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UTHealth receives $1.5M grant from FEMA to improve volunteer firefighters' nutrition

UTHealth receives $1.5M grant from FEMA to improve volunteer firefighters' nutrition

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to test the effectiveness of an online health and wellness program intended to improve volunteer firefighters' nutrition and fitness and reduce their risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease. [More]
Scientists identify gene that regulates sleep and wake rhythms

Scientists identify gene that regulates sleep and wake rhythms

Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a gene that regulates sleep and wake rhythms. [More]
Childhood cancer survivors do not adhere to ACS' guidelines on healthy eating

Childhood cancer survivors do not adhere to ACS' guidelines on healthy eating

Having survived cancer as a child does not necessarily have a ripple effect that makes people lead a healthier lifestyle once they grow up. [More]
Wellness coaching improves quality of life, mood and perceived stress

Wellness coaching improves quality of life, mood and perceived stress

Wellness coaching has become an increasingly prevalent strategy to help individuals improve their health and well-being. Recently, wellness coaching was found to improve quality of life, mood and perceived stress, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. [More]
OAC, YMCA of Central Florida partner to educate public about obesity, health and wellness

OAC, YMCA of Central Florida partner to educate public about obesity, health and wellness

Today, the Obesity Action Coalition and the YMCA of Central Florida are proud to announce an exciting new partnership aimed at educating the public about obesity, health and wellness and much more. With synergistic missions focused on overall health, the partnership is a proactive step forward to help the more than 93 million Americans impacted by the disease of obesity. [More]
Study suggests healthy diet, sleep and exercise can mitigate negative impacts of stress

Study suggests healthy diet, sleep and exercise can mitigate negative impacts of stress

A new study from UC San Francisco is the first to show that while the impact of life's stressors accumulate overtime and accelerate cellular aging, these negative effects may be reduced by maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and sleeping well. [More]
Kidney donors often face pointless post-donation hurdles when seeking life insurance

Kidney donors often face pointless post-donation hurdles when seeking life insurance

Healthy living kidney donors often face pointless post-donation hurdles when seeking or changing health or life insurance, according to results of a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers. [More]
Consuming fresh avocado with tomatoes or carrots enhances provitamin A absorption

Consuming fresh avocado with tomatoes or carrots enhances provitamin A absorption

Consuming a whole fresh avocado with either an orange-colored tomato sauce or raw carrots significantly enhanced provitamin A carotenoid (alpha- and beta-carotene) absorption and conversion of these carotenoids to an active form of vitamin A, according to new research (1) published in The Journal of Nutrition. [More]
State roundup: Troubles in Kentucky; MD. hospital under review

State roundup: Troubles in Kentucky; MD. hospital under review

The team at The Upshot, a Times news and data-analysis venture, compiled six basic metrics to give a picture of the quality and longevity of life in each county of the nation: educational attainment, household income, jobless rate, disability rate, life expectancy and obesity rate. [More]
Wayne State researchers to study how exposures to stressors impact human health in Detroit

Wayne State researchers to study how exposures to stressors impact human health in Detroit

With over $2.4 million in new federal funding, Wayne State University researchers, regional collaborators at Henry Ford Health System, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, and community partners will study how exposures to stressors that are prevalent in the urban industrialized environment — both chemical and non-chemical — impact human health in Detroit and beyond. [More]
AADE recommends easy-to-follow tips for diabetes management

AADE recommends easy-to-follow tips for diabetes management

"You have Type 2 diabetes." When you deliver this news to patients, many are surprised, even shocked. Research shows some are so busy processing this unwelcome information, they have a difficult time focusing on what you are saying - and about a fourth of them wonder whether it's even true. [More]
UnitedHealthcare and IRONKIDS join forces to motivate young people to lead healthy lifestyles

UnitedHealthcare and IRONKIDS join forces to motivate young people to lead healthy lifestyles

UnitedHealthcare is teaming up with IRONKIDS® for the UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Kansas Fun Run to inspire and motivate young people to lead active, positive and healthy lifestyles. [More]
World No Tobacco Day: Apunipima to hold educational events in Cape York

World No Tobacco Day: Apunipima to hold educational events in Cape York

Apunipima is holding events across 10 Cape York communities this week to celebrate World No Tobacco Day which falls on May 31. [More]
Healthy eating in schools requires workforce education according to research produced by Sheffield Hallam University

Healthy eating in schools requires workforce education according to research produced by Sheffield Hallam University

The whole school workforce should be educated in food, nutrition and healthy eating, if the government's School Food Plan is to be a success, according to research produced by Sheffield Hallam University's new Institute of Education. [More]
Montefiore Medical Center, Lopez Family Foundation partner to establish Center for a Healthy Childhood

Montefiore Medical Center, Lopez Family Foundation partner to establish Center for a Healthy Childhood

Montefiore Medical Center today announced a new partnership with the Lopez Family Foundation and the establishment of the Center for a Healthy Childhood. [More]
Mayo Clinic launches healthy living program aimed to help people achieve and sustain wellness

Mayo Clinic launches healthy living program aimed to help people achieve and sustain wellness

In a crowded health and wellness marketplace, knowing what's fact versus myth and effective versus ineffective can be a challenge. It also may be an obstacle for some people to find a sound and practical lifestyle program that they can maintain over time. To provide a comprehensive wellness program based on research, not the trend of the day, Mayo Clinic will launch the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program in summer of 2014 to help people adopt healthy behavioral changes in diet, exercise and stress management and improve their overall quality of life. [More]
Information technology can help dieters integrate healthy behavior changes into their daily lives

Information technology can help dieters integrate healthy behavior changes into their daily lives

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 69 percent of adults in the United States are currently overweight or obese, which puts these individuals at increased risk for chronic health problems. [More]
Tips to improve bone health

Tips to improve bone health

As many as 52 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass, and studies suggest that one in two women and up to one in four men ages 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is concerning because you can't feel your bones getting weaker, which is why it's often referred to as the "silent disease." May is National Osteoporosis Month and, since prunes have been linked to bone health, Sunsweet is urging Americans to listen to their bones this month and start taking action to keep bones strong and healthy. [More]

YouBeauty partners with Spa Week Media Group to present YOUSPA

YouBeauty, the leading voice focused on personalization in beauty and wellness, has partnered with Spa Week Media Group (Spa Week), creator of the largest spa and wellness event in North America, to present YOUSPA, an integrated media event that educates consumers about the benefits of in-spa nourishment to their personal wellness. [More]
Healthy living practices is key to longer life and self preservation, say health experts

Healthy living practices is key to longer life and self preservation, say health experts

Health experts have termed healthy living practices as the keep to longer life and self preservation. Although a lot of people spend days looking for wealth, prosperity and self fulfillment, all this means nothing if they can't keep their bodies healthy. [More]