Health and Wellness
- December 6th, 2013CPSC estimates more than 15,000 holiday decorating injuries during November and December
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates there were 15,000 injuries involving holiday decorating seen in emergency departments nationwide during November and December 2012. This is the fourth consecutive year these estimates have increased. In each year since 2009, there have been an estimated 12,000 or more emergency department visits.
- December 5th, 2013Human and classic pet names trend strongly in 2013
Bella and Max are repeat champions as America’s most popular puppy names for 2013.
- December 5th, 2013The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s is projected to triple by 2050. Learn about lifestyle changes experts recommend to help prevent the most common form of dementia.
To date, more than five million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. That number is expected to climb 40 percent by 2025 and triple by 2050, making lost mental capacity one of older Americans’ greatest fears. While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, studies have found that prevention may be the best medicine.
Industry Expert’s Advice on Selecting a Dietary Supplement Niacin for Heart Health: Only Reach for Nicotinic Acid Produced by a Trusted ManufacturerDecember 5th, 2013
Dietary supplements are dominating the shelves of pharmacy retailers, with brands vying for the attention of health-conscious consumers. In fact, industry experts report that approximately 50% of American adults take dietary supplements.
Only 29% of People With Diabetes Report That Their Doctors Ask Them for Input for Their Own Treatment PlansDecember 5th, 2013
Results from the global Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs 2 study (DAWN2™) presented today at a symposium during the World Diabetes Congress of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), show that only 29% of people with diabetes report that their healthcare team ask for their input when making their treatment plans.
- December 5th, 2013
Noise is a known factor for a loss of sleep and new studies show that sleep deprivation is linked to increases in obesity.
Most people need between seven and eight hours of uninterrupted sleep a day. Being in a noisy environment can reduce the quantity and quality of a person’s sleep cycle leading to a state of sleep deprivation.
- December 5th, 2013Number of people with dementia in low and middle income countries compared to high income countries
In a policy brief launched today, Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) has announced that the number of people living with dementia worldwide in 2013 is now estimated at 44 million (estimated at 35 million in 2010), reaching 76 million in 2030, and 135 million by 2050.
- December 4th, 2013Researchers link questionable sugar substitute to serious health risks
Following the Food and Drug Administration’s recent decision that it no longer considers the manmade additive “partially hydrogenated oils,” (commonly referred to as “trans fat”) safe, consumer groups and independent doctors are now targeting the highly controversial sugar substitute high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) as the most dangerous ingredient in the nation&rsq
- December 4th, 2013
A new study published in Metabolism indicates a diet with walnuts may reduce cardiovascular disease risk by lowering non-HDL cholesterol and apolipoprotein B (ApoB), two predictors of cardiovascular disease risk.
- December 4th, 2013
As you prepare to enjoy Minnesota’s wonderful world of winter, remember that the common winter chore of snow shoveling can present the potential for spasms, strains, sprains, and other health problems, cautions the Minnesota Chiropractic Association™ (MCA) and the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).