Monthly Archives: February 2012

Baby boomers: Don’t let your world fall silent

Baby boomers: Don’t let your world fall silent (ARA) – Larry Crum didn’t realize how bad his hearing really was until he was hunting one afternoon with some friends. He couldn’t hear a wild boar grinding his teeth just a few yards away. As a 44-year-old husband, father and head pastor of the First Church…

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How to keep your pet healthy during any season

How to keep your pet healthy during any season (ARA) – Americans love pets – to the tune of 62 percent of all households with at least one pet in residence, according to the Humane Society of the United States. Statistics show that 72.9 million homes accommodate approximately 78.2 million dogs and 86.4 million cats….

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Conquer childhood obesity with tips for healthy family living

Conquer childhood obesity with tips for healthy family living (ARA) – Today, health professionals encourage parents of even very young children to actively confront the childhood obesity epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention find that obesity rates for children ages 2 to 5 have more than doubled over the past 30 years, and…

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Prenatal surgery promises brighter future for babies with spina bifida

Prenatal surgery promises brighter future for babies with spina bifida One year after becoming a standard of care at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, fetal surgery for spina bifida is helping families from all over the United States (ARA) – For expectant parents, the 18-week ultrasound marks an exciting milestone. For most, it is the…

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