE SUN: The House of Delegates voted Friday 125-14 to approve an historic ban using a hand-held cell phone while driving after rejecting a series of Republican-sponsored amendments. Because the Senate has already passed the bill in the same form, the measure goes to Gov. Martin O’Malley, who has indicated he will sign […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Mayor Adrian M. Fenty’s proposed budget for fiscal 2011 relies on at least $72 million in new and increased fees and penalties as part of an effort to close a $523 million shortfall. The budget, which Fenty (D) submitted to the D.C. Council last week, proposes dozens of new fees. Parents […]