|Protect Your Eyes When Hitting the Pool
Protect Your Eyes When Hitting the Pool TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Chlorine helps keep pool water clean, but it can also make swimmers more likely to develop eye infections, doctors say. Pool swimmers can also develop red, irritated eyes as well as blurry vision, said Dr. Sampson Davis, an emergency room physician at Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in New Jersey. It's important to understand why this happens, Davis said. Swimming in chlorinated pools washes away the outer film layer ...
Health Tip: Grill Fruits and Veggies
Health Tip: Grill Fruits and Veggies (HealthDay News) -- Want to enjoy some warm-weather grilling while eating food that's healthy? Grill up some fresh summer fruits and vegetables for a delicious twist to your menu. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests these fruits and veggies that are great on the grill: Make a kabob with marinated bell peppers, mushrooms, eggplant, cherry tomatoes and onions. Grill Portobello mushrooms for a delicious alternative to a burger. For dessert, make a fruit kabo...
Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Exercise
Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Exercise (HealthDay News) -- You know you need to get your kids off the couch for some exercise, but do you know why physical activity is so essential? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains these health benefits of regular exercise: Developing stronger bones. Reducing blood pressure. Decreasing stress and anxiety. Improving self-esteem. Helping to manage weight.
Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia
Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spending time in a garden might help soothe the agitation that commonly strikes people with dementia, a new review suggests. Looking at 17 past studies, British researchers found evidence that watering plants, or sitting or strolling in a garden can help soothe some dementia patients' anxiety. The study authors cautioned that the effects of gardens on dementia patients are a tough subject to study -- and the e...
Health Tip: Choosing Sunglasses
Health Tip: Choosing Sunglasses (HealthDay News) -- Sunglasses are more than just fashionable, they also reduce the risk of sun damage to your eyes. The Texas Department of Insurance suggests these features for your next pair of sunglasses: Make sure the sunglasses cover both eyes entirely. Look for sunglasses that block at least 99 percent of both UV-A and UV-B rays. If you need safety glasses and sun protection while at work, seek a pair of safety sunglasses. Always wear your sunglasses while outside.
Health Tip: Monitor a Blister
Health Tip: Monitor a Blister (HealthDay News) -- A blister usually can be managed at home with careful cleaning. But it's important to watch for signs of infection. The University of Wisconsin Health system suggests watching for these signs of infection: Pain, swelling or warmth around the blister. Red streaks moving out from the blister. Pus. Fever.
Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms
Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with asthma, just believing an odor is potentially harmful is enough to trigger airway inflammation for at least 24 hours, a new study indicates. "It's not just what you smell, but also what you think you smell," study author Cristina Jaen, a physiologist at Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, said in a Monell news release. "Asthmatics often are anxious about scents and fragranc...
Tip-Over Furniture Can Kill Kids
Tip-Over Furniture Can Kill Kids WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It can happen in an instant: A small child pulls up on a television, dresser or computer monitor and gets critically injured when the furniture tips over. "Every parent or guardian of a young child should look around their homes and imagine what could tip over, fall off walls and injure a child. Imagining it is better than it becoming a reality," Dr. Alex Rosenau, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, said...
Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC
Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Medical costs for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the United States are more than $32 billion each year, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The yearly financial toll of COPD (which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis) is expected to reach an estimated $49 billion by 2020. "For the first time, our analyses provide state-specific costs for CO...
Make Kids' Weight Loss a Family Affair, Study Suggests
Make Kids' Weight Loss a Family Affair, Study Suggests WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who want to help their preschooler shed excess pounds may want to team up with their child, new research suggests. Youngsters whose parents joined them in a supervised behavioral modification program gained less weight than their peers who were enrolled in a traditional child-only program (an average difference of about four pounds over two years). Their parent partners also benefited, losing almo...
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