Each year, an estimated 71,000 children are treated in emergency rooms for accidental medication poisonings, many of which are caused by dosing mistakes. Thankfully, while health care professionals or poison control resources resolve most issues, extreme cases that go untreated can result in complications, particularly in very young children.
For many, summer signifies the budding of flowers and longer days filled with warm sunshine. But for one in five people, summer also means allergies are in full swing.
Sixty-year-old Ester Kurz does a lot of things, but taking prescribed medicine isn't one of them. While most people her age take a pill for one thing or another, Kurz, from Baltimore, self-prescribes exercise for healthy aging.
Eat Right. Exercise. Don't smoke. You've probably heard it all before. But can healthy living longer now help you live to be 100, 120 or even 140 years old?
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Run? Why, you may ask.
From eating better foods to getting an adequate amount of sleep and exercise, we're a very health-aware society. So why is it that many Americans routinely overlook one of the cornerstones of good health?
The adage, "You're only as old as you feel" is the motto of many senior citizens as they dance, do water aerobics, and play badminton on their journey toward staying active and healthy in their older years.
Summer may be a great time to get away and enjoy the great outdoors but the season presents probably the greatest threat to eye well-being.
The baby boomer generation makes up an estimated 76 million people - roughly one-fourth of the U.S. population. This means that either you or someone you love is part of this aging group. According to Eye on the Boomer, a recent survey by the Ocular Nutrition Society, almost as many baby boomers say they worry about losing their vision as those that say they worry about having heart disease or cancer. What's more, 78 percent of those surveyed ranked vision as the most important of the five senses. Yet, more than half of the survey respondents ages 45-65 said ...