Plant-Based Diet Rich in Olive Oil, Tomatoes Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Good News Notes: “Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the US. To avoid it, a mostly plant-based diet is your best bet, according to a meta-analysis published July 6 in Cardiovascular Research.  Researchers from the University of Naples reviewed nearly 100 studies on the relationship between heart disease risk and dietary habits. They focused on…

Seeds of Hope on new journey of healing focused on giving back

Good News Notes: “The sunflowers planted by an area nonprofit are sky high and in full bloom this year. Seeds of Hope was started by the family of Babbette Jaquish. She passed away in 2014 after a long battle with cancer. Each year, her memory is kept alive through sunflowers. This year, the Eau Claire…

Eating Less Meat Means a Healthier Heart

Good News Notes: “For people at any age, eating a healthy, plant-based diet is tied to a lower risk of heart attack and heart disease, two new studies show. Both studies were published Aug. 4 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, and support the heart association’s dietary guidelines. “A nutritionally rich, plant-centered diet is beneficial…

Selma Blair Reveals MS Remission, Details Filming Documentary

Good News Notes: “Selma Blair has been incredibly open about her battle with multiple sclerosis since her diagnosis in 2018, especially on social media. Her Instagram has been a place for her to share all of the ups and downs that came with her illness and treatments. Now, Selma is back with great news: she’s in MS remission. After her diagnosis,…

Olympian Maria Andrejczyk auctions medal for infant’s surgery

Good News Notes: “Not even two weeks since winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics, Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk put it up for auction to help save an infant’s life.  On Monday, she announced that she exceeded her fundraising goal. And she’s keeping her silver medal thanks to the donor who put her…

Living Well: New Technology helps Baptist Health treat chronic pain

Good News Notes: “The CDC says 20% of all adults have suffered from chronic pain sometime within the last three months.  One in three people over age 65 struggle with it regularly.  A breakthrough technology at Baptist Health is allowing people with chronic pain the ability to feel better again. 80-year-old Robert Kelly of Clarendon…