Many of us know swapping out protein sources like red meat for fish can be beneficial to our health. But when choosing between farm-raised and wild-caught fish, some may wonder: Are all fish created equal? To find out more about how [...]
Dear Doctors: My sister has decided to switch her entire family to a vegan diet, including her 2-year-old twins. But I'm really worried -- is it possible for young children to stay healthy and get all of the nutrients that a growing body requires? Dr. [...]
Dear Doctor: How much sunshine do I need to get my daily dose of vitamin D? And does wearing sunscreen interfere with my body's production of vitamin D? Dear Reader: These are good questions. The major source of our body's vitamin [...]
Dear Doctor: A news report recently said that statins are underused. I'm 50 with normal cholesterol. Should I take one just in case? Dear Reader: Statins, [...]
Dear Doctors: I've been hearing that eating six small meals per day instead of three large ones is better for your health and even helps with weight loss. When I try it, though, I wind up feeling hungry all day. Are six meals really better than three?
Dear Doctor: My wife's uncle, who lives with us, is 76 and obese. I have noticed he sleeps an awful lot -- to me, anyway. He sleeps approximately five or six hours a night and then later while sitting on the couch. He frequently takes afternoon naps or will fall [...]
Dear Doctors: When it's our turn to bring team snacks to the kids' weekend soccer games, the most challenging part is accommodating so many allergies, especially to peanuts. Is it true that there's now a way to keep children from getting a peanut allergy in the first place?
Dear Doctor: Is walking or running on a treadmill as good as walking or running on concrete streets or sidewalks? Dear Reader: This is an interesting question, because the definition of "as good as" is quite ambiguous. Good can be defined [...]
Epilepsy – a disorder of the brain associated with sudden and unpredictable seizures – is the most common chronic neurological condition among children in the U.S., affecting more than 470,000 children and adolescents under the age of 18. Understanding seizures “A seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity [...]
Dear Doctor: One of my resolutions for the new year was to become a vegan, and now my girlfriend is saying I'll have to take supplements to get enough vitamin B12. Why can't I get B12 in my diet, and what will happen if I fall short?