March 2008

Online Marketing Tip

by Joy Keller, Ryan Halvorson
Did you build your own website from a template, and are you now wondering where all your visitors are? According to Yodle.com, an “online lead generator,” trying to build your own website is a marketing mistake that a lot of small businesses make. Enticing a website visitor to call on your business is “quite literally a science” and is often done incorrectly, according to the company. Yodle.com sa...

Kids Play Harder With "Toys"

by Joy Keller, Ryan Halvorson
Researchers are spending more time finding out what kinds of things will make children more likely to move their bodies. One recent study, conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, found ...

A Better Way to Do CPR?

by Joy Keller, Ryan Halvorson
Leslie Geddes, a biomedical engineer at Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana, has developed a new way to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This CPR alternative, called “only rhythmic abdominal compression,” or OAC–CPR, works by pushing on the abdomen instead of the chest. Geddes’...

AEDs Save Lives in Large Public Places

by Joy Keller, Ryan Halvorson
A recent study out of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore found evidence that at least 522 lives can be saved annually in the United States and Canada through pervasive public placement of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), the battery-powered, paddle-fitted, electrical devices used to shock and revive people whose hearts have suddenly stopped beating. ...

Walking Prevents Bone Loss From Prostate Cancer Treatment

by Joy Keller, Ryan Halvorson
Exercise may reduce, and even reverse, bone loss caused by hormone and radiation therapies used to treat localized prostate cancer, according to a study presented last fall at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology’s 49th Annual Mee...

Stand Up for Your Health

by Joy Keller, Ryan Halvorson
While the American College of Sports Medicine recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity each week for “significant health benefits,” emerging research suggests that more may be needed. Researchers at the University of M...

Hormonal Responses to Resistance Exercise Variables

by Luis M. Alvidrez, Len Kravitz, PhD
Hormones, secreted by endocrine glands in the body, are substances that regulate the function of body cells, tissues, organs or systems. Hormones are released from a number of “traditional” glands, such as the pituitary, testes, ovaries, pancreas and ...

Fed Up: Who’s Ensuring America’s Food Safety?

by Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD
There seems to be a new food scare every day. Headlines blare: Multistate outbreaks of Salmonella associated with raw tomatoes! Chili sauce linked to botulism cases! Local stores recall beef patties in fast-food restaurants! ...
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