Health and Wellness
- June 8th, 2012Centenarians cite physical activity, social connections as keys to a quality life in seventh annual United Healthcare survey
A new survey finds the nation’s centenarians are just as active – physically and socially – as boomers half their age. More than half of the 100 centenarians polled in UnitedHealthcare’s seventh annual 100@100 survey say they exercise almost every day.
- June 8th, 2012Most respondents think sugary drink companies unfairly target young children and minorities in advertising practices
A new survey led by Interlex Communications, Inc. (Interlex), in partnership with the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity and the Center for Science in the Public Interest, reveals consumers know 'sugary drinks' are not part of a healthy diet – though many are still confused about what constitutes a 'sugary drink.'
- June 8th, 2012
Home remedies for jellyfish stings – such as vinegar, alcohol, meat tenderizer, baking soda and urine –may be less effective at relieving pain than plain hot water and lidocaine, according to a paper published online Tuesday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Evidence-Based Treatment of Jellyfish Stings in North America and Hawaii")
- June 8th, 2012National Safety Council promotes Ergonomics this National Safety Month
The National Safety Council on June 10 will launch Ergonomics week, sponsored by Proto Industrial Tools, as part of National Safety Month, an annual observance to educate and encourage safe behaviors around top causes of preventable injuries and deaths.
Dangers of "Crash Fitness": Gold's Gym Reveals Top Five Gym Injuries Associated With the Summer Shape-up SeasonJune 7th, 2012Shoulder and Neck Injuries as the Most Common Fitness-Related Injury Pre-Summer Months
Bathing suits, summer Fridays, an influx of people at the gym – these are all signs that summer is on its way.
- June 7th, 2012“The Exceptional Cranberry” campaign highlights fruit’s dense nutrients and well-documented health benefits
Today is the launch of “The Exceptional Cranberry” campaign to educate regulators, consumers and health influencers about the whole body health benefits of the cranberry, and to urge them to help make cranberry the exception in sugar policy recommendations targeted at the consumption of soda and other high sugar snack foods with little to no nutritive value.
- June 7th, 2012Fourteen experts in lifestyle medicine to present at groundbreaking conference
Metagenics Inc., a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company focused on reducing chronic health conditions and improving health, announced that it is convening its first Lifestyle Medicine Summit on September 28-30, 2012, in Dana Point, Calif.
Aviva USA Survey Finds Financial Situation is Top Stressor for Men and Links Stress Levels to Weight GainJune 6th, 2012Most American men feel healthy, despite reporting risk factors for future health problems
A new survey by Aviva USA, in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, finds the primary factor contributing to stress for men is their financial situation. The survey also reveals a strong correlation between high levels of stress and dramatic weight gain among US males.
Much More to a Mushroom: Super Beta Glucan Inc. Harnesses Mushrooms' Power for Immune System SupportJune 6th, 2012
Over the millennia, mushrooms have been incorporated into countless natural remedies. They now even feature prominently in pharmaceutical drugs, and clinical research over the past few decades has confirmed significant benefits of mushrooms on overall heath and wellness.
New Study Proves That the Frequent Consumption of White Fish Improves Blood Pressure, Lowers Cholesterol and Reduces WeightJune 6th, 2012
While the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish has long been known, the first clinical study carried out on the health benefits derived from the hake fish specifically, was recently completed in Spain and is even more comprehensive in its conclusions on how fish – particularly white fish - directly impacts our health.