When it comes to pampering the feet, nothing feels as good as a professional pedicure, said Laura Hittleman, director of beauty services at the Lenox, Mass., branch of Canyon Ranch health spa. (more…)
Archive for April, 2012
“The take-home message is that there seems to be a misconception that colon cancer is a disease of men. It affects each gender equally and there is a select group of women, as evidenced by these findings, who are at higher than average risk,” lead researcher Dr. David S. Weinberg, of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, told Reuters Health. (more…)
With findings that call attention to the need for more aggressive colorectal cancer screening among certain women, Philadelphia researchers report that women with a past history of ovarian or endometrial cancer may be at increased risk for colorectal cancer. (more…)
In Minnesota, doctors confronted by a patient demanding an antibiotic to treat a viral infection now have a new tool at their disposal. The Minnesota Antibiotic Resistance Collaborative (ARC) has distributed 10,000 “Minnesota Cough and Cold Care Kits for Adults” to clinics in the seven-county metropolitan area surrounding Minneapolis. The kits contain over-the-counter medications to treat the symptoms of colds, including acetaminophen, decongestant tablets, cough suppressant syrup, tea bags, instant chicken noodle soup mix, a patient education brochure and a patient satisfaction reply card. (more…)
How do you really assess an employer’s family friendliness? Look to the subtleties. Lisa Levey, a Boston work/family consultant says you should determine:
If employees you encounter talk about non-work subjects.
If higher-ups in the company take advantage of work/life programs.
If the atmosphere seems relaxed and flexible, as opposed to everyone crowding in the door at 9 a.m.
Why the person before you left.
What the stress level and time expectations are.