Health and Wellness
- December 9th, 2013Petco encourages any family considering adding a pet to their home this holiday to make sure they are ready for the commitment first
Whether it’s a dog, cat, hamster, bird, or other critter, a new pet is always an exciting addition, especially around the holidays when many families choose to bring a new pet into their home. However, December is often a busy month when people do not have the time or energy to focus on a new pet.
- December 9th, 2013
Los Angeles optometrist Dr. Ramin Rabbani is now offering iVitamins, which can help patients achieve optimal eye health. Ocular nutritional therapy combines leading-edge technology with natural supplements to create solutions for some of the most common eye health problems.
- December 6th, 2013
The holidays and comfort food season are officially here, but satisfying meals don’t have to be unhealthy ones. Ellie Krieger, MS, RD, celebrity chef, TV host, and best-selling author, knows a thing or two about using natural ingredients and simple techniques to transform your favorite fall comfort foods into guilt-free meals.
- December 6th, 2013Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation offers 12 top tips
The holiday season is a joyous time of year, but it can also be stressful, exhausting, and dangerous to your health. All the cooking, cleaning, shopping, decorating, and entertaining can impact an individual’s physical and emotional well-being and lead to injury or illness.
- December 6th, 2013CPSC estimates more than 15,000 holiday decorating injuries during November and December
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates there were 15,000 injuries involving holiday decorating seen in emergency departments nationwide during November and December 2012. This is the fourth consecutive year these estimates have increased. In each year since 2009, there have been an estimated 12,000 or more emergency department visits.
- December 5th, 2013Human and classic pet names trend strongly in 2013
Bella and Max are repeat champions as America’s most popular puppy names for 2013.
- December 5th, 2013The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s is projected to triple by 2050. Learn about lifestyle changes experts recommend to help prevent the most common form of dementia.
To date, more than five million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. That number is expected to climb 40 percent by 2025 and triple by 2050, making lost mental capacity one of older Americans’ greatest fears. While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, studies have found that prevention may be the best medicine.
Industry Expert’s Advice on Selecting a Dietary Supplement Niacin for Heart Health: Only Reach for Nicotinic Acid Produced by a Trusted ManufacturerDecember 5th, 2013
Dietary supplements are dominating the shelves of pharmacy retailers, with brands vying for the attention of health-conscious consumers. In fact, industry experts report that approximately 50% of American adults take dietary supplements.
Only 29% of People With Diabetes Report That Their Doctors Ask Them for Input for Their Own Treatment PlansDecember 5th, 2013
Results from the global Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs 2 study (DAWN2™) presented today at a symposium during the World Diabetes Congress of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), show that only 29% of people with diabetes report that their healthcare team ask for their input when making their treatment plans.
- December 5th, 2013
Noise is a known factor for a loss of sleep and new studies show that sleep deprivation is linked to increases in obesity.
Most people need between seven and eight hours of uninterrupted sleep a day. Being in a noisy environment can reduce the quantity and quality of a person’s sleep cycle leading to a state of sleep deprivation.