Source: American Heart Association Stroke patients have a high risk of falling after leaving the hospital. Researchers suggest prevention programs such as exercise, home hazard assessment, appropriate lighting, removing obstacles and installing transfer rails can reduce falls. Increased awareness of fall prevention is needed among family members of stroke patients.
By RONI CARYN RABIN Can you be fit and healthy, even if you’re overweight? And will working out, despite the extra pounds, reduce your risk of a heart attack?The idea that you can be “fat but fit” has long been controversial. While health experts endorse physical activity as beneficial, many doctors view the concept of being […]
By JANE E. BRODY After two hourlong sessions focused first on body awareness and then on movement retraining at the Feldenkrais Institute of New York, I understood what it meant to experience an incredible lightness of being. Having, temporarily at least, released the muscle tension that aggravates my back and hip pain, I felt like I […]
The Teal Pumpkin Project Our friends at Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) are encouraging everyone to raise awareness of food allergies by painting your pumpkins teal (the color of food allergy awareness) and handing out non-food treats for trick-or-treaters to ensure everyone has an allergy-friendly Halloween. Learn all about the program and how you […]
KThe Transportation Security Administration (TSA) confirms to Allergic Living that heightened security measures for carry-on items, which are now being rolled out at U.S. airports across the country, can include food screening. While the focus has been on the fact that any electronics larger than a cell phone must go into security bins, TSA agents […]
Create, cook, stretch, eat, and learn with fellow teachers during this free day co-sponsored by the NYC Department of Health. The day includes: A keynote address by Dr. Robin Nagle, Anthropologist-in-Residence for the New York City Department of Sanitation A tour of New York at Its Core, the first-ever exhibition showcasing the history and future of our city A light, […]
Consumer Technology Association (CTA) LAS VEGAS, NV JANUARY 9-12, 2018 Discover the latest developments in digital fitness that aim to make workouts and outdoor activities more fun and more informing. Explore fitness tracking devices, smart fabrics for heart-rate monitoring, and other solutions and products targeted at these specific lifestyle markets. Fitness & Technology Marketplace Exhibitors See which […]
Source:University of Surrey Healthy people who consume high levels of sugar are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. A ground-breaking study from the University of Surrey found that a subject group of otherwise healthy men had increased levels of fat in their blood and fat stored in their livers after they had consumed […]