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    • How to Help a Baby Recover from RSV
      By the time a child reaches the age of 2, he has probably had an RSV infection at least once, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Respiratory syncytial virus includes many of the symptoms of the common cold, but infants can e…
      - 15 Mar 13, 7:32pm -
    • How to Keep a Child From Spitting Out Medicine
      Few things in life are as frustrating and worrisome as watching your child spit out the medicine you gave her to help lower her fever, stop her terrible cough and just make her better. Most parents have been in the same situation, and it never ceases…
      - 14 Mar 13, 4:34pm -
    • Places for Troubled Kids Near Johnson County, Kansas
      Kids often face difficulties that are not easily solved at home. Johnson County is mostly suburban and is a part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. Within it are several places that aim to help troubled kids and their families. Each facility ha…
      - 12 Mar 13, 5:58pm -
    • Kidneys & B12
      Vitamin B-12 is a large molecule involved in many bodily processes, such as blood cell production and nervous system function. Your kidneys are involved in absorbing B-12 and other vitamins, which prevents them from escaping via urination. Diseased a…
      - 10 Mar 13, 4:38pm -
    • Selenium & Irregular Heartbeats
      Selenium is referred to as an essential trace mineral because it’s only needed by your body in small amounts on a regular basis. It works as an antioxidant and is needed for the healthy functioning of your thyroid gland and immune system. Chronic s…
      - 7 Mar 13, 3:23pm -
    • What Not to Wear for Men's Workouts
      A good workout includes lots of movement and cardio exercise. This means you'll be stretching, bending, twisting, getting warm and hopefully breaking a sweat. If you are starting an exercise program, know that there are clothes, shoes and accessori…
      - 6 Mar 13, 6:25pm -
    • Excessive Gas in Kids After Eating Yogurt
      Gas is uncomfortable for toddlers and preschoolers, and as a mom you'd probably do anything to make your little one feel better. Some gas is just a way of life and is likely a cause of bemusement for your child. However, excessive gas could be linked…
      - 28 Feb 13, 12:09pm -
    • What Kind of Swimsuit Should a Woman With Big Arms Wear?
      Swimsuit shopping can be an intimidating task for women with post-winter arms that have been hibernating beneath chunky sweaters. Once you find a style that flatters and takes the focus away from big arms, you'll no doubt be hitting the beach without…
      - 27 Feb 13, 6:26pm -
    • High Blood Pressure & Heart Problems in Women
      Heart attacks, strokes and congestive heart failure were once considered "men's diseases." But just as it does in men, cardiovascular disease claims the lives of more women than any other disease. Although many factors can heighten a woman’s risk…
      - 26 Feb 13, 2:33pm -
    • Hazards to Unvaccinated Children
      An immunization schedule is perhaps one of the most important health interventions in the last 100 years, according to the journal "Pediatrics." When parents follow the immunization schedule, they drastically reduce their child's risk of contracting…
      - 26 Feb 13, 12:39pm -
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    • Column: The real health care fight is coming, and it’s about seniors’ access

      Column: The real health care fight is coming, and it’s about seniors’ access

      Photo by Dana Neely/Getty ImagesEditor’s Note: Journalist Philip Moeller is here to provide the answers you need on aging and retirement. His weekly column, “Ask Phil,” aims to help older Americans and their families by answering their health…
      - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 17, 4:40pm -
    • This chewing gum detects dental disease

      This chewing gum detects dental disease

      The newest addition to your dentist’s grab bag of goodies might soon be chewing gum. Photo by ulianna19970/AdobeThe newest addition to your dentist’s grab bag of goodies might soon be gum. European scientists describe the development of a chewin…
      - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 4:52pm -
    • Individual health policies will have higher premiums if Trump halts ‘Obamacare’ subsidies, report says

      Individual health policies will have higher premiums if Trump halts ‘Obamacare’ subsidies, report says

      People buying individual health care policies would face sharply higher premiums, and some may be left with no insurance options if President Donald Trump makes good on his threat to stop “Obamacare” payments to insurers, congressional experts sa…
      - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 4:09pm -
    • Amazon recalls potentially hazardous solar eclipse glasses

      Amazon recalls potentially hazardous solar eclipse glasses

      Amazon issued a recall for some eclipse glasses sold on its internet marketplace, but did not publicly list the offending vendors or brands. Photo by urmoments/via AdobeAs customers prepare for next week’s total solar eclipse, Amazon has issued a…
      - 3 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 6:42pm -
    • Bullying and suicide: What’s the connection?

