Disease & Injury Prevention

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month

April marks the 25th Anniversary of Alcohol Awareness Month. This year’s theme is “One Too Many.” According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), alcohol causes: One too many…deaths from drunk drivers. One too many…children born with fetal alcohol syndrome. One too many…risky behaviors. One too many…families torn apart by alcoholism. One …

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An Easier Way to Find Product Recall Information

In January, President Barack Obama signed into law the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, which called for a more user-friendly recall search engine. That new search engine is now online and available to everyone. It allows you to search for recalls of any product regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including: Cosmetics …

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One More Reason Why a Dog May Be Your Best Friend

Sell the treadmill…turn the stationary bike into a drying rack for laundry:  Scientific research shows that a dog may be the best piece of exercise equipment you can have. According to an article in The New York Times, recent research puts numbers on the canine effect. In one study published in the Journal of Physical …

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Want to Thwart Teen Texting? There's an App For That!

Texting while driving is illegal in North Carolina, not to mention dangerous. Consider these statistics:   Drivers talking on a cellphone are 4 times more likely to cause a crash than other drivers… but drivers TEXTING while driving are 23 times more likely to crash. Nearly everyone understands the risks. One of the AAA Foundation for …

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Smoking in Midlife Greatly Increases Risk of Dementia

New research published in the online issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that smoking heavily can cause effects on the the brain decades later. The researchers followed more than 21,000 people for an average of 23 years. Of those, 5,367 people were diagnosed with some form of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease and vascular …

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About Super Bowl Suffering…and Stress Attacks

Who’s your team? Packers? Steelers? No matter where your allegiance lies, you may want to prepare for Sunday’s big game. Your life may depend on it. And no, that’s not hyperbole. According to an article in The New York Times, watching the Super Bowl can be hazardous to your health, especially if your team loses. …

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Americans Eating Too Much of the "Spice of Life"?

The human body requires salt to live. It helps nerves conduct messages throughout the body, allows muscles to move us, and generally regulates fluids so we don’t become either bloated or dehydrated. In cooking, moderate amounts of salt helps to bring out flavors in food. But we can definitely get too much of this good …

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First Major Drug Recall of 2011

For decades, McNeil Consumer Healthcare has given the world some of the most popular over-the-counter (OTC) medications, including Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, Sudafed, and Zyrtec. But with a long string of recent product recalls, McNeil  is at risk of losing consumer trust. The latest recall affects several highly popular brands. In consultation with the U.S. Food and …

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