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Tips for Going Gluten Free

Many products on the store shelves today carry the words “gluten free” on them. But just what does that mean, and why is it there? The label means plenty!  But in a nutshell, it means avoiding wheat, spelt, barley and rye, and a variety of other grain-based ingredients. Gluten-free foods are being sought out by many people, including the over 3 million people who have celiac disease, as well as millions more who have a gluten intolerance or sensitivity. The good news it that while it may seem like going gluten free is a daunting task, it is actually isn’t all that difficult!

5 Things You May Not Know About Acupuncture

Each year, millions of people in America use acupuncture, a traditional Chinese approach to improving health. While acupuncture has been used in China for over 2,000 years, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), it has become increasingly popular in America over the past few decades. Still, many people are not familiar with what it is and what it can be used for.

“Acupuncture is an effective way to treat many different ailments that people experience,” explains Dr. Gary Kaplan, founder of The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine (www.kaplanclinic.com), located in McLean, VA.  “While some people may be skeptical at first, they end up as fans, after they try acupuncture and see how it helps improve their health and well being.”

Living Well Community Seminar

Living Well Community Seminar

"The Power and the Potential of the Maturing Mind" is the first in a series of four monthly Living Well Community Seminars on the subject of "Brain Health" to be offered by Brooke Grove Retirement Village (BGRV). It will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at Brooke Grove Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 18131 Slade School Road on BGRV’s Sandy Spring campus.

During this FREE presentation, Michael Patterson, founder of mindRAMP & Associates and chair of the Research Committee for the National Center for Creative Aging, will discuss the maturing mind and its potential for continued growth, creativity and wisdom at any age. Recent advances in neuroscience and cognitive aging are overturning long-held myths about inevitable cognitive decline with age.

Montgomery County Urges Citizens to Test Homes for Radon During National Radon Action Month

Montgomery County Urges Citizens to Test Homes for Radon During National Radon Action Month

Radon is Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer in U.S.

Community Radiology Offers Breast Screenings to Uninsured Women in Montgomery County, MD

OLNEY, Md., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Radiology Associates (CRA) www.communityradiology.com is collaborating with other healthcare organizations to provide digital mammograms, and where appropriate, ultrasound, to uninsured residents of Montgomery County, MD.  These breast imaging services are provided at CRA's Olney Imaging Center to help uninsured women detect potential breast cancer at an early stage.

Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center Hosts Classes and Meetings in October and November

The Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center, located at 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring, will host a variety of classes and meetings in October and November. A description of these offering is listed below:

• Evening ESOL Classes. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes continue to be open to new students. The Beginner and Intermediate ESOL classes, for all adults who want to learn English, meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost for the classes is $20. There is also a $20 book fee. To sign up for a class or to receive more information, call 240-777-8400.

Yin Yang Yoga Center's First Live Music Yoga Fundraiser

Ying Yang Yoga is offering a full 1 hour class accompanied by the yogic vibes of various artists from the local area. 

Come experience vinyasa flow with live sound from around the world.

All proceeds from the nights event will be given to Bita's Run for Wellness: A 5K Benefit Run/Walk on Nov.20th in Olney, raising funds to support cancer patients in the local area. For more information on Bita's Run and how to register, please go to www.bitasrun.org

The event will take place on Friday October 15th 7-9 p.m. rsvp to alicia@yinyangyogacenter.com by 10/10; with yoga class from 7-8 , refreshments and more Music from 7-9 pm

Also, come visit Ying Yang at the OLNEY FARMERS MARKET. Every week there's something SPECIAL to "BE FIT, BE WELL!"