August 25, 2011
Health Tip: Children May Have PTSD
Children who witness or are involved in a
tragedy may have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder,
although symptoms may differ from those in adults.
Parents Can Ease Back-to-School Stress
For kids, the end of
summer means an abrupt end to staying up late and sleeping until
noon: It also signals the beginning of brand new challenges and
perhaps a case of the back-to-school jitters.
U.S.-Mandated Report Finds Vaccines Safe for
An exhaustive new report
from experts at the Institute of Medicine finds that children's
vaccines are typically safe, with bad reactions occurring only
rarely and then not causing any lasting medical problems.
Coach Summitt's Diagnosis Puts Spotlight on Early-Onset
Alzheimer's disease is one
of the most dreaded afflictions of old age, but the announcement by
celebrated women's basketball coach Pat Summit of her Alzheimer's
diagnosis at age 59 has put a spotlight on the less common, but
perhaps even more devastating, form of the disease.
Obesity Continues to Balloon in U.S. and U.K.:
The number of obese people
in the United States will increase from 99 million in 2008 to 164
million by 2030, and the number of obese people in the United
Kingdom will increase from 15 million to 26 million, a new study
Specialized Stroke Centers Deliver on the
At many hospitals, stroke
patients face higher odds of dying if they're admitted over the
weekend rather than a weekday, but a new study finds equally good
results for patients treated at comprehensive stroke centers.