Health

National Senior Health and Fitness Day Is May 25

May 20th, 2011 | By
National Senior Health and Fitness Day Is May 25

On May 25, 2011, over 100,000 older adults at over 1,000 locations throughout the United States will participate in the 18th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day. Events like fitness walks, low-impact exercises, health screenings, and health information workshops will promote this year’s theme to “Make Fitness a Goal for Life!” Senior Health &
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Employee Health & Fitness Month Promotes Health at Work

May 8th, 2011 | By
Employee Health & Fitness Month Promotes Health at Work

May is Employee Health & Fitness Month (EHFM), when employers are invited to encourage employee participation in activities that promote health in the workplace. EHFM offers companies an opportunity to improve corporate health by organizing healthy daily activities, group activities, and company activities. EFHM encourages employers and employees to participate in: Daily Healthy Moments: occasions
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Arthritis Awareness Month Promotes Walking for Wellness

May 4th, 2011 | By
Arthritis Awareness Month Promotes Walking for Wellness

Each May the Arthritis Foundation promotes Arthritis Awareness Month to promote public awareness of arthritis and raise funds to fight arthritis. A highlight of the month is the Arthritis Walk, a benefit walk to raise funds and to raise public awareness that walking can help fight arthritis. Participants in the Arthritis Walk can recruit family,
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2011 White House Easter Egg Roll Promotes Health & Wellness

Apr 25th, 2011 | By
2011 White House Easter Egg Roll Promotes Health & Wellness

Today the President and First Family joined 30,000 guests from all 50 states for the 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll. This year’s event was themed around the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative to promote health and wellness. Following the rolling of Easter eggs across the White House lawn, President Obama addressed the crowd to
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Hockey Concussions Take Longer to Heal After First Injury

Apr 22nd, 2011 | By

Each concussion a professional hockey player suffers takes longer to heal than the previous one, reported a study published in the April 19, 2011 issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The study’s findings could have implications for players in other contact sports where concussions are common, such as football, boxing, and professional wrestling. The
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Computer Guided Mirage Image Therapy Reduces Arthritis Pain

Apr 15th, 2011 | By

Computer-guided image therapy can reduce arthritis pain, researchers at the University of Nottingham School of Psychology have discovered. Their research offers arthritis sufferers hope of a new alternative for drugs and surgery. The technology employed in the therapy, called Mirage, uses computer-generated images as a biofeedback mechanism to guide patients’ perception of pain. Patients place
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Wretches & Jabberers Documentary Boosts Autism Awareness

Apr 10th, 2011 | By
Wretches & Jabberers Documentary Boosts Autism Awareness

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and theaters across the country are helping boost autism awareness by showing Wretches & Jabberers. The documentary dramatically delivers the message that people with autism can overcome communication challenges to achieve great things. Wretches & Jabberers follows the world tour of autism awareness spokesmen Tracy Thresher, 42, and Larry
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Alcohol Awareness Month Promotes Drinking Problem Prevention

Apr 8th, 2011 | By

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, designed to raise public awareness about the consequences of alcohol misuse. Across the country this week, thousands of communities hosted events to encourage individuals to consider their drinking patterns and determine if they have an alcohol abuse problem. Alcohol Awareness Month focuses especially on risks to underage drinkers. Research has
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Antidepressant Link to Breast and Ovarian Cancer Scrutinized

Apr 7th, 2011 | By

The possible link between antidepressants and breast and ovarian cancer needs to be looked at more objectively, according to a study published in this week’s issue of PLoS One. The study surveyed results of 61 previous studies, and found that the risk of cancer increased 11 percent on average for patients taking antidepressants. The survey
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Pigeon Toes and Twinkle Toes: Sugar Ray Still Jives on Dancing With the Stars

Apr 3rd, 2011 | By
Pigeon Toes and Twinkle Toes: Sugar Ray Still Jives on Dancing With the Stars

Critics of Sugar Ray’s dancing style on this season’s Dancing with the Starts are conflicted. Some point to his posture, others are certain his arm movements are stiff, and there are even some comments about his age. The more astute observer will see the real reason Sugar’s steps are different: he has pigeon toes. It’s
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