      Bullying and suicide: What’s the connection?

      Photo by Flickr user Caden CrawfordBullying, as many people know, can be a tremendously painful experience for a young person. The point has been driven home over the last decade by stories about teens like Phoebe Prince or Amanda Todd, who killed t…
      - 5 days ago, 12 Aug 17, 2:36pm -
    • How a heroin addict tried to kick her habit in an opioid ‘treatment desert’

      How a heroin addict tried to kick her habit in an opioid ‘treatment desert’

      Heather Menzel rides the 6 a.m. bus to Bakersfield, California, en route to a methadone clinic on June 6, 2016. Photo by Brian Rinker for Kaiser Health NewsHeather Menzel squirmed in her seat, unable to sleep on the Greyhound bus as it rolled throug…
      - 6 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 10:46am -
    • WATCH: Trump says he’ll make opioid crisis a ‘national emergency’

      WATCH: Trump says he’ll make opioid crisis a ‘national emergency’

      RELATED CONTENTThese states declared an emergency over the opioid crisis. Here's what happenedWATCH: Trump vows to beat opioid crisisPrescription opioids tripled between 1999 and 2015, CDC saysBEDMINSTER, New Jersey — President Donald Trump is of…
      - 7 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 3:35pm -
    • Switzerland to hold referendum on paid paternity leave

      Switzerland to hold referendum on paid paternity leave

      Photo illustration by Getty ImagesGENEVA — The Swiss government says petitioners have successfully collected enough signatures to launch a nationwide referendum that would grant new fathers at least 20 days of paid paternity leave, up from one day…
      - 7 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 11:34am -
    • What it’s like to age with asthma

      What it’s like to age with asthma

      Photo by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesIn early June, Donna Bilgore Robins stood on a patio in Beaver Creek, Colo., under a crystal-clear blue sky and tried to catch her breath.She couldn’t.With mountain vistas around her,…
      - 7 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 11:30am -
    • These states declared an emergency over the opioid crisis. Here’s what happened

      These states declared an emergency over the opioid crisis. Here’s what happened

      Discarded syringes. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)In Arizona, it allowed state officials to get daily reports on overdoses. In Alaska, it allowed officials to expand naloxone use. In Massachusetts, it led to new prescription monitoring guid…
      - 7 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 10:02am -

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    • Is this woman a bad mother, or just honest?

      Is this woman a bad mother, or just honest?

      What makes a good mother in this day and age? Is it the ability to raise exceptional children while juggling a high-powered career, churning out immaculately frosted cupcakes while looking both thin and perfectly turned out?
      - 25 May 09, 7:00pm -
    • 'Thalidomiders': still fighting for justice

      'Thalidomiders': still fighting for justice

      If you have ever taken a headache remedy, swallowed an antibiotic, sucked on an asthma inhaler, been injected with a cancer medicine or taken any drug developed in the last half century, you owe a debt to Nick Dobrik and the thousands like him who pa…
      - 25 May 09, 7:00pm -
    • Warning over triathlon death rate

      Warning over triathlon death rate

      It is one of the fastest-growing Olympic sports and one of the most gruelling. But a series of deaths among competitors in the triathlon has raised concerns about whether the physical demands of the race are too great.
      - 25 May 09, 7:00pm -
    • Manuka honey is the bees knees

      Manuka honey is the bees knees

      Manuka honey is a sticky golden indulgence that doesn't just taste delicious on your toast, it can also boost your health. Originally produced in New Zealand, Britain's first Mauka maker, Tregothnan, based in Cornwall, is now offering pots of its hon…
      - 25 May 09, 7:00pm -
    • Jeremy Laurance: Social services cannot recruit because of the Baby P effect

