Nursing demand equals opportunity [Infographic]
With a need for 1.2 million nurses nationwide between now and 2020, there is huge demand today for qualified nursing professionals. With flexible, high-caliber programs available online, many students are choosing to earn their degrees where they can study anywhere, any time. The College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University, one of the country’s leading nursing programs, helps to meet this growing demand, offering online degree programs taught by award-winning faculty ...
Get your full serving of pistachios [Infographic]
Fool yourself full without feeling deprived with the “Pistachio Principle.” Two preliminary, behavioral nutritional studies suggest that empty pistachio shells may serve as an important visual cue about the amount consumed, potentially encouraging “mindfulness” as one eats, which may help reduce calorie intake. At 160 calories and a good source of protein and fiber, 49 pistachios is one serving, compared to 23 almonds, 18 cashews or 14 walnut halves. Pistachios are an excellent course of vita...
How your diet can help save your vision [Infographic]
Research shows that nutrition plays a critical role in maintaining the health of our eyes. Therefore, the American Optometric Association (AOA) reminds Americans that caring for eyes includes looking carefully at what you eat. According to the AOA’s American Eye-Q(R) survey, which assesses public knowledge and understanding of a wide range of issues related to eye and visual health, only 30 percent of Americans indicate they incorporate specific foods or supplements into their diet to help im...
Make laundry safety a priority this summer - and always
(BPT) - Sunnier skies and summertime fun are just around the corner, and with them comes plenty of outdoor activities like long days at the playground, sporting events and barbecues. With so many options, the last thing most people want to think about is household responsibilities … but all that outdoor fun can add up to...
DIY tricks that make bathroom renovations easy
(BPT) - When it comes to home improvement, Americans have embraced doing it themselves – in a big way. Among homeowners who plan to make improvements, 64 percent say they will do it themselves, according to American Express’ Consumer Spending and Saving Report. Yet one area of home improvement continues to give even adve...
Boomers turning 65 face complex healthcare choices
(BPT) - Every day, about 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 and become eligible for Medicare. Not everyone will sign up, but it’s important to understand the importance of early choices when enrolling in Medicare for the first time. You can enroll in Medicare three months before turning 65, the month you turn 65 or up to three ...
Fruits and veggies pack a potassium punch [Infographic]
Potassium is an essential nutrient in the American diet. It’s also a nutrient that most people don’t get enough of – so much so that it was identified as a nutrient of concern in the USDA’s 2010 Dietary Guidelines. In fact, concern has reached international levels as the World Health Organization recently released its first ever recommendation for potassium intake citing overwhelming evidence that increasing potassium intake (along with decreasing sodium intake) can lower blood pressure and r...
Online college courses connect students digitally
Universities are taking online degrees to a whole new level, giving college students opportunities and experiences that are not often found in a traditional college classroom. Online education has become a desirable choice of study at colleges and universities. More students are pursuing online degrees than in previous y...
Hearing aid technology takes a giant leap forward
(BPT) - It’s no secret that today’s hearing aids are light years ahead of the hearing aids made just a decade ago. In fact, in size, shape, and technological advances, the changes in hearing aids have been nothing short of amazing. For example, new micro-processor technology has allowed hearing aids to be so tiny, they c...
Why a normal Pap test may not mean you are cancer-free
(BPT) - Many women know that getting a Pap test regularly from their health care provider is a good way to check for signs of cervical cancer, the second most common cancer in women worldwide. What they might not know is that a “normal” Pap result does not necessarily mean they are cancer-free. A recent study involving m...
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May 24, 2010