- October 17th, 2013
On World Osteoporosis Day, October 20, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is calling for women to take action now to protect their bone health. Broken bones due to osteoporosis often result in pain, immobility, and loss of quality of life as well as early death.
Tips for Halloween Candy Fun with Fewer Calories, Thanks to Packard Children’s Weight Control ExpertOctober 17th, 2013
With Halloween spookily approaching, dealing with the annual tidal wave of sugar can be a real challenge for parents. While everyone wants kids to enjoy the day, the candy cargo seems to be getting bigger every year, with parties at school and friends’ houses increasing the loot.
- October 16th, 2013
During Halloween’s candy-focused season, it may seem impossible to keep your family healthy. But, with a few tricks of your own, you can limit sweet treats without limiting the fun.
Healthyroads—the award-winning wellness subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated—offers five tips to help families stay healthier during Halloween:
- October 16th, 2013AgingCare.com releases Fade to Blank: Life Inside Alzheimer’s
AgingCare.com, the online community of more than 6 million people caring for elderly loved ones, has released Fade to Blank: Life Inside Alzheimer’s—a compelling and unprecedented account that explores the human side of Alzheimer’s, as told by three families whose lives have been forever altered by this disease.
- October 16th, 2013
As children decide what they’re going to dress up as for Halloween, parents are looking for ways to protect their teeth from all the candy and sweets they collect.
- October 16th, 2013New York City chef and restaurateur Jehangir Mehta challenges food industry to offer gluten-free safely
With more than 30 percent of Americans reducing or eliminating gluten from their diet, the demand for gluten-free food items in restaurants and schools has never been higher.
- October 15th, 2013Local foot surgeon urges patients not to ignore foot pain
Unexplained foot fractures may be the first sign of osteoporosis, a bone thinning disease which affects over 28 million Americans and accounts for 1.5 million bone fractures a year.
Improved Cognitive Function in Older Adults Can Be Achieved with Calorie Restriction, Blood Sugar Management, Says The CR WayOctober 15th, 2013
As people age, they often experience memory loss, reduced concentration, and other cognitive problems. Diet and lifestyle, though, can improve cognitive performance and reverse some aspects of brain aging. Consider the world chess champion—chess genius, Viswanathan Anand—who in November will defend his title against the highest rated player in chess history, Magnus Carlsen.
- October 15th, 2013
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cataracts are the number one cause of vision loss in the United States. Nearly 22 million Americans age 40 and over have cataracts, while more than half of individuals age 80 and over suffer from this condition.
- October 14th, 2013
October 9 is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, a day to recognize the importance of good nutrition and fitness for our pets. It is estimated that 54 percent of dogs and cats in the US are overweight or obese, placing them at a higher risk for arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure and decreased life expectancy.