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2011-08-09 00:00:30

The Greater Green Bay YMCA is working for healthy living for all, through a variety of new programs and services that nurture the potential of youth, seniors and even businesses in the greater Green Bay community. Green Bay, WI (PRWEB) August 07, 2011 Over the past several decades our nation has fallen into a rut of unhealthy lifestyles including a lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating. This has led to an increase in chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes; and...

2011-08-02 13:04:29

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 percent of Americans have inactive lifestyles (they take fewer than 5,000 steps a day) and 75 percent do not meet the weekly exercise recommendations (150 minutes of moderate activity each week and muscle-strengthening activity twice a week) to maintain good health. After reviewing recent literature, University of Missouri researchers contend that physical inactivity is the primary cause of chronic diseases such as diabetes,...

2011-05-17 16:05:00

NEW YORK, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation prepares for a "silver tsunami," a new report released today by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) highlights inadequate funding by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) for research of aging-related illnesses and issues a call for the needed investments aimed at preventing, treating or curing chronic diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, that mostly affect older Americans. The report entitled, "Penny Wise,...

2011-05-04 11:20:00

WHEATON, Ill., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InformationConnections.org, the informative website for parents of children with developmental disabilities and chronic diseases, was recently launched by the Marianjoy Medical Library. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region, provided a grant to create and manage the website. Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital's Medical Library Director and Webmaster, Nalini Mahajan, and Dr. Mary Keen, Medical Director of...

2011-04-25 16:55:51

Interventions to promote healthy behaviors, including eating more fruits and vegetables, increasing physical activity, and participating in cancer screenings, as well as prevention of HIV/sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), appear beneficial for African-American couples who are at high risk for chronic diseases, especially if one of the individuals is living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). The report is published in the April 25 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the...

2011-04-19 14:21:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study released today shows that eye exams are often the first to detect chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension. The study, conducted by Human Capital Management Services Group (HCMS), a national human capital consulting firm, found that eye doctors detected signs of certain chronic conditions before any other healthcare provider recorded the condition--65 percent of the time for high cholesterol, 20 percent of the...

2011-03-28 11:46:00

STAMFORD, Conn., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares and AstraZeneca have teamed to deliver critical medicines to help people living with chronic diseases throughout the United States. AstraZeneca has donated $5 million in cardiovascular and gastrointestinal medications to AmeriCares in support of its Domestic Medical Assistance Program. The program delivers donated medicines and medical supplies to a network of more than 300 clinics treating the uninsured and...

2011-03-07 21:21:33

Chinese people with a body mass index (BMI) of 24-25.9 had the lowest risk of death, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj101303.pdf Obesity has increased significantly across the globe and the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about 2.3 billion adults will be overweight and more than 700 million will be obese by 2015. Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risks of heart...

2011-02-28 08:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To help Americans determine their risk for chronic diseases and get them on a path to better health, CVS/pharmacy announced today the launch of the 2011 "To Your Health" program, offering free preventive health screenings at more than 800 events in communities across the country. The program will get underway in Houston on Saturday, March 5th, and continue in Dallas, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago and Miami....


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.