Health Problems

Do adults need a measles booster shot?

(HealthDay)—New York’s ongoing measles epidemic alarmed midtown Manhattan resident Deb Ivanhoe, who couldn’t remember whether she’d ever been vaccinated as a child. So Ivanhoe, 60, sought out her long-time primary care doctor, who performed an antibody test to see whether she had any protection against measles. To her surprise, the test revealed that Ivanhoe had […]

Health News

Housing WOFs need to be combined with education, study shows

Alongside funding and regulatory support, understanding how housing affects health and safety can spur owners to make improvements to their properties, researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington and Waitara Initiatives Supporting Employment Trust (WISE) Better Homes have found. The researchers carried out a voluntary housing warrant-of-fitness check on 83 properties in Taranaki, and then […]

Kids Health

Why You Need to Get Your Kids Outside NOW

Most parents know it in their bones: Kids spend way too much time plopped in front of screens. We know that time outside and in nature is so important for growing brains and bodies, and yet, we all struggle with the question (that is ever-more-pressing as the years go by and the digital distractions increase): […]

Kids Health

This Is Exactly What Your Kids Need This St. Patricks Day

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, and you know what that means: Your home is about to get the emerald-hued makeover you’ve always dreamed of. And what’s the easiest — and most fun — way to revamp your home decor for the Emerald Isle holiday? By gathering the fam for some simple St. Patrick’s Day crafts […]

Health Problems

We need to learn from the men who rape

Approximately five times more women than men are victims of sexual assault and young adults are at especially high risk. The impact on young people’s psychological and physical health can be devastating, especially given that this developmental period is when young people should be developing and refining intimacy skills in close relationships. What is striking […]

Pet Care

Increase Your Impact for Animals in Need Tenfold With AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is giving you an easy way to make an even bigger impact for animals in need. To date, the charitable giving program has donated over $100 million to associated charities, including the ASPCA!  In honor of this monumental achievement, AmazonSmile announced that they will increase the donation rate to 10x its normal amount. This […]

Health Problems

Psoriasis linked with need for cardiovascular interventions in patients with hypertension

Psoriasis is linked with increased risks of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, but its effect on the course of cardiovascular disease remains unknown. In a new Journal of Dermatology study, patients with hypertension and psoriasis more often required cardiovascular procedures and surgeries than hypertensive patients without psoriasis. The results suggest that hypertensive patients with concurrent psoriasis […]