      Jeremy Laurance: Social services cannot recruit because of the Baby P effect

      Last week was a grim one in the annals of child protection. On the same day that Baby P's abusers were sentenced following one of the grossest professional failures in recent memory, the controversial paediatrician David Southall, who pioneered cover…
      - 25 May 09, 7:00pm -
    • Four more with swine flu

      Four more with swine flu

      Four more people were confirmed with the swine flu virus today, taking the total number in the UK to 137, health officials said.
      - 25 May 09, 10:40am -
    • Virginia Ironside: Next week's dilemma

      Virginia Ironside: Next week's dilemma

      Dear Virginia, For the last six years I've been having a very happy affair with a divorced German man. Despite the distance we see each other every couple of months, and he's met my children, family and friends, and they get on brilliantly. But he…
      - 24 May 09, 7:00pm -
    • Virginia Ironside’s Dilemmas: My eighty year old mother has bouts of paranoia

      Virginia Ironside’s Dilemmas: My eighty year old mother has bouts of paranoia

      Dear Virginia, Every few days I look in on my mother, who is, at 80, quite frail, but fiercely independent. Recently she's been getting bouts of complete paranoia. She is convinced the neighbours are spying on her through holes they've bored in th…
      - 24 May 09, 7:00pm -
    • Skin-cancer diagnoses hit record high

      Skin-cancer diagnoses hit record high

      The number of people diagnosed each year with the deadliest form of skin cancer has topped 10,000, figures showed today.
      - 24 May 09, 7:00pm -
    • 'Legal highs' crackdown is doomed to failure, say experts

      'Legal highs' crackdown is doomed to failure, say experts

      Dealers of recreational drugs will barely be affected by the Home Office's crackdown on "legal highs" because manufacturers have already developed alternative substances that will escape prohibition.
      - 24 May 09, 7:00pm -

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    • newA New Therapy May Cure Kids of Peanut Allergy

      A New Therapy May Cure Kids of Peanut Allergy

      In a long-term study of the latest treatment for peanut allergy, scientists in Australia report that an immune-based therapy helped children allergic to peanuts eat them without reactions for four years. The study, published in the journal Lancet Chi…
      - 4 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 3:26pm -
    • newThe Best Exercise For Fat Loss: This Week in Health

      The Best Exercise For Fat Loss: This Week in Health

      Exercise is not always intuitive. (Case in point: running a marathon isn’t always healthy, but brief bouts of exercise are among the best for you.) This week, TIME explored two burning workout questions: is protein powder good for you, and can you…
      - 4 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 3:11pm -
    • People Age Better If They Have a Purpose In Life

      People Age Better If They Have a Purpose In Life

      Having a purpose in life may help people maintain their function and independence as they age, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry. People in the study who reported having goals and a sense of meaning were less likely to have weak g…
      - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 17, 2:09pm -
    • The Surprising Dangers of Grooming Your Pubic Hair

      The Surprising Dangers of Grooming Your Pubic Hair

      Most adults in the U.S. shave, wax or groom their pubic hair. But the practice is leading to a surprising number of injuries, a survey finds
      - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
    • Why Wine Tastes Better When It Costs More

      Why Wine Tastes Better When It Costs More

      In 2015, scientists confirmed what all but the most serious wine drinkers have long suspected: That bottle of vino will taste better if you think it costs more. Now, in a new study published in Scientific Reports, researchers say they’ve pinpointed…
      - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 17, 10:44am -
    • You Asked: Can You Lose Weight Just from Your Stomach?

      You Asked: Can You Lose Weight Just from Your Stomach?

      Whether you have some extra weight in your upper arms or rear end, it makes sense that targeting those areas with exercise—curls for your arms, lunges for your butt—would slim them down. Weight-loss experts refer to this as “spot reduction.”…
      - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 17, 8:00am -
    • Texas Passes Law Significantly Limiting Coverage for Abortion Procedures

      Texas Passes Law Significantly Limiting Coverage for Abortion Procedures

      The bill forbids insurance providers in the state to cover abortion procedures
      - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 5:02pm -
    • Is Protein Powder Good For You?

      Is Protein Powder Good For You?

