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Does Alcohol Keep You Warm?

April 12, 2012

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Does Alcohol Keep You Warm?

Yesterday in Cardio/Health, we were discussing the effects of alcohol on the body and brain when a student asked about drinking a shot of whiskey if you were trapped in the snow and about to freeze to death.  This student (along with a few others) had been given this advice at some point in the […]

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Using Pac-Man to Teach Health

March 30, 2012

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Using Pac-Man to Teach Health

I sat in on a colleague’s health class earlier this week to watch her in action and she brilliantly explained the role of phagocytes in the body by comparing them to Pac-Man.  Making a giant mouth with her hands and working her way around the classroom she explained the the phagocytes were the Pac-Man-like characters […]

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Could My Chocolate Habit be Good For Me?

March 26, 2012

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Could My Chocolate Habit be Good For Me?

Way to go UCSD.  A team led by Beatrice Golomban, associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego, recently completed a study in which they found a correlation between eating chocolate and staying lean.  This caught my eye after hearing a presentation on chocolate and carob last week.  Here’s how the study went down: With […]

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Sugar in Drinks

March 11, 2012

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Sugar in Drinks

I borrowed an idea and some materials from Mrs. Bailey on Friday to demonstrate the sugar content in some popular sports and energy drinks.  We dumped teaspoons full of sugar into a glass to show the amount of sugar in each of these 12 or so drinks.  All of the drinks had more sugar than […]

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