Health and Wellness
It's normal for our dogs and cats to slow down a bit as they age. But when they begin having difficulty walking or even lowering their heads to eat, they may be exhibiting signs of arthritis, a disease that can be debilitating—but one that can also be managed.
A new animal study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease indicates that a diet including walnuts may have a beneficial effect in reducing the risk, delaying the onset, slowing the progression of, or preventing Alzheimer's disease.
The Teen Project, launched by Lauri Burns, is going one step further to save America's homeless young women in Los Angeles. On the evening of Saturday, November 15th, there will be a fundraiser to benefit Freehab—the very first "free" drug rehab for LA's homeless youth.
Adult millennials, the coveted 18- to 32-year-old demographic, highly value happiness.
More than half of olive oil users agree that choosing an olive oil is confusing because they aren't sure what's important. In fact, only 25 percent say they are "very knowledgeable" about olive oil, according to a new study conducted by the North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) of more than 2,000 olive oil users.
Many people already view massage as an important approach to relieving muscle pain or as a means to relax. However, working with a qualified massage therapist can also play a significant role in improving cardiovascular health as evidenced by a growing body of research, according to the American Massage Therapy Association.
iPad Screenings Effective for Detecting Early Signs of Glaucoma in Underserved, High-Risk Populations
Using a tablet screening app could prove to be an effective method to aid in the effort to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness in populations at high-risk for glaucoma with limited access to healthcare, according to a study released yesterday at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
More than 30,000 healthier product choices have been made available to consumers between 2002 and 2013, according to the 2014 Health & Wellness Survey released yesterday by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA). The new choices represent an additional 10,000 in just the last four years.
Sophie* is a 15-year-old cross country runner who has a history of a foot stress fracture and shin splints. She often does not eat prior to her workouts. Recently, she has felt fatigued and weak during her races, saying her legs feel heavy and she sometimes feels dizzy. She has been running every day, averaging 40 to 50 miles a week, and has lost 18 pounds in the past year.
A thin ring inserted into the eye could soon offer a reading-glasses-free remedy for presbyopia, the blurriness in near vision experienced by many people older than the age of 40, according to a study released Saturday at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.