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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.

Alarming Brain Changes Seen in High School Football Players after One Season
by ahendel
January 30, 2015
A recent study suggests that high school football players, show brain changes after a single season of play time, even when a concussion did not occur.  This study adds to prior ...
HealthCorps Study at Benson High School Presented at American Heart Association 2014 Scientific Sessions
by ahendel
January 29, 2015
Findings from the ongoing study at Benson High School were recently presented at the American Heart Association’s 2014 Scientific Sessions.  Preliminary results in this ongoing study suggest that combining innovative health ...
Bugs in the Office
by ahendel
January 28, 2015
The mission: Avoid catching a cold, virus, or bacterial infection this winter The danger: It takes between 2 and 4 hours for germs to spread and contaminate nearly 60% of workplace surfaces.  ...
Quick Swap Outs and a Yummy Recipe
by ahendel
January 27, 2015
Here are some quick swap outs to reduce your sugar load: Instead of licorice enjoy blueberries Instead of mashed potatoes try mashed cauliflower Instead of pasta try spaghetti squash Mini-frittatas for Breakfast Ingredients: 2-3 lean turkey or ...
Shout out to Parents, Lawmakers, and Teachers: What Exercise Can Do
by ahendel
January 23, 2015
In the last 30 years there’s been a decline in the number of minutes that kids exercise. Experts believe that this has contributed to rising rates of childhood diabetes and diabetes ...
Active Alliance Helps Launch HealthCorps Student Ambassador Program
by ahendel
January 22, 2015
Recently two special HealthCorps events took place in CA, through our partnership with The Active Alliance (link to Active Alliance page). The programs hosted at Mendez Learning Center in Boyle Heights, ...
HEALTHCORPS STUDENTS AT LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL LEARN THAT ‘GIVING BACK’ STRENGTHENS MENTAL RESILIENCY
by admin
January 21, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Troshinsky-Vernekoff HealthCorps 917-208-8391 lisa.troshinsky@healthcorps.org HEALTHCORPS STUDENTS AT LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL LEARN THAT ‘GIVING BACK’ STRENGTHENS MENTAL RESILIENCY Lower East Side Preparatory High School Leadership Class Volunteers at Children's Magical Garden in Manhattan On Thursday, January 22, ...
HEALTHCORPS’ HERBERT HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS LEARN THAT GIVING BACK STRENGTHENS MENTAL RESILIENCY
by admin
January 21, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Troshinsky-Vernekoff HealthCorps 917-208-8391 lisa.troshinsky@healthcorps.org HEALTHCORPS’ HERBERT HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS LEARN THAT GIVING BACK STRENGTHENS MENTAL RESILIENCY HealthCorps High School Students Give Back To Community And Volunteer With Food Bank On Wednesday, January 21, HealthCorps students ...
HEALTHCORPS STUDENTS IN LOS ANGELES LEARN THAT ‘GIVING BACK’ STRENGTHENS MENTAL RESILIENCY
by admin
January 21, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Troshinsky-Vernekoff HealthCorps 917-208-8391 lisa.troshinsky@healthcorps.org HEALTHCORPS STUDENTS IN LOS ANGELES LEARN THAT ‘GIVING BACK’ STRENGTHENS MENTAL RESILIENCY HealthCorps Students From Roosevelt High School and Mendez High School Give Back By Cleaning Up Local Garden On ...
HEALTHCORPS STUDENTS AT LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL LEARN THAT ‘GIVING BACK’ STRENGTHENS MENTAL RESILIENCY
by admin
January 21, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Troshinsky-Vernekoff HealthCorps 917-208-8391 lisa.troshinsky@healthcorps.org HEALTHCORPS Students AT LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL LEARN THAT ‘GIVING BACK’ STRENGTHENS MENTAL RESILIENCY Palm Desert High School Students and Rancho Mirage High School Students Volunteer at Food Bank in ...
Co-Workers Who Get Sweaty Together Outside of Work, Work Better Together
by ahendel
January 21, 2015
You might want to make some time to work out with co-workers before or after business hours. If you like your co-workers, then the office environment is probably healthy and supportive. ...
HEALTHCORPS STUDENTS LEARN THAT ‘GIVING BACK’ STRENGTHENS MENTAL RESILIENCY
by admin
January 20, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Troshinsky-Vernekoff HealthCorps 917-208-8391 lisa.troshinsky@healthcorps.org HEALTHCORPS STUDENTS LEARN THAT ‘GIVING BACK’ STRENGTHENS MENTAL RESILIENCY Valley High School’s HealthCorps Students Give Back And Volunteer With Local Community Center On Monday, January 19, HealthCorps students from Valley High ...
WASHINGTON MATHEMATICS SCIENCE TECH CHARTER SCHOOL HEALTHCORPS STUDENTS LEARN THAT GIVING BACK ENHANCES MENTAL RESILIENCY
by admin
January 20, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Troshinsky-Vernekoff HealthCorps 917-208-8391 lisa.troshinsky@healthcorps.org WASHINGTON MATHEMATICS SCIENCE TECH CHARTER SCHOOL HEALTHCORPS STUDENTS LEARN THAT GIVING BACK ENHANCES MENTAL RESILIENCY Student Wellness Club in Washington, DC Learns About Giving Back Through Volunteering On Saturday, January 17, ...
HEALTHCORPS VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS LEARN THAT GIVING BACK STRENGTHENS MENTAL RESILIENCY
by admin
January 20, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Troshinsky-Vernekoff HealthCorps 917-208-8391 lisa.troshinsky@healthcorps.org HEALTHCORPS VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS LEARN THAT GIVING BACK STRENGTHENS MENTAL RESILIENCY HealthCorps High School Students Give Back To Community And Volunteer With Food Bank On Saturday, January 17, HealthCorps students ...
January 2015 Coordinator of the Month: Max Blumenthal
by admin
January 20, 2015
HealthCorps is excited to announce that Max Blumenthal is our first Coordinator of the Month of this year! Jeffrey Hartinger, the Social Media Manager at HealthCorps, spoke with Max about what influenced ...
Candice Kumai’s Roasted Spaghetti Squash
by ahendel
January 20, 2015
If you have started a weight loss program then you’re in need of low calorie, tasty swap outs, especially for dishes like traditional spaghetti. Candice Kumai comes to the rescue, with ...
Sleep Apnea May Impair Exercise Efforts
by ahendel
January 16, 2015
Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing starts and stops.  It’s a risk factor associated with obesity, and it’s also found in people with very thick necks.  The sufferer will typically ...
Spanish Univision Covers Rancho Mirage Highway to Health Festival
by ahendel
January 15, 2015
Rancho Mirage High School recently held its Highway to Health festival, and coordinator Madelyn Perez excitedly shared that reporter Jonathan Oaxaca Notivalle from Noticias Univision came to cover the event.  Highlights ...
Quick tips for Your Health
by ahendel
January 14, 2015
Did you know that introverts spend more time on Facebook?  You might have assumed that extroverts post more on Facebook, but introverts find that Facebook allows them to engage more easily, ...
Love Baked Apples? How About Baked Pears?
by ahendel
January 13, 2015
Baked apples are a pretty traditional American dessert, especially in the winter when so many different varieties of apples are available. Pears also lend themselves to the baking process. Baked ...

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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