Preterm birth

By |2019-11-18T16:17:58+00:00November 18th, 2019|

Key facts Every year, an estimated 15 million babies are born preterm (before 37 completed weeks of gestation), and this number is rising. Preterm birth complications are the leading cause of death among children under 5 years of age, responsible for approximately 1 million deaths in 2015 (1). Three-quarters of these deaths could be prevented [...]

10 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

By |2019-11-18T15:59:05+00:00November 18th, 2019|

Can You Make Your Metabolism Better? Boosting metabolism is the holy grail of weight watchers everywhere, but how fast your body burns calories depends on several things. Some people inherit a speedy metabolism. Men tend to burn more calories than women, even while resting. And for most people, metabolism slows steadily after age 40. Although [...]

Can You Develop Celiac Disease?

By |2019-11-18T15:55:04+00:00November 18th, 2019|

The short answer from a gastroenterologist Q: Can you develop celiac disease? Or are you born with it? A: There has been some controversy about this, but now I think the evidence is there showing that you can develop celiac disease at any age. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease triggered by gluten, a protein found in [...]

Exercise as part of rehab

By |2019-11-18T13:07:36+00:00November 18th, 2019|

The importance of active treatment when recovering from an injury or correcting a musculoskeletal dysfunction. THE MIRACLE OF MOVEMENT Injuries are never part of the plan. No one enjoys the pain and inability to compete at your best and no one wants injuries to happen again.  Regardless of the severity, an injury will always result in damage [...]

Diet lacking in fruit and vegetables linked to depression

By |2019-11-18T13:01:48+00:00November 18th, 2019|

The findings strengthen the idea of a mind-body connection. Fruits and vegetables are rich in various minerals and vitamins that are known to reduce the plasma concentrations of C-reactive protein, which is associated with low-grade inflammation. Important nutrients affect brain chemistry, impacting mood, memory and cognitive function. Take a moment to realize that about 95% of [...]

Think your child has ADHD? What your pediatrician can — and should — do

By |2019-11-17T14:35:37+00:00November 17th, 2019|

ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is the most common neurobehavioral disorder of childhood. It affects approximately 7% to 8% of all children and youth in the US. As the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) pointed out in their recent clinical practice guideline for ADHD, that’s more than the mental health system can handle, which means that [...]