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Youth sports; how do we reduce the risk of injury according to the NY Times.

Youth sports; how do we reduce the risk of injury according to the NY Times. We are in prime athletic season for school sports.   Children are at risk during their growing years because of the changes in their bodies, growth plates and the fact that their bodies do not all respond the same when playing repetitive sports. The  NY Times recently offered some well researched advice regarding children in sports and injury risk.  True, all sports carry some risk of injury, especially contact sports such as Football and Rugby, but sports that are popular warm weather activities such as basketball and Read More »

Does strenuous exercise reduce our immunity? Check out this recent NY Times article.

Does strenuous exercise reduce our immunity? Check out this recent NY Times article. It has been believed for years that too much exertional exercise may actually reduce our immunity resistance. Recent studies are debunking this idea according to the NY Times. The idea of a weakened immune system from strenuous exercise became popular in the 1980’s, because exercise caused an abundance of immune elements in the blood that quickly dissipated after exercise, .giving the appearance that exercise reduced immunity. A new article in the NY Times debunks the idea of the immune system being weakened by strenuous exercise How Strenuous Exercise Read More »

Sports drinks or bananas, which is better for you according to the NY Times

Sports drinks or bananas, which is better for you according to the NY Times Sports drinks are popular because they help athletes thrive and recover during physical activity.  Which drink is best and is a drink the best option to get the nutrients and salts you need back into your system after athletic activity. The NY Times recently challenged the idea of sports drinks comparing them to a fruit many of us have had, the banana. Which do you think won?  Check out the article below Bananas vs. Sports Drinks? Bananas Win in Study GRETCHEN REYNOLDS APRIL 4, 2018 A Read More »

The Apple health app and the future accessibility of your health records on your phone according to the NY Times.

The Apple health app and the future accessibility of your health records on your phone according to the NY Times. I love my Apple IPhone.  Many users of their phones love them as well and once you have entered their ecosystem of integrated apps, music, etc, most of us never leave. If you have used Apples health app to find out how many steps and calories you have used up during the day, as many of us have done, you may soon find that you can access your health information as well. A dozen large medical institutions across the country Read More »

Long term C-section risks; more concerns from the NY Times.

Long term C-section risks; more concerns from the NY Times. Most of us know people who had their children via C-section, a potentially lifesaving procedure for both mother and child during a problematic birth. C-section rates in the USA are about 32% of all live births, and according the WHO (World Health Organization), the international rate that is expected should actually be 10-15%.  Consumer Reports earlier this past year suggested that higher rates of C-section may depend on the hospital you use, and profit which can offer a reimbursement level that is 30% more for a c section than a vaginal birth. Of Read More »