Health and Wellness
- June 12th, 2012
Warm weather beckons for families to hit the pool—whether that is in their backyard, the community pool or a water park. But before families take the plunge, they should consider the best ways to protect themselves from getting sick from a potentially harmful source—unhealthy pool water.
Study Reports Weight Loss and Improved Sugar Control in People with Type 2 Diabetes Using a Protein-Rich Meal Replacement (Almased)June 12th, 2012
A pilot study shows that a protein-rich meal replacement made from soy, yogurt, and honey (Almased) helps patients with type 2 diabetes lose weight, gain better control of their blood sugar, and decrease their daily insulin dose.
- June 11th, 2012
LEGO Friends, a new construction toy theme designed to engage more children in LEGO play, announced today that it will build the world's largest LEGO lemonade stand June 7-8.
- June 11th, 2012
Patients vary widely in their response to concussion, but scientists haven't understood why. Now, using a new technique for analyzing data from brain imaging studies, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center have found that concussion victims have unique spatial patterns of brain abnormalities that change over time.
- 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.