Health and Wellness
- June 26th, 2013Nation's Largest Pet Insurer Reveals Top 10 Dog and Cat Obesity-Related Conditions
Giving pets table scraps and treats may seem like a harmless reward for your cuddly canine or friendly feline, but it can lead to health problems down the road, including arthritis, diabetes, and liver disease. Just like their human counterparts, excessive weight increases the risk of additional health problems and shortens the life expectancy of pets.
- June 26th, 2013Take Simple Preventive Steps, but be Aware of Nearest Hospital with Reconstructive Surgery Specialists for Emergencies
Hand and finger injuries are among the most common causes for emergency room visits, but taking time to prepare a safe work area, using proper tools, and alerting someone nearby about your home repair project can reduce your risk for serious accidents this summer.
- June 26th, 2013
Fluoride is one of 213 known brain-toxic chemicals that may lower the intelligence of generations of children, reports renowned physician and 30-year brain researcher, Dr. Phillipe Grandjean in his new book, "Only One Chance: How Environmental Pollution Impairs Brain Develo
- June 25th, 2013USDA Study Touts Health Benefits of Sweet Cherries
Cherry lovers, take note! The Northwest Cherry Growers are pleased to announce that cherry season has arrived. Sweet plump Northwest cherries are being plucked, packed, and shipped nationwide by the 2,500 cherry growers spread across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Montana.
- June 25th, 2013Sunglasses are more than a fashion accessory for summer; they are essential to protecting your eye health
With the arrival of summer, when the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays are strongest, ophthalmologists are warning the public that overexposure to these rays can burn the eyes' corneas and cause painful, temporary blindness.
- June 25th, 2013Survey Reveals 47 Percent of Adults Prefer to Workout at Home
Americans may seem to be placing a renewed focus on health and fitness, but the reality is we still have a long way to go. A new survey from Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) found that working out at a gym can be intimidating and deters some people from working out.
- June 25th, 2013
Fireworks are a popular, yet potentially dangerous, Independence Day tradition. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) wants revelers to enjoy the colors, sounds, and excitement of the upcoming fireworks season—without injury.
- June 24th, 2013Parasite is an aggressive biter that poses risks to pets and people
Historically considered a southern and south-central parasite, the lone star tick is progressively expanding northward and eastward, creating new concerns for pets and people in these areas of the country. This tick, known for the white, star-like spot on the back of the female, is an aggressive biter and can transmit pathogen diseases to dogs, cats, and people.
- June 24th, 2013Tactical Snacking Combinations Incorporate Flavored Dips to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption among Kids and Teens
From the moment that classroom doors swing open in June, floods of schoolchildren instantly flee to the nearest park, pool, or video game. But it's not just tots and teens scrambling to adjust to summer schedules: Parents feel the heat as well.
- June 24th, 2013
Key results from the global Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs 2 study (DAWN2™) show that one in five people with diabetes feel discriminated against because of their condition, and support from the broader community is scarce. Results from the DAWN2™ study were presented today at the 73rd Scientific Sessions of the American Di