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Sponsor spotlight: Harbor Square Athletic Club Healthy Lifestyle Tip good protein sources – My Edmonds News

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food ~ Hippocrates

Protein can help you shed those unwanted pounds and keep your belly full. But its important to eat the right amount and the right kind of protein to get its health benefits.

SeafoodSeafood is an excellent source of protein because its usually low in fat. Fish such as salmon is a little higher in fat, but it is the heart-healthy kind: it has omega-3 fatty acids.

White-Meat PoultryStick to the white meat of poultry for excellent, lean protein. Dark meat is a little higher in fat. The skin is loaded with saturated fat, so remove skin before cooking.

Milk, Cheese and YogurtNot only are dairy foods like milk, cheese, and yogurt excellent sources of protein, but they also contain valuable calcium, and many are fortified with vitamin D. Choose skim or low-fat dairy to keep bones and teeth strong and help prevent osteoporosis.

EggsEggs are one of the least expensive forms of protein. The American Heart Association says normal healthy adults can safely enjoy an egg a day.

BeansOne-half cup of beans contains as much protein as an ounce of broiled steak. Plus, these nutritious nuggets are loaded with fiber to keep you feeling full for hours.

Pork TenderloinThis great and versatile white meat is 31 percent leaner than it was 20 years ago.

SoyFifty grams of soy protein daily can help lower cholesterol by about 3 percent. Eating soy protein instead of sources of higher-fat protein and maintaining a healthy diet can be good for your heart.

Lean BeefLean beef has only one more gram of saturated fat than a skinless chicken breast. Lean beef is also an excellent source of zinc, iron, and vitamin B12.

Protein on the GoIf you dont have time to sit down for a meal, grab a meal replacement drink, cereal bar or energy bar. Check the label to be sure the product contains at least 6 grams of protein and is low in sugar and fat.

Protein at BreakfastResearch shows that including a source of protein like an egg or Greek yogurt at breakfast along with a high-fiber grain like whole wheat toast can help you feel full longer and eat less throughout the day.

Source: Webmd.com courtesy Harbor Square Athletic Club

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Asheville Wellness Tours offer healthy lifestyle experiences – Mountain Xpress

When Erin Reillywanted to make her best friends bachelorette trip to Asheville a perfectexperience, she looked for a unique way to tour the city. Asheville Wellness Toursofferedthe bestway to experience the holistic side of Asheville, mixed with history and local shopping, she says.

I thought it would be a great way to explore downtown Asheville and experience different wellness techniques and most of all relax with a group of friends, says Reilly. This tour is different from other Asheville tours because you get a hands-on experience while exploring what makes Asheville so unique its history dedicated to wellness and personal care. Instead of just going on a bus tour that takes you around town, we were able to actually taste honey, smell essential oils and listen to music.

As wellness travel specialists for the Asheville area, local yoga instructorKim Dryeand tour guideNicole Will help tourists navigatethe wellness experiences Asheville has to offer. Drye created Asheville Wellness Tours afterfriends and acquaintances asked for her recommendations of yoga classes, herb store, massage, acupuncture, accommodations and breweries. Will providedthe expertise of nearly 20 years in thetourism industry a quarter of themcrafting yoga retreats in Ecuador.

Drye and Will offer a curated experience of bachelorette weekends, special events in town or two-hour walking tours that highlight Asheville businesses promoting wellness.

The town of Asheville started growing during the age of tuberculosis, when visitors would come for the clean mountain air, temperate climate and healthy lifestyle, says Will, who offers snippets of history, architectural insightsand interesting stories throughout the walking tour. This wellness aspectremained an element of our community since the growth of Asheville began. For us, its a way to allow visitors to experience our city through that lens.

Wellness tourism as a niche market has been growing, says Will, noting that the experienceof an outdoor mecca or foodiegroupis a fun way to exploreAsheville, especially when a wellness perspective is added.

The Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau reports that, on average, 29,800 people visit Buncombe County each day and spend $5.2 million.The main reason given for an overnight leisure trip is visiting friends and family. The second most frequentreasonis touring, which increased from 22 percent to 25 percent between 2015 and 2016.

