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Female Triad: Find Symptoms Early

July 7th, 2016

Parents take note – detecting symptoms of female triad early can help young teens avoid health problems later in life. Female triad is when an athlete has three health conditions: eating problems, lack of menstruation and weak bones. Medical experts no longer believe all three health conditions need to exist to cause health problems later […]READ MORE

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: Eat Plant-Based Diet

June 6st, 2016

Preventing type 2 diabetes through nutrition may be an excellent strategy for people who face a risk of developing the disease. Researchers say that eating a plant-based diet—especially one rich in high-quality plant foods such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes—is linked with a substantially lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according […]READ MORE

New Food Labels Offer Sweet Strategy to Lose Weight

May 5nd, 2016

Reading food labels to track calories and added sugars is an important strategy for anyone trying to lose weight. And it may just get a little easier, thanks to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Officials at the agency recently unveiled how the labels on packaged foods are changing to make it easier for people […]READ MORE

Strength Training May Help Seniors Live Longer

April 4th, 2016

Strength training is often recommended for adults to improve the health of their bones and joints. Here’s another good reason to consider strength training: it may improve longevity. A new study found that people over 65 who met strength-training guidelines at least twice a week lowered their odds of dying from any cause by 46 percent. […]READ MORE

Losing Weight: Small Amount Equals Big Benefit

February 2th, 2016

When it comes to losing weight, it doesn’t take dropping a significant number of pounds to start improving your health. In fact, a new study shows that losing as little as 5 percent of body weight can make a big difference in the health of people who have obesity. And while shedding additional pounds improved metabolic health, losing just 5 percent […]READ MORE

Nutrition Counts: High-Fiber Foods May Prevent Breast Cancer

February 2th, 2016

It’s hard to discount the importance of nutrition when researchers from Harvard H.T. Chan School of Public Health suggest that eating fruits and veggies at a young age may be a way for women to prevent breast cancer. A new large-scale study suggests that women who eat more high-fiber foods during adolescence and young adulthood […]READ MORE

New Parents Can Prevent Back Pain by Strengthening Core, Using Proper Lifting

January 1st, 2016

New parents, especially mothers, can prevent the back pain that often accompanies caring for a new baby by losing pregnancy weight, strengthening muscles and practicing good posture. Caring for an infant and toddler on a daily basis can cause back pain when parents –  often unknowingly – fail to practice proper lifting techniques. “Back pain presents […]READ MORE

Nine out of 10 Americans Eat Too Much Sodium in Diet

January 1th, 2016

January is a popular for time for Americans to count their steps and how many calories they’re eating in their diet, but a new report suggests they need to track another category: sodium. That’s because nearly all Americans are consuming more sodium than they should in their overall diet, according to researchers from the Centers […]READ MORE

A Message to Wicked 10K Runners!

November 11th, 2015

Hello Wicked runners! Another Halloween is upon us, which for me, means the privilege of again serving as Medical Director for the Wicked 10k! One of my absolute favorite things about this race is how seriously you all take your costumes. Watching you guys cross the finish line with such enthusiasm and creativity is the […]READ MORE

Does Your Child Eat Whole Fruits? Try Apples

November 11th, 2015

Parents who struggle to get their children to eat more fruit may want to try offering apples. This simple fruit, which comes in a variety of flavors and colors, was by far the most favorite fruit of more than 3,100 children ages 2 to 19 surveyed for a study recently published in the journal Pediatrics. The […]READ MORE