Children’s Health: Obesity Rates Have Tripled in the Past 30 Years

An article appeared in titled “Children Are Slower, Heavier and Worse Off Physically, Emotionally and Developmentally Than One Generation Before Them.” The article, written by Marco Torres goes on to explain how a poor diet and a lack of physical activity have reached epidemic proportions in the United States. “Poor diet and inadequate physical

America: The Opioid Crisis

According to the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) Opioid overdose deaths in the United States in the year 2016 totaled 42,249. This figure is expected to exceed 60,000 in 2017 when the statistics are calculated. Scientists at the National Institute of Health (NIH), the nation’s chief medical research agency, are working on solutions for addressing

Disease Treatments: Prescription Drugs or Naturopathic Solutions with Natural Medicine (Series)–MS

Recently, Time reported a new development for multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment. For relapsing MS patients, stem cell transplants have been showing promise. In a study conducted by the European Society for Bone and Marrow Transplantation, patients received chemotherapy to wipe out the majority of their current immune cells (which were wrongly attacking neurons). Then, they

Parenting News: Baby Suffocation Deaths from Co-Sleeping Rise

On February 12, 2018 WebMD published an article written by Jennifer Clopton titled “Baby Suffocation Deaths from Co-Sleeping Rise.” The article cites statistics from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) which stated ” about 3,500 infants die every year in the U.S. from sleep-related deaths. But while the number of babies that die from sudden

Disease Treatments: Prescription Drugs or Naturopathic Solutions with Natural Medicine (Series)–ADD & ADHD

Attention Hyperactive Deficit Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders diagnosed in childhood. ADHD may present itself in different ways. One possibility is a predominantly inattentive presentation, where the person is easily distracted. Another presentation is hyperactive-impulsive, in which the person fidgets, talks a lot, and struggles with acting impulsively. ADHD can

Large Outdoor Temp Swings Tied to Heart Attack Risk

A recent article written in WebMD by Dennis Thompson titled “Big Outdoor Temp Swings Tied to Heart Attack Risk” examined the correlation between large temperature swings and heart attacks. The article which appeared March 1, 2018 acknowledged that “many people know that extreme cold can raise your chances of having a heart attack, but that

Lack of sleep increases health risks for diabetes and heart disease

A recent article in Reuters (Health) published on October 22, 2015 and written by Carlo Allegri stated that “People who get less than six hours of sleep a night may be more likely to have risk factors that increase their odds of diabetes, heart disease and strokes.” The article went on to say “this combination