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AHF in the Community – January Recap

From Nancy Sasaki, Executive Director – We hope that your 2018 is off to a great start. As you’ll see in this month’s recap, we’re already hard at work doing everything we can to advance the health and wellness...

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Making Sense of the New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

Late last year the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology updated their high blood pressure guidelines for the first time in 14 years. They lowered the high blood pressure mark from 140 over 90 to 130...

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AHF in the Community – December Recap

From Nancy Sasaki, Executive Director – Even with a holiday-shortened month, there was still a tremendous amount of work being done to advance the health and wellness for the most vulnerable in San Diego and Imperial Counties—those under 250%...

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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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