All posts for the month June, 2011

Study Shows Podiatrist Care Reduces Amputation Risk

Amputation, one of the most devastating and costly consequences of diabetes, can be prevented when patients are treated by podiatric physicians. That’s the finding of a national, large-scale study coauthored by Dr. James Wrobel, DPM, MS, associate professor of medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He is also director of the Center [...]

Tips To Protect Parents And Kids From Tobacco Smoke

This year, thank a parent who recently quit smoking. An estimated 20 percent of adults in the United States smoke cigarettes, and 7 out of 10 of them want to quit. Some adults who have quit smoking are parents, and their efforts to become smoke-free have made them role models for their children as well [...]

Earpieces Can Minimize Possible Risks From Cellphones, Experts Say

Advice follows warning that microwave radiation from the devices a possible carcinogen. By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June, 1 (HealthDay News) — Can using a cellphone increase the risk of cancer? The World Health Organization (WHO) says that it might. After a group of scientists from 14 countries, including the United States, analyzed peer-reviewed [...]

Help Your Children Eat Well During Summer Vacation

Involve your kids in the shopping and cooking for family meals, experts suggest. TUESDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) — With summer vacation fast-approaching, parents should take an active role in promoting routine healthy eating among their kids, advises the American Dietetic Association (ADA). To that end, the ADA is offering some practical tips to help [...]

Is It Time to Stop Driving?

Signs that it may be time for an older driver to quit (HealthDay News) — As cognitive function, coordination, eyesight and other skills decline in old age, it may be time for an elderly person to quit driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration mentions these warning signs that seniors may no longer be able [...]

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