Healthy Living is a monthly special section published in all 18 Anton Community Newspapers focusing on a wide range of health topics and highlighting the extensive health services available in our area. A sampling of current stories appears here.
Half the battle in knowing how to properly protect oneself from skin cancer is being able to separate fact from fiction. Unfortunately, some myths about tanning and sun protection are deep rooted and could mislead people into thinking that tanning is safe – when, in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Now, a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) sets the record straight on some of the most common myths and what people believe to be true about tanning and sun protection.
Including a coronary artery calcium score in a risk assessment for future heart disease events, such as heart attacks, provides a better estimate in some populations than a standard coronary risk factors assessment, according to research published in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health.
The findings were based on data from a study co-authored by Alan D. Guerci, M.D., president and CEO of St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center.
KidsHealth.org, the most-visited site on the Web for information about children’s health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years, has joined forces with Snaptic, HopeLab, and the TED Prize to sponsor the “Move Your App” developer challenge to inspire mobile users in the fight against obesity.
The challenge calls on Android developers to create apps that get people to move, while being fun to use and innovative in their approach to encouraging physical activity. Snaptic will provide resources for developers to draw from to build their apps, and will announce the winners at its developer conference in San Francisco on May 27.
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