The National Sleep Foundation has officially released a new set of guidelines for recommended sleep times by age.1 
To develop the guidelines, the NSF conducted extensive research, published in Sleep Health: The Journal of the National Sleep Foundation, and collaborated with an expert…

Football – love it or hate it, you can’t avoid it at the moment with the big game coming up. But you don’t have to play football to run the risk of suffering a concussion; just this past week two former professional wrestlers filed a lawsuit accusing their organization of ignoring the dangers of…

Each new year, January marks National Blood Donor Month, making it the perfect opportunity for all eligible adults to go out and contribute to a good cause. In the winter months, many regular donors give blood less frequently due to busy holiday schedules and problems commuting in inclement…

Certified pharmacy technicians with a considerable amount of experience under their belt may remember a time when aids for quitting smoking were somewhat less stratified. These days, there seems to be an absolute plethora of products available to the mainstream consumer who’s looking to kick…

According to a new report published by the McKinsey Global Institute, obesity affects 2.1 billion people- nearly 30 percent of the global population – and has a cost of more than $2 trillion annually worldwide.1
McKinsey ranks obesity as one of the top three social burdens generated by human…

In a move that may change the industry of pharmacy technology, Royalty Pharma has announced a $3.3 billion acquisition of royalties on Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ cystic fibrosis treatments owned by an affiliate of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.1
This is a major payoff for the nonprofit…

Two new studies published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monographs and Cancer suggest that the practices of meditation, yoga and relaxation with imagery are beneficial for breast cancer patients. Most noteworthy is perhaps that scientists found physical health benefits…