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

How to Have a Happier 2014

Happiness and the pursuit thereof is part and parcel of being human — yet many times we pursue it in ways that leave us feeling empty. Part of the reason for this… Read More

Breaking Bad [Habits] and Keeping Resolutions

This time of year I find myself actually looking forward to the end of the holiday season — going nearly a month without my normal routine starts to drive me nuts. And… Read More

Concussions Linked to Alzheimer's

There has been growing concern about concussive injuries and neurological problems later in life — last week, the NFL and the National Institutes of Health announced they will team up to further… Read More

Tomatoes Provide a Litany of Health Benefits

If there is such a thing as a miracle food, the tomato is it. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism is publishing the results of a study led by Adana Llanos… Read More

SSRIs not Linked to Autism, but are They Effective?

Seratonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been around for over two decades, and controversy surrounding them is as abundant as it’s ever been. For example, there have been concerns that the use of… Read More

Anxiety Linked to Stroke Risk: Study

A study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has shown an association between anxiety and a higher long-term risk for stroke, according to a news release by the American… Read More