Measles: Parent Choice Vs. Child Safety

Measles

Infectious diseases are always in the news. We've heard about norovirus on cruise ships, Ebola in the United States, and now the media has shifted its focus towards measles, and for good reason. Last year there were approximately 650 cases of measles in the United States. It only got worse in 2015, as there were 121 reported cases through the first 37 days of the year, … [Read more...]

Bulls Lose Derrick Rose To Torn Meniscus

Derrick Rose

The Chicago Bulls will be without Derrick Rose for quite some time after an MRI revealed the oft-injured guard needs surgery to address a torn meniscus in his right knee. The Bulls seem to be in disbelief over the injury, as they reported on Monday that Rose was experiencing a non-serious lower body injury after a game against the Bucks. Rose played 33 minutes against the … [Read more...]

How Taylor Swift Is Helping Ease Pain After Surgery

Audio Therapy

Research from Northwestern University and Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago found that pop stars like Taylor Swift and Rihanna are helping children cope with pain after surgery. Doctors and healthcare professionals are always looking for new ways to minimize pain and discomfort after a surgical operation, especially when the patient is a child. Traditional options like … [Read more...]

Hospitalizations For Adolescent Suicide Attempts On The Rise

Childhood Suicide

New data published in American Pediatrics suggests that the number of children hospitalized or fatally wounded from self-harm has significantly increased over the past few years. According to the statistics, inpatient visits for self harm and suicide attempts more than doubled between 2006 and 2011. 29,000 children were hospitalized for self-injury in 2006 compared to 59,000 … [Read more...]

Bunion Study Identifies Several Risk Factors

Bunion

A large study has identified identifies several factors that may make a person more susceptible to bunion development. The study, published online in Arthritis Care and Research, examined a cross-sectional analysis of more than 1,500 patients with bunions and their demographic information. The average age of subjects was 68.4 years, 68 percent were women, and 30 percent were … [Read more...]

Superfoods for Super Seniors: Nutrition for Your Golden Years

Super Foods for Seniors

The following is a guest blog by Felicity Dryer, a health journalist and dietitian. When you have a lot on your plate (no pun intended), eating healthy can be a challenge. So many of us wear a variety of “hats”: parent, caretaker, employee, friend, spouse, volunteer… At the end of the day, the last thing on your mind is getting adequate nutrition. Whatever’s fast and easy. … [Read more...]

Smartphone Pedometers Accurate, Study Finds

Pedometer Apps

A new study suggests that smartphone pedometers may be more accurate than some wearable devices. What's more, many of phone-based pedometer apps are free. According to statistics, only about 1 to 2 percent of individuals use a pedometer on a regular basis, but nearly two thirds of adults own a smartphone. Study co-author Mitesh Patel, MD, MBA, said health-conscious … [Read more...]