Science behind nutrition & physical activity focus of statewide event
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - Want your student to do better academically? Make sure breakfast and physical activity are part of their day. That’s the key message from a statewide summit called the Learning Connection Ohio Summit. Key Ohio school leaders are joining forces to explore the science of nutrition and physical activity and their link to how well students perform in school.
Ohio Action for Healthy Kids, in conjunction with the American Dairy Association Mideast, the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Children’s Hunger Alliance and support from Cardinal Health, is hosting the statewide summit Tuesday May 7, 2013 at the Creekside Event Center in Gahanna, Ohio. Hundreds of school leaders will come together from all across the state for this one day event.. . . read more
Inspired by Strong-Armed Celebrities, Upper Arm Lifts Jump 4,378% Since 2000, New ASPS Statistics Show
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., April 29, 2013 – New statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons(ASPS) show that arm lifts in women have skyrocketed a staggering 4,378 percent in just over the last decade. It is a trend fueled, in part, by sleeveless fashions for women and more focus on strong-armed celebrities. In 2000, more than 300 women got upper arm lift procedures. Last year, more than 15,000 did.
Upper arm lifts can include liposuction or a surgical procedure known as brachioplasty, in which loose skin is removed from the back of the arms.. . . read more
Injuries higher on ‘fixed’ rides, experts call for consistent regulations
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) May 2013 – On average, a child is treated in an emergency department every other hour in the U.S. for injuries suffered on amusement rides, according to the first national study to examine those types of accidents in depth.
Researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital investigated amusement ride injuries from 1990 to 2010 and found that nearly 93,000 children were injured on rides that included everything from roller coasters at theme parks, to merry-go-rounds at county fairs to coin-operated rides at restaurants and shopping malls.. . . read more
Researchers chart patient progress with technology you use every day
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) April 2013 – The same smart phone technology you might use to find directions or play video games is being tested in a new way - to see if it can help stroke survivors learn to walk again.
Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are the first to test this innovative approach, which combines blue tooth technology with a sophisticated computer program that charts the movement of a patient’s arms and legs during rehabilitation.. . . read more
Rise in temperatures & carbon dioxide levels are boosting pollen, extending allergy seasons
DENVER, CO - March 2013 -- There may be different opinions about the causes of climate change, but experts say there is no denying its existence - and the effects are nothing to sneeze at. Researchers say global warming is leading to larger plants, earlier and more robust pollination and, as a result, worsening allergies.
“With the combination of increased temperature and carbon dioxide, we are seeing a dramatic change, and allergy sufferers can probably feel that change,” said Richard Weber, MD, an allergist at National Jewish Health in Denver, and president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. “We are experiencing longer allergy seasons, earlier onset and there is just more pollen in the air,” he said.. . . read more