Health & Wellness Spring 2014

Overview

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From This Issue

Opportunities for Giving: Society for Women’s Health Research

WHAT: The Annual Dinner Gala launches The Society for Women’s Health Research’s (SWHR) public initiatives on molecular diagnostics and its impact on women’s health. “This event gathers the key decision-makers and stakeholders in women’s healthcare,” says Phyllis Greenberger, SWHR president and CEO. “Molecular diagnostics provides the critical insights that enable early detection and appropriate treatment.” […]

Opportunities for Giving: Diabetes Research Institute

WHAT: D.R.E.a.M.S. (Diabetes Research, Elegance, and Modern Sophistication) in the City is an evening of live music and dancing, with live and silent auctions. Proceeds are used by Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) scientists to pursue innovative ideas such as the DRI BioHub, a bioengineered “mini organ” that mimics the pancreas, which brings the promise of natural […]

Opportunities for Giving: Massachusetts General Hospital for Children

WHAT: The Aspire Spring Gala helps children, teens, and young adults with autism spectrum disorders make social connections and develop independence. Last year’s event raised more than $1.3 million to further Aspire’s multidisciplinary approach to teaching life skills and behavioral strategies. WHEN: April 3, 2014 WHERE: Four Seasons Hotel Boston, 200 Boylston St., Boston, Mass. CONTACT: Marion […]

Opportunities for Giving: Cleveland Clinic

WHAT: The Cleveland Clinic Children’s Gala is one of Cleveland’s premier events, honoring pediatric patients who have overcome or faced overwhelming adversity with the highest degree of bravery, selflessness, determination, and courage. All proceeds from the event benefit pediatric research and programs for patients at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. WHEN: May 2, 2014, 6 pm WHERE: Cleveland […]

Opportunities for Giving: HealthCorps

WHAT:
 HealthCorps’ The Savory Garden Gala will raise funds to fight the child obesity crisis. Proceeds will expand school programming across the country, including funding for full-time, in-school coordinators to peer-mentor and educate students. Donations also support the materials needed throughout the school year and help to provide interactive lessons in nutrition, fitness, and mental […]

What the Experts Say

1. Probiotic supplements have been found to help balance the good and bad bacteria not only in the gut but also in the mouth.  Q: I’m worried about gum disease. Do probiotics really work? A: In terms of managing periodontal disease, certain probiotics do seem to help. But this research is still in its infancy, and there are no studies […]