Adults Fail to Comply With Vaccination Schedules - June 09, 2011 07:00 AM
The low percentage of adults that receive their recommended vaccines worries doctors, and highlights the potentially grave dangers of preventable diseases.
Part-Time Work May Keep Seniors Healthy - June 01, 2011 07:00 AM
A recent study found that retirees engaged in temporary or part-time employment may be physically and mentally healthier than their fully retired counterparts.
ADHD or Immaturity? Resources for Teachers & Parents to Divine the Difference - May 27, 2011 07:00 AM
ADD-ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed disease in American children, but critics have long asserted that it is over-diagnosed. For teachers and parents, it can be difficult to discern the difference between immaturity and a treatable disease. Fortunately, the Web offers a bevy of outstanding, informational resources that help divine between the two, and cope with each of them.
Why We Sleep Is Still a Mystery - January 14, 2011 07:00 AM
Sleep researchers don’t know why we sleep away one-third of our lives, but they are getting closer to solving the mystery.
How to Fulfill Your New Year’s Resolutions - January 11, 2011 03:00 PM
Getting paid to lose weight? It’s a reality for one woman. But how can the rest of us get motivated to stick with our New Year’s resolutions?
5 Sites for Treating Colds, Fevers and the Flu - December 06, 2010 07:00 AM
If you think you have the flu or a cold, it’s important to know what you’re dealing with: they can develop into serious illnesses if not treated, and influenza kills thousands of people every year. We’ve found five sites that can help you sort out whether you’re suffering from the cold or flu, and help you learn about fevers.
A Look at the Plague and Its History - November 20, 2010 07:00 AM
Last year a remote Chinese village had an outbreak of the pneumonic plague. The plague has been responsible for three recorded pandemics over the last 1,500 years and affects 1,000 to 2,000 people annually.
Quiet Time: Why Mom Needs It and How to Give It - October 31, 2010 07:00 AM
The best possible present you can give a busy parent is a brief period every day to relax and reflect on the world around her. FindingDulcinea explains the virtues of quiet time, and why moms should get some.
Music and Emotion: How Understanding Their Connection Could Impact Autism Treatment - October 14, 2010 07:00 AM
Scientific studies about the relationship between music and emotion could impact treatment for children with communication disorders such as autism, and for patients living with Alzheimer’s disease.
Sunday Morning Coming Down - October 10, 2010 08:00 AM
For many people, Sunday afternoons are a mix of cloudy yearning for the day before and dread of the week to come.
Lifestyle of the Century: Will You Live to 100? - October 03, 2010 07:00 AM
The King James Bible caps an average lifespan at threescore and ten (70) years, but with modern advances in health, most of us are likely to live a few years longer. Numerous online life expectancy quizzes can’t offer any guarantees, but they weigh a variety of health factors to compute a number that should be more accurate than the one in the Good Book.
Common Household Items Contain Dangerous Chemicals - September 24, 2010 07:00 AM
A recent book by Canadian researchers reveals that exposure to hormone-altering chemicals—even at low levels—is harmful to our health, especially for children and expectant mothers.
Return of Rickets Has Experts Concerned About Lack of Sun Exposure - July 27, 2010 12:00 PM
Rickets, a disorder resulting from a vitamin D deficiency, has reemerged, causing experts to debate the risks of too little or too much exposure to the sun.
Water Safety Tips for Summer Vacation - June 29, 2010 06:30 AM
Dreams of spending lazy days at the lake, or stretched out on the beach will fill the minds of many this summer. By taking a few precautions, you can help ensure that your time in the water will be safe and enjoyable.
Could Music Be the Next Great Cure? - June 26, 2010 06:33 AM
The U.S. may approve an intensified form of music therapy for various conditions, including hypertension, as early as next year.
Going Outside? Don’t Forget the Sunscreen - June 23, 2010 07:30 AM
With lots of travel during fourth of july weekend, physicians are spreading the word about the importance of sunscreen and sun safety practices.
Tanning Beds Cause Cancer, But Will People Stop Tanning? - June 21, 2010 05:30 PM
Tanning beds join cigarettes and hepatitis B as definitive causes of cancer. But the threat of melanoma might not be enough to stop young people from tanning.
Food Allergy Researchers Find Links, But Mysteries Remain - June 17, 2010 08:00 AM
Scientists are uncovering links between food and other allergens, such as pollen and dust, by looking at “regional anomalies” among allergens and the connections between allergen proteins.
Newer Sprawling Cities Mean More Driving, Poor Health for Residents - June 16, 2010 07:05 AM
Cities in the United States that are unfriendly toward pedestrians may also contribute to rising obesity rates, as driving takes the place of walking for work commutes and errands.
Tips for BBQ and Grill Safety - June 16, 2010 06:30 AM
July 4th weekend is almost here. When you start lighting a fire in your backyard and spending quality time with slabs of raw meat, you need to be cautious. Here are some tips for safe and fun grilling.
7 Sites for Getting in Shape—and Staying in Shape - June 15, 2010 07:15 AM
Use the Web to get excited about exercising. These seven sites are guaranteed to provide you with the inspiration you need to get moving, keep track of your exercise regimen, connect with others and discover adventurous ways to keep in shape.
As Michael J. Fox Campaigns for Parkinson’s Awareness, Web Offers Wealth of Information - June 10, 2010 07:00 AM
Through a new book and television special, Michael J. Fox is raising awareness of Parkinson’s disease and life with the difficult condition. The Web has many resources to help people understand all aspects of Parkinson’s disease. Find some of the best links here.
Quiet Time: Why Mom Needs It and How to Give It - May 06, 2010 08:00 AM
The best possible present you can give a busy parent is a brief period every day to relax and reflect on the world around her. In honor of Mother’s Day, findingDulcinea explains the virtues of quiet time, and why you should help the moms in your life to get some.
How to Keep Children Safe This Summer - April 12, 2010 08:00 AM
Summer is a time of long bike rides, swimming trips and maybe just a few hours spent working a job. But for all the season offers kids, it can also be dangerous, and following safety tips is important.
6 Sites for First Aid Tips and Resources - April 04, 2010 08:00 AM
Use the Web sites below to learn about first aid treatments, get first aid certification, find first aid supplies and equipment, and more.
Brain Gyms - April 01, 2010 04:30 PM
Challenge and strengthen your brain with simple, free games and exercises on the Web.
World Health Day Spotlights Urban Well-Being - March 26, 2010 12:30 PM
Next month, the World Health Organization’s World Health Day will focus on urbanization and health. Many U.S. cities are already making strong efforts to go green.
School Lunches Still Unhealthy - March 26, 2010 07:01 AM
Congress wants to create healthier standards for all foods served in our nation’s schools, but will kids eat healthier lunches?
Greater Regulation Could Put an End to Teen Tanning - March 25, 2010 12:20 PM
Confronted with a growing body of evidence suggesting a link between indoor tanning and skin cancer, the FDA is meeting today to discuss whether indoor tanning devices should be more heavily regulated.
How Many Dietary Supplements Is Too Many? - March 08, 2010 08:00 AM
Legal dietary supplements include products as varied as amino acids, enzymes, herbs, minerals and vitamins. The jury is out on long-term benefits and safety, yet many people continue to swear by them, and increasing numbers of people are taking them.