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 kaulfers crop.jpg The Brain is What You Feed It

Nutrition plays an important role in the survival, maintenance and growth of our brain cells. USA pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Anne-Marie Kaulfers said what we eat influences how we think and learn and also may play a role in the development of Alzheimer's disease, a severe decline in memory and cognitive functioning. 

 Gulati-crop.jpg Celebrate with Safety

With the Fourth of July holiday just around the corner, the issue of fireworks safety is increasingly important. Dr. Salil Gulati, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at the University of South Alabama, said fireworks -- if not handled properly -- can cause burn and eye injuries in both children and adults. 

 massey crop.jpg Advancing Cardiovascular Care for Women with Breast Cancer

With the breast cancer survivor rate improving dramatically, it is increasingly important to discuss the long term cardiovascular side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. According to USA Cardiologist Dr. Clara Massey, breast cancer treatment can affect every part of the heart. Learn more about this newly developing field of research.

 bennett 01web.jpg Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy

Menopause, a natural change that typically occurs in women between the ages of 45 and 55, can cause several physical and emotional symptoms. However, USA obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Donna Bennett said the available treatments for menopause, including hormone replacement therapy, are very effective.

 cash-web-sm.jpg Colon Cancer: Early Detection is Key

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. It most often starts as a non-cancerous polyp in patients around 50 years of age - showing with little or only minor symptoms. Follow this link to learn from USA Gastroenterologist Dr. Brooks Cash about what you can do to prevent colon cancer from occurring.

 dr.%20trimm%2001-web-sm.jpg Developmental Milestones

Skills such as taking a first step and smiling for the first time are called developmental milestones. Although each milestone has an age level, not all children attain each milestone at exactly the same age. USA pediatrician Dr. Franklin Trimm said there are some milestones that if not attained by specific ages should trigger some concern and further evaluation of a child's development.


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