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Soda: an Infographic

Soda: an Infographic

Fruit, though sweet, is an important part of a healthy diet.  At the other end of the sugar spectrum is soda.  It’s devoid of nutrients and so acidic that it erodes tooth enamel.  Cherry Coke is one of the most acidic drinks, registering in with a pH of 2.5.  To...
Are Free Range Eggs Really Better?

Are Free Range Eggs Really Better?

This question originally appeared on Quora. Will Wister, investment fund manager, health advocate and intellectual philanthropist, explains how free range eggs are not necessarily from chickens raised on a pasture: It’s important to distinguish between “free range eggs” and “pastured eggs” According to the law, “free-range” doesn’t really mean much of anything....
If a high sugar diet is bad for you, why is fruit healthy?

If a high sugar diet is bad for you, why is fruit healthy?

Don't look at nutrition through a simple "macro-nutrient" perspective. Fruits and vegetables are not just "calories" or "grams of sugar". They are nutritional packages that combine multiple difference micro- / macro- / phyto- nutrients.
Peakfoods: a new way to know local

Peakfoods: a new way to know local

Peakfoods is a visual database of foods that are in season now where you live. The site automatically detects location. Access from an iPhone and it acts just like a mobile app. Mouse over or tap the food to explore nutrition info and recipes...
The Neurological Benefits of Play

The Neurological Benefits of Play

Bradley Voytek explains via Quora how play has profound neurological impacts, like enhancing your ability to learn and problem solve.
How do Pain Relievers work?

How do Pain Relievers work?

Ever wondered how 2 tiny Advils can make a headache or sore muscles fade away? TEDed, the new educational arm of TED, explains with a short, informative video below.
A cure for MS?

A cure for MS?

Dr. Terry Wahls, a Professor at the University of Iowa College, suffers from MS. In 2007 she was contrained to a chair and could barely walk twenty feet even with two crutches. Two years later she was able to ride 18 miles on her bike and her MS had...
Behind the Scenes @healthsterling

Behind the Scenes @healthsterling

This blog showcases what we think are the greatest ideas in health from conferences to tech revolutions to bioanimation. Today I invite you to take a quick peek at our philosophy plus an inside glance at some of the projects currently underway with Sterling Health. “I like your site..what is it that you do?” Our...
TEDTalk: How to see inside the brain

TEDTalk: How to see inside the brain

How do we know what happens in the brain? Technology and a little color turn out to be a great place to start.  Thanks to advancements in staining and imaging technoques, neuroscientists can make neurons show and glow.  Harvard researcher Jeff Lichtman has even modified a mouse to have a...
Avocado 101

Avocado 101

A guest blog from our friends at Frunzi Farms about those little green wonders known as Avocados: There are close to 500 avocado varieties.  Can you believe it!?  Before we moved to this boutique farm (now known as Frunzi Farms), I never cared for the taste of an avocado.  The primary...
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Scientists Gamify Mapping the Brain

Scientists Gamify Mapping the Brain

In 2011 the game foldit enabled the masses to solve scientific mysteries by discovering the structure of proteins.  Gamers solved an HIV enzyme riddle that had confounded scientists for a decade — in three weeks.  There’s a new science game in town, this time focused on understanding the human mind. “Have you ever wondered why every person...
Your blood vessels laid end-to-end could circumnavigate the Earth..twice

Your blood vessels laid end-to-end could circumnavigate the Earth..twice

Fresh from the Sterling Health Creative Labs.. Tweet
Fresh Food: Farm to Table

Fresh Food: Farm to Table

Eating is more than merely a way to provide energy for the body; it is an experience that nurtures our bodies, minds, and spirits. Eating locally grown foods provides more than healthy fare for our bodies; it helps to support healthy farms and create healthy communities.
Swiss Army Liver

Swiss Army Liver

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BioDigital Human

BioDigital Human

Welcome to BioDigital Human, a remarkable project that NYU researchers presented and demonstrated at TEDMED.  As described by its founders, BioDigital Human is made such that Anatomical landmarks are paired with embedded education, instructive and training information.  BioDigital Human is the most intuitive way to organize and navigate medical information. Check out the video below....
Alabama's Largest Yoga Class

Alabama’s Largest Yoga Class

  (HUNTSVILLE, Al) On Saturday morning, April 28 from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., Huntsville Botanical Garden will host Alabama’s Largest Yoga Class led by Katherine Orton as part of the Healthy Huntsville initiative in partnership with Sterling Health. Best of all, the class is absolutely FREE! Enjoy one of  Huntsville’s most beautiful locations as you...
TEDMED

TEDMED

How would you create the future of health? One approach is to gather 1,500 of the brightest game changers in one location for an epic four day event known as TEDMED. This extraordinary conference is like stepping into an alternate reality. Mingle in the social space among chief innovation officers of giants such as Philips,...
Super Hair-o

Super Hair-o

Fresh from the Sterling Health Creative Lab.. The next time you run your fingers through your hair, remember: Tweet
Animations of Unseen Biology

Animations of Unseen Biology

Drew Berry creates stunning and scientifically accurate animations to illustrate how the molecules in our cell move and interact.
The TED Conference 2012: Reflections, Inspirations, Innovations

The TED Conference 2012: Reflections, Inspirations, Innovations

Think of TED as a marathon for your mind. Topics range from quadrotor flying robots to the abundant future of humanity; basic human rights to next-generation liquid metal batteries. And that's just the first session.
Introducing Healthy Huntsville

Introducing Healthy Huntsville

We’re thrilled to announce a web tool that rewards you for living well.  Introducing Healthy Huntsville + DailyFeats. DailyFeats is a web and mobile platform that allows you to check-in positive behavior, get points and earn rewards that raise money for charity.  And it’s all free. DailyFeats helps you appreciate the positive actions you do each...
TED 2012: Full Spectrum

TED 2012: Full Spectrum

TED 2012 begins one week from today (yes!!!!).  Big thinkers from around the world converge in Long Beach to experience brilliant ideas and caliber conversations. Our Creative Director, Amy Robinson, host of TEDxHuntsville and curator of the TEDx Global Music Project, will represent Sterling Health at TED. Stay tuned for a post-TED wrap up on healthsterling.com.  For...
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