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OrthPT01.jpg Energize Your Work Day with Desk-Friendly Stretches
Sitting at your workstation for an extended period of time can cause muscle tension and stress. With this in mind, USA occupational therapist Renee Hall and USA physical therapist Joan Friedlander said there are several habits you can develop to help you feel better at the end of each work day.
preudhomme01.jpg Back-to-School: Healthy Eating Tips
Healthy eating habits are the cornerstone of prevention of obesity and associated complications such as diabetes and heart disease. With this in mind, USA Pediatric Gastroenterologist Dr. Daniel Preud'Homme says it is very important that children make good food choices - both at school and at home. 
batten 03.jpg Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes
Current screening techniques for athletes consist of a physical exam and a questionnaire, but do not include an electrocardiogram (EKG) or an echocardiogram (echo). USA pediatric cardiologist Dr. Lynn Batten said the standard pre-participation exam may miss the most common cause of sudden cardiac death in athletes, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which can usually be picked up on an EKG.
 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. 


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