June 2011 News Tips

Summer disconnect: To rejuvenate, go offline while vacationing
During vacation, leave work at the office. Although even a short break can be rejuvenating, significant de-stressing may take several days “just to get ourselves used to the idea of relaxing,” says a professor of psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Read More

Keep dog days of summer safer by teaching bite prevention
Dog bites occur more often than pet owners might realize. An estimated 4.7 million people are bitten each year. Children are the most common victims, and summer is the most common season for these incidents. Read More

New guidelines call for less-frequent Pap tests
How often should you have a Pap test? Many women used to schedule one annually, but gynecologists now recommend tests every two years for women in their 20s and every three years after age 30, as long as they have had three consecutive normal Pap results. Read More

Ready or not, swimsuit season is on its way
One thing is certain: When diet ads start popping up, swimsuit season is right around the corner. Rather than hiding behind a tarp all summer, how can people prepare for the onslaught of eyes without breaking the bank or their backs trying to get in shape? Read More