New pediatric guidelines on obesity in children and teens
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6d ago
Rates of obesity in children have more than tripled in the past six decades, and are still climbing. With millions of children and teens at risk for the many complications of obesity, the American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its guidelines for pediatricians ..read more
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Is pregnancy safe for everyone?
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6d ago
Simply being pregnant poses significant short-term and long-term risks to health, particularly in the US. Since the Supreme Court overturned a national constitutional right to abortion last year, choices around pregnancy have gotten even more complicated — and more dangerous for some ..read more
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Pouring from an empty cup? Three ways to refill emotionally
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6d ago
Burnout — whatever the cause — can lead to depression and anxiety, and affect your relationships and ability to function. But it's possible to replenish your energy and enjoyment of life ..read more
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What are the chances that prostate cancer will return after surgery?
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2w ago
In some men who have prostate cancer surgery the cancer never returns, while in others it does. A new type of imaging technology indicates the presence of prostate tumors, and researchers wanted to know if this could be used to predict cancer recurrence after treatment ..read more
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Time for a diabetes tune-up
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2w ago
A major theme of the 2023 American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care guide is healthy weight loss. The new guidelines also encourage collaboration on meaningful lifestyle changes that help with sleep and health metric targets ..read more
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If you use cannabis, do it safely
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2w ago
Cannabis is legal in a growing number of states for adult recreational or medical use, or both. As access expands, here’s what to know about safely purchasing and using cannabis products ..read more
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Do we feel pain more at night?
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2w ago
Chronic pain typically fluctuates during the day and some research suggests that it worsens at night, potentially interfering with sleep. If pain keeps you awake at night, trying these strategies may help you sleep better ..read more
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Natural disasters strike everywhere: Ways to help protect your health
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2w ago
Increasingly, floods, fires, and extreme weather stemming from climate change are contributing to large-scale health and safety issues for people everywhere. There are steps you and your family can take to help protect your health ..read more
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Low-carb diet helps cut blood sugar levels in people with prediabetes
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3w ago
A recent study suggests that following a low-carb diet may quickly reduce A1C levels in people with prediabetes. Such a rigorous approach to eating may not be realistic, but cutting even some carbs may lead to weight loss and lower blood sugar ..read more
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Motorcycle rallies and organ donation: A curious connection
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3w ago
Even though motorcycles are riskier than other modes of transportation, the number of motorcycles registered in the US has doubled in the past 20 years. A study examined whether large gatherings of bikers would lead to more fatal accidents and an increase in rates of organ donation ..read more
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