Archive for November, 2012
Erma Bombeck famously said: “Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Halftimes take 12 minutes. This is not coincidence.” The fact that there will be enough turkey left to make hearty sandwiches after the game is not coincidence either – it’s part of the plan. For many of us, […]
hen a child complains of frequent headaches, many pediatricians order an eye exam. Often, a child may experience headaches while reading or doing schoolwork, leading parents to think the child needs glasses. But are eye problems really a cause of childhood headaches?
Caffeinated energy drinks, heavily marketed to young people, have exploded in popularity in recent years, with the market growing by triple digits and projected to reach $20 billion in sales next year. But new questions are being raised about their safety, and the lack of government oversight of these popular beverages. Reports released last week […]
Once you have a baby, it’s easy to let exercising fall to the wayside. After all, if you can barely fit in time to shower, then making time to work out may seem as extravagant as taking a quick trip to the moon. But while hitting the gym daily with an infant or tot may […]
Would you like to double your chances of staying as active, independent, and hot in Cleveland (or wherever!) as Betty White when you’re her age (89)? Want to remember the title of that great book you just downloaded onto your e-reader, or simply where you left your glasses? Our docs have just the Rx for […]
Some well-known home remedies for common childhood ailments are ineffective and potentially harmful, like putting butter on a burn. But others may have some scientific justification.
You are spontaneous, live in the moment, and sometimes even a bit wild and crazy. But going wherever life takes you can make getting to one destination — dreamland — difficult. Yes, we’re talking about sleep problems. In a new study, researchers found that people who don’t have regularly scheduled times for waking up, getting […]
Let’s talk about the emotional aftermath of the storm that left tens of thousands of older people on the East Coast without power, bunkered down in their homes, chilled to the bone and out of touch with the outside world. Let’s name the feelings they may have experienced. Fear. Despair. Hopelessness. Anxiety. Panic. What do […]
In a study considered the first of its kind, researchers showed that moderate aerobic exercise can improve memory. The study focused on older adults who are already experiencing atrophy of the hippocampus, the brain structure involved in all forms of memory formation.