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More Hospitals Join "Healthier" Movement

At least three new hospitals or health systems have joined the Healthier Hospitals Initiative since the program’s launch last week.  Now Boulder Community Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Gunderson Lutheran Health System have joined eleven others that are leading the way with innovations. President Gary Cohen of founding HHI organizer Health Care Without Harm says the […]

Continue Reading By on April 10, 2012 in conscious consumerism, environment, frugal, health, sustainable, thrifty

Healthier Hospitals Hold Promise for Patients and Communities

The places we count on to help us get well are learning new ways to get healthier themselves.  A group of more than 500 hospitals in eleven of the nation’s largest health systems is leading the way with the Healthier Hospitals Initiative.  By cutting out waste, using better products and encouraging healthy choices, HHI promises […]

Continue Reading By on April 9, 2012 in conscious consumerism, eating better, environmental, health, sustainable

FDA Not Banning BPA

As consumers, we’re still on our own to sort through risks and benefits of various food packaging and decide if we want to eat products stored in bisphenol-A (BPA) linings.  The Food and Drug Administration has decided not to ban the hormone-disrupting chemical from food packaging.  Today’s official response was a 15-page denial letter addressed […]

Continue Reading By on March 31, 2012 in conscious consumerism, health, parenting