According to a 2011 Bayer Veterinary Care Usage study, companion animal veterinary visits have been declining over the past several years. Study participants reported their pets saw the vet nearly 20 percent less than they did a mere four years ago. The infrequency of vet visits might be traced to a host of factors, including financial concerns stemming from the recent recession, the high cost of veterinary care, increased use of the Internet as a source of information about animal health and modifications in pet immunization schedules.
Asking an employer for a raise can be nerve-wracking. When asking for a raise, men and women do not want to give the impression that they are unhappy, but they do want to convey to their employers that they feel their performance merits a higher salary.
If you want good health, a long life and to feel your best well into old age, the No. 1 most important thing you can do is strength-training, says Dr. Brett Osborn, author of “Get Serious, A Neurosurgeon’s Guide to Optimal Health and Fitness,” www.drbrettosborn.com
All successful CEOs have one thing in common: They’re able to maintain a big-picture perspective. It’s also something successful moms have in common, says Zenovia Andrews, a business strategist, speaker, author and mom who coaches entrepreneurs and CEOs on time and budget management.
United Way of Allen County announced that Allen County is one of the five Indiana counties chosen to participate in the Preschool Pilot Program created by the 2014 Indiana General Assembly. The program will begin in 2015 and seeks to increase the number of Indiana children who enter kindergarten ready to learn. It provides up to $10 million in state funding for pre-kindergarten for low income 4-year-olds that must be matched by private funding of at least 10 percent. Services may be delivered via public schools, accredited private schools, and providers who have achieved Level 3 or Level 4 in Paths to QUALITY™, Indiana’s voluntary child care quality rating and improvement system. The other counties selected include Marion, Lake, Jackson and Vanderburgh.
INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College enrolled 45,819 Indiana high school students in dual credit this past year, saving Indiana students and their parents more than $29.8 million in tuition costs. This year’s dual credit enrollment represents a 22 percent increase in students, compared to the 37,505 high school students enrolled last year.
Warm weather provides a great opportunity to slow down and savor time spent having fun in the great outdoors. But time spent away from home often leads to meals made on the fly or last-minute jaunts to a nearby fast-food restaurant. Though last-minute meals or trips to the local burger joint might be convenient, they are not always healthy. Fortunately, there are other ways to eat well even when you're pressed for time.
Allen County Ind. – A study of local air quality indicates workers in Indiana restaurants are breathing easier than before the statewide smoke-free air law implemented on July 1, 2012. In Indiana, the decline proved dramatic as the level of fine particles in indoor air dropped 85 percent. Fine particles are released in significant amounts from burning cigarettes, are easily inhaled deep into the lungs, and cause a variety of adverse effects including cardiovascular and respiratory morbidity and death.
You don’t have to come from a wealthy family, have the next billion-dollar idea or work 18-hour days to become rich, says self-made millionaire Mike Finley.
Science Central has introduced a new permanent exhibition, Nano, that brings both small-scale science and large-scale fun to the popular science center.