Archive for August, 2009

Plataformasinc.es – A team of researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) has created a system with Artificial Intelligence techniques which notifies elderly people or people with special needs of the forgetting of certain everyday tasks. This system uses sensors distributed in the environment in order to detect their actions and mobile devices which remind […]

Lona Sandon, assistant professor of clinical nutrition at UT Southwestern Medical Center is reminding folks that it’s important to keep whole grains in your diet. “Research shows that whole grains are good for your heart, lower risk of diabetes and stroke, and may help prevent certain cancers,” she says. “They also help in managing weight.” […]

Nutrition experts at UT Southwestern Medical Center say there’s no better way to help lower your high blood pressure than by indulging in some of the season’s potassium-rich fruit and vegetables. “Melons like cantaloupe and watermelon are particularly high in potassium,” says Lona Sandon, assistant professor of clinical nutrition at UT Southwestern and spokesperson for […]

ACFAS.org – Foot and ankle problems in children often go unnoticed. Signs and symptoms can be subtle, and sometimes children can’t explain what’s wrong. But it’s important to protect growing feet and have problems checked out early. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons offers for parents these… Five warning signs for childhood foot […]

ACFAS.org – Children and young adults love the thrill of skateboarding. They learn to master their skills of “riding the rail” and “catching air.” But according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), such tricks, while fun, can be physically demanding and cause serious foot and ankle injuries. Foot and ankle surgeons […]

UCLA.edu – There seems to be no end to the negative consequences of obesity. The World Health Organization now numbers the obese at more than 300 million worldwide, with a billion more overweight. With obesity comes the increased risk for cardiovascular disease, Type II diabetes, and hypertension. Well, here is more discouraging news. In the current […]