Are We Winning Key Public Health Battles?

Posted on 11/22/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthBy Mile Stobbe, Medical Writer, The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — About three years ago, the nation’s top public health agency picked its battles. Now, it’s issuing its own report card on reaching those goals: Pretty good but needs improvement. The seven “winnable battles” singled out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention set goals for 2015, such as cutting adult smoking to 17 percent and pushing childhood obesity down to about 15 percent. >> Sign up for the AARP …

3 Things to Do Today to Prevent Falls

Posted on 08/6/2013 by | Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingThe phone calls from my Dad have come all too often. “Amy, your mother has had a fall,”  he’d say. I’d slide out of bed into my shoes and race to my parents’ apartment, sometimes meeting the emergency squad when I arrived.  We’d spend hours in the emergency room, grateful every time she came home without any broken bones or a concussion. Each fall set her back, increasing pain and limiting her mobility.  That resulted in less strength, poor circulation …

The Takeaway: 1 In 10 Could Have Diabetes By 2030; The TV, Exercise and Depression Link

Posted on 11/14/2011 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayAccording to a new report released by International Diabetes Foundation, one in 10 adults worldwide—some 522 million people—could have diabetes by 2030. And a new study of thousands of older women in the United States found those who got the most exercise and watched the least television were the least likely to be diagnosed with depression.