Author Archives: Linda
Author Archives: Linda
If you’ve changed your clock this March to compensate for Daylight Savings Time, did you notice a change in your sleep patterns? Research has shown that it won’t have much effect on your health other than making you a bit groggy. But, if you lose too much sleep, your immune system suffers, and you’re more susceptible to colds and viral infections. In the following 25 research studies that focus on sleep and your health, you’ll learn why napping is good — sometimes — and why a steady sleep pattern is best for your health.
In February this year, First Lady Michelle Obama announced what she called a “very ambitious” program to end childhood obesity. This nationwide campaign, called “Let’s Move,” calls for initiatives that target parents and schools, and that provides information about nutrition and exercise, improving school food quality and making healthy foods affordable and accessible for families. This program also focuses on physical education. While these initiatives are commendable, how bad is the childhood obesity problem and are these initiatives worth pursuing?
H1N1, often referred to as the swine flu, is a new strain of influenza that made its debut early in mid-April 2009. With the upcoming seasonal changes, H1N1 is expected to make another appearance as it spreads from person to person worldwide. Are you prepared for this pandemic?
Have you made the connection between fitness and health? If you have made the connection (and the commitment) to a healthier lifestyle and if you own a Blackberry, then you’re in for a health and fitness treat. You have access to dozens of health and fitness apps, but we’ve picked twenty-five essential apps that cover a range from calorie-counting to nutritional help to fitness and medical advice.
Are you concerned about current health care policies? Are you even more concerned with the future of this issue? Health care is intertwined with business, markets, government and private business. It is international and it is consumer-oriented as well as focused on health care workers and physicians and health care facilities. To help you sort out the issues and to see how they intertwine, we’ve created a list of 50 top healthcare policy blogs for your convenience.