      Protein seems to be the nutrient du jour. Humans need it to help repair cells and encourage healthy growth and development, and it’s plentiful in eggs, quinoa, chicken and fish. Now, regular foods aren’t the only places you’ll find it. There ar…
      - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 4:09pm -
    • Why Too Much Protein Was Deadly For One Bodybuilding Mom

      Why Too Much Protein Was Deadly For One Bodybuilding Mom

      What to know about the death of the Australian bodybuilder mom
      - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 3:51pm -
    • 12 Things You Should Know About Runner’s Knee—Even If You Don’t Run

      12 Things You Should Know About Runner’s Knee—Even If You Don’t Run

      Even if you aren't a runner
      - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 1:00pm -

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    • Weight A Minute: Being Overweight is OK?

      Weight A Minute: Being Overweight is OK?

      By Pamela Peeke, MD Is it possible that carrying an extra twenty pounds doesn’t increase the risk of death, but may actually be safer than being of average weight? If this sounds sacrilegious and confusing, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans…
      - 8 Jan 13, 12:46pm -
    • Your 2013 Plan: Twelve Months of Mental and Physical Transformation

      Your 2013 Plan: Twelve Months of Mental and Physical Transformation

      By Pamela Peeke, MD Happy New Year to every WebMD member! Take a breath and hit the pause button. Let’s talk about how you want to live from here on out. If you believe you’re doing well— eating nutritiously, staying mentally and physically act…
      - 2 Jan 13, 10:24am -
    • Go Ahead and Reach Right into This Cookie Jar

      Go Ahead and Reach Right into This Cookie Jar

      By Pamela Peeke, MD For most of her 67 years, Kris has waged war with her body weight. From early childhood, she carried much more weight than the other kids. As the years went on, she became hooked on the daily routine of overeating her favorite sug…
      - 21 Dec 12, 2:35pm -
    • Food and Addiction: Hand Over the Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt

      Food and Addiction: Hand Over the Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt

      By Pamela Peeke, MD For years I have listened to my patients referring to their eating problems using a drug vernacular. “I need another hit,” they would say, “Withdrawal is killing me,” or “I need to score some more.” In the back of my m…
      - 16 Oct 12, 1:00am -
    • Rebel Against the One-Size-Fits-All Definition of Fit and Healthy

      Rebel Against the One-Size-Fits-All Definition of Fit and Healthy

      By Pamela Peeke, MD Tired of someone else telling you what fit, beautiful/handsome, or healthy looks like? Every day, the media bombards us with images of their biased take on buffed and chisel-fit bodies. When WebMD members begin their journey from…
      - 24 Jul 12, 7:46am -
    • Secrets of Mindful Eating

      Secrets of Mindful Eating

      By Pamela Peeke, MD You hear it all the time: “Eat mindfully and you’ll not only enjoy your meal, but it’ll be easier to shed weight.” Sounds like a win-win. But most of us hop out of bed at O’Dark Hundred and hit the ground running. We rac…
      - 19 Jun 12, 6:34am -
    • Why the Marathon is a Metaphor for Life

      Why the Marathon is a Metaphor for Life

      By Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH I wonder how many of you have a bucket list of items you want to do during your lifetime. I have mine. There are jewels of adventure and experiences I want to have while I’m still able to rock and roll physically and mental…
      - 21 May 12, 11:16am -
    • Medicate with Movement: An Rx for America

      Medicate with Movement: An Rx for America

      By Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH I had the pleasure of speaking this week at the CDC’s Weight of the Nation conference in Washington, D.C., a meeting that brought together national experts on virtually every aspect of America’s obesity epidemic. This con…
      - 9 May 12, 9:06am -
    • The Triumphant Voice of a Bullied Boy

      The Triumphant Voice of a Bullied Boy

      By Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP My sister emailed me a Youtube video that, quite frankly, blew me away on many fronts. It’s a clip of the first appearance of Jonathan Antoine, a 17-year-old teen, on Britain’s Got Talent. As Jonathan walks onto…
      - 9 Apr 12, 3:42pm -
    • The Government’s Role in Managing Obesity

      The Government’s Role in Managing Obesity

      By Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP Three months ago I posted a discussion forum on our Diet Community entitled: “Should government be involved in obesity prevention and treatment?” I was seeking input from WebMD members to incorporate in an upcomi…
      - 19 Mar 12, 3:50pm -
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