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Sleep Sustains Our Bodies

Sleep Sustains Our Bodies

We all know that food, water, and exercise are critical for our body's health. However, we sometimes overlook that sleep is just as critical for healthy function. In fact, without sleep, most animals in the laboratory die within several weeks. In the case of humans, sleep deprivation can wreak... Read More


Balancing Work and Home Life is Getting More Difficult

Balancing Work and Home Life is Getting More Difficult

Work is stressful. Perhaps more than ever. A new study out of the University of Toronto documents that 50 per cent of people bring their work home with them on a regular basis. And as the office seeps into our home lives, the stress associated with balancing work and our private home lives is... Read More


Users of MP3 Players Heading for Hearing Loss

Users of MP3 Players Heading for Hearing Loss

A majority of owners of MP3 players are listening at levels equal to the noise of a chainsaw, risking dangerous, irreversible hearing loss, according to a recent study. Although the research, done by environmental health officials from the city of Edinburgh, is specific to one metropolis in S... Read More


Seven Tips for Men's Health and Safety

Seven Tips for Men's Health and Safety

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have some useful men's health tips for the summer months. Practice Water Safety - In 2004, men accounted for 78% of accidental drowning deaths. Learn how to swim, and never swim alone. Also, don't mix alcohol and boating. Protect your skin - S... Read More


Children of Smokers Are Less Healthy Than They Seem

Children of Smokers Are Less Healthy Than They Seem

Children with smoking parents may not be as healthy as they appear. A study presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference shows that although children of smokers may not exhibit respiratory problems, they may still be suffering from damage to their airways. Some research... Read More


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New research out of the University of Rochester shows video games that contain high levels of action can actually improve your vision. People who played action video games for a few hours a day over the course of a month improved by about 20 percent in their ability to identify letters on a s... Read More


E. Coli Prevention | Nutrition

E. Coli Prevention | Nutrition

This is a dirty problem we have on our hands. According to the center for science in the public interest, in the U.S. alone, there are 76 million--that’s right, million-- illnesses due to food borne pathogens each year, and five thousands deaths. That means roughly one in four of us get sick ... Read More


ACL Injuries with NFL Players | Orthopedics

ACL Injuries with NFL Players | Orthopedics

If you're at all a sports fan, or an athlete yourself, you've probably heard of the anterior cruciate ligament. It's commonly injured. Now a new study shows what happens to NFL players who are sidelined by their acl's, and it's not good news for players or fans and the owners. Now, a ligament... Read More


AAP Statement on: Children and Advertising

AAP Statement on: Children and Advertising

Are kids being bombarded with way too many ads on tv, the internet, and through every type of media outlet? Are these ads leading to numerous health concerns: from obesity, to promiscuity, to violence? Tiny eyes and ears are taking in countless ads daily, and the American Academy of Pediatric... Read More


Summer Travel and Children

Summer Travel and Children

With four children, 8 year old Tania, 6 year old Susie, 4 year old Ashley and 2 year old Michael, packing for the annual family vacation is a major production for mom, Antoinette. “I take towels, bathing suits, their wet shoes, medications like Motrin, Tylenol, band aids, of course we take a ... Read More



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