Month: January 2014

Different Demographic Hit Hardest by Flu This Year

Severe complications among flu patients are occurring in a different demographic than is typical for influenza; while most strains hit those over 65 and those younger than five the hardest, this year’s… Read More

A New Way to Look at Oats

Apparently, I’ve been looking at “whole grains” in a skewed way. Typically, I associate them with breakfast, (oatmeal and whole grain muffins, etc), and quite frankly, I’m not a big bread, oatmeal,… Read More

Obesity Fight Goes Global

The fight against obesity has gone global. The International Association for the Study of Obesity is encouraging governments to do something about the obesity epidemic, which will ultimately lead to a chronic… Read More

Cognitive Training Provides Long-Term Benefits

Several months ago, I started daily training with Lumosity; after a couple of months life got hectic and I failed to keep up. I’ve hesitated getting started again because I’ve been afraid… Read More

This Year's Flu Hits Younger Adults the Hardest

Health officials are urging people who’ve not been vaccinated against the flu shot to do so — especially if they are aged 25-50.  In the state of Arkansas, the average age of… Read More

Will Your Opthamologist Diagnose Alzheimer’s?

Maternally, I’m likely at some risk of developing Alzheimer’s; my mother is in the stages of this disease’s cruel final act.  Her mother had it before her,  as did her grandmother prior… Read More

Lack of Sleep Linked to Weight Gain

According to a new study conducted by the University of California, Berkely, sleep loss can lead to weight gain.  That’s really not news, since  prior studies have showed a direct link between… Read More

Prevention: Key to Stemming Childhood Obesity

A couple of months ago, the CDC reported that childhood obesity rates are leveling off in many states – that’s good news. Here’s the not so good news:  according to the American… Read More

Report: Celiac Disease Widely Under Diagnosed

A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that physicians should become “suspicious” when it comes to a vastly under diagnosed disorder: celiac disease. According to the report, only 15% of those… Read More

Brain Rest Necessary after Concussion

An article in the journal Pediatrics verifies what clinicians have suspected: cognitive “rest” after a concussion is critical and leads to shorter recovery time. For the study, the researchers analyzed 335 youth… Read More