Weight screenings in high school were not enough to get overweight and obese kids on track toward a healthier weight, a recent U.S. study found.
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The Southern Nevada Health District advises residents to use insect repellent with DEET, to wear pants and long-sleeved shirts when outdoors, to stay indoors at dusk and dawn, and to dump out standing water.
As a physician, I have learned and seen firsthand how what we consume impacts our bodies. I have been inspired to take note and share some of “my favorite things” that are healthy and delightful. Today, it will be on what we reach for to quench our thirst and help support our overall health.
Constant panic. These two words describe life with an anxiety disorder. It is a life of endless worry, doubt, stress, and fear. It is a life no one should have to live. Yet, many people do.
Getting enough sleep is essential for maintaining health and quality of life, and not getting enough is dangerous to individuals and public safety, according to the American Thoracic Society.
It’s the kind of place that, as a parent, you hope you never need to visit. But if you do, you’re awfully grateful it’s there. Nevada PEP — Parents Encouraging Parents — has been around for about 20 years, providing parents of children with disabilities with information and resources. It recently celebrated the move to its new location at 7211 W. Charleston Blvd.
Nearly one in four teenagers are online “almost constantly,” according to a recent report from Pew Research Center, but don’t confuse this affinity for the Internet with being inactive.
For many people, getting older can mean a life that gracefully slows down, or is filled with opportunities to travel or pursue dreams pushed aside by years of work and raising families.
Most cases of children’s sunburn are easily treated at home, but be careful about a burn that blisters.
June is Men’s Health Month, and colorectal cancer is the third-leading cancer killer among men. Finding the cancer is done with a colonoscopy, a procedure that saved Joey England’s life.
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Health-related news and events from across the Las Vegas Valley.
While cesarean deliveries are often necessary to save lives and prevent injuries, a new study says being born by C-section may also leave babies vulnerable to chronic health problems such as asthma, diabetes and obesity.
According to a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, our culture of sitting — which has plagued around 60 percent of the UK’s population — is the root of myriad health problems.
Some women would think breast cancer is a death sentence. Not Cynthia Enerson. She says breast cancer actually saved her life.
Constant stress on the job doesn’t necessarily lead people to pack on the pounds, an analysis of obesity research suggests.
Soda drinkers in San Francisco, consider yourselves warned. The city is on its way to becoming the first in the nation to pass a law requiring health warnings on all advertisements for sugary drinks, putting soda in the same category as alcohol and tobacco.
A team of doctors were able to save a pregnant woman and her baby with a new procedure, and on Monday the new mom had a chance to thank those doctors.
Fiber may not be faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, or able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but, nonetheless, some have called it a miracle food.
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St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, has suspended elective pediatric heart surgeries after a CNN investigation calculated that the program had a mortality rate for open heart surgeries three times higher than the national average.
Did you know that brushing your teeth can have a domino effect on many aspects of your overall health and wellness? Doctors have found that a person’s dental health is a telling indicator about the person’s overall health, and dental problems can impact other areas of the body.
Pregnancy and motherhood has been found to permanently alter a woman’s brains, specifically how it and the body may react to future treatments or hormones later in life, a recent study says.