- Health & Healing
- August 26, 2011
For those who are concerned about chlorine because of the itchy skin and burning eyes it may cause, there are now other ways to disinfect a pool. Wall Street Journal, 8/24/2011READ MORE
What are you doing NOW that’s
Good for Your Own Well-Being?
What are you doing to Make a Positive
DIFFERENCE in the lives of others?
A must read NY Times story: “In all of the interviews, one thing was clear: Opioids have spared relatively no one in Scioto County; everyone appears to know someone whose life has been affected by addiction."
“Since childhood brain health already at the age of 3 years was associated with walking speed at midlife, it looks like the early life function of the brain could affect the long-term function of the body and thus the walking speed.”
“One of the reasons I wrote this book was to give stress the air time that it deserves. The public needs to be more aware of how prevalent and damaging it is, and doctors need to be aware of some simple things to help people.” That’s what Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, author of “The Stress Solution,” told the New York Times.
A healthy marriage could lead to a healthy heart. According to a new study, married people are more than twice as likely as single people to be alive 15 years after coronary bypass surgery. These positive findings are in line with previous research which that supports the health boost from marriage, such as an increasedREAD MORE
A new study has found that shorter lunch periods at school may lead kids to overeat or eat unhealthy. It has been shown that when people eat quickly, they tend to consumer more calories than they really need to satisfy their hunger. Parents should encourage their kids to eat healthier foods during their short lunchREAD MORE
A new study shows that pregnant women can influence their baby's taste buds, depending on what they eat during their pregnancy. If you want your child to like broccoli or beans or certain flavorings or spices, the time to start introducing healthy foods is while you're pregnant. The study reveals that babies will prefer theREAD MORE
In a summer that has seen record heat, severe droughts and four football-practice deaths, scientists and climatologists say the risks for players are higher than ever. And they're cautioning coaches and teams to put health over victory as practice kicks off across the United States this week amid a historic heat wave. Yahoo! News/ Reuters,READ MORE
According to researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, exercise provides a plethora of positive effects on the mind. Aerobics and strength training not only increase physical wellbeing, but help maintain brain and cognitive health throughout life. Newswise/ America Physiological Society, 7/25/2011READ MORE
These stimulants are referred to as "bath salts," and they are legal to buy. People smoke or inject them to get high. But, as this story reports, the chemicals in the bath salts can produce side effects that are "long lasting and downright dangerous." Some states are now banning the "bath salts." The New YorkREAD MORE
More than 18,000 adults were unaware they were infected with the H.I.V. virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. A three-year old campaign developed to extend AIDs treatment found that more people living with the disease did not know it. The New York Times, 6/27/2011READ MORE
A new study, with findings published in Nature, is the first to explain why, biologically, people who live in cities are at greater risk for developing anxiety, and how two different areas of the brain are affected. Now we don't suggest that everyone simply move away from the city because of these findings; that would beREAD MORE
The Food and Drug Administration selected nine graphic photos displaying adverse health effects caused by smoking Tuesday as part of their new campaign to literally gross people out this dangerous habit. Effective Sep. 2012, these pictures will be plastered on the warning label of every pack of cigarettes, reminding about the risks of smoking. PRREAD MORE
Administering the HPV vaccine may prevent cervical cancer in teenage girls, an Australian-based research group found. The two-year study, published in The Lancent medical journal surveyed females between the ages of 12-26 from 2007 to 2009. Three years after vaccination, fewer teenage girls developed precancerous abnormalities. Study leader Dr. Julia Brotherton said this is theREAD MORE
A new study out of the The Journal for Applied Psychology revealed that some athletes exhaust themselves with a warm-up even before beginning to exercise. Though researchers are unsure of whether everyone must warm-up before working out, they found that those with a more leisurely warm-up were less fatigued and performed better. The New YorkREAD MORE
More middle aged and younger people are experiencing joint problems as a result of sports injuries or being overweight. As these young people are diagnosed with osteoarthritis, doctors are recommending physical activity to help joints over traditional advice to take it easy. The Wall Street Journal, 4/11/2011READ MORE
For the first time in nearly 30 years, the U.S. guidelines for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease have been updated. The National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer's Association have expanded the definition of the disease to acknowledge earlier stage symptoms and are now recognizing Alzheimer's as occurring in three stages, including pre-clinical Azheimer's, whichREAD MORE
Canyon Ranch Canyon Ranch has been at the forefront of expanding the concept of a health resort by introducing a comprehensive professional approach, with a staff that includes registered dieticians, board-certified physicians, exercise physiologists, licensed therapists and other highly skilled, caring staff in order to provide guests with every possible resource. Their mission isREAD MORE