Health and Wellness
With New Numbers on Increase in Autism Prevalence, it's More Important than Ever to Make the First Five Count for KidsApril 2nd, 2012Early Identification and Treatment is Crucial for Kids to Get the Best Start in Life
This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new study on the prevalence of autism among 8 year olds in 2008. It is now one in 88 children, and one in 54 for boys, which would suggest that more children are being identified and should receive the services and supports they need for best outcomes.
- March 30th, 2012
The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) is pleased to offer free resources and tools to support communities around the United States (US) in making a difference during April, Parkinson's Awareness Month.
- March 30th, 2012Eatbetteramerica.com profiles healthy restaurants and recipes, offers new survival guide series
Need to find a nutritious snack at the gas station? Pouring over the menu for a dinner dish that won’t sabotage the diet?
April Is Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month: Take Control With Brain-Healthy Nutrition, Exercise, and Healthy Coping Strategies to Manage SymptomsMarch 30th, 2012
There is evidence-based support that re-focused nutrition, exercise, and healthy emotional coping strategies may play roles in maintaining optimal health while living with Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders like multiple sclerosis.
Veterans with Disabilities Take Rehabilitation to New Elevations at the 26th Annual Winter Sports ClinicMarch 30th, 2012
This week, nearly 400 Veterans will hit the slopes for the 26th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, taking place in Snowmass Village, Colo., March 25 - 30.
- March 30th, 2012Gluten Free Matzo and Companion Cookbook Launched Just in Time for Passover
Jessica Katz was suffering. Every time her family enjoyed a traditional Passover Seder, she had to pass on the matzo and matzo ball soup because of the Celiac disease that made her unable to digest wheat and gluten. Celiac disease affects about 1 in 130 people and according to the American Journal of Gastroenterology, Jews experience gluten allergies at significantly higher rates!
- March 29th, 2012Regulatory Fight Could Turn Ugly as Congress Seeks to Overhaul Cosmetics Regulations
In response to public pressure from recent scandals including mercury in face cream, lead in lipstick, and formaldehyde in hair products, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee yesterday convened the first Congressional hearing in 30 years on the safety of cosmetics and personal care products.
- March 29th, 2012Fitness industry leader shares tips on how to reduce injury risk during popular exercises
The countdown to summer has begun, and many are flocking to the gym to get back into bathing suit shape. The American Council on Exercise (ACE) reminds excercise enthusiasts of the importance of safety when starting a new fitness program or ramping up a workout regimen.
- March 29th, 2012Special feature highlights cancers associated with excess weight and lack of sufficient physical activity
Death rates from all cancers combined for men, women, and children continued to decline in the United States between 2004 and 2008, according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2008. The overall rate of new cancer diagnoses, also known as incidence, among men decreased by an average of 0.6 percent per year between 2004 and 2008.
Nordic Naturals Introduces 100 percent Vegetarian, non-GMO Borage Oil for Natural Anti-Inflammatory SupportMarch 29th, 2012
Nordic Naturals introduces Nordic GLA, a vegetarian borage oil made exclusively from non-GMO cold-pressed borage seed grown in New Zealand. Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) is a beneficial omega-6 fatty acid that occurs naturally in plants.