Health News

Look to the Left, to the Right, and Left Again
It's that time again for our precious bundles of joy to start school. Kids are probably just as excited as parents, but don't forget to teach kids about safety when crossing streets.
Health Disparities for Disabled Examined
Those who experience the poorest health are also disadvantaged in other ways as well. A recent report is putting a microscope to the general health of the disabled.
Baby Fever Felt By Men Too
It is widely assumed than women have more of an urge to start a family than men. Something of a missplaced "nurturance need" is often cited as the reason. But, men desire children too.
iPods Harming Pedestrians
Technology is continiously advancing and everything is getting smaller and easier to carry – especially mp3 players or iPods. But, are these little devices too distracting?
Walking: A Ticket to the Outside
Maintaining physical activity levels is important at all ages. It may be particularly important for geriatric patients to have daily fitness goals.
Beating the Heat
The summer of 2011 will be remembered as a scorcher. Dozens of states are broiling. This kind of heat is dangerous for everyone, but particularly the very young, the elderly and those with existing health conditions.
Toxic Flame Retardants Still in Offices
In a study of 31 Boston offices, polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants were found in every office tested. PBDEs are under an international ban as they are toxic. Why is it still there?
Living La Vida Loca in College
College students living on their own for the first time can live life a little too fully. It appears they haven't quite found a balance yet.
Lady Gaga Isn't Your Teen's Sexual Role Model
Adolescents may not be as influenced by rock stars and celebrities as once thought. Believe it or not, your children do not look to rock stars and celebrities as their sexual role models.
Healthy Sleep, Healthy Mind
A recent study from the Cleveland Clinic reported people getting six to nine hours of sleep per night were much more likely to have a high quality of life with less symptoms of depression.