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(BPT) - The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that more than one-third, or 78.6 million, of U.S. adults are obese. While the issue is well-recognized among the public, many don’t realize there is a second obesity epidemic occurring simultaneously - a pet obesity epidemic, which is even more severe.
(Family Features) Whether it's a mild stress headache or a full-blown migraine, those who regularly battle headaches are continually looking for safe and effective remedies to alleviate the pain as quickly as possible.
(NAPSI)—Sickle cell disease involves abnormally shaped red blood cells that reduce the flow of blood inside the blood vessels. It is inherited, the same way people inherit the color of their eyes, skin and hair. In the United States, it’s estimated that sickle cell disease affects up to 100,000 people, mostly African American. And while sickle cell disease causes severe pain and other complications, with the right treatment and care, it’s possible for most people with sickle cell disease to live normal, active lives. Here’s what you need to know about sickle cell disease, the populations that are most affected, and how to best manage it and stay as healthy as possible:
(NewsUSA) - If you are a parent, you are probably well aware of how difficult it is to find quality family-friendly programming on TV. You know, shows that don't force you to keep your finger hovering over the remote "just in case."
(NAPSI)—When the mercury soars, it’s wise to learn the signs of heatstroke and how they differ from those of stroke.
(NAPSI)—Thousands of people become sick each year and some even die from working in the heat. Heat illness most affects those who have not built up a physical tolerance to heat, and is especially dangerous for workers in agriculture, construction and transportation.
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Tucson is heating up with this slew of 100-degree days and everyone is trying to stay out of the sun—but is that a good thing? Doctors and researchers have been touting the benefits of vitamin D, and the word on the sunny side of the street is that the most natural way to boost your D levels is to soak up some sun. So should you subject yourself to some outdoor time in the heat of summer, or bask in air-conditioning and stick to vitamin pills and supplements? Let’s take a look at the facts.
(StatePoint) If you’re not careful, basic and seasonal home maintenance can cost you a pretty penny and a lot of time. Take steps to simplify these tasks.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Phoenix Police Department, the Pinal County Attorney’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations in Douglas now have five suspects in custody for murder and are looking for a sixth suspect who has a warrant for his arrest for murder.
Children are quite obviously always in motion. As we grow up, most people outgrow that tendency to “squirm.” Some; however, continue to have difficulty “staying still.” We all know someone who can’t seem to sit still through a meeting or rather than lying down, has to pace the room to fall asleep. Those individuals may have a disorder called Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS).
When the temperature rises in Pima County, animal-affiliated programs stay on their paws.
Aahh, summer. Three months of lounging poolside and perfecting your tan. It always sounds like a dream to the post-finals undergrad, but after three summers of feverish heat strokes and bored weekdays, I seem to have finally learned my lesson.
Dems club to show ‘fracking' documentary
Tucson is in for the first really high temps of the year this week. It may be a dry heat, as we’re fond of saying, but it’s powerful. Northwest Fire/Rescue reminds residents that high temperatures can pose health hazards, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
After a mild spring, the heat is on in Southern Arizona. High temperatures can pose health hazards, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke, according to Northwest Fire / Rescue, which offers tips on ways to stay cool.
People at The Explorer were saddened to learn Monday of the weekend passing of Mary Elizabeth Evans, the Brit and tea authority who wrote a food column in our newspaper.
Chris Hale is a civil engineer who lost his job in the tight economy.
If you like fish, chances are you will like cod.
Has the summer heat found you indoors, staring at walls? It might help to have some music. Get yourself to a music store, then, and check out these CDs.
A large trophy — but no cash — awaits 11-year-old golfer Frankie Wu upon winning San Diego’s Callaway Junior World Championship, from July 15 to19.
Even in the mid-morning summer heat, 98-year-old Dr. James Mulligan was ready to flash his swing on the driving range. The clubs were ready, stowed in a golf cart next to the spotlessly garaged Honda.
When people get too hot, veins and capillaries expand and hearts beat fast, sending hot blood to outer layers of skin where it can cool off. If that doesn’t work, sweat glands release sweat.