More Americans Are Dying of Cirrhosis and Liver Cancer

Take a Number Death rates from both diseases have risen sharply, particularly among young adults over the last decade. A possible villain: the Great Recession. ImageDeaths from alcoholic cirrhosis have soared among people ages 25 to 34.CreditJeff Swensen for The New York Times Deaths from cirrhosis and liver cancer are rising dramatically in the United […]

Wildfires Breakout in the West: Resources to Protect Your Pet

It is wildfire season and wildfires have broken out in California, Oregon, and Washington. Below you will find current information on pet-friendly evacuation shelters and additional disaster resources during this emergency situation. Wildfires break out in California, Oregon, and Washington Yosemite Wildfire- California A large wildfire is quickly gaining momentum and has caused an evacuation […]

The Ripple Effect of Kindness

“Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty,” has become a familiar statement over the past several decades. It was inscribed by Anne Herbert on a placemat in Sausalito, California in 1982 and evolved as a response to the phrase “random acts of violence and senseless acts of cruelty.” Herbert’s book Random Kindness and Senseless Acts […]

Furnishing Homes For A New Life After Domestic Violence : NPR

Each Re-New home is furnished to meet the needs and tastes of families. Jay Shah/WPLN hide caption toggle caption Jay Shah/WPLN Each Re-New home is furnished to meet the needs and tastes of families. Jay Shah/WPLN Julie Davis directs half a dozen volunteers as they unload a 16-foot truck in front of a Nashville duplex. […]

More Pregnant Women Having Heart Attacks

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Few women consider the scary possibility that they might suffer a heart attack during or right after their pregnancy, but a new report shows it has become a more common reality in recent years. Along with the fact that […]

Does Dirty Air Cancel Out Exercise Benefits?

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Everyone knows that exercise is good for your heart, but what if your only option is to run or walk through smoggy city streets? Does it still pay off in the long run? Yes, contends a nearly 20-year study. “Air pollution isn’t an excuse to skip […]

Alcohol Consumption Among Women Is on the Rise

Dana Bowman, Lindsborg, KS. Laura McKowen, North Shore, MA. Deidra Roach, MD, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Bethesda, MD. Tim Slade, PhD, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney, Australia. Aaron White, PhD, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Bethesda, MD. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Alcohol Fact Sheet.  National […]

Heart Failure May Be More Lethal in Women

Men tend to get heart failure more often than women do, but women are more likely to die from the disease. Image The incidence of heart failure has declined overall in both sexes in recent years and remains higher in men. But women are more likely to die from the disease. A study in the […]