Health and Wellness
- May 3rd, 2012
A national survey by the Better Sleep Council (BSC) found that 61 percent of Americans and a whopping 79 percent of women would rather get a good night's sleep than have sex. The survey also found that nearly half of Americans fall asleep somewhere other than their bed at least once a week, and about 11 percent fall asleep somewhere other than their bed every day.
Arthritis Action Month Calls Attention To Nation's Leading Cause Of Disability And Early Actions To Limit The ImpactMay 3rd, 2012
The Arthritis Foundation commences national Arthritis Action Month today by challenging Americans to begin taking steps to reduce the burden of arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. Throughout the month, the Foundation aims to dispel common myths, highlight warning signs, and educate people on early actions that can protect joints and stave off arthritis.
National Stroke Association's New Faces of Stroke(SM) Ambassadors Aim to Change Misconceptions about StrokeMay 3rd, 2012Four Ambassadors Debuting this May during National Stroke Awareness Month
National Stroke Association's Faces of Stroke public awareness campaign aims to change the public perceptions of stroke through education and personal stories of those impacted by the fourth leading cause of death.
- May 2nd, 2012
Eating more sweet berries can keep our brains healthier, according to a new study published in the Annals of Neurology, a journal of the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society. This news comes at a time when US Census data shows the elderly population increasing faster than the total US population.
- May 2nd, 2012
Teens say parents most influence their decisions about sex and 87 percent say it would be much easier for them to postpone sex and avoid teen pregnancy if they were able to have more open, honest conversations about these topics with their parents, according to a new survey from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
- May 2nd, 2012ENT and Allergy Associates launches patient awareness initiative
ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA), the largest ear, nose, throat, allergy and audiology practice in the tri-state area, announces its initiative to provide education related to the rising prevalence of oral cancer in young, non-smoking women. During Women’s Health Month this May, physicians will encourage women to perform oral self exams, a simple
- May 2nd, 2012North Americans Invited to Apply and Vote for One of Three $15,000 Grants
Access to fresh, organic, chemical-free food is a right that has come to the forefront thanks in part to people like the First Lady, with her focus on the White House organic garden and her quest to eliminate food deserts—areas where healthy affordable food is difficult to obtain.
- May 2nd, 2012
“You could live a normal life.” Those were the words that 15-year-old Steve Edelman kept hearing from the nurses when he was hospitalized following his type 1 diabetes diagnosis in 1970. He wondered why they kept repeating this to him.
BHI Raises Awareness of Link Between Hearing Loss and Certain Chronic Diseases During National Women's Health WeekMay 1st, 2012
The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is raising awareness of the link between hearing loss and certain chronic diseases during National Women's Health Week.
Stroke Does Not Discriminate – Prevention Through Technology and Risk Modification Crucial to Stopping Stroke from StrikingMay 1st, 2012
Stroke does not discriminate; it can strike anyone, anytime, anywhere – all races – infants and older adults – you and me – celebrities. With 795,000 stroke cases a year in the US, chances are you know somebody that has suffered a stroke – a loved one, friend, neighbor, colleague, or your favorite celebrity.