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Mole or melanoma – how to tell the difference

George I. Salti, M.D, whose specialty is Complex General Surgical Oncology and believes a well-informed patient and an experienced surgeon are vital in the fight against cancer, shared in the Edward Elmhurst Health Blog that with summer here, it’s time to take a good look at your skin.If you notice a suspicious bump, blemish, dark […]

CAN MY CHILD GET COVID-19 FROM RIDING THE SCHOOL BUS?

Epidemiologist Dr. Xiaoyan Song, PhD, MBBS, MSc, the Director of the Infection Control/Epidemiology at Children’s National Hospital and an Investigator in the Children’s National Research Institute, share in the “Rise & Shine” Blog that as children are getting ready to go back to school, many parents are wondering about the safety of activities they previously […]

Why Blood Lead Levels Rise at Pregnancy and Menopause

Michael Greger M.D. FACLM wrote in his NutitinFacts.org Blog that the lead trapped in our skeleton can leach back into our bloodstream when we temporarily or permanently lose bone due to pregnancy, weight loss, menopause, or osteoporosis.  The half-life of lead in the bloodstream is only about a month. In other words, if you feed people lead for […]

Daily to-dos for a healthier heart

Edward Elmhurst Health shared in their Healthy Driven Blog that keeping your heart healthy is not something you may think about every day. But you should. In a 2021 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update Fact Sheet, the American Heart Association (AHA) reports that heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the U.S. […]

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BREASTFEEDING AND COVID

Hayley T. Sparks, MD, a pediatric resident at Children’s National Hospital, and Sahira Long,  MD, FAAP, a board-certified pediatrician and lactation consultant at Children’s National, shared in the “Rise and Shine” Newsletter that as more and more Americans get the COVID-19 vaccine, parents have been asking if they should get the COVID-19 vaccine while breastfeeding. We […]

25 Tips, Tricks, and Tools To Get Sleep with ADHD

Dr. Amy Wolkin, a physical therapist based in Atlanta, GA, whose clinical interests are outpatient orthopedics, women’s health, and pediatric sports medicine wrote for Slumber Yard that if you or someone you love has ADHD, you know just how many areas of everyday life can be affected. In addition to the hallmark challenges of focusing […]

What’s Behind America’s Declining Birth Rate?

Harmony Healthcare IT shared that earlier this year, data from the United States Census Bureau revealed that the American population grew at the slowest rate since the 1930s during the last decade. Researchers from the Brookings Institute also estimate that the U.S. might see as many as 300,000 fewer births this year alone due to the Covid-19 pandemic. […]

Effective workouts when you’re short on time

Edward Elmhurst Healthy shared in its Healthy Driven Blog that life is hectic. Many of us get caught up in our work schedules, kids’ sports, home projects, social obligations, and an ever-growing to-do list. It’s easy to eliminate exercise and overall wellness for the next item scheduled on the calendar. But we all have to […]