A look at the top medical headlines for the week of June 7, 2020 including: Researchers are working on an app with a sensor to test for COVID-19 using only a drop of saliva. Then, life was more stressful than it was 25 years ago… and for middle aged people, it’s much more stressful. Plus, A study shows that emergency room visits for children for mental health disorders has increased 60 percent of the last 10 years. And finally, a study shows that homeschooled adolescents have significantly lower abdominal strength and endurance than public school kids even though their BMI’s were the same.
The national effort to shelter in place has closed gyms and led many people to complain of weight gain. Two exercise experts discuss how people can maintain fitness at home with no equipment.
Experts discuss how much exercise is enough and how to make the most of light exercise.
Studies show that doctors are as biased as the rest of us against people who are overweight, resulting in lectures, misdiagnoses, and patients who avoid the doctor.
Scott Schwefel, author of Discover Yourself discusses an innovative way to classify communication styles to avoid miscommunication and conflict.
Author Alfie Kohn discusses why conventional wisdom about raising kids is often all wrong.
Experts, all little people themselves, discuss major causes of dwarfism and the prospect of treatments that could one day make little people much more rare.
Experts explain the danger of lead, especially to children, and other chemicals that may be in drinking water.
An expert physician explains what varicose veins are and new treatments that simplify getting rid of them.
Many people who have chronic sinusitis may have an allergic reaction to fungi rather than a bacterial infection and treatments for the two are completely different.
Children and adolescents seldom have “heart attacks,” but they sometimes have heart arrhythmias which can look like the same thing, and be just as deadly.
A new field of advocates are helping people navigate the insurance system, assisting with denials and delays. Three experts discuss how to fight your insurer and win.
Experts discuss why salt is such a health problem and what the federal government is doing to push food processors toward reducing salt content in our diets.
Experts discuss why and how parents should hold "conversations" with their babies.
When a child is pulled out of the water and revived they may face life-threatening peril hours or days later as the body reacts.