Health Problems

How you move shows how you make up your mind

You’re standing at a vending machine, ready to punch in the code to get your snack. Even as your hand moves toward the keypad, your brain is still deciding what to do, still in the middle of choosing as your hand touches the keys. “When we make a decision, we’re really choosing between several concrete […]

Health Problems

Have diabetes? Make sure to manage cholesterol, too

For people with diabetes, blood sugar isn’t the only important measurement. New cholesterol guidelines suggest the more than 110 million U.S. adults with diabetes or prediabetes also should manage their cholesterol. The guidelines released earlier this month during the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions conference suggest doctors consider prescribing cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins to people […]

Health News

Late night snacker? Make it cottage cheese

Eager to eat a snack before bedtime? A protein-filled snack like cottage cheese is the way to go, say Florida State University researchers. Associate Professor of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences Michael Ormsbee and former FSU graduate student Samantha Leyh found that consuming 30 grams of protein about 30 minutes before bed appears to have […]

Pet Care

This November 6, Make Your Vote Count for Animals!

It’s less than one month until Election Day! Before you head to the polls on Tuesday, November 6, remember to keep animal welfare issues front of mind. If humane candidates are not elected to office, we cannot pass humane laws—and the stakes are as high as ever this year. Although this isn’t a Presidential election […]

Health News

Does less-invasive surgery make sense for you?

(HealthDay)—Among the most significant advances in surgery has been the development of laparoscopic—or minimally invasive—procedures. These are new ways to perform many standard operations, with a few, very small incisions, often barely a half-inch long, compared to traditional so-called open surgery with one incision several inches long. To perform an operation this way, the surgeon […]

Kids Health

Chicago sudden infant death cases never make the news

While news media reporting traffic crashes and fire-related deaths of infants and children is routine and often leads to preventative measures to reduce these deaths, there is little or no news coverage of sleep-related or sudden infants deaths, which contributes to the lack of efforts to prevent these deaths, according to a Rush physician. Dr. […]