Thanksgiving: Giving Thanks for America’s Bounty

Thanksgiving in the United States began as a way to give thanks for the year’s harvest, and the contents of the dinner table continue to occupy center stage. Food preparation often begins at dawn, and many families
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U.S. Congress Supports PEPFAR into Its Second Decade

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer The U.S. Congress has made quick work of legislation that extends the life of the nation’s 10-year-old program targeting the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, the most extensive campaign a nation ever has mounted against a single disease. Without controversy, the U.S. House and Senate on November (more...)

Pennsylvania: Bipartisan Medical Cannabis Bill

State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) held a press conference to announce the introduction of a bill he drafted with Sen. Mike Folmer (R-48) that would legalize the use of medical cannabis in Pennsylvania. “I would like to thank my colleague Sen. Folmer for his action on (more...)

Applebee’s Continues Tradition of FREE Thank You Meals to Veterans

his Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, Applebee’s is once again continuing the tradition the brand started five years ago by thanking our nation’s veterans and active duty military and inviting them to their neighborhood Applebee’s for a FREE Thank You Meal. Applebee’s expects to (more...)

Youth Drug Prevention Campaign: “A Healthy Me Is Drug FREE™”

NATIONAL RED RIBBON WEEK® CONTEST VOTING IS NOW LIVE AT - Ten schools from across the U.S. will each win $1,000 grant for drug prevention - - Ten families will each win an iPad for their home - Online voting ends on Tuesday, November 19th, at 11:59 p.m. (EST) There will (more...)

Health Care Plans Fly in Face of Middle Class, Poor

State Rep. Kevin Haggerty D-Lackawanna As a state lawmaker I find myself continually disheartened by the inequity among Pennsylvania families’ hard choices when it comes to health care, particularly at a time when there is so much doubt and turmoil in the market for benefits. Yes, I am blessed with a family health (more...)

Thanksgiving: A Cornucopia of Culinary Traditions

In the autumn of 1621, almost one year after the English Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in what is now Massachusetts, they gathered with the Wampanoag Indians for a feast celebrating the colonists’ first successful harvest. A blend of Native American and English Puritan customs, the (more...)

Sen. Stack Joins Call for Corbett to Restore University Funding

Sen. Mike Stack joined the Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties today to demand that Gov. Tom Corbett fully restore the funding slashed from the 14 state-owned universities. Stack (D-Philadelphia) said Pennsylvania’s budgets should no longer be balanced on the backs of students and their families. “Ever since this governor (more...)

The Alikay Naturals October Subscriber Box Takeover

Alikay Naturals has a reputation for providing the richest natural & organic ingredients to create healthy products for all hair textures and skin types. Mineral oil free, petroleum free and silicone free.  “We are honored that CurlKit has enabled Alikay Naturals to take part in celebrating such an amazing milestone for (more...)

European, U.S. Medical Societies Unite on Respiratory Health

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer U.S. and European medical societies are speaking with one voice about the need to address health disparities between socioeconomic groups. The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) are pledging mutual commitment to reducing differences in the health conditions of people (more...)

U.S. Heart Group Takes Prevention Message Global

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer The American Heart Association (AHA) is a world expert on educating people about preventing heart attack and stroke and resuscitating people who’ve suffered a cardiac event. The nongovernmental organization operates international training centers in 69 countries, with training outreach in more than 140 (more...)

Boston, Massachusetts: America’s City of Firsts

Known for its key role in the American Revolution and its excellent educational institutions, Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and the political, commercial and financial center of New England. With a population of 4.6 million, Greater Boston is the 10th-largest U.S. metropolitan area. Explore historic neighborhoods (more...)

Solobay: Report Shows Need for Action on E-Cigarette Bill

State Sen. Tim Solobay said  cited a report from the Centers for Disease Control as a call for quick legislative action on his bill to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. "There is still a lot we don’t know about the long-term use of electronic cigarettes,” Solobay said. “Growing (more...)

Austin, Texas: Fiercely Independent Live Music Capital

Austin, the 11th-largest city in the United States, has adopted the slogan “The Live Music Capital of the World” because it’s home to many musicians and live music venues. Each March, musicians, filmmakers and social media entrepreneurs converge on Austin for the South by Southwest (SXSW) (more...)

September is Baby Safety Month!

Baby Safety Month 2013 Focuses on Sustainable Living and Features a Daily Product Giveaway September is Baby Safety Month, sponsored annually by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). This September, JPMA is helping educate parents and caregivers on sustainable living and green alternatives through our theme, Green is the New Pink (more...)


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