A Winter Visit to the Wakodahatchee Wetlands

It was a cloudless sky when I drove up to the preserve. The Wakodahatchee Wetlands are located in Delray Beach, Florida, on 50 acres of utility land. The area was transformed into a wetlands with public access over a three-quarter mile boardwalk that crosses water, marshes, shallows and small nesting islands. There are gazebos with benches and plenty of wildlife offering a great way to observe birds in their natural habitats.

The Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department’s operates a Water Reclamation Facility that pumps approximately two million gallons of highly treated water through the Wakodahatchee Wetlands.

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Mark Kahler on the pros and cons of travel insurance

Insurance probably isn’t the first thing a traveler thinks about when planning a vacation. But when a cruise ship is stuck in the Gulf of Mexico or a volcano erupts in Europe, travel insurance may start to seem like a good idea. We asked Mark Kahler, the budget travel guide at About.com, about the pros and cons of purchasing insurance before a trip.

 

Could Marijuana Be the Next Big Diabetes Treatment?

It seems like an oxymoron that a drug that gives you the munchies could also be controlling your blood sugar level, but that’s what researchers at Harvard School of Public Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston found in a study of more than 4,500 adults. Their findings were published in The American Journal of Medicine earlier this year.

 

 

Medical Wonders: Secret to a Cancer and Diabetes Free Life

Members of the Laron community are a kind of medical wonder to the doctors who have been studying them. The remote mountains of southern Ecuador, just a short drive from the Peruvian border, are home to a large cluster of dwarfs with Laron syndrome. Scientists believe they are close to developing a pill that would mimic Laron syndrome in healthy adults to prevent cancer and diabetes.

 

Concrete Countertops by EcoSimplista

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The kitchen is the hub of many of today’s green homes. If you are planning a green kitchen remodel, eco-friendly countertops will be an important part of your plans. Stop wasting precious natural resources on your kitchen’s counter-tops. Several brilliant companies now offer environmentally responsible surfaces. Consider recycled tile counter-tops, bamboo counters, concrete counter-tops and the many other options highlighted here. All present attractive and viable alternatives to conventional counter-tops.

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Type 2 diabetes is an inflammatory disease, say researchers

New research from Denmark adds further weight to the idea that type 2 diabetes is an inflammatory disease. The recently published study describes how in mice, during the very early stages of type 2 diabetes, immune cells called macrophages invade pancreatic tissue, releasing large quantities of cytokines – pro-inflammatory proteins – that help destroy insulin-producing beta cells.