Health and Wellness
WILDFIRE! American Humane Association Offers Tips to Help Protect You, Your Family and Your Pets Before, During and After a WildfireAugust 20th, 2013
Wildfires are terrifying and dangerous phenomena. Officials are working valiantly to battle the blazes in Idaho but it is important for all families to be prepared. To help, here are some tips from American Humane Association and the experts at its Red Star™ emergency services program to help protect you, your family and your pets in the event a wildfire threatens you:
- August 20th, 2013
Millions of cancer patients find themselves exhausted completing the most mundane of tasks, and extra sleep doesn’t seem to help. Today, they find hope in a supplement that medical researchers have shown to be effective in boosting their energy levels: Wisconsin ginseng.
VSP® Vision Care Launches National “Clicks for Kids” Campaign to Provide Eyecare to Big Brothers Big SistersAugust 20th, 2013Campaign to benefit up to 25,000 Little Brothers and Sisters as they head back to school
This year, it is estimated that approximately 15 million children will go back to school with undiagnosed vision issues. Not seeing properly impacts how a child performs both inside and outside the classroom, as 80 percent of what children learn is through their eyes.
- August 19th, 2013
Not only is America experiencing scorching hot temperatures this summer, but many meals will be extra hot and spicy this upcoming Monday, August 19th, which marks National Hot and Spicy Food Day.
- August 19th, 2013Eye Associates of the South is raising public awareness about the vision risks to adults and children who do not wear sunglasses daily. Only about half of Americans wear sunglasses—and are even less likely to have their children wear them.
The glorious sunshine also causes serious vision problems. Yet nearly half of Americans still do not habitually wear sunglasses.
Sunglasses should be worn year-round. As a public service, Eye Associates of the South in Biloxi is working to increase awareness of this potential danger to vision.
- August 16th, 2013Regional foods shine in Asheville with culinary travel packages and fall recipes
Top chefs and home cooks across the country are returning to traditional dishes and preparations from the past—many of them borrowed from the larders and woodstoves of Southern Appalachia.
- August 16th, 2013Follows Successful Development of SaTo Toilet Pan for Southeast Asia; Goal Is to Improve Global Sanitation in Parts of the World with Scarcity of Water
In 2012, one of the most respected toilet manufacturers in the world partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop the SaTo, a sanitary toilet pan designed to improve sanitation and reduce the spread of disease in Bangladesh.
- August 16th, 2013US Men Are Deficient in Almost Every Nutritional Category, but Top Nutritionist Advises a Balanced Approach to Supplementation
Nutritional deficiencies affect a variety of Americans for a variety of reasons, but according to the USDA, the US male population is unique because as a whole, men show deficits in nearly every nutritional category. However, experts warn men against mega-dosing on vitamins and minerals to reverse or address the problem.
Patient Advocate Foundation Launches Financial Assistance Program for Patients Battling Prostate CancerAugust 16th, 2013LIVESTRONG Foundation and Movember Grant Funding to Help Cover Expenses Associated with Radiation Therapy
Beginning today, prostate cancer patients now have access to financial support in the form of $1,000 grants that contribute towards the co-pay expenses associated with prescribed radiation therapy during treatment.
- August 15th, 2013Chocolate leads Americans’ favorite ice cream flavors, and cups conquer cones when it comes to consuming it
The decision is a very hard one. Should you go traditional or a little more ‘out there’? You know it’s hot and all you want is that nice cold treat: but which flavor are you going to go with?