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(BPT) - With each school year, children and parents alike must adapt to new teachers, new classes and new activities. For children who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (or ADHD), the condition can add increased complexity to an already challenging situation. Certain school-year “checkpoints” – like the first report card, parent-teacher conferences, and the upcoming holiday and winter breaks – are opportunities for parents to assess how their children are adjusting and see if changes may need to be made to their treatment plans.
(NAPSI)—When it seems like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, the answer may be—more weight...in a special weighted blanket, that is.
(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.
(BPT) - As your family gathers this holiday season to enjoy each other’s company, share a traditional meal and take in your favorite sports event or parade, will you also have more serious discussions about the safety and well-being of aging parents? If so, you’re not alone; more than a quarter of families will talk about medical and health issues of the seniors in the family, and 12 percent will discuss housing, according to a survey by A Place for Mom, North America’s largest senior living referral service.
(BPT) - Are you an avid golfer, green-thumb gardener or playful grandparent – a weekend warrior – who wants to stay active but whose joints can’t always keep up? If you’re thinking about discussing joint pain and possible replacement surgery with your doctor, but find yourself procrastinating, you’re not alone. Delaying treatment may prolong pain and deprive you from doing the things you love. Many patients who finally decide to have surgery wonder why they waited so long to get help.
Patricia Haynes in the UA College of Medicine has been awarded $3.1 million to study the relationship between unemployment and putting on pounds.
(NAPSI)—The most effective way to lose weight may not involve any dieting at all. That’s the word from an international group of scientists, physicians and researchers. They believe to be effective, a weight loss program must take epigenetics into account.
A new approach to weight loss is based on epigenetics—the study of the impact a person’s environment and lifestyle have on his or her genetic expression. (NAPS)
(BPT) - Want to keep the weight off? It starts at the breakfast table. Seventy-eight percent of those who successfully maintain their weight loss eat breakfast each day, according to the National Weight Control Registry.
(NewsUSA) - For patients with breast cancer, knowing whether the diagnosis is early stage or advanced is needed to help treat the disease.
(BPT) - If you’re a pet owner, you know parasites - particularly fleas and ticks - can be a frustrating problem. That’s why you keep your pet out of tall grass and brush, and do routine flea and tick checks inside. You’re probably also using a flea and tick product to ensure your pet and family are safe from the parasite-borne diseases these pests can carry into your home.
(Family Features) Feeding your family with nutrient dense foods can be as simple as making a few better-for-you choices. By definition, superfoods are calorie sparse and packed with beneficial nutrients that add health and flavor to meals. Because the human body cannot create these nourishing elements alone, the addition of these foods is essential for regular function and to defend against certain diseases and conditions.
(Family Features) As warmer temperatures heat up the summer nationwide, being prepared for the season’s outdoor activities means more than sunscreen protection and appropriate dress. Health experts state that keeping yourself hydrated by drinking enough water and other beverages when temperatures rise is critical to safely enjoying the fun of the season.
(BPT) - Think home technology begins with your wireless, programmable thermostat and ends with the high-definition, 3-D, web-enabled flat-screen TV with surround sound? Think again – whole home technology means using leading-edge devices to improve life in every room of the house, including the bathroom.
Phoenix-headquartered Banner Health has reached an agreement with the University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN) and the University of Arizona (UA) to create a statewide health care organization and a comprehensive model for academic medicine.
With summer drawing to a close, people across the country are looking ahead and planning their next vacation. However, for those who are living with gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, planning for a vacation may bring back some anxious memories from summer about feeling uncomfortable in a bathing suit or other warm-weather clothing. A recent survey revealed that more than half of Americans who have experienced GI symptoms agree that wardrobe changes or adjustments may be needed to accommodate discomfort or pain associated with these symptoms.
(NAPSI)—The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that for a healthy postpartum woman, physical activity is a good thing. Doctors say moderate-intensity physical activity, such as brisk walking or bike riding, keeps your heart and lungs healthy after a pregnancy. Physical activity also helps improve your mood throughout the postpartum period. And it can help with weight loss.
(BPT) - A 2012 National Health and Wellness Survey of 23,000 people with obesity shows most of those affected by obesity are not taking steps to lose weight. Among those who did take measures, prescription weight loss medications and surgical procedures yielded greater satisfaction versus self-modification methods alone such as diet, exercise and weight management programs. These findings are important because identifying methods that lead to greater satisfaction may help get patients on track for achieving and maintaining long-term weight loss. They also suggest the need for more education on the health effects of obesity and available treatment options.
(BPT) - According to the American Medical Association, approximately one in three Americans are obese, leaving at least one third of the country at risk for many health problems including type 2 diabetes, high-blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnea.1
(BPT) - Picture this: It’s late in the evening when you realize that something is very wrong with your dog. Your normal veterinary clinic is closed, but you’re not sure if the problem can wait until tomorrow. You rush your pet to the closest ER and hope for the best.
(StatePoint) The irony of summer is that for many people, it’s the most important time of year to stay fit, but it can actually be the hardest time of year to stick to one’s diet.
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