Health and Wellness
- April 12th, 2012
The Minnesota Chiropractic Association (MCA) is joining forces with health care organizations around the country to increase public awareness about the harmful impact of stress during April, "Stress Awareness Month."
- April 12th, 2012Embracing Spring Chores with Safety on the Mind
Spring isn't just about flowers and rain showers, but it's also about decluttering our homes and embracing the good ole' tradition of spring cleaning.
Unfortunately, due to the labor intensive duties that go into many of our spring cleaning rituals, we run a high risk for injuries, especially if the proper safety precautions aren't taken.
- April 12th, 2012National Campaign Raises Awareness of the Signs of Child Abuse and Reporting Abuse When Suspected
In conjunction with April 2012 and National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Children's Alliance has announced the nationwide rollout of theOne With Courage campaign. One With Courage is the first-ever national public awareness initiative centered on the courag
- April 12th, 2012March 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index Shows Improvements in Physical Health, Work Environment and Healthy Behaviors
The overall well-being of Americans climbed to 66.8 in March, a 19-month high and an increase of 0.4 points from February’s score, as measured by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index (WBI). This improvement in well-being was driven by positive movement in the Physical Health, Work Environment and Healthy Behaviors Indices.
- April 11th, 2012
Spring is here and more Americans are taking part in their favorite outdoor sports and activities, but many are not taking easy steps to protect their eyes. In fact, almost half are not wearing sunglasses, which can lead to serious eye problems, including macular degeneration, sports injuries, and even some cancers.
Soccer Star and Mom Mia Hamm Encourages Americans to Include Energy-Boosting Grains as Part of a Healthy DietApril 11th, 2012
According to a recent International Food Information Council Foundation study, fifty-six percent of Americans have made dietary changes in the past six months with the intent to improve their physical health or to lose weight. Keeping energy levels balanced throughout the day is critical to maintaining a healthy weight and leading an active lifestyle.
- April 11th, 2012Nordic Naturals Leads the Way, Invites Others to Join, in Making a Difference
Nordic Naturals will celebrate Earth Week, April 16-22, with "What's Essential: Healthy People.
- April 11th, 2012With nearly 40,000 drug-related deaths each year, "National Weed Day" can be the start down a tragic path; notMYkid.org focuses on parent awareness
When Richard was 18 he tried marijuana for fun with a new group of friends. In the weeks that followed, he tried ecstasy, cocaine and meth. Within a month of smoking pot for the first time, he was doing heroin – and his parents had no idea. Over time, he went from successful student and competitive dancer to fugitive, then inmate. His family feared he was dead.
- April 11th, 2012
Landmark data released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) in their first-ever report on the global impact of dementia: Dementia: A Public Health Priority show that around the world a new case of dementia occurs every four seconds. That is the equivalent of 7.7 million new cases each year.
- April 10th, 2012
April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. Animal abuse warning signs can vary, but you may be surprised to find that signs you think might signal an abused animal are normal. ASPCA experts explain that timid, fearful, or aggressive qualities in pets don't always mean they were abused. A pet's behavior should never be the lone reason to suspect abuse.