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Welcome to our Healthy Topics Blog. This is where HealthCorps fans can get the inside scoop on healthy eating, lifestyle tips and what’s happening on the frontlines of HealthCorps. If you like something, leave a comment! We’d love to know what’s on your mind.

Is Bone Broth Really a Healthy Trend?
by ahendel
June 29, 2015
This relatively new broth-based trend is hitting supermarkets, salad bars, and restaurants. The broth is made from simmering beef and chicken bones in water for 24-48 hours. The claim is that ...
Exercise Labeled the Miracle Cure-All
by ahendel
June 26, 2015
Recently the professors at the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in the United Kingdom labeled exercise as the miracle cure-all, after reviewing a number of well-recognized studies.  The report they released: ...
HealthCorps Is In the News
by ahendel
June 25, 2015
Arden-Carmichael News: HealthCorps students entertained, educated peers at health fair May 14, 2015   Punzoné: Healthcorps Perennial Garden Gala May 12, 2015   97.9 KPOD: Kudos for Kids announces great work at Del Norte High School May 12, ...
Celebrating Wellness Wednesday with Teas from Around the World
by ahendel
June 24, 2015
Nowadays there are so many teas to choose from. This powerhouse drink can offer you some major health benefits. Embrace a daily tea habit (unsweetened or very lightly sweetened is best). ...
June 2015 Coordinator of the Month: Sukhee Ramawickrama
by admin
June 23, 2015
We are excited to announce Sukhee Ramawickrama, Coordinator at Brooklyn Lab High School, as our June Coordinator of the Month. Jeffrey Hartinger, the Social Media Manager at HealthCorps, spoke with Sukhee about ...
Get to Know Some Alternative Oils
by ahendel
June 23, 2015
Most of us regularly cook with olive oil or vegetable oil. Olive oil is rich in healthy monounsaturated fat, while vegetable oil is rich in polyunsaturated fat, which also offers health ...
Yoga and Heart Health
by ahendel
June 19, 2015
Practicing yoga regularly may reduce heart disease as effectively as walking or biking.  The research review in the European Journal of Prevention Cardiology (2014; doi:10.1177/2047407314562741) reviewed 37 randomized, controlled trials involving ...
Del Norte Triplicate Highlights HealthCorps Food Fight at Del Norte High School
by ahendel
June 18, 2015
The local publication, Del Norte Triplicate recently highlighted a final Teen Battle Chef competition at Del Norte High School in California. The following is an excerpt from the coverage. Food fight at ...
Hydration for the Young Athlete
by ahendel
June 17, 2015
In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics established the following exercise hydration guidelines for younger athletes. Provide healthy fluids for drinking before, during and after workout and fitness experiences. For most kids between ...
Mediterranean Diet + Nuts = Prevention of Age-related Cognitive Decline
by ahendel
June 16, 2015
This health research alert came to us from our partners, the California Walnut Board.  It highlights how certain dietary choices can improve your health or prevent disease.  In this case, eating ...
Dr. Oz’s HealthCorps launches national training in Houston for first time
by admin
June 16, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Stephanie Gooel HealthCorps® Phone: 917-512-6653 Email: Stephanie.Gooel@healthcorps.org Karen Wilkinson HealthCorps® Phone: 707-845-9783 Email: Karen.Wilkinson@healthcorps.org Dr. Oz’s HealthCorps launches national training in Houston for first time HISD summer school students at Sharpstown High School participate in fitness, nutrition and ...
A Swim for Healthy Kids and Communities
by admin
June 12, 2015
HealthCorps supporter, Melissa Burroughs, is setting on a brave challenge to raise money for HCU: on June 14 she’s making the 4.4 mile swim across Maryland's Chesapeake Bay in the 23rd ...
Treadmill or Elliptical For My Workout?
by ahendel
June 12, 2015
If you really want to burn calories then choose the treadmill. Though you may be able to mimic intensity, the constantly moving belt on the treadmill forces you to work harder ...
What’s Been Happening Lately at HealthCorps
by ahendel
June 11, 2015
Cleveland Metropolitan School District Honors Promoters of Healthy Eating & Exercise On May 5, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District hosted an awards ceremony to honor schools, principals, teachers and parents working to ...
Health and Wellness Quick Tips
by ahendel
June 10, 2015
Caramel color, a popular ingredient in sodas and other drinks may pose a cancer risk to consumers.  A February 18th study in PLOS One looked at several studies and health reports ...
Is There a Healthy Granola?
by ahendel
June 9, 2015
Many granola options are full of extra sugar, refined grains, and loads of dried fruit, shredded coconut, and nuts. A half cup can have as much as 250 calories or more, ...
Skip Sleep So I Can Exercise in the AM?
by ahendel
June 5, 2015
For many of us with busy lives, there may be days when we are forced to choose between a full night’s sleep, and getting up early to exercise. Getting less than ...
Learning Garden Planting Day at Elizabeth Learning Center a Huge Success
by ahendel
June 4, 2015
On Thursday, April 16th, a Learning Garden was planted at Elizabeth Learning Center (ELC) in Los Angeles, CA. This was generously donated to ELC through an organization called The Kitchen Community. Lara ...
Why You Might Want to Kick the Diet Soda Habit
by ahendel
June 3, 2015
A recent Time Magazine Health Briefing examined the downsides of a diet soda habit.  Here are some of the highlights: Your brain senses “sweetness” but doesn’t get the expected calorie reward. Your ...
Running toward healthier body image, self esteem and acceptance
by admin
June 2, 2015
Media Contact: Karen.Wilkinson@healthcorps.org 707-845-9783 HealthCorps running program at Health Professions High will culminate with 5k Women’s Fitness Festival run at State Capitol DATE: Sunday, June 7, 2015 TIME: 7:30 a.m. start time PLACE: starting and finishing at ...

Amy Hendel, P.A.

Known as The HealthGal, our resident Health Editor and blogger, Amy Hendel is a popular medical and lifestyle reporter, lifestyle expert, columnist and spokesperson. Trained as a Physician Assistant and nutritionist, she maintains a private practice as a Health Coach in New York City and Los Angeles, CA. Her first book Fat Families Thin Families (BenBella Publishers) released in June 2008 and offers a "family team" approach to helping families cope with obesity and its related health issues. The soft cover version released in June of 2010 under the new title, The 4 Habits of Healthy Families.

Amy currently hosts What’s for Lunch?, Food Rescue and Simple Smoothies at Healthination. She’s also a contributing health and nutrition expert at HealthCentral and Buddha Teas. She’s been a guest on Today, Good Morning America, FOX News, Access Hollywood Live, Marie! Rachel Ray, The 700 Club, EXTRA, and national and local news and talk shows. Past producer/Host of healthy home segments on HouseSmarts, Amy has also hosted Westwood One’s Good Eating Good Living, Lifetime's Stories on the Beach, HealthZone (PBS), and Pfizer's On the Road to Pain Relief. She's also a frequently quoted expert in national magazines and publications.

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