Health and Wellness
- October 2nd, 2013Clif Bar Family Foundation Initiative Addresses Funding Disparity for Organic Agriculture Research
Seed Matters™, an initiative of Clif Bar Family Foundation, today announced four new fellowships totaling $500,000 awarded to PhD students studying organic plant breeding in North Carolina, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.
North American Vegetarian Society Celebrates World Vegetarian Day on October 1 with Contest Kick-offOctober 2nd, 2013Non-vegetarians urged to try meatless eating during Vegetarian Awareness month for a chance to win cash prizes
Vegetarians and interested individuals from around the globe will be joining with the North American Vegetarian Society on October 1st, 2013, for the annual celebration of World Vegetarian Day. Since its inception in 1977, the event has commemorated the health-supporting and life-affirming benefits of vegetarianism.
- October 2nd, 2013Obesity prevention may best begin before birth
A study of 41,133 mothers and their children in Arkansas has shown that high pregnancy weight gain increases the risk of obesity in those children through age 12. The findings, published Oct. 1 in PLoS Medicine, suggest pregnancy may be an especially important time to prevent obesity in the next generation.
- October 2nd, 2013
Are you afraid of the dentist? If so, you are not alone! In studies conducted by the American Association of Endodontists, approximately 80 percent of Americans are afraid of the dentist. And anywhere from five to 10 percent of those people are so afraid that they avoid dental visits altogether.
Finding Dr. Right: New Survey Reveals Word of Mouth the Most Used Resource When Looking for a PhysicianOctober 1st, 2013American Osteopathic Association Equips Patients with Tools to Find the Right Physician
New research released today by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) reveals that 1 in 3 adults have switched or dropped their primary care physician in the past five years and that having no health insurance is the most common reason for not seeing a physician.
- October 1st, 2013October is National Chiropractic Health Month: Get Vertical!
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and chiropractic physicians nationwide are raising public awareness this month about the importance of joint health and the vital role physical activity plays in keeping joints healthy and pain-free during National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM).
Breast Cancer Powerhouses Announce Groundbreaking Collaboration to Document the ‘Collateral Damage’ of Breast Cancer TreatmentOctober 1st, 2013Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, Susan G. Komen, and Young Survival Coalition work together to document side effects of breast cancer treatment
Three powerhouse breast cancer organizations—Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation (DSLRF), Susan G.
- October 1st, 2013
A new study released in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, showed that young girls who consumed a serving of peanut butter or peanuts at least twice a week, reduced their risk of benign breast disease (BBD) in young adulthood by up to 39%. This gives parents even more of a reason to pack a peanut butter sandwich with their kid’s lunch.
- October 1st, 2013Amy & Brian’s™ Coconut Juice is a Healthy Way to Stay Lactose-Free
Most who are lactose-free or intolerant find themselves hunting supermarket shelves to find a substitute for milk that’s sweet yet still nutritious. Unfortunately, many non-dairy milk brands have between 50 to 300 calories per serving, making this “healthy” choice not so healthy at all.
- September 30th, 2013
The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 295,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. To help raise money and awareness for breast cancer research, Regis Corporation will host Clip for the Cure, their annual, one-day haircutting event on Saturday, October 19.