Health and Wellness
- February 6th, 2014
The National Family Justice Center Alliance has released the results of a national survey of domestic violence survivors, identifying major unmet needs and significant long-term health impacts from violence and abuse.
- February 5th, 2014Pet owners spend more on dental conditions than prevention
Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, marks February as Pet Dental Health Month by reminding pet owners about the importance of regular dental care for their four-legged loved ones.
Dr. Wendy Scinta, Childhood Obesity Expert, Announces Debut Of BOUNCE, A New National Initiative To Reduce Obesity Within Homes And SchoolsFebruary 5th, 2014
Dr. Wendy Scinta is launching BOUNCE, a new national initiative to reduce obesity in homes, schools, and communities, available now in book form. Dr.
- February 5th, 2014Heart Rhythm Society shares patient story and tools to help prevent or overcome a heart rhythm disorder at any age
Nearly four million Americans suffer from arrhythmias each year. Arrhythmias or heart rhythm disorders affect the electrical system of the heart and often cause an irregular pulse.
Oral Health America And Trident Celebrate 10th Anniversary Of “Smiles Across America” Program Bringing Dental Care To At-Risk KidsFebruary 5th, 2014Over two million underserved children treated to date
Oral Health America, a national nonprofit organization working to educate Americans about the importance of dental care to overall health and well-being, today announced the 10th anniversary of their Smiles Across America (SAA) program. Thanks to generous donations from founding partner Trident, SAA has delivered oral care to underserved children across the country.
Whole Cities Foundation Aims to Broaden Access to Fresh, Nutritious Food and Healthy-Eating EducationFebruary 5th, 2014Whole Foods Market creates nonprofit to help make lasting impact on health and wellness
Whole Foods Market announced today that it has created Whole Cities Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting efforts to increase access to nutritious fresh food and health education in underserved communities.
- February 4th, 2014Prevention is the best medicine
Your heart is the engine of your body. And even though you might think it’s working normally, this major organ requires special care and attention.
- February 4th, 2014
A new study analyzing concussion data for NFL players during the 16-game regular season schedules for 2012 and 2013 may provide insight that could lead to safer play, including a pathway for concussion-prevention strategies. Highlights of the study include:
* NFL players are 30 percent less likely to sustain concussions when playing at higher altitudes
- February 4th, 2014Largest and most comprehensive review of “FIT” finds it is an effective cancer-screening tool
Tests that require patients to collect a single stool sample at home and then send it to a lab for analysis will detect about 79 percent of colorectal cancers, according to a new evidence review published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
- February 3rd, 2014French bulldog continues its remarkable rise in popularity
Labrador retriever lovers have spoken! The American Kennel Club (AKC) announced today that the intelligent, family-friendly breed has taken the #1 spot on the most popular list for the 23rd consecutive year, the longest reign at the top in AKC history.