More than 200,000 people a year suffer a traumatic brain injury. Usually it's the result of a power hit to the head. Because you don't always see the injury, it can take time to show itself. While there's been much discussion about brain injury awareness with regard to sports, there's more we need to know.
One of the most common New Year's resolutions is to lose weight. So now that 2020 is in full swing, how are you doing? If you've already run into road blocks, have no fear. Dr. Sam Hykin is a bariatric surgeon at St. Peter's Health Partners.
Spina bifida is a type of neural tube defect -- meaning it's a birth defect that happens when the spine and spinal cord don't form properly. The risk can be reduced. There are some treatments to manage the effects but there is no cure. In some cases, it can be diagnosed years after birth.
Many people avoid running as a way to get and stay in shape because they fear being injured. That's where chi running comes in. You're probably familiar with the low impact exercise of tai chi. That's the bones of chi running, as it asks us to move the body in a natural order -- where the big muscles do the heavy lifting, the smaller muscles do less, and the tiniest muscles do very little.
The opioid crisis is far from being in retreat. Although some states have seen a drop in deaths from overdose, nationally the number is still climbing. A big criticism of getting this under control is access to treatment.
For decades, doulas have been helping to bring a life into the world, assisting women during delivery. There is a growing movement to help people move on from this world. That's where end of life doulas provide their support.
As we turn the page to a new year, many of us will be making a resolution to get fit. If you're a runner, you may have a spring distance race on your calendar. But with the cold weather, how do you stay warm and safe?
Kristin Polizzi's baby Charlie was born with a life-threatening congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The Polizzis did everything they could to save Charlie's life, but the illness was too much. After losing Charlie, they created Charlie Polizzi's Warrior of the Angels. The goal is to save others.
We know that there are concerns about how much screen time kids are indulging in and that it can stunt their cognitive development. A new study by UAlbany, the NIH, and New York University Langone Medical Center found even more for us to be concerned about.