Preventive Care Archive

Nourishing Self Care

7 Effortless Ways to Maintain a Healthy Diet, Even if You're Tired

24/05/2019 06:00am | 21 views

by Brian Syuki

 

Fatigue can keep you from making healthy food choices or exercising regularly.

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Parenting

Kids Should Be Starting Swimming Lessons Earlier Than You Think, According to New Guidelines

16/05/2019 06:00am | 66 views

By Marisa La Scala

 

 

New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics say you can take kids to baby swimming lessons staring at one year old. They won't be able to do it on their own, but it's about getting them comfortable in water.

  • According to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), babies can begin swimming lessons at one year old. Previously, the organization had advised against swim lessons for kids under the age of 4.
  • The new guideline is part of the AAP's updated advice for drowning preventionDrowning is the second-leading cause of death for people between the ages of 1 and 19.
  • The AAP also recommends swimming within arms' length of children, creating barriers like fencing around pools and spas, and supervising kids at all times when they're around water.

 

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Treatment Insights

Making a Mark - How New Biomarkers May Help Vets Predict and Detect Diseases in Pet

15/05/2019 06:00am | 100 views

By Rena Crumplen

One thing I’ve observed working with veterinarians in our R&D team is that their role is often like a detective’s. When seeking a diagnosis, vets must follow “clues” reported by a pet’s owner or handler, or found during a physical examination. They can perform blood or urine tests, x-rays or scans, to gather more clues, but often have to push aside misleading signs or findings. Sometimes it can be hard to distinguish between different health conditions which have similar clinical signs or even similar test results. That’s where biomarkers can be very helpful.

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Born Leaders

Lifting Weights Can Cut Your Cancer Risk by 25%

07/05/2019 06:00am | 107 views

By Selene Yeager

 

These new findings join previous research finding a protective benefit of exercise like strength training and HIIT on cancer risk.

 

  • Older adults who lift weights are about 25 percent less likely to develop colon cancer than those who don’t pump iron, a new study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise finds.
  • These new findings join previous research finding a protective benefit of exercise like strength training and HIIT on cancer risk.

 

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Self Advocacy

Weight, Weight…Don’t Tell Me: Why Dog Owners Should Care about Pet Obesity

06/05/2019 06:00am | 216 views

By Karen Faunt

I am lucky to have two beautiful dogs: A three-year-old collie named Juniper and a one-year-old Taiwanese Mountain Dog named Zeppo with unbelievably expressive ears. I love them both, and they bring so much joy to my life. 

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