Chicago – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is stressing the importance of taking proper precautions during summer thunderstorms in recognition of the National Weather Service’s Lightning Safety Awareness Week (June 18-24).
Boston – People who do not have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder brought on by consuming the grain protein gluten, should not be encouraged to follow a gluten-free diet, according to a recent study from Harvard Medical School.
Minneapolis – People consume most of their dietary sodium through commercially processed and restaurant foods, meaning “telling patients to lay off the salt shaker isn’t enough,” according to researchers at the University of Minnesota.
Washington – As summer heats up and children spend more time outdoors, the American College of Emergency Physicians is reminding parents and caregivers to keep safety in mind when supervising kids at the playground.
Schaumburg, IL – Women often can be more observant then men, states the American Academy of Dermatology, which is urging women to help the men in their lives look for signs of skin cancer as well as perform self-exams.
Rockville, MD – Troubled young adults who exhibit impulsive personality traits may be more likely to drive recklessly or while impaired, according to a recent study from the National Institutes of Health.
Washington – Nearly 50 children visited an emergency room every hour in 2015 because of injuries incurred while riding bicycles, scooters, roller skating or skateboarding, according to a recent report from Safe Kids Worldwide.
Washington – With drug overdoses on the rise and marijuana legalization becoming more prevalent, the Governors Highway Safety Association and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) have updated their 2015 report concerning drug use on America’s roads.
Dallas – A little more than one-third of American adults have experienced at least one symptom of a “mini-stroke,” yet only 3 percent called 911, according to the results of a survey conducted by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.