Nashville, TN – It’s your time, ladies! The Tennessee Department of Health joins celebrations of National Women’s Health Week, which kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 12th.
This nationwide initiative calls attention to the importance of women’s health and empowers them to take small, manageable steps for longer, healthier, happier lives. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, conversations have already started about resolutions for 2013. Losing weight and stopping smoking are perpetual favorites for many, and the Tennessee Department of Health believes those are excellent goals and includes them in a list of five suggested resolutions for the upcoming year. «Read the rest of this article»
Consumer Report Survey shows Unemployed Americans more likely to Suffer from Sleep Problems than Those with Jobs
Staying asleep is the most common problem among all respondents; Survey reveals other sleep troubles & effectiveness of sleep treatments
Yonkers, NY -In addition to searching for full-time work, some unemployed Americans may also be looking for a good night’s rest.
According to a new survey of Consumer Reports’ readers, unemployed respondents were more likely to say they had trouble falling and staying asleep than those with jobs? 69 percent and 59 percent respectively. «Read the rest of this article»
Remember the “ABCs of Safe Sleep”
Nashville, TN – The sight of a baby sleeping peacefully is heartwarming to parents, grandparents and almost anyone else. Yet the lives of many babies are cut tragically short as the result of being put to sleep in an unsafe place or position.
For Tennessee in 2010, the most recent year for which data are available, 131 infants died because they were not put to sleep as safely as they might have been. «Read the rest of this article»
What Should You Do?
The National Sleep Foundation recommends that teenagers receive between 8.5 hours and 9.25 hours each night
Researchers found insufficient sleep (< 8 hours on an average school night) to be associated with a number of unhealthy activities, such as: «Read the rest of this article»
Dallas, TX – Reduced slow wave sleep (SWS) is a powerful predictor for developing high blood pressure in older men, according to new research in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association.
SWS, one of the deeper stages of sleep, is characterized by non-rapid eye movement (non-REM) from which it’s difficult to awaken. It’s represented by relatively slow, synchronized brain waves called delta activity on an electroencephalogram. Researchers from the Outcomes of Sleep Disorders in Older Men Study (MrOs Sleep Study) found that people with the lowest level of SWS had an 80 percent increased risk of developing high blood pressure. «Read the rest of this article»
In a program featuring their world renown 13 Dirt Floor Cathedral Dances three full-time members of the Lubberland National Dance Company molded APSU students into Bread and Puppet performers for one day. Starting at around noon a group of 16 Students gathered on the Trahern lawn to learn how to be a Bread and Puppet performer.
The Cathedral Dances originated in the paper mache cathedral located at the Bread and Puppet theatre’s home in Glover, VT, but can be performed anywhere, provided a sprinkle of dirt from the floor of their home Cathedral blesses the venue.
The 13 dances include: a forest admiration dance, danced by a NYC rush-hour crowd; a deforestation dance, danced by the deforestors to make a place to park their cars; the dance of the foolish woman, who tries to bring back to life the victims of the bombardments on Gaza; a sermon dance danced by the deeply superstitious practitioners of the paper mache religion; and seven 7-second dances, danced to the sounds of the We-Do-As-Good-As-We-Can Orchestra.
Bears do it. Bees do it. Bats do it. And snakes do it.
So why can’t parents of toddlers do it?
I’m talking about hibernating that is.
When Elle-Girl was about eight-months-old I read in one of those parenting magazines that the average age for a child to sleep through the night is six months. I thought to myself that this must have been an isolated study, because my child had never slept through the night. Not once! To prevent ourselves from being total zombies my husband and I committed the “number one cardinal sin of parenting” and we brought our little pink bundle of baby in bed with us. She slept (kinda), my husband slept, and I slept every couple of hours between Elle-Girl waking up to nurse. It worked for us. Everyone was happy. «Read the rest of this article»
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