Articles from: April 2017

RUN FUN: Races Beckon Beginners

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by Aimee Hughes

“I’ve run in cities, rural areas and suburbs. I’ve run while deployed to military bases in the Middle East, in cities on four continents, in blazing heat and winter snowstorms,” says Maria Cicio, a licensed professional counselor candidate and marathoner in Grove, Oklahoma.

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Growing Organics: Toxin-Free Farmlands Rise to 4.1 Million Acres

Growing Organics

According to data service Mercaris, the U.S. had .a record 4.1 million acres of organic farmland in 2016, an 11 percent increase over 2014. As of June 2016, the number of certified organic farms reached 14,979, including 1,000 startups. The top states in organic cropland after California, with 688,000 acres, are Montana, Wisconsin, New York and North Dakota.

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Southwest School of Art Hosts Fiesta Arts Fair on April 22, 23

Fiesta Arts Fair

The Southwest School of Art kicks of Fiesta week with the Fiesta Arts Fair on April 22, 23. This family-friendly event celebrates and showcases the contemporary art of 120 artists from all over the nation. Ceramics, paintings, jewelry, glass work, photography and wearable art will be available for purchase, and art-goers will enjoy live music and some of San Antonio’s best Mexican food.

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Tree Terminators: Insects Assault America’s Forests

Insects Assault America’s Forests

In a towering forest of centuries-old eastern hemlocks, the tiny hemlock woolly adelgid spends its life sucking sap and eventually killing the tree. The bug is one example of an expanding horde of insects draining the life out of forests from New England to the West Coast.

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Eggs-pert Advice: How to Buy Good Eggs from Happy Hens

by Judith Fertig

Janice Cole, the author of Chicken and Egg: A Memoir of Suburban Homesteading with 125 Recipes, knows how delicious a really fresh egg tastes. She keeps three chickens she calls “the girls” in the backyard of her suburban Minneapolis home. “Jasmine, a white Silkie, lays small, beige-colored eggs; Keiko a black and white Ameraucana and Silver Wyandotte cross, green eggs; and Peanut, a brown, feathery Cochin mix, brown eggs,” says Cole.

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Chelation Cuts Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

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Researchers from the Mount Sinai Medical Center, in Miami Beach, concluded in a 2016 review of research that chelation therapy using agents such as ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) can significantly reduce risk of cardiovascular events.

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Stand Up March for Science this Earth Day

March for Science

Concerned citizens will unite on April 22 for a March for Science in Washington, D.C., and locations around the world to champion robustly funding and publicly communicating science for the common good as a pillar of freedom and prosperity. The group is calling on political leaders and policymakers to enact evidencebased standards in the public interest.

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Celebrate Earth Day with Food, Fun, Education on April 22 at Woodlawn Lake Park

Earth Day

In 1970, 20 million Americans joined together to promote environmental reform, and Earth Day was born. Now countries all over the world celebrate this special day that honors our precious planet. This year you can join the celebration by participating in Earth Day festivities at Woodlawn Lake Park.

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Barefoot Running Improves Technique

Barefoot Running Improves Technique

Barefoot running has become a popular activity for athletes, and with the right training, can be a helpful tool for many runners. A recent study from the University of Jaén, in Spain, confirms the benefits of barefoot running. Researchers set out to determine what types of changes a 12-week program of barefoot running would produce in foot strike patterns, inversion, eversion and foot rotation.

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13th Any Baby Can Walk for Autism and a Superhero 5K Return on April 22

Any Baby Can's Walk for Autism

Any Baby Can of San Antonio invites the community to walk . . .for autism on April 22 at the Helotes Cornyval Grounds. This official Fiesta event and the Any Baby Can Foundation provide support for families raising individuals with autism and other disabilities.

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