- April 12th, 2012March 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index Shows Improvements in Physical Health, Work Environment and Healthy Behaviors
The overall well-being of Americans climbed to 66.8 in March, a 19-month high and an increase of 0.4 points from February’s score, as measured by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index (WBI). This improvement in well-being was driven by positive movement in the Physical Health, Work Environment and Healthy Behaviors Indices.
- April 11th, 2012
Spring is here and more Americans are taking part in their favorite outdoor sports and activities, but many are not taking easy steps to protect their eyes. In fact, almost half are not wearing sunglasses, which can lead to serious eye problems, including macular degeneration, sports injuries, and even some cancers.
Soccer Star and Mom Mia Hamm Encourages Americans to Include Energy-Boosting Grains as Part of a Healthy DietApril 11th, 2012
According to a recent International Food Information Council Foundation study, fifty-six percent of Americans have made dietary changes in the past six months with the intent to improve their physical health or to lose weight. Keeping energy levels balanced throughout the day is critical to maintaining a healthy weight and leading an active lifestyle.
- April 11th, 2012Nordic Naturals Leads the Way, Invites Others to Join, in Making a Difference
Nordic Naturals will celebrate Earth Week, April 16-22, with "What's Essential: Healthy People.
- April 11th, 2012With nearly 40,000 drug-related deaths each year, "National Weed Day" can be the start down a tragic path; notMYkid.org focuses on parent awareness
When Richard was 18 he tried marijuana for fun with a new group of friends. In the weeks that followed, he tried ecstasy, cocaine and meth. Within a month of smoking pot for the first time, he was doing heroin – and his parents had no idea. Over time, he went from successful student and competitive dancer to fugitive, then inmate. His family feared he was dead.
- April 11th, 2012
Landmark data released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) in their first-ever report on the global impact of dementia: Dementia: A Public Health Priority show that around the world a new case of dementia occurs every four seconds. That is the equivalent of 7.7 million new cases each year.
- April 10th, 2012
April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. Animal abuse warning signs can vary, but you may be surprised to find that signs you think might signal an abused animal are normal. ASPCA experts explain that timid, fearful, or aggressive qualities in pets don't always mean they were abused. A pet's behavior should never be the lone reason to suspect abuse.
TherapeuticsMD Inc. Launches vitaMedMD One Rx, the First Daily One Pill Prescription Prenatal Vitamin with Quatrefolic and Plant-Based DHAApril 10th, 2012
TherapeuticsMD Inc., parent company of vitaMedMD LLC ("vitaMedMD"), a specialty pharmaceutical company, announced that on April 9, 2012 it launched its second prescription prenatal vitamin, vitaMedMD One Rx, following the successful launch ofvitaMedMD Plus Rx last month. vitaMedMD One Rx is a single daily dose containing one softgel w
- April 10th, 2012
To many, cancer remains one of the most frightening diagnoses in modern medicine. But much of this fear is a result of myths that have circulated for years in spite of the good information that is available. Indeed, many of cancer's mysteries have been solved, and a great deal of success has been achieved in curing patients and helping them live longer and better lives.
- April 9th, 2012
Genetics researchers have identified at least two new gene variants that increase the risk of common childhood obesity.