4 Major Benefits To Sleeping Naked


Only about 8 percent of Americans doze off in their birthday suits, but many more should consider going to bed in the buff. In addition to not having to launder any jammies or crank up the A/C, there are some major, healthy benefits to snoozing au naturel…

Don’t just sit there — fidget


Your grade school teacher told you not to fidget, but University of Leeds professor Janet Cade says fidgeting may be good for you.

Cade and colleagues have published a study which finds that the movements involved in fidgeting may counteract the adverse health impacts of sitting for long periods — an increased risk of mortality from sitting for long periods was only found in those who consider themselves very occasional fidgeters.

“While further research is needed, the findings raise questions about whether the negative associations with fidgeting, such as rudeness or lack of concentration, should persist if such simple movements are beneficial for our health,” Cade said…

Always check your receipts from Walgreens


According to Koster, his investigators visited 50 Walgreens stores across the state July 26 through September 1 and found over 1,300 expired sales tags in 49 of the stores. Hundreds of these tags were weeks past their expiration date, with two that had expired in 2013, he said. The court order was entered following an agreement between Walgreens and the Attorney General’s office to resolve Koster’s August 2013 lawsuit for expired and incorrect tags.

“My office’s 2013 investigation showed a relationship between expired tags and consumers being overcharged at the register,” Koster said. “Consumers should not have to dig through outdated and incorrect information to find out the true price of any item.” …

Dentists Drill Patients for Drug Abuse Information


TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Don’t be surprised if your next dental checkup includes questions about illicit drug use. A new survey has found that more than three out of every four U.S. dentists ask their patients about illegal drug use. The poll also found that more than half of dentists believe they should conduct drug screening of new patients…

“Because dental care routinely involves treating pain and emergencies, dentists may encounter substance-seeking patients who complain of pain more severe than anticipated based on the nature of their dental condition, who report lost prescriptions for opioid pain medications, or who only seek dental treatment sporadically,” lead author Carrigan Parish, an associate research scientist from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City, said in a university news release…

For National Hispanic Heritage Month


Between 2012 and 2015, the number of Hispanic-owned businesses has grown at an annual rate of 7.5 percent, 15 times faster than the 0.5 percent growth rate for all companies, according to the study by the consulting firm Geoscape and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

There are an estimated 4.07 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the country, up 57 percent since 2007, the study said…

Airline apologizes after denying flight to veteran, service dog


Jason Haag tours the U.S. explaining how service dogs can help wounded veterans like him. Haag was wounded while serving his country and later received Axel, his service dog to help him manage post-traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury…

According to ServiceDogCentral.org there are more than 380,000 service dogs across the country.