For office dwellers whose workspace isn’t patrolled by a vicious tackling machine, there are likely still a number of less menacing dangers lurking in your office space. Office workers sustain more than 75,000 on-the-job injuries — from sprains and strains to broken bones — each year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety […]
Archive for January, 2012
Walking around with an iPod or an MP3 player plugged into your ears may seem harmless, but a new study suggests that the habit has its dangers.
According to the American College of Emergency Physicians, the following are warning signs of a medical emergencies.
Snow and ice can make driving treacherous, of course, but snowfall — especially the wet, heavy kind — can be dangerous even if you never leave your driveway. Each year, shoveling piles of snow after a storm is believed to cause tens of thousands of back and shoulder injuries in the United States, not to […]
Headache, upset stomach, sinus problems, menstrual pain, athlete’s foot, dandruff, lip conditions, dry skin and the common cold — chances are you’ve had one if not more than one of them. They’re the most common, everyday health complaints, and while you may not be able to prevent them with a little at-home preparation, you can […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls fluoridation one of the 10 most valuable public health measures of the 20th century. In the early years, rates of tooth decay among the young dropped by 60 percent in communities that adopted fluoridation.
Before you pop open a can of soda — as refreshing as soda might sound — think twice. While you may already know that both regular and diet drinks have been tied to obesity and high blood pressure; colas to bone loss; and full-sugar sodas to type 2 diabetes, lousy teeth (especially citrus sodas), and […]
Europe and Japan have been hip to probiotics for awhile now. But what are probiotics, and why should we care about a yogurt packed with them?
What’s got you feeling anxious? Is it work obligations? Family life? How about your smartphone? A new study has found that smartphones can actually increase people’s stress levels, HealthDay news reports.
Active Minds utilizes the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. By developing and supporting chapters of a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group on campuses, the organization works to increase students’ awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage […]