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Sainsbury's Travel Insurance will Consider Claims for Cancelled Holidays to Mexico

In the wake of the swine flu outbreak in Mexico, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is advising against all but essential travel to the country. Sainsbury's Travel Insurance confirms that it will consider all claims for cancelled holidays to the country, scheduled to depart on or after 28 ...

DaVita.com Kidney Blog Helps Kidney Patients Find Fun Ways to Celebrate Holidays and Tips for Eating Healthy

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Inc., a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and kidney failure, today announces a webblog called Kidney Diet Tips ( www.davita.com/blogs ) dedicated to helping people with chronic ...

Correct Shopping Posture: A Dozen Medical Stocking Stuffers to Get You Through the Holidays Pain-Free. Don't Let Shopping Put a Crimp in Your Christmas, or Your Back

“There’s a right way and a wrong way to shop,” says Dr. Louis Obersteadt, and he’s not referring to where you’re shopping, what you’re buying or how much you’re spending, he’s referring to the proper way to carry your gifts. “I don’t car...

Ten Ways You Can Help a Family During the Holidays After a Child Dies

The holidays are an extended period of time when parents grappling with the natural grief from the death of a child need support and understanding. Here are 10 ways relatives and friends can make the holidays just a little gentler. These 10 ways of supporting the family come from The Compassionat...

Single in the City? How the Holidays Leave the Fabulous Feeling More Like Failures

SEYMOUR, Tenn., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- For many, city living is at its finest during the holiday season. The usual hustle and bustle is further glamorized by the festive parties, larger than life decorations and crowds eager to soak in the joyful atmosphere. However, for many single city dwellers,...

Baking Expert Puts Health in the Holidays With Canola Oil

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Indulging with less guilt is easy this holiday season. Simply substitute canola oil for other oils or solid fat in recipes to replace "naughty" saturated fat with "nice" unsaturated fat. This especially applies to baking, which results in many...

UltimatePilatesWorkouts.com Provides Free Pilates Workouts to Support Lean Wallets and Lean Figures During the Holidays and Beyond

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The holidays, with all their diet-busting treats, are here, but economic uncertainty is causing cutbacks on gym memberships, personal trainers and other fitness expenses. Pilates experts Katherine and Kimberly Corp are introducing UltimatePilatesWorkouts.com ( htt...

Surviving the Holidays After a Loved One's Death: Economic Woes Add to Holiday Pressure for People Who Grieve

WAKE FOREST, N.C., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- People who have experienced the death of a loved one often face Thanksgiving and Christmas with dread. Long-standing family traditions will never be the same; the hope and joy that normally accompany the season are replaced by depression and loneliness. T...

OHSU Cancer Institute research gives hope for chemo holidays for men with advanced prostate cancer

PORTLAND, Ore. Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute researchers, in a first-of-its-kind study, have found that even men with advanced prostate cancer can take a much-needed safe break, or holiday, from chemotherapy. The double-blind, randomized study, led by principal investigato...

Surgery Holidays to Malaysia - British Women Tell Their Stories

MELBOURNE, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/-- There is a growing popularity amongst British men and women to travel to Malaysia for surgery holidays. The decision to travel overseas is increasing at an enormous rate - leading operator Gorgeous Getaways witnessed an increase in popularity with British clie...

Don't Let Influenza Ruin Your Holidays - Get Vaccinated

NFID Urges Influenza Vaccination Into the New Year BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- With the hectic holiday season in full swing, getting vaccinated against influenza, commonly known as "the flu," is an important way to keep you and your family healthy. Too many people think i...

Concern Over Toy Safety and Disappointed Kids Impacts Holidays for Parents

National survey finds parents worried about an unhappy child on Christmas morning, want advice on keeping family harmony CINCINNATI, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- As they're searching the web for information about recalled toys and scanning store shelves for toys they think are safe, now p...

Don't Let the Holidays Go to Waist!

Cabot(R) Creamery Cooperative Recipes Are Fit to Celebrate CABOT, Vt., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- It's called a "festive" season because, well, we feast. But if you're concerned about adding inches to your waistline during the holidays, there is a delicious way to celebrate the season and s...

Thanks to Homecare, Millions of Older Americans Celebrate Thanksgiving and Other Holidays at Home

November is National Homecare Month ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thanks to homecare, millions of older and disabled Americans throughout the U.S. will celebrate Thanksgiving and other holidays with their families in the comfort of their homes. During November, which is ...

Surviving the Holidays after a Loved One's Death

WAKE FOREST, N.C., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- People who have experienced the death of a loved one often face Thanksgiving and Christmas with dread. Long-standing family traditions will never be the same; the hope and joy that normally accompany the season are replaced by depression and lonelines...

Banfield, The Pet Hospital(R) and Meals On Wheels Association of America(R) Feed Hungry Pets During the Holidays and Beyond

Banfield's 2007 Season Of Suppers(R), 'A Pet Food Drive For Pets In Need.' PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine if you had to choose between nourishing yourself or nourishing your beloved Pet. Eldora Fitzgerald, who is homebound, used to share a portion of her once-a-day delivered mea...

Blue and Broke for the Holidays

Economic woes ratchet up mental health problems already more common this time of year MONDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay News) --Sagging spirits, sagging economy. That's the holidays this year, with many people both blue and broke -- the usual melancholy compounded by the highest joble...

Remuda Ranch Reports Many Struggle With Emotional Eating During Holidays

PHOENIX, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders ( http://www.remudaranch.com ) reports the holidays are an extremely difficult time for those suffering from emotional eating. "Emotional eating is using food to meet emotional needs," said Juliet Zuerc...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Employees Adopt 54 Families, and an Overseas Platoon for the Holidays

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield associates in Maine have adopted 54 area families and an overseas military platoon for the holidays. The families were provided a full complement of holiday gifts and food certificates. The armed forces personnel were...

There's No Place Like the Bathroom During the Holidays

CLEVELAND, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Of the estimated 25 to 45 million Americans who have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a significant number avoid seeing their families, attending parties and even shopping during the holiday season because of their digestive disorder. Running to the bathroom and un...

Jennie Finch Shares how to Fire up the Romance Despite the Demands of the Holidays

WAYNE, N.J., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With the bright lights, sweet treats and beautifully wrapped gifts, the winter holidays may be an exciting time of year for any child, but the same can't always be said for adults, especially with today's tough economy. Whether it's standing in painfully long s...

VIDEO from Medialink and PUIG USA: Antonio Banderas' Blue Seduction for Women Gives Back for the Holidays

NEW YORK, Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Antonio Banderas launched his fifth fragrance, BLUE SEDUCTION FOR WOMEN, earlier this year with an event in New York City alongside cast members from Tony Award(R) Winning Best Musical, "In the Heights," and children benefiting from the House of the Roses, Ballet ...

Ten Tips for Coping with Grief and Loss During the Holidays

PROVIDED BY SAN DIEGO HOSPICE AND THE INSTITUTE FOR PALLIATIVE MEDICINE SAN DIEGO, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WHAT: San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine offers the following tips for coping with grief and loss during the upcoming holiday seas...

I'll Be Home (Alone) for Christmas: How to Make the Best Out of Being Alone for the Holidays

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- You're new to town, your ex took the kids for the weekend, or you're snowed in -- whatever the case may be, you've somehow found yourself spending the holidays alone this season. But don't let the cheery ads and festive store windows get you down; there are s...

Survey Reveals Heartburn Sufferers Experience More Heartburn During the Holidays

National Heartburn Alliance Helps to Educate During Heartburn Awareness Month CHICAGO, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Heartburn remains a burning problem for more than 60 million Americans each month(1) and this November, the National Heartburn Alliance (NHBA) is recog...

New Guacamole 100-Calorie Packs - The Solution for Clashing February Holidays

- Eating All-Natural Guacamole as a Snack or Condiment is a Healthy Choice Anytime - FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- February marks a food quandary with observances of both Heart-Healthy Month and National Snack Food Month. Americans derive an estimated ...

Give Yourself the Gift of Sleep for the Holidays

Getting an early start on tasks and doing a little each day cuts stress, expert says SUNDAY, Dec. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Many people sacrifice sleep in order to complete all their shopping, decorating, cooking and other holiday preparations. But a lack of sleep can reduce your ability...

Giving the Gift of Life During the Holidays

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The holidays are a time when many of us are focused on gifts and giving. But there are thousands of people in this community who are hoping to receive the most important gift of all this season - the gift of life. This past year, more than 1...

Sponsor a Spring Point Project Pig for the Holidays

Within two years, cells from pigs may be used in clinical trials on a path to finally cure diabetes MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- With the season of giving upon us, are you struggling to find the perfect gift for a loved one? If so, ponder this: You could improve t...

Heart Attacks Peak During the Holidays

People put off going to the doctor or overindulge in unhealthy habits, experts say SUNDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The holiday season is also the season for heart attack, warns cardiologist Dr. Keith Churchwell, associate director of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute at Va...

Tis' the Season to be Jolly ... and Stress-Free: Survey Reveals Women's Stress Levels During the Holidays

Mother of Ten - Shape Up Mom - Kathryn Sansone and Weight Watchers Offer Tips on how to Jingle Away the Stress These Holidays NEW YORK, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- With thoughts of shopping lists, holiday menus and decorating looming in our minds, it's no wonder it becomes challenging to g...

Buildings Across The Country Join St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R) For Fourth Annual Thanks and Giving(R) Campaign, Asking America To Help Save Children's Lives While Shopping For The Holidays

National campaign to support the life-saving mission of St. Jude to find cures for desperately ill children in communities everywhere NEW YORK, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time ever, five buildings in five cities across the country will illuminate in bright green to support St. ...

GNC Joins St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R) to Kick Off Fourth Annual Thanks And Giving(R) Campaign, Asking America to Help Save Children's Lives While Shopping for the Holidays

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- GNC is joining St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as it kicks off its annual Thanks and Giving campaign. This is the fourth year for the national campaign and the second year that GNC has joined as a partner in the effort. Thanks and Giving was created b...

Survey Reveals Heartburn Sufferers Experience More Heartburn During the Holidays

National Heartburn Alliance Sponsors First Ever Heartburn Awareness Month, November 2007 CHICAGO, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Heartburn remains a burning problem for more than 60 million Americans each month(1), and this November, the National Heartburn Alliance (NHBA) i...

Grieving Children and Families Cope with Grief at the Holidays

Highmark Caring Place helps those dealing with the death of a loved one PITTSBURGH, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The holiday season is an especially difficult time for those grieving the death of a loved one. At a time when many people celebrate with family and friends, others are experiencing feeli...

American Council on Exercise Offers 10 Tips for Surviving the Holidays

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ As the festive holiday season is approaching, many Americans find it stressful to keep up with often-unrealistic demands and expectations of family, friends and events. The solution to an enjoyable celebration is to relax and take good care of ourselves, which in...

Delhi Hospitals Cancel Holidays And Recalls Doctors

In response to the health ministry’s direction, on Monday the major hospitals in Delhi revoked the leave applications of the doctors and consultants, and the doctors who were away from duty were recalled. // "The situation is really tough for hospitals like All India Institute of Medical Scienc...

Indian Surgeon Conducts 70 Surgeries During His Holidays In England

A doctor with dedication and diligence in Britain of Indian origin hit headlines after conducting 70 //operations during his holiday period. NHS in the UK is well known for its long waiting lists and sometimes patients have to wait for years before getting a routine operation. This has brought N...

Keep Kids Active in the Holidays

Summer holidays are the ideal time for parents to encourage their children to put away the video games and DVDs and get involved in more //active fun, AMA Vice President, Dr Choong-Siew Yong, said today. “Fun presents that promote fitness such as frisbees, cricket sets, soccer balls and tenni...

Keep Kids Active in the Holidays

Summer holidays are the ideal time for parents to encourage their children to put away the video games and DVDs and get involved in more active fun//, AMA Vice President, Dr Choong-Siew Yong, said today. “Fun presents that promote fitness such as frisbees, cricket sets, soccer balls and tennis...
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