bariatrics weight loss Articles

Are You a Cyberchondriac?

01/29/2016

The Internet can be a wonderful thing. But for hypochondriacs—people who are constantly convinced they’re suffering from a disease or condition they don’t actually have—the endless source of both legitimate and unverified info on the Web can lead them down an even deeper rabbit hole of worry. The more they read about health problems, the more anxious they become. This condition has been dubbed “cyberchondria.” Here are three ways cyberchondria can get in the way…

Read More

Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue?

01/28/2016

Decisions, decisions — they are a daily part of life and making so many — both as a parent and a professional — can be exhausting. In fact, so exhausting, that psychologists define this as decision fatigue, the loss of mental energy after making repeated decisions. Here, Dr. Leslie Hulvershorn, Child Psychiatrist at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, offers tips on how to relieve it. Ponder and prep in advance. Take some time to pinpoint areas that need to be better organized…

Read More

Time to Toss It? Some Health Products Don’t Work As Well After Time

01/27/2016

If you really thought about all the bacteria and germs that live on every surface in your home, you might be tempted to walk around in a Hazmat suit all day. But don’t pull out the face masks yet—for healthy people, most environmental germs are perfectly harmless, says Douglas Webb, MD, Medical Director for Infection Control at Indiana University Health. “You have bacteria in your mouth and your upper GI tract—they’re everywhere and most won’t hurt you,”…

Read More

Are You At Risk of Getting the Zika Virus? What Women Need to Know

01/27/2016

Zika, a mosquito-borne illness thought to cause birth defects in fetuses has now been reported in parts of the U.S. as well as Central and South America. Cases of Zika have been reported in Illinois, New Jersey, Hawaii, Florida, and Texas. The virus, spread through mosquito bites and common in regions with warm climates, tends to be mild for healthy adults. Typical symptoms include fever, rashes, and joint pain, and symptoms usually last for one week at most. For pregnant women and babies, however,…

Read More

World Health Organization Calls Out Childhood Obesity Crisis

01/26/2016

Forty-one million children globally under the age of five are currently obese, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO), and these numbers are increasing rapidly. Between 1990 and 2014, child obesity has risen from 4.8 percent to 6.1 percent, an increase of nearly 10 million children, according to the WHO. Surprisingly, the report also states that nearly half (48 percent) of the world's obese children come from Asia, while one quarter of obese children can be found in…

Read More

Secrets of Delivery Room Nurses and Doctors

01/26/2016

To help make your baby’s debut as comfortable as possible, we got insider advice.  Try these tips to feel more confident. Make yourself at home. You may not realize that you can add a personal touch to your hospital room by packing your favorite blanket, displaying pictures that remind you of happy moments, or bringing a wireless speaker to listen to your podcasts (be sure to ask if the rooms have wi-fi). “The hospital staff wants you to feel as comfortable as possible,” says…

Read More

New Study Names Potatoes a Trigger For Gestational Diabetes

01/25/2016

New research published in the British Medical Journal states that eating potatoes pre-pregnancy could actually lead to a pregnancy complication called gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a complication of pregnancy that affects 9.2 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. every year. In their study, researchers surveyed more than 15,000 women with gestational diabetes who had no prior history of diabetes before pregnancy. Women who reported a higher intake of potatoes were found to have a…

Read More

Common Causes of Foot Pain

01/22/2016

Shoes can create all kinds of problems for your toes, heels, and soles. Here are a few of the most common types of foot ailments, and what you can do to soothe them. Plantar fasciitis: A common injury among runners and other athletes, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of tissue that extends from the heel bone to the toes. It's caused by overuse and stress of the bottom of the foot, mostly from running or jumping without stretching first. The soft tissue tears or gets stretched…

Read More

Bret Michaels Discusses Life With Diabetes

01/22/2016

Rock star Bret Michaels was first diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was a mere six years old—a secret he carefully guarded for years. However, while touring with his band Poison, in the eighties, a shocking medical emergency arose when Michaels went on stage.  “I went into insulin shock and collapsed”, recalls Michaels who was 22 at the time.  “I woke up in a hospital and that’s when I told the public for the first time that I was a diabetic.”  …

Read More

New Study Says Better Diets Can Lead to Better Sleep

01/22/2016

Tossing and turning at night? New research from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine suggests that your sleep problems may be related to your diet. In the study, researchers took 26 men and women between the ages of 30 and 45 and fed them a controlled diet with high fiber and low saturated fats, and monitored their sleep patterns. On the fifth day, subjects were allowed to choose their own diets. Those who chose foods low in fiber and high in saturated fats were more prone to arousal during the…

Read More

Search The Archive