Category: Health+Wellness

Doctors to Promote Whole-Patient Services

“More than eight in 10 adults who have visited a healthcare provider (e.g., doctor’s office, hospital, outpatient clinic, urgent care clinic, etc.) at least twice in the past year agree that if their provider knew more about their health interests, goals and motivations, they would be able to serve them better (84% strongly agree/agree/somewhat agree), reports Ipsos.”

Landscapers and Retailers to Promote Insect-Reduction Products and Services

“More people are becoming ill with diseases carried by ticks and mosquitoes, biting pests that arrive with warmer weather, says Consumer Reports. The annual number of these infections, such as Lyme disease and West Nile virus, reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more than tripled between 2004 and 2016 in the U.S. But before you spray your yard with pesticides, opt for effective yet less drastic methods.”

Retailers to Promote Fall-Prevention Products and Services to Seniors

“Every 11 seconds in the U.S., an older adult ends up in an emergency room due to a fall, according to Consumer Reports. ‘It’s the leading cause of accidental death in the elderly,’ says Cathleen Colón-Emeric, M.D., chief of geriatrics at the Duke University School of Medicine. Falls can result in a variety of injuries, including hip fractures and head trauma, which can have lasting consequences.”

Yoga Classes to Target Seniors

“As you age, it’s normal to become less limber, reports Harvard Health Publishing. Your muscles shrink and your tendons lose their water content, which makes your body stiffer. But add in less activity from a sedentary lifestyle and your lack of flexibility can become even worse.”

Medical Professionals to Promote Medication-Free Pain Relief

“Chronic pain is a common problem for Americans, touching all age groups and demographics, reports Consumer Reports. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last fall estimated that one in five adults (about 50 million Americans) reported hurting every day or almost every day in the previous six months. Nearly 20 million reported pain so severe it limited their ability to work, socialize, and even take care of themselves and their family.”

Retailers to Promote Positive Effects Eating Healthy has on Lifespan

“Need another reason to monitor your intake of ultra-processed foods? Cutting down on your amounts could help you live longer, reports Harvard Health Publishing.”

Cleaning Supplies Retailers to Advertise the Happiness Associated with Cleaning

“A recent study conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Mr. Clean reveals that the body responds to the act of cleaning the same way it reacts to watching race car driving, with a rush of adrenaline and improved mood.”

Doctors to Help Americans Sleep Better by Snoring Less

“About 37 million Americans snore, making grunting, whistling, choking, snorting, and/or buzz-saw-like sounds on a regular basis, according to the National Sleep Foundation. The bothersome noises occur when a person’s airway narrows or is partly blocked during sleep, often because of nasal congestion, floppy tissue, alcohol, or enlarged tonsils, says Consumer Reports.”

Retailers to Advertise Ice Cream Alternatives to Consumers Wanting to Eat Healthier

“Ice cream is one of America’s most popular desserts, reports Consumer Reports. Almost 90% of people surveyed by the market research firm Mintel said they had purchased it in the previous six months. As a cool finale to a Memorial Day cookout or a special sidekick to go with apple pie, it’s hard to beat. For health-conscious eaters, though, the high fat, sugars, and calorie counts prevent ice cream from being a regular snack, even during the dog days of summer.”

Eye Doctors to Promote Detection and Treatment of Age-Related Ocular Disease

“It’s natural to worry about losing your vision. After all, according to Consumer Reports, three of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S.­ (cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration) all become more common as we age. But some drug, supplement, and lens makers, and even some doctors, take advantage of that fear, recommending treatments that are expensive, unnecessary, and even risky.”

Drugstores to Promote Spring Allergy Relief Methods

“Got itchy eyes and an alternately stuffy and runny nose? Feeling like allergy season seems to start earlier and end later? It’s true that due to climate change, there’s more pollen in the air, and for a longer time, than there used to be, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and the Environmental Protection Agency. (In the past, pollen season ran from April to mid-October. Now, depending on where you live, it can linger from February to November.) And pollen counts are expected to double by 2040, notes AAAAI.”

Retailers to Promote Healthier Frozen Food Items

“In honor of National Frozen Food Day, Consumer Reports asked dietitians to share some pros and cons of frozen foods: products worth stocking your freezer with and pitfalls to avoid.”

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