Health and Wellness
- November 5th, 2012
- November 5th, 2012The fall time change offers opportunity to adjust sleep patterns
On Sunday morning, the clocks fell back to mark the official end of daylight savings time (DST). Northwestern Medicine sleep experts warn that the one hour time shift can be disruptive to sleep patterns, but that it also offers an excellent opportunity to evaluate and improve sleep patterns.
- November 1st, 2012Learn how vitamin D deficiency can contribute to chronic pain.
Holistic pain management seeks to find treatment options to manage and treat pain in a way that works with the physiology of the body rather than against it. One very basic example of this is through identifying vitamin and nutrient deficiencies. Vitamin D is a vitamin that has large implications for treating chronic pain.
- November 1st, 2012
The majority of our nation's secondary schools do not sell fruits and vegetables in school stores, snack bars, or vending machines, according to a new report by the Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project, a joint initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
- November 1st, 2012
During Diabetes Awareness Month in November, United Concordia Dental, one of the nation's largest dental insurers, wants people with diabetes to know that medical costs are lower when they receive treatment for gum disease.
- October 31st, 2012Charity Offers Life-saving Tips to Help Keep Children and Pets Safe
Following storm tracking on their mobile command center within the 82-foot Rescue Rig that will serve as a base and housing for its specially trained staff and volunteers, American Humane Association is driving its famed Red Star Animal Emergency Services team into position to be ready with the support of MARS Petcare US to help animals that may need rescue or shelter from Hurricane Sandy.
- October 31st, 2012
For the first-time ever, the National Psoriasis Foundation and the Arthritis Foundation will partner to educate Americans about psoriatic arthritis, a chronic autoimmune disease that affects roughly 87,000 Ohioans.
- October 31st, 2012Learn how probiotic health benefits kick-start digestive support
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than 200 viruses that can cause the coughing, sneezing, and stuffy nose associated with the common cold. Now that fall is well underway and winter is just around the corner, people will soon be coming together more to celebrate the holidays and dodge the chilly weather.
- October 30th, 2012
Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care in underserved communities nationwide, today announced a program designed to promote dental hygiene in kids during the Halloween season. Called 'Operation Troop Treats,' the program offers children the opportunity to trade in their Halloween candy for a choice of a toy at one of the 132 Kool Smiles Dental Offices. The ca
- October 30th, 2012Make sure your home is not an open door for rodents and other pests
Some parts of the Northwest have already seen snow, and as the cool temperatures start to settle in for the next few months, Orkin, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc., advises homeowners to pest-proof their homes now, because fall is when most insect and rodent pests seek shelter for the winter months.