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San Antonio ranks as the second largest city in Texas, and it's still growing. In 2016, it was home to one of the largest population increases in the nation. Still, it was the only major city in Texas without a comprehensive children's hospital.
Have you ever been lost in a hospital? It can be an unsettling feeling, as one beige corridor leads to another. Or so it was. Today's hospitals are increasingly sensitive to patient satisfaction. Thank the Affordable Care Act which, in part, linked Medicare reimbursements with patient satisfaction.
In a move away from carb loading, elite endurance runners are turning to high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carb diets and training their bodies to use fat for fuel in the process.
The immune system plays a role in weight gain, glucose tolerance, insulin resistance, and other symptoms of metabolic syndrome. Now researchers have pinpointed a certain cell type that keeps these processes in check. Learn...
Abe's Garden in Nashville is rare in the world of memory care communities, not only because it's the result of an unusual public-private partnership, but because its building permits aging in place-not the locked-down, limited environment many people with dementia experience.
With the Affordable Care Act in place and an economy on the rise, retail and healthcare are an inseparable pair. Healthcare organizations are ramping up to improve patient experience and population health--not only by embracing preventive care and cost-conscious measures, but also by creating retail-like healthcare environments.
In Cincinnati, where you live may well determine how long your lifespan will be. Camille Jones, the lead researcher on a Cincinnati Health Department project to measure longevity by neighborhood, knows this all too well.
A productive life...without reproduction?
Chronic pain can make it difficult to get a good night's sleep but restful sleep helps with pain management. Here's how to break the vicious cycle of pain and sleep.
How physical contact improves your health
Are some of your healthy habit actually giving you headaches? Learn about five things you may be doing that lead to head pain and how to prevent it.
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site. Dogs Can Help Everyone from Young to Old If you're regularly greeted by a warm, sloppy embrace, a heedless leap to a landing into your arms, or an unadulterated, adoring gaze, you might be a pet owner.
Athletic mannequins are making their move with realistic, sport-specific poses.
Absolute BioRecovery Services East does jobs others shy from.
How a Cell Identifies DNA Errors A new approach allows researchers to track the dynamic activity of the MutS repair protein at nanometer-scale resolution in live cells, bringing us closer to understanding exactly how a cell finds and repairs DNA mismatch mutations. Learn more...
3D printing advances modern medicine with bioprinted tissue, personalized surgeries, and more. Just don’t look for a heart replacement tomorrow.
A push for more efficient healthcare challenges designers to bring medical services to retail.
Robin Gentry McGee's most recent project, Functional Formularies, is an organic whole foods enteral (feeding tube) formula that she developed for her father after he suffered a very sudden and very severe traumatic brain injury.
There aren't always warning signs of heart disease. Know what to look for, such as chest pain or discomfort, numbness in extremities, and shortness of breath.
ARBs are used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. Learn how they work and the possible benefits and side effects of using them.
Laparoscopic gastric banding is a surgery used for people who are overweight, or people for whom excess weight poses serious health risks. These patients usually have failed to lose weight using typical weight-control methods, like diet restrictio
Symptoms of heart disease depend on the type. Learn the different signs of cardiomyopathy, atherosclerosis, and arrhythmias, for example.
Science & Technology
A rare Sub-Saharan mummy discovered in Botswana is the country's first specimen preserved since the Late Iron Age. Now, an interdisciplinary-and intercontinental-team of researchers has extracted ancient DNA for...
Wide-format digital printers require technical know-how--and savvy customer service--to make the leap into interiors.
Today's RIP suppliers are promising software that is scalable, affordable, and bundled with MIS, ERP, and workflow management functions.
How post-occupancy testing challenges the latest generation of green retail design.
Batterii, in short, is a web-based, social-media-like, software as a service offered to businesses small and large.
Recently featured by Apple's app store, the free Leap app was downloaded more than 3,400 times in the first 60 hours it was available.
Scientists harness the power of atoms
Are signs high art, commercial products or something in-between?
Deeper Roots, a coffee roasting and consulting company, has paired with a small group of growers in Guatemala, whose roasted beans are a Cincinnati coffee sensation.
Local autoworker Ron Georgyi raises award-winning, nationally recognized Appaloosa.
Four local artists who maintain Etsy shops take very different approaches to the online craft megasite. Each small business owner has a plan, but the role Etsy plays depends on products, time and long-term goals.
When she's not giving public presentations about energy efficiency, Toni Winston, founder of Tiburon Energy & Construction, is trying to convince wary homeowners that making their homes more efficient doesnt require a large outlay of cash.
During the holidays, Athens County residents with no or low incomes have been facing declining food resources as food banks and pantries struggle to meet the growing needs of residents, many of whom are seeking help for the first time.
Business Website & Blog
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Q&A and Editorial
Wendy's director for design for North America opens up about travel, fitting in and retail design around the globe.
Bob Gilbreath is founder of Pingage, a Pinterest marketing service.
Founder profile of Julie Jones, Solar Earth LLC