| Dec 2, 2011
| 10:32 AM
Just recently I've been noticing some flashy footwear worn by some impressive athletes. Soccer players around the world have adopted eye-catching colorful cleats that send a statement: I'm confident and I'm worth watching. For European league superstars,...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 12:26 PM
Getting fit, leaner and meaner is more than just cosmetic.
Cleaning up your act and getting yourself together physically has benefits that follow you around in every aspect of your life.
This is especially true in the workplace. Less time sick,...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 1:29 PM
Distracted driving is in the spotlight in the wake of Anchorage Chief of Police Mark Mew's recent iPhone-induced fender bender.
Anchorage's city manager reprimanded Mew for the incident, during which Mew admitted checking his iPhone while stopped at a...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 9:00 PM
The voice on the phone sounded calm to Tina Kropelin. It said her daughter had just taken a spill at cheerleading practice, and she should come get her.
As Kropelin headed to Holmen High School in western Wisconsin, she worried it might be a broken wrist...
| Oct 5, 2011
A recent study showing that parents are turning car seats forward too early supports the need for ongoing education efforts on child passenger safety, public health and safety experts say.
The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 10:37 AM
Glendale police employees have cut their collective body fat by 5% over the last five years under a program aimed at decreasing health care and injury costs.
Cholesterol levels also dropped from an average 207 in 2005 to 189 last year, when 259 employees...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 12:08 PM
It’s not uncommon to have joint pain or stiffness from time to time. It presents differently in all of us. You may notice it as tightness, pain, or limited range of motion. In order to keep feeling strong and agile or to improve an area that’s...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 4:52 PM
The most persistent holiday health myths are based on kernels of truth. Here are often-repeated adages and why they're off the mark.
Myth 1: You gain massive weight during holidays.
Between Thanksgiving's turkey, heaps of holiday cookies and weeks of...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 11:00 AM
As traffic engineers and planners, we have examined both sides of the speed camera issue. But as your editorial on speed cameras in Maryland rightly concludes, the evidence is overwhelming that speed cameras reduce accidents ("The purpose of speed...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 4:25 PM
It's a little know fact that January 1st is the deadliest day of the year for people out on the streets.
A 2005 article in the Injury Prevention Journal said 58% of those New Year's Day pedestrian deaths have had high blood alcohol concentrations....
| Dec 30, 2011
| 5:49 PM
Most New Year’s Eve revelers know it’s dangerous to drink and drive, but now there’s new evidence that it’s also dangerous to drink and walk.
A trauma surgeon at Loyola University Health System in Maywood released data this...