Health and Wellness
- May 9th, 2012
With more than 60 percent of women in the United States classified as overweight and one-third of those women being obese, a new survey from HealthyWomen (HW) sheds light on women's understanding of obesity and the options available to regain their health.
- May 9th, 2012
It's that time of year when many people feel compelled to clean their closets, houses or garages and get rid of the piles of "stuff" that accumulated over the winter months. What most people don't realize is that these chores can be extremely hard on their muscles and bones and can lead to aches, pains and injury.
- May 9th, 2012
The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), the nation’s leading organization in advancing the quality of children’s eye care, is recognizing the contributions of school nurses as part of National School Nurse Day.
- May 8th, 2012
The American Academy of Dermatology Association commends the USPSTF for recognizing the importance of behavioral counseling on skin cancer prevention for children, adolescents, and young adults. Melanoma is now the second most common form of cancer for those 15-29 years old, with rates continuing to increase, especially in females from this age group.
Birds Eye, America's Leading Vegetable Company, Joins Partnership for a Healthier America in the Fight Against Childhood ObesityMay 8th, 2012Birds Eye announces three-year campaign commitment aimed at increasing vegetable consumption among kids
The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and its honorary chair First Lady Michelle Obama to end the childhood obesity crisis, today announced that Birds Eye, America's leading vegetable company, is launching a three-year effort to encourage kids to look at
- May 8th, 2012Supplemental Ubiquinol May Help Chronic Fatigue and Muscle Pain from Statin Use
Experts estimate nearly 30 million Americans, approximately 10 percent of the population, take some form of cholesterol-lowering drug, also known as statins, under brands such as Lipitor, Zocor, Pravachol, and Crestor.
- May 8th, 2012National TV series visits bicycle-friendly locales while highlighting wellness through exercise, nutrition
Better Oats, an innovative line of instant oatmeal made by MOM Brands, announced today a partnership with Out-Write Media, LLC to sponsor “Pedal America,” an original national TV series showcasing the benefits of bicycling while highlighting various North American locales that take pride in being bicycle-friendly. The episodes coincide with May’s National Bike Month.
- May 7th, 2012
Today is Specially-abled Pets Day, a time to commemorate pets who are handicapped, but also a time to celebrate the pets that help humans every day. While many people are aware of service dogs such as Seeing Eye dogs, they are much less aware of the other tasks service dogs can perform.
- May 7th, 2012You can do simple things to help the environment and save money
Many people think that having an environmentally friendly house means spending thousands of dollars on solar panels or planting a garden on the roof to keep the house cool during the summer time.
- May 4th, 2012Arthritis walk helps improve lives of 50 million Americans living with Arthritis
May is Arthritis Action Month – a time when Americans across the country are lacing up their walking shoes to join the fight against the nation's leading cause of disability.