How Human-Animal Interaction Can Help Support our Children’s Mental Wellbeing22/05/2019 06:00am | 510 views
By Helen Mills (originally published on February 8, 2019)
It has been a particularly important week for organizations striving to raise awareness about the importance of our children’s emotional and mental health.
Making a Mark - How New Biomarkers May Help Vets Predict and Detect Diseases in Pet15/05/2019 06:00am | 649 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.
Depression Affects 15% of New Moms. A New Guideline Could Help Prevent It13/05/2019 06:00am | 491 views
By Jamie Ducharme
A new recommendation from a group of independent experts convened by the government could help more new and expecting mothers avoid depression, one of the most common complications of pregnancy and childbirth.
Ulcerative Colitis:Nutrition & Exercise08/04/2019 06:00am | 573 views
A treatment plan that works for you is essential when it comes to managing ulcerative colitis (UC) symptoms and the inflammationthat can cause them. However, diet and exercise are also important. A diet that includes variety, so you get enough calories and nutrition, is vital. Getting regular exercise can also benefit your body. Talk to your healthcare team to help you plan your diet and tailor activities to you.
When Your Flu Risk May Be Higher04/04/2019 06:00am | 627 views
by Sarah Elizabeth Adler, AARP
Heart disease, lung disease and diabetes make serious complications more likely, report says