With summer in full swing, there’s nothing better than a dose of sand and surf to soothe your family’s souls — and your toes. So, pack your sandals, sunscreen, beach toys and bathing suits — and head out for some much-needed fun in the sun. But before you sink your toes into the sand, read […]
Just last week, 2 doctors from the University of Minnesota released a preprinting of an article in the American Journal of Bioethics boldly calling for all public high schools to discontinue their tackle football programs. Though they stated the number of deaths and catastrophic injuries continue to decline, they fear the long-term cognitive effects of […]
It’s long been touted calcium, vitamin D and exercise are necessary to build strong bones. But, there’s rising concern children and teens aren’t getting what their bodies need to build a rock-solid skeletal structure for life.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) doesn’t discriminate between genders and now neither do the vaccination recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Boys and girls alike are strongly encouraged to receive a series of three shots to help prevent the spread of the types of HPV […]
Although much has been reported in the news about the long-term effects of childhood obesity, it’s not the only risk factor for developing coronary artery disease later in life. Family history and genetics also play a role, especially for children who have high cholesterol despite maintaining a normal weight. These risk factors have led to […]