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Does Your Baby Get Tummy-Time? Part 2

What does that have to do with their spending time on their backs instead of their tummies? “When you put infants on their stomachs during playtime, they develop better head control, and they build much-needed strength in their arms and shoulders,” Kramer said.


Does Your Baby Get Tummy-Time? Part 1

Babies need “tummy time” to develop their strength and motor skills, says an expert on physical development at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Pa.?


Flexibility, Balance and Mobility

Stretching exercises focus on improving flexibility, enhancing posture and helping you gain confidence in balance and mobility, which reduces the risk of injury.


Symptoms and Physical Findings of Low Back Pain

Lower back pain ranges from mild, nagging pain to severe and debilitating pain. The pain may be localized in the lower portion of the back or may radiate, or travel, to the upper back, neck, legs, or abdomen. If back pain persists for longer than two weeks with no decrease in intensity, medical attention should […]

How Should we Handle Croup?

Croup is an illness common in the late fall, winter and early spring and is usually caused by the parainfluenza virus. The virus causes a respiratory illness like a cold, with fever, runny nose and a barky cough. This unusual cough occurs because the virus also causes swelling of the voice box, or larynx. In […]

Kids and Type 2 Diabetes: An Epidemic?

Type 2 diabetes was not identified in children until the late 1970s and was first reported among the U.S. Pima Indians and Canadian First Nation People. There are no large-scale population studies relating to the prevalence of type 2 diabetes among young people.


Surviving, but Still Haunted

I have four sisters. I had five until 1980, when I lost a sister to breast cancer. It was so hard to believe that she lost her life. She was only 32 years old. She had a mastectomy and we all thought she would be OK. When the doctors told her that she only had […]

Making a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

The detection of prostate cancer has been revolutionized by the PSA (prostate specific antigen) test. This test has enabled doctors to detect prostate cancer at a very early stage, even before symptoms occur.


What’s an Allergy Sufferer to Do?

With another pollen season upon us, Dr. Nick Nonas, a Denver-based allergist and contributor to WholeHealthMD.com, has several suggestions for keeping the itching, sneezing and wheezing at bay:

Check the daily pollen levels in your area. When the counts are high, stay indoors.


Total Fitness for Your Child

As your child’s schoolwork starts to pile up, don’t fall down on exercise. Make sure your child gets adequate physical activity on a daily basis. For total fitness, your child needs to participate in a variety of activities that offer these three key components: