For Baseball Scouts, Another Tool for Spotting Talent?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 — Computer testing of baseball players might identify those most likely to be the next Mike Trout or Derek Jeter, a new study claims. Attempting to predict the best of the best, Duke University researchers studied more than 250 professional players on major and minor league teams in the United States. …

Grandparents Help Shape Kids' Views on Aging

SATURDAY, Jan. 13, 2018 — Kids who have a good relationship with their grandparents are less likely to become prejudiced against old people, a new study has found. That prejudice, known as ageism, is fairly common in children, even in those as young as 3, according to researchers from the University of Liege in Belgium. …

Pharmacist-led clinic in Canada aims to benefit students, pharmacists and patients

Source: Courtesy, Pharmacists Clinic Members of the Pharmacists Clinic team at the University of British Columbia, Canada A man in his 40s arrived at the Pharmacists Clinic, a pharmacist-led primary care clinic at the University of British Columbia (UBC), after 10 years of suffering with debilitating, chronic pain following a car accident. By this point, …

Vitamin D Supplements May Make Arteries Healthier

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 — High doses of vitamin D seem to keep arteries more flexible and pliable, potentially warding off future heart disease, heart attacks and strokes, preliminary research suggests. In just four months, vitamin D supplements reduced arterial stiffness in a group of 70 young black men and women, according to results from …

How to Get Your Health on Track for 2018

SATURDAY, Jan. 6, 2018 — For those still open to adding to their list of New Year’s resolutions, the American Medical Association (AMA) is offering its top 10 healthy suggestions. First, Americans should make an effort to cut back on sugary drinks, medical experts advise. Diabetes screening is also a good proactive step as the …

How to Kick the Smoking Habit for Good

MONDAY, Jan. 1, 2018 — If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to quit smoking, there are a number of ways to improve your chances of success, an expert in tobacco treatment says. Ask yourself why you want to quit; remove tobacco products from your home and car; and set a quit date and …