"Men who engaged in brisk walking, defined as three miles per hour or faster, after a diagnosis of clinically localized prostate cancer, had a reduced risk of prostate cancer progression compared to men who walked at an easy pace [less than two miles per hour]," said author Erin L. Richman, a research associate in the department of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco in reference to a recent study in the journal Cancer Research.
"Men who engaged in three hours per week or more of brisk walking had the greatest benefit," Richman added, "with a 57 percent lower risk of disease progression compared to men who walked less than three hours per week at an easy pace. These results were independent of clinical prognostic factors, dietary factors and lifestyle factors such as obesity and smoking."
Millions of years ago, paleolithic man and woman walked all the time. There wasn't much else to do. That's what our bodies are made for-- lots of walking. In modern society, humans don't walk as much. We don't have to. There are cars, trams, planes, and buses, which can move around faster and further than walking. But sedentary lifestyles are hurting humanity.
The national average for unleaded regular gasoline was $3.81 a gallon on Thursday. That's 9 cents less than it was a week ago, according to AAA. The price of gas is important to Memorial Day road trippers and vacationers. But there's a more important price we should pay attention to on Memorial Day. The price of freedom.
Wolf X-Ray was founded in 1931. Wolf occupies a unique position in the manufacture and distribution of imaging accessories. In a world of multi-national conglomerates, Wolf X-Ray is a family company, based out of the New York area since its founding. Wolf X-Ray produces a wide array of X-Ray products. Currently, if your facility or practice uses X-Ray technology, now would be the ideal time to purchase a Wolf 'Trimline' Illuminator. Why now?
Why are farmer's markets important for your health? Here in the Pacific Northwest, the idea of the Farmer's market is fairly common. Every neighborhood in Seattle and most towns in the area have Farmer's markets. Big cities like New York and Los Angeles in recent years have increased the trend, each claiming hundreds of farmer's markets within their borders.
In the world outside Europe and North America, farmer's markets are usually the rule, not the exception. Produce found at farmers markets is locally grown and very fresh. Farmers markets allow farmers to pick produce at the peak of its flavor, preserve the nutritional content of fresh produce, and since locally grown produce does not travel as far to get to your table, the difference in mileage saves fossil fuels.
A caller recently rang us here at QuickMedical with the following rather serious problem. She called in and told us:
"My mother is bed-ridden with diabetes. She's developed a sore on her heel and it's extremely painful. She hates when I remove her bandages because the dressings stick to her wound. Her heel rubs in bed at night. What can we do to help her wound heal and what can I use to protect her foot at night?"
We're not health professionals, but we certainly empathize with your situation. No one wants to see someone in a situation like you've described. Always first check with your doctor or other health professional before making any big changes in your mother's care. Here at QuickMedical we'd suggest collagen dressings by Cellerate. Collagen dressings are state of the art wound care innovations based from collagen and designed for deep wounds that require a moisturizing barrier. In a gel or powder, depending on your mother's wound, the dressing will speed healing and help reduce the pain she's in.
Biblical scholar Harold Camping says: 'the world will end tomorrow.' I'm certainly not a Biblical scholar, so who knows? When I read the Bible, I skipped a bunch of stuff, so maybe I skipped over the part about the world ending May 21, 2011. Seems like they should highlight that in red or something so you won't miss it.
It's easy to joke about Camping, because his picture makes him look like a crazy, old coot. He probably is. But the end of the world is a bit more realistic than most people are willing to admit. We joke about this stuff to make ourselves feel better, because it really could happen. Don't believe me? Click ahead.
It's National Blood Pressure Education Month, and at QuickMedical we often get calls from customers with questions and concerns about pediatric blood pressure. QuickMedical actually has a great selection of pediatric blood pressure monitors online, which is why so many customers contact us about this.
But what about infant blood pressure? Is blood pressure monitoring an important vital sign for infants? Is it even possible?
According to the journal Nature Genetics, scientists have found that a gene linked to diabetes and cholesterol, which they call the "master switch" that controls other genes, should help in the search for treatments for obesity-related diseases.
Since fat plays an important role in peoples' susceptibility to metabolic diseases like obesity, heart disease and diabetes, the regulating gene could be a target for drugs, to treat such illnesses.
"This is the first major study that shows how small changes in one master regulator gene can cause a cascade of other metabolic effects in other genes," said Tim Spector of King's College London, who led the study. One in 10 adults worldwide, are obese and the numbers have doubled since the 1980s. In the United States, obesity-related diseases already account for nearly 10 percent of medical spending -- an estimated $147 billion a year.
Meanwhile, a program in Michigan to boost heart health in middle school students, was so successful that it's being expanded to 20 new middle schools. The 4 year program is designed to get students to: eat more fruits and vegetables, eat less fatty foods, choose healthier beverages, get at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week and spend less time in front of the computer and TV.
The U.S. government has officially released a statement to pressure food companies into cutting back on aggressive advertising of junk food to kids. The Obama administration issued proposed voluntary principles which would turn children's food advertising on its head by calling for advertisements to be for foods that "make a meaningful contribution to a healthful diet" and minimize ingredients that could have a negative impact on weight and health.
"On a daily basis, kids across the country are barraged with ads for junk foods and it is long past time that we put some limits on the advertising of these unhealthy foods. Armed with these guidelines, it is now my hope that companies will voluntarily abide by them," said Senator Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat and chair of the Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions Committee, in a statement.
Does this mean the death of the immortal Count Chocula, once and for all?
QuickMedical Question Guy:
I noticed on your web site, your division QuickMedical GS is a disabled vet small business. What does that mean? I understand President Obama signed a bill requiring vet companies to get certified. I was just wondering if you got certification, yet?
Mr. Proud to be a Vet
Thanks for your service, Mr. Vet. It's true QuickMedical GS is a service disabled veteran-owned, small business. We have been for a while. In October 2010, President Obama signed the Veterans Benefits Act. Section 104 of this law expands VA's requirement to verify business status as owned and operated by Veterans, service-disabled Veterans or eligible surviving spouses. The law is intended to protect our Veterans, their families and survivors who have Veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB). Effective October 13, 2010, no new small business applicant may appear in the VIP database unless it has been verified as owned and controlled by a Veteran or service-disabled Veteran.
In answer to your question, Government Sales director Tom Smith says, "It only took 90 days but we have been verified by the VetBiz Registry." We can proudly display the "Verified" logo as a Veteran Owned Small Business, and appear in the database!
If you purchase medical equipment and supplies for the government or a government agency, QuickMedical GS is your online source.