Saturday, October 31, 2009
Come Sunday, standard time would again be the standard in America.
Switching time: 2 a.m. Sunday, local time, when clocks were to be set back an hour.
Good news for most folks — an extra hour of sleep. Bad news for workers on the overnight shift — more work time.
Some states and territories didn't observe daylight-saving time, so they didn't have to switch back. That's the case in Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas.
Daylight-saving time returns March 13.
Health Tip: Choosing a Safe Halloween Costume
Suggestions for a safer holiday
It's that time of year -- when the stores are chock-full of skeletons, ghosts, zombies and other youthful disguises.
To help ensure a safe Halloween for children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission offers these guidelines to help parents choose the right costumes:
Friday, October 30, 2009
Health Tip: Screening for Cancer
The best way to get a good prognosis when it comes to cancer is to get diagnosed as early as possible -- and that's where cancer screening tests come in.
Here are some of the cancer screening tests that are currently available and the type of cancers that they screen for, courtesy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Health Tip: What's Behind My Asthma and Allergy Symptoms?
While allergies and asthma usually are chronic, symptoms can flare from exposure to certain triggers.
The American Lung Association says these factors trigger asthma and allergy symptoms in many people:
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Health Tip: Foot Care for People With Diabetes
People with diabetes are especially prone to foot problems, so it's important to take good care of your feet and inspect them frequently.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these suggestions:
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Health Tip: Dietary Needs of Aging Women
As women age, their dietary needs change. A healthy diet is always important, but even more so as women get older.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggests women should consume:
Monday, October 26, 2009
Health Tip: What's Causing Urinary Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is the medical term that describes the frequent or significant leakage of urine.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists offers this list of common causes among women: