It’s National Youth Sports Week, and playing sports has the potential to have a very positive impact on children not only physically but also mentally. A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Queensland found evidence which exhibited that children who participate in sports are more likely to have better long term mental health, according to a report from News Medical that discusses the study.
Former professional baseball player Alex Rodriguez, also known as A-Rod, is usually in the news for his love life. Recently, however, Rodriguez made news for something that is not so sexy - gum disease.
All of us parents have been in those moments of frustration when our child is having a meltdown and we put them in front of a screen to pacify them. Whatever the case may be, give yourself some grace but also do your best to get your child outside.
It’s that time of year again for witches, goblins, pumpkin spice and trick-or-treat. It’s also the time of year candy and confectionery companies try to outdo each other with their own versions of a sugar bomb to tempt our kids and frustrate our efforts to keep them on a healthy diet.
Babies don’t know what cake or soda is anyway, so why give it to them? Perhaps it’s time we all rethink the one-year-old celebration smash cake.
In very tragic news, it was recently discovered that former NFL running back Marion Barber III died of heat stroke. He was just 38-years-old. On June 1, he was reportedly found dead in his apartment in Dallas. The death appears to be accidental and that he was working out in “sauna-like” conditions.
The good news is that there are simple steps we can take to be proactive and have a healthy but still fun 4th of July holiday and summer. Remember, “detox to retox” is no way to treat your beautiful mind and body. And as always, prevention is better than cure.
You just never know what people are battling healthwise and how quickly tragedy can occur. Recently, the father of a high school football star shared the real reason why his son passed at just 18-years-old. The cause of death was due to complications from urea cycle disorder, a rare genetic condition which can cause toxic levels of blood ammonia.
We are approaching peak tick season (May through August). You most likely already know that lyme disease comes from a tick bite, but you may not know that ticks are also associated with a potentially deadly virus.
My son Kyle, a millennial, shared his story about growing up. He suggested that if he had participated in organized sports during his adolescence, he may have gotten into less trouble and had more confidence as a young adult. But as a mom, my focus was on keeping him healthy and active and while I emphasized sports in general, frankly I did not focus much on the need to get him involved in organized sports.
There is not really any information on how Stanton got encephalitis. According to one report, he started experiencing severe headaches. From there, things really took a turn for the worse. He was taken to the hospital where they confirmed that he had an infection in his brain. He eventually fell into a coma, and doctors confirmed he had some brain damage. His sister said that doctors gave him a 40 percent chance of waking up from the coma.
I recently came across a story of a little boy named Haiden Day. As a baby, Haiden was diagnosed with a disease which many of us may not have heard about - Dravet syndrome. This is a rare but severe form of epilepsy which begins in the first year of life. Epilepsy is a general term used for a brain disorder that causes seizures.
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