The holidays are filled with joy and quality time with family, but often stress can come along with it. Studies have shown the risk of getting cancer may increase due to long-term and high-level stress which weakens the immune system.
Anderson Cooper, host of "Anderson Live," was temporarily blinded for 36 hours following a two-hour boat trip in Portugal where the sun damaged and burnt his cornea. Eye health concerns like cataracts, skin cancer of the eyelids and melanoma in the retina can all result from sun-damaged eyes.
Children with sleep-related breathing problems (such as snoring or apnea) frequently have concurrent behavioral sleep problems (such as waking repeatedly) — and vice versa, according to research led by a scientist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. However, children with one type of sleep problem are not routinely evaluated and treated for the other.
You want your home to look perfect during the holidays, especially when you expect more visits from friends and relatives. You decorate with twinkling lights and greenery and spend more time cooking – and cleaning. And your schedule is busier than ever.
"Turn off the electronics on the ride to Grandmother's house; people who isolate themselves have a higher risk of developing dementia," says Dr. Paul Nussbaum, director of brain health for Emeritus Senior Living and clinical neuropsychologist and adjunct professor of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
The holidays should be a time for joy and celebration but too often families end up spending time in the emergency room or urgent care with eye injuries. This year, the US Customs and Border has blocked 2,000,000 toys from entering in the US. About 11,000 toy related eye injuries occur each year and 13 deaths occurred in 2011 from toys. Most of these are in children younger than the age of 15.
Learn to Stay Healthy with Pamela Young's "Natural Healing Foods"
With the coming implementation of ObamaCare, Pamela Young's "Natural Healing Foods - A User-Friendly Reference to Nature's Pharmacy"may well be the most important book to buy this year. Here's why: The re-election of Barack Obama means that implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care act will begin in January, 2014.
Health Canada is advising parents and caregivers not to feed honey to infants less than one year of age. Honey is the only food in Canada to which infant botulism has been linked. Healthy children over one year of age can safely eat honey because they have a very low risk of developing infant botulism.