Health and Wellness
- December 19th, 2013Urgent care centers playing key role in holiday patient load
MD Now medical centers today announced increases in holiday injuries from accidents involved with cooking and decorating in and around the house. MD Now expects those numbers to hold or rise as patients rush in with cold- and flu-like illness, as well as those who overindulge with eating and drinking.
- December 19th, 2013Chance of infection increases with age
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) appears to cause milder illness than influenza in adults age 50 or older, according to researchers at Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation.
Blue Diamond Survey Reveals Americans Want to Focus on Feeling Better Instead of Losing Weight in the New YearDecember 19th, 2013Nearly one quarter of Americans will abandon their resolutions after three months or less
Today Blue Diamond Growers, the world’s largest almond processing and marketing company, announced the results of a recent national Harris Interactive survey revealing that nearly 75 percent of Americans’ New Year’s resolutions will focus on eating healthier and improving fitness.
- December 18th, 2013
You’re never too old to make—and keep—New Year’s resolutions.
- December 18th, 2013Slipping and sliding on ice can lead to trips to the emergency room
Shoppers along Michigan Avenue have been wearing their winter coats for weeks and the holiday lights are up, so Chicagoans knew the forecasted frigid temperatures were inevitable, but that doesn’t mean everyone will take the proper precautions when it comes to winter weather.
- December 18th, 2013Specialty sporting goods retailer offers parents unique holiday gift ideas
This holiday season specialty sporting goods retailer Sport Chalet is encouraging parents to select gifts that support a healthy and active lifestyle for their kids, especially when technology makes it easy to provide hours of entertainment without ever leaving the couch.
MyFitnessPal And PEAR Sports Announce Partnership To Help Millions Of Users Get Healthy And Achieve Fitness GoalsDecember 18th, 2013MyFitnessPal’s users gain access to PEAR Sports’ proprietary technology as PEAR Sports extends its reach to MyFitnessPal’s 40 million users
MyFitnessPal (www.myfitnesspal.com), the leading free resource helping people improve their health, and PEAR Sports (www.pearsports.com), developer of intelligent training systems that bolster fitness through real-time customized, interactive coaching, today announced their partne
- December 18th, 2013IBM predicts that in five years everything will learn
Today IBM unveiled the eighth annual “IBM 5 in 5” (#ibm5in5), a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live, and interact during the next five years.
- December 17th, 2013New ASPCA research finds pets given as gifts are just as likely to be loved and treasured
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today released findings from its latest research study, which busts a major myth about giving pets as gifts, potentially saving more homeless animals’ lives in the process.
- December 17th, 2013Simple precautions can help prevent heart attacks when shoveling
That snow isn’t going to shovel itself, but Chicago-area residents—particularly those with known heart disease—should take extra precautions when clearing stairs, sidewalks, and driveways of heavy winter snow, said Northwestern Medicine® cardiovascular experts.