Health and Wellness
- August 30th, 2013Kaiser Permanente study finds low adiponectin levels prior to pregnancy linked to high risk of gestational diabetes
Overweight women with low levels of the hormone adiponectin prior to pregnancy are nearly seven times more likely to develop gestational diabetes, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Diabetes Care. Adiponectin protects against insulin resistance, inflammation, and heart disease.
- August 29th, 2013
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), namely DHA and EPA, have been linked to a 35-percent lower risk of cardiovascular death in older adults and may also benefit people of all ages, according to recent scientific research. This includes helping reduce brain damage in infants after stroke, increase math scores in teenagers, and boost memory in young adults.
- August 29th, 2013
Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have shown that high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children appear to outgrow a critical social communication disability.
- August 29th, 2013New Clinical Recommendations Urge Women to Maintain Periodontal Health During Pregnancy
When a woman becomes pregnant, she knows it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure both the health of herself and the health of her baby. New clinical recommendations from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) urge pregnant women to maintain periodontal health as well.
Don’t Let After-School Activities Take Food Safety Off The Menu: Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics Offers Food Safety TipsAugust 28th, 2013
As children head back to school and families gear up for busy schedules packed with after-school activities, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages families to reduce their risk of food poisoning with food safety tips from the Home Food Safety program, a collaboration between the Academy and ConAgra Foods.
- August 28th, 2013
The highly anticipated music video DVD, Light of Healing Hope: Peaceful Meditations, uplifts viewers with its poetic messages of hope, peace, and faith, reminding us we can find inspiration each new day. The Light of Healing Hope Foundation is giving the DVDs as gifts to hospitals and hospices as part of its mission to bring comfort to patients and their families.
- August 28th, 2013New study finds 39 percent of distracted teens are texting while crossing
One in five high school students and one in eight middle school students crosses the street while distracted, according to a new research report released today by Safe Kids Worldwide.
- August 28th, 2013Free lectures, health screenings, and exhibits offered on how to live a healthier lifestyle
Free bone density testing, blood pressure screening, body composition analysis, and more will be offered free as part of the Life Extension® Healthy Living Fair from Friday, September 6 to Saturday, September 14, at 5990 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale.
- August 28th, 2013Subsidy Cliff Confronts Those Close to 400 Percent of Poverty
Older Americans not yet eligible for Medicare are more likely to pay the 2014 penalty rather than purchase health coverage, according to new research from HealthPocket and Deft Research, a market research firm which analyzes the health insurance industry.