Health and Wellness
- May 4th, 2012
While Junior Seau's apparent suicide breaks the hearts of football fans nationwide, Daniel G. Amen, MD pleads with other football players and athletes that "there's help from chronic traumatic brain injuries, depression, irritability, and memory problems they suffer."
- May 3rd, 2012Energy drinks found twice as likely to destroy enamel than sports drinks
A recent study published in the May/June 2012 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, found that an alarming increase in the consumption of sports and energy drinks, especially among adolescents, is causing irreversible damage to teeth—specifically, the high acidity levels in the drinks erode tooth enamel, the glossy out
- May 3rd, 2012White Lightning Bike Maintenance Pros Warn Riders to Safe on Bike to Work Day 2012 and All Season Long
Cycling season is here. Many people dusting off their bikes for the year's first ride may not know that some simple maintenance can keep them safer.
- May 3rd, 2012
If you have struggled with your weight, you probably accept that you have a weight problem. But you may also have an eating problem. A key to maintaining a healthy weight is balance—in your diet and in your lifestyle. How and why you eat, however, can help determine if you have an eating problem.
- May 3rd, 2012
A national survey by the Better Sleep Council (BSC) found that 61 percent of Americans and a whopping 79 percent of women would rather get a good night's sleep than have sex. The survey also found that nearly half of Americans fall asleep somewhere other than their bed at least once a week, and about 11 percent fall asleep somewhere other than their bed every day.
Arthritis Action Month Calls Attention To Nation's Leading Cause Of Disability And Early Actions To Limit The ImpactMay 3rd, 2012
The Arthritis Foundation commences national Arthritis Action Month today by challenging Americans to begin taking steps to reduce the burden of arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. Throughout the month, the Foundation aims to dispel common myths, highlight warning signs, and educate people on early actions that can protect joints and stave off arthritis.
National Stroke Association's New Faces of Stroke(SM) Ambassadors Aim to Change Misconceptions about StrokeMay 3rd, 2012Four Ambassadors Debuting this May during National Stroke Awareness Month
National Stroke Association's Faces of Stroke public awareness campaign aims to change the public perceptions of stroke through education and personal stories of those impacted by the fourth leading cause of death.
- May 2nd, 2012
Eating more sweet berries can keep our brains healthier, according to a new study published in the Annals of Neurology, a journal of the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society. This news comes at a time when US Census data shows the elderly population increasing faster than the total US population.
- May 2nd, 2012
Teens say parents most influence their decisions about sex and 87 percent say it would be much easier for them to postpone sex and avoid teen pregnancy if they were able to have more open, honest conversations about these topics with their parents, according to a new survey from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
- May 2nd, 2012ENT and Allergy Associates launches patient awareness initiative
ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA), the largest ear, nose, throat, allergy and audiology practice in the tri-state area, announces its initiative to provide education related to the rising prevalence of oral cancer in young, non-smoking women. During Women’s Health Month this May, physicians will encourage women to perform oral self exams, a simple