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Too many antibiotics given to infants may be why so many of us have allergies according to the NY Times.

Too many antibiotics given to infants may be why so many of us have allergies according to the NY Times. Why are some people so allergic to different things while others have so few allergies? According to the NY Times which cited a new study in the JAMA Pediatrics journal, the reason may be too many antibiotics. The study reviewed covered prescriptions for five classes of antibiotics: penicillin, penicillin with a beta-lactamase inhibitor, cephalosporin, sulfonamide, and macrolide. They found that the use of antibiotics had a direct relationship to allergy symptoms such as anaphylaxis, sneezing and running nose asthma, food Read More »

Is marathon running bad for your knees? The answer may surprise you.

Is marathon running bad for your knees? The answer may surprise you. After years of working with runners, I have never treated a knee problem that resulted from the sport when the runner had healthy knees.  While pulled muscles, impact problems that lead to stress fractures and twisted ankles are common in the sport, the knee is part of the pulley system that requires good mobility in the feet, healthy hips and a functioning core to propel the body from one step to the next. There are many reasons why runners may have knee pain including shin splints, tight hip Read More »

Walking more steps may improve your quality of sleep according to a new study featured in the NY Times.

Walking more steps may improve your quality of sleep according to a new study featured in the NY Times. The science of sleep continues to evolve.  Some people may have a poor quality of sleep due to stimulation caused by screens such as the television, phone or an e-reader, while other people may have an imbalance due to stress which can affect your cortisol levels which should be high in the morning and low at night allowing you to get to sleep. Sometimes our mattress can also make sleep difficult if it does not support us properly. CBD which may Read More »

The farce of the facility fee; why you just paid much more to see your doctor.

The farce of the facility fee; why you just paid much more to see your doctor. Healthcare costs are rediculous, with patients being made responsible for high deductibles before their insurance pays anything. Seeing your primary care doctor is usually an affordable thing to do, especially as many of them are forced to compete with the walk-in clinics that seem to be proliferating everywhere. Wall Street is even getting into the game aggregating money to buy practices and then charging outrageous fees for ER visits since they now own the group that supplies the doctors who work in many hospitals.  Read More »

If you want smarter children, eat fish while you are pregnant and have them eat it too according to the NY Times.

If you want smarter children, eat fish while you are pregnant and have them eat it too according to the NY Times. We know that fish can help us stay healthier.   Omega 3’s are common in certain fishes such as salmon and can help reduce inflammation as well as improve your cardiovascular health. According to a new article published by the NY Times, eating seafood while you are pregnant is now associated with improved tests of mental skills in children. This is based on an analysis published in the journal PLEFA that included 29 studies with 102,944 mother-child pairs, and Read More »