Since Drye and Will began the business this past year, 90 percent of Asheville Wellness Tours participants are overnight visitors, withtwo to eight people per tour and two to fourtours per week. The busy season, Drye notes, is primarily April to November.

Thetop-twoactivities on an overnight trip to Asheville, as reported by the bureau, are shopping and landmark or historic site visitation. Asheville Wellness Tours hits the nail on the head.

Thewalking tour merges shopping, touring and viewing historical landmarks, all within two hours. It includes visits tolocal businesses that havean educational wellness component, such as the Herbiary, where staff offer a demonstration and presentation about how to discern the purity and uses of essential oils (and participants to get a sample to take home). At the Bee Charmer, participants heara talk about the benefits of honey, such as using wildflower honey for allergies, and they get a sampling of the different types of honey soldin the store.

Other tour stopsinclude tea sampling at Dobra Tea, juice sampling at Green Sage, organic lotion and soap education at C & Co., and kombucha tasting at the Buchi Bar. Tours end with a short and accessible yoga practice in Pack Square led by the tour guides, whoare also local yoga instructors. Add-on options include a visit to the Asheville Salt Cave, massage or acupuncture with a local practitioner, or sound healing at Skinny Beats.

The goal is to connect visitors to the wellness community we have here. We have been carefully networking for skilled and experienced practitioners to offer their services for those who come to town looking for wellness experiences but not sure where to start, says Drye, who also curates tailored experiences.

We are developing alliances within the community, she explains, noting that the businesses visited on the tours are happy with the arrangement.

Asheville Wellness Tours also offer special events, including Yoga on the Mountain, a combination hiking and yoga adventure, and Sip & Stretch, a yoga class followed by a ginger beer at local brewery Gingers Revenge. We consider the service we offer to be a complement to Ashevilles reputation as a food/beer scene and outdoor playground, says Drye.

Something that happened organically is the bachelorette parties, saysWill. [Participants]are wanting an alternative to the boozy party scene of Vegas. These groups want to do the PubCycle and eat good food, but they want something more. Will and Drye offer a weekend that is customized to the groups interest including group tarot reading, essential oil anointing ceremonies and massages at an Airbnb.

I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in the history of Asheville, but especially to anyone interested in meditation, yoga or any other activity where you focus on the well-being of body and soul, says Reilly. My favorite part of the tour was definitely the honey tasting and our tour guide Nicoles wonderful recommendations for places to eat and visit in the city.

Most participants are wanting to experience downtown or get a glimpse of the city through the wellness perspective, says Drye. We personally have a love for the town deeply rooted in community. We want to spread the concept of wellness in general as an awareness practice and a personal journey. There are many ways to create a sense of well-being in your own life, and these are just some of the ways.

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Can a Healthy Lifestyle Lead to Longer Attention Spans? – Medical News Bulletin

Executive functions consist of sets of important cognitive functions that undergo a major developmental phase throughout adolescence. These executive cognitive processes include attentional control, inhibitory control, working memory, and cognitive flexibility, in addition to reasoning, problem-solving, and planning, and are essential for academic performance and physical and mental health. Attentional control is understood to be essential in any learning process, as it facilitates selective attention to particular stimuli while simultaneously inhibiting other distractions. During adolescence, modifiable factors that make a healthy lifestyle, such as diet and physical activity may promote cognitive development and attention capacity.

Previous research has suggested that dietary patterns may demonstrate a stronger association with executive functions than single nutrient/food intakes. Since similar implications may apply to the study of attention capacity, an article published in British Journal of Nutrition aimed to investigate the associations of dietary patterns and macronutrient composition with attention capacity in European adolescents.

