Health & Wellness
Think rabies is a thing of the past? Think again
Most of us know what rabies is, but it's not something we think about often. Thanks to public health education, mandatory pet vaccinations and the wildlife oral rabies vaccination program, rabies cases in the U.S. have dropped dramatically in the past 15 years. But unfortunately this severe disease is still reported acro...
How physical therapists help you stay fit after 50
At 78 million strong, baby boomers are a generation known for redefining aging. Although boomers are more health-conscious, educated and financially secure than previous generations, America's worsening obesity epidemic has also touched this age group and threatens their long-term health and the active lifestyles they em...
Texting and driving don't mix
Are you like many Americans who make phone calls while they're driving? Or text a friend or family member when you reach a stoplight? Did you know that in doing so you could be breaking the law?
Youth sports safety - 5 tips to help protect your little athlete
Cringing at bumps, falls, trips and nudges is a common response among parents of young athletes. Seventy-two percent of parents of children ages 6 to 17 report that they are highly concerned about their child experiencing a head injury on the sports field, according to a recent survey conducted by NMI Research and DSM Nu...
Growing mobility and home accessibility issues spark innovation
Driven by a growing senior population, soldiers returning home injured from war and the ongoing obesity epidemic, mobility and home accessibility issues are becoming more commonplace in America. In response, companies today are creating innovative home solutions that focus on both improved form and function, and serve to...
Putting the 'special' into pharmacy care
Pharmacists can specialize in chronic health conditions such as asthma, heart disease, diabetes and cancer. These specialist pharmacists will play an increasingly important role as health care and patient expectations continue to change.
How diabetes affects vision and dental health
It's no secret that diabetes often goes hand-in-hand with other chronic conditions, like heart disease, and can cause a range of serious complications including nerve damage and limb amputation. When it comes to understanding how diabetes can affect oral and visual health, however, many people may feel they are in the dark.