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Bitter Sweet: Beware Holiday Treats and Avoid the Downsides of Sugar

With Halloween kicking off the holiday season, millions of children will begin chasing the sugary treats that come with participating in the parties, festivals, carnivals, and celebrations that we all have come to know. Many parents will try to...

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Being Mindful of Mindfulness: How meditation can impact your health and wellness

The word “mindfulness” has become popular in conversations recently as more and more studies are proving that people who are practicing a type of meditation called “Mindfulness” are becoming healthier than those who do not. Mindfulness is a mental...

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Innovation Initiative Launch: Recapping the iEngageU Funding Innovation Forum

The Innovation Initiative application period is here! Recently, we kicked off the 2016 Innovation Initiative (i2) cycle at UCSD’s Sanford Consortium, showcasing the work from past i2 winners and educating the packed house in attendance about the potential impact...

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And the Mission Support Grants Go To….

Drum roll please… Award season is upon us. Musicians recently rocked through the Grammys on February 15 while Hollywood recently embraced the glitz and glam of the Academy Awards. Keeping with the spirit of the awards, we are here...

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The iEngageU Series: A Discussion on Health Literacy in San Diego

The iEngageU Series: A Discussion on Health Literacy in San Diego In our efforts to raise awareness about the health and wellness issues affecting the San Diego and Imperial Counties, AHF recently launched the iEngageU series. This platform brings...

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Brighten Your Life with a Healthy Smile

It’s never too early to start practicing responsible oral hygiene. With stomach pains still lingering from Valentine’s Day, a time to cherish chocolate and sweets, we must remind our youth of the important role that proper dental hygiene plays...

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Take Your Heart Out on a Date

It’s time to show your heart some TLC. February is underway and love is in the air. As you go about your day, I’m sure you have recently noticed the transition to pink decorations and sugary treats as we...

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Suggestions for a Modern and Healthy Diet

Do you make healthy dietary decisions? The human body benefits immensely from healthy eating by preventing a catalog of chronic diseases and by simply making you feel good. While most dietary practices are well established by this point, there...

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Holiday Stress Tips: How to Stay Healthy and Happy this Holiday Season

The holiday season is supposed to be a celebration, but for many, it simply doesn’t play out like that. Deadlines, budgets, family visits, travel plans, food preparations, and various other factors make the holiday season one of the most...

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The Great Struggle of Seniors Living on SSI and SSP in California

The effects of budget cuts made during the Great Depression era still affect the health and wellness of our community today. During the peak of the Great Depression from 1929 to 1933, benefits for supplemental security income (SSI) recipients...

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