The cross-sectional study examined 384 (165 male and 219 female) adolescent participants between the ages of 12.5 and 17.5 years from five European countries in the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence study. The d2 Test of Attention was administered in a classroom under the supervision of a fieldworker to examine attention capacity and response inhibition, and dietary intake was evaluated through two non-consecutive 24 hour recalls using a computer-based self-administered tool. Three dietary patterns were assessed: diet quality index considered quality, diversity, and equilibrium; ideal diet score (advocated by the American Heart Association) which is based on the DASH diet and has previously been linked to cognitive performance in children; and Mediterranean diet score, which has been correlated with cognition in older adults. Additionally, macronutrient and fibre intakes were calculated.

Data analysis indicated that a healthier diet pattern (higher diet quality index and ideal diet score) was associated with greater attention capacity in European adolescents. Interestingly, little evidence suggested that the Mediterranean diet score or macronutrient/fibre intake were correlated with attention capacity. In order to more comprehensively investigate these relationships, intervention studies evaluating a causal relationship between a healthy lifestyle, diet quality and attention capacity in adolescence are required.

Western diets rich in meat and refined sugars but poor in vegetables, fruits and fish have been associated with impaired cognitive function due to increased oxidative stress, neuroinflammation, and impaired blood-brain barrier integrity. Fruits and vegetables that contain high levels of neuroprotective polyphenols and micronutrients such as folate may be crucial for cognitive development. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which is vulnerable to changes in the diet, may also influence cognition, due to its involvement in the growth and survival of many types of neurons and synaptic plasticity. As well, insulin resistance and high blood pressure may negatively influence cognition.

There is a myriad of factors that influence cognition, attention and executive function. This study sheds some light on a healthy lifestyle, including nutrition as an important factor influencing executive function in adolescence. Improving overall nutrition is an important strategy to improve attention control in adolescents.

Written byJordyn Posluns, B.Sc. (Hons)

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SF health center to host wellness walk – Finger Lakes Times

SENECA FALLS The Seneca Falls Health Center will host its first Family Fun Walk for Wellness on Thursday (Sept. 7).

The event will run from 5 to 7 p.m. The health center is on the campus of New York Chiropractic College.

The one-mile walk or run is a health-focused, family-friendly event designed to encourage school-aged children to learn about the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices as they start the school year. The event will include a health fair, free drawings, giveaways, refreshments and more.

Participants are invited to tour the Seneca Falls Health Center and meet the doctors, acupuncturists, clinicians and students who provide chiropractic care, acupuncture, Oriental medicine and nutritional counseling to the community.

Wegmans has sponsored four water stations along the walk route that will provide healthy, back-to-school information presented by NYCCs chiropractic and acupuncture students. Participants who stop at each water station will also receive a child-friendly giveaway.

The Seneca County Sheriffs Department will provide free SAFE Child ID cards, and many other community partners will be available to share information on a wide variety of health-related topics. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Eaves Family Dental Group, Finger Lakes Health, MVP Healthcare, Ovid Community Health Center, Seneca County Addictions/Prevention Program, Society for the Care and Protection of Children/WIC, Wayne County Action Program and Wegmans will participate under a tent next to the health center.

The Seneca Falls Health Center, an affiliate of the New York Chiropractic College, provides patient-centered, natural chiropractic care, acupuncture, Oriental medicine and nutritional counseling to the community. Call (315) 568-3166 or visit the health centers Facebook Page @sfallshealthcenter for more information about the family fun walk.

The Seneca Falls Health Center offers convenient hours, short wait times, close parking and participates in most insurance programs.

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Yili Signs with Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games to become the First Healthy Food Enterprise with the Label of … – Markets Insider

BEIJING, Aug. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On the morning of August 30 (Beijing time), Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (BOCOG) and Yili Group officially announced that: Yili Group will be the only supplier of dairy products for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Sticking to the idea of “Keep Climbing All the Way and Infuse Vigor into the Chinese Dream”, put forward by its chairman Pan Gang, Yili rekindles the relationship with the Olympics andhas becomethe only food supplier for both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games – Yili has led the trail for the Chinese dairy industry.

Yili became the first and also the only dairy product sponsor for the Olympics starting in 2005. For over 12 years, Yili hasgrown along with the Olympics, has stood out as a top Asian dairy industry and the top eight worldwide. Today, Yili holds hands with Beijing 2022 Winter Games to engage in the invigoration of the Chinese Dream.

Participants said that Yili’s partnership with the Winter Olympics will provide distinguished guests worldwide with the best products and services during the Games. Yili also advocates a healthy lifestyle and advertises winter sports, boosting the national health through deeds.

Yili echoes the Olympic Spirit in advancing the health development of human beings. Chinese Olympic Committee tries to promote health via sports, while Yili obtains this goal with quality product and services. This explains why COC chose Yili.

Pan Gang said that after the12-year cooperation, the Olympic Spirit “higher, faster, stronger” has already been integrated into Yili’s genes. As indicated in the theme “Keep Climbing All the Way”, Yili always seeks self-transcendence and has implemented such spirit into every development milestone. The cooperation between Yili and COC is based on the shared values and Yili’s intention to let every customer enjoy their health. Yili is proud of providing services for global events and assisting the Chinese towards a healthy Chinese Dream.

Yili believes in “Yili represents the highest quality”, andhas becomea global leader in the dairy industry through endless innovation andglobal strategies. It presented several impressive appearances on the global stage on behalf of Chinese enterprises. In terms of quality, Yili follows the “quality-first” strategy and introduces quality management to every partner of global production chains, forming a quality management system worldwide for healthy food that meets Olympian standards. In terms of innovation, Yili actively implements the “whole-chain innovation” strategy for the realization of the innovation and upgrading of the whole production chain and to establish “global smart line” for the introduction of global innovative resources. In terms of globalization, Yili, under the strategy of “global network”, has initially created the establishment of a global resource network, a global R&D network and a global market network covering Asia, Oceania, Europe and America. It provides customers with quality products and services by the integration of the optimal resources of milk source, technology and talent.

Yili is committed to delivering a healthy lifestyle to over a billion customers. Joining hands with the Olympics again, Yili has become the first healthy-food provider worldwide that meets the “Both Olympics” standard. With this, Yili will embark on a new journey to transfer nutrition and vitality with Olympia quality, to accelerate the healthy Chinese Dream, and contribute to China’s goal of building a prosperous society in all respects.

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Cosmetic surgery actually helps people quit smoking – Yahoo Health

Its no secret that its hard to quit smoking, and many people who want to break the habit struggle to do so. But new research has found there might be one surprising method that actually works: plastic surgery.

The link seems random, but its not. Smokers who want to undergo plastic surgery are generally advised by their doctors to stop smoking for at least two weeks before their procedure. And, according to a long-term follow-up study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,many patients end up continuing not to smoke, or at least smoke less, in the years after their surgery.

The study included 85 patients who were smokers when they were evaluated for plastic surgery. Five years after the surgery, 47 of those patients (most of whom were women, with an average age of 40) responded to a follow-up survey. The most common procedures were a tummy tuck, breast lift, and face-lift. After excluding five social smokers, the surveyincluded 42 people who reported being daily smokers before cosmetic surgery.

In the follow-up, about 40 percent of those patients said they no longer smoked on a daily basis, and nearly 25 percent had not smoked at all since their surgery. Also worth noting: Most people said they had reduced their smoking habit by some amount, and 70 percent said that discussing their increased surgical risks with the plastic surgeon positively affected their ability to quit or reduce smoking.

But half of the patients said they kept on smoking before their surgery, even though they were advised not to, and nearly a quarter said they continued to smoke up to the day of their procedure. The complication rate was higher in those patients 24 percent of them had post-surgical issues, as opposed to14 percent of patients who stopped smoking. Serious wound-healing complications also occurred in two people, both of whom kept smoking before their procedure.

I think perhaps what we saw with our study is the power of targeted messaging when trying to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors in patients, the lead author of the study,Aaron C. Van Slyke, MD, of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, tells Yahoo Beauty. We showed that specificallydiscussing the adverse effects of smoking on the patients surgical outcome was more influential in helping patients quit smoking than a discussion around the general negative effects of smoking on their health.

He continues: In addition to this, as plastic surgeons, patients often present to us withconcerns about quality of life and appearance. As such, these patients may therefore be more receptive to learning about smoking and other health issues that can impact their future. This might allow plastic surgeons to be more effective at promoting healthy lifestyle modificationsthat extend well beyond the surgeon-patient interactions during cosmetic surgery.

Plastic surgeons usually advise their patients to stop smoking before a procedure because the nicotine in cigarettes affects the small blood vessels of the skin, increasing the risk of complications, plastic surgeon Jacob D. Steiger, MD, of Steiger Facial Plastic Surgery, tells Yahoo Beauty. People who smoke thus have a higher risk of healing issues because the blood flow can be diminished, he explains.

Continuing to smoke when youve been advised not to before a procedure can give you a three-times-greater risk of healing issues after surgery, especially when it comes to cosmetic surgeries like face-lifts, Steiger says.

The phenomenon of plastic surgery prompting people to quit smoking isnt unique to this study. Steiger says hes seen it in his practice too. Most people stop smoking before surgery and continue to be smoke-free afterwards, he says. This is a huge benefit to both their health and appearance.

Obviously, you shouldnt have plastic surgery just so you can quit smoking. But if youre interested in plastic surgery and have been looking for a way to kick the habit, its good to know that there could be an added benefit to going under the knife.

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Humpday Health: Healthy food options and meal plans in schools – WWAY NewsChannel 3

Photo: Justin McKee/WWAYWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) We really encourage them to make those healthy, balanced choices through the nutrition education in our dining hall, said Ana Forte, the regional wellness manager for Flik Independent School Dining.

A big part of any students day is their time in the cafeteria.

Not just because they get to interact with their friends; theyre also fueling their bodies to learn, but they need the right kind of fuel.

Your brain is a muscle, and what you feed your brain affects how that muscle is going to work. So if youre feeding it high sugary foods, then the brain is going to end up taking all that energy at once, but burning it very quickly, said Forte.

Four years ago, Cape Fear Academy partnered with Flik Independent School Dining to assist in creating a healthy meal plan for their students.

A dietitian works with Cape Fears in-house chef to craft a menu that is nutritionally balanced, addresses various health concerns, and meets the diverse needs of the students.

If a child has a well-balanced meal with a protein, a carbohydrate, fruits, and vegetables, theyre balanced, which means theyre coming into the classroom invigorated with energy and ready to learn, said Becky Van Heukelom, a teacher at Cape Fear Academy.

Half the battle is providing the healthy food options. The other side of the coin is explaining to the kids why their nutrition matters.

The nutrition education is especially important for the younger children, because if we can teach them at a younger age to make half of their plate fruits and vegetables, to eat the proper amount of protein, carbohydrates, theyre gonna take that with them through college, through the rest of their career, said Forte.

Kickstarting a healthy lifestyle now could make all the difference when your child grows up.

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New wellness app Vimcity promotes a healthy lifestyle – ABC NEWS 4

Being healthy is about more than just exercise. That’s the idea behind a new wellness app right here in the Lowcountry.

Most people think working out means sweating. But for some, fitness is a more than just working out. It’s a lifestyle.

Dr. Susan Johnson and Rebecca Blackman Ramsay launched the app “Vimcity” in April.

“Trying to build healthy communities through engagement, using a mobile app as a tool,” Dr. Johnson said.

It’s all about getting healthy and maintaining it.

“Your home screen has the locations that are closest to you that are health promoting businesses,” said Blackman Ramsay.

Director of fitness and partner at Hylo, Josh Durbin said, “It’s nice to have a site now that you can go to that really caters to the health minded to have one place to go where you can find your health and fitness options, good nutritional options.”

More than 600 of those options… The app shows you community events, shopping and fitness classes. You can even track your steps.

“I believe that we can’t have too many healthy options in town,” Durbin said.

The app puts hundreds of healthy options right at your fingertips

Vimcity is free for you to download. It’s also free for local businesses. There’s an incentive program so you can unlock deals the more you use the app. Local businesses also offer exclusive deals through it too.

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Get your healthy lifestyle back on track post vacations – Khaleej Times – Khaleej Times

While summer is a good time off to unwind, recharge, connect with family and friends, and explore new cultures and destinations, we often find ourselves indulging with food and drinks and skipping on exercise.

“I need a vacation after the vacation”. How many of you can identify with this sentence?

While summer is a good time off to unwind, recharge, connect with family and friends, and explore new cultures and destinations, we often find ourselves indulging with food and drinks and skipping on exercise. Knowing that our waist line has expanded puts us in a panic mode or regret that throws away all the fun time we had.

Here are tips on how to get back to your healthy routine of good food and exercise, so you can remember the good times without regret.

> Start with baby steps. It becomes overwhelming when you put a task too hard to accomplish, so breaking it up into small parts can help make it easier to complete. For example, instead of planning to restart exercise five days a week for an hour each time, start by three days a week for a half hour each and then build upon it.

> Rehydrate your body. Water is the key to get your metabolism to work properly and help get rid of toxins. It also gives the skin the glow it needs and protects it from chaffing in this heat. We need about eight glasses of water a day or two litres minimum, as requirements increase in exercise and heat.

> Load up on fruits and vegetables. They are rich in vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals that help fight free radicals that damage the various cells. Fruits and vegetables also keep a healthy digestive tract and nourish your hair and nails after being beat up by the sun.

> Stay away from meat for few days. Add on more vegetarian options like beans, lentils and various grains like millet and quinoa to your daily meals. Don’t forget to get fish often as it’s high in omega-3 oil that protects cell membranes.

> Take care of your emotional and mental health. Even though you just arrived from vacation, sometimes the toll of family duties and running around from place to place could leave your body and mind drained. Get a body treatment like a massage or a scrub that can help relieve some of the stress, or do some yoga or meditation to help you clear your mind and recharge your energy.

> Get seven to eight hours of sleep daily. Good sleep helps your brain function properly and prepares you for the daily tasks that include making the right decisions in your daily life. One of those decisions is making healthy food choices and controlling portions.

Find below a recipe for an energising nutritious drink that helps boost your mood.

>1 cup blueberries

> cup fresh or frozen raspberries

> 1/3c sliced cooked beets

> cup plain fat free Greek yogurt

> cup fresh orange juice

> 1 teaspoon honey

Put all ingredients in a blender and add ice cubes as needed, blend at high speed and enjoy.

Zeina Soueidan is a clinical dietician at the Right Bite Nutrition Centre

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SEPC supports Arnold Palmer healthy lifestyles summer camp – The Produce News

August 24, 2017

In a continued effort to support communities in the Southeast, the Southeast Produce Council funded a six-week healthy lifestyles program for families at Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando, FL.

The summer session offered children and their families the opportunity to learn more about exercise, healthy eating, positive self-image, and more, while using a family-centered approach. Participants also set goals to achieve by the end of the six-week session. The program was led by Shaista Safder, who is certified in obesity care and management.

“We had a very successful healthy lifestyle summer program this year our best so far,” Safder said in a press release. “Participants benefited immensely and were extremely grateful for the education and support they received. None of this would have been possible without our sponsor support from Southeast Produce Council, including Produce for Kids and FreshPoint. Our participant families definitely reaped the benefits of this partnership.”

Southeast Produce Council members, FreshPoint Central Florida and Produce for Kids provided additional support, including a supply of fresh produce during the program, along with fruit- and vegetable-focused recipe ideas, cookbooks and kitchen gadgets.

We were very excited to help financially and actively in this exciting program to promote healthy lifestyle tips to all of the families that participated this year. These types of consumer educational programs are at the very core of what the SEPC is all about, David Sherrod, president and chief executive officer of the Southeast Produce Council, said in the press release. Arnold Palmer Hospital is one of the nations premier health facilities for children, and we proudly support all their tremendous efforts.

The Southeast Produce Council is also a Finish Line sponsor of Arnold Palmers Walk for Winnie, a year-long fundraising campaign culminating in a celebration event that benefits the Alexander Center for Neonatology at